Conferences brought to you by Optimus Education

Our one day national conferences bring the country’s leading speakers together, helping you go back to your school ready to implement new policy. Delegates take away the latest practical strategies and new contacts on a range of topics including Special Educational Needs, Gifted & Talented, Teaching and Learning, Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning and Child Protection, as well as the most recent legal guidance and advice.

Tue 15 Sep 2009 – Birmingham

Teaching Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills in the new curriculum

Practical guidance on implementing the PLTS framework in curriculum design and classroom practice

 By attending the Teaching Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills in the new curriculum conference, you will learn how to embed the personal, learning and thinking skills framework in the policy, values and ethos of your school, in order to develop high quality learning and raise overall achievement.

Tue 22 Sep 2009 – London

Primary SEAL

Integrate SEAL on a whole-school level

This conference will provide you with nuts and bolts advice from practitioners who have faced the pitfalls involved with SEAL and have successfully integrated SEAL across all aspects of school life.

Wed 23 Sep 2009 – London

Secondary SEAL

Implement SEAL on a whole-school level

This conference will provide you with nuts and bolts advice from practitioners who have faced the pitfalls involved with SEAL and have successfully integrated SEAL across all aspects of school life.

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Tue 29 Sep 2009 – London

Child Protection in Education (London)

Updated guidance and new legal obligations

Attend the Child Protection in Education conference for a clear understanding of your legal responsibilities and feel confident your knowledge is up to date so you can concentrate on the day-to-day safeguarding of your students.

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Wed 30 Sep 2009 – London

Positive Partnerships with Parents (London)

Develop a parent-friendly school

Attend the 5th annual Positive Partnerships with Parents conference to learn different methods for opening your school to parents in your community. Achieve effective communication with parents by creating a welcoming, relaxed environment so that parents can feel at ease in your school.

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Tue 06 Oct 2009 – Birmingham

Positive Partnerships with Parents (Birmingham)

Develop a parent-friendly school

Attend the 5th annual Positive Partnerships with Parents conference to learn different methods for opening your school to parents in your community. Achieve effective communication with parents by creating a welcoming, relaxed environment so that parents can feel at ease in your school.

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Wed 07 Oct 2009 – Birmingham

Child Protection in Education (Birmingham)

Updated guidance and new legal obligations

Attend the Child Protection in Education conference for a clear understanding of your legal responsibilities and feel confident your knowledge is up to date so you can concentrate on the day-to-day safeguarding of your students.

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Wed 14 Oct 2009 – London

Secondary Gifted & Talented 2009

Developing effective secondary G&T provision: from a whole-school approach to classroom practice

Attend this event to develop the skills and strategies you need to lead high quality G&T provision that transforms teaching and learning and raises your school’s value-added results.

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Thu 15 Oct 2009 – London

Primary Gifted & Talented 2009

Developing effective primary G&T provision: from a whole-school approach to classroom practice

Attend this event to receive expert advice on how to develop highly successful G&T provision both in the classroom and on a whole-school level. In a conference based entirely on practical strategies, you will return to school with the skills you need to transform learning in G&T and add value to whole-school achievement.

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Thu 05 Nov 2009 – Wembley Stadium, London

PE & School Sports

Assessing progress, raising participation and leading whole school PE

Attend this year’s PE & School Sports conference to take away the latest policy information and strategies to put into practice in your school.

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Tue 10 Nov 2009 – London

School Admissions and Appeals 2009

Legal and practical guidance for effective and compliant admission arrangements

All Appeal Panels now have the duty to consider the lawfulness of admissions arrangements. Are you fully aware of how such changes to the Code will affect your school? Attend the School Admissions and Appeals Conference 2009 and gain clear and accurate advice to ensure you are complying with the new codes.

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Wed 11 Nov 2009 – London

Analysing Data for School Improvement

Gathering, reporting and analysing data effectively to set targets and raise achievement

Attend this event to learn how to gather, report and analyse data more effectively to make interventions that transform teaching and learning and raise whole-school achievement.

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Thu 12 Nov 2009 – London

Sustainable CPD

Making the most of your school’s expertise to deliver cost effective CPD

The 5th annual CPD Update conference is designed to show you how to get the most out of your in school expertise to deliver the highest quality CPD, provide the most opportunities and develop a sustainable CPD culture.

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Wed 18 Nov 2009 – London

Developing Sustainable Schools

Driving forward and embedding sustainability for whole-school improvement

At the Developing Sustainable Schools Conference you will be able to gain practical tips, ideas and guidance to help you successfully embed sustainability in your school.

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Thu 19 Nov 2009 – Birmingham

Promoting Mental Health in Schools

Identify problems, provide effective, ongoing support and reduce the stigma associated with mental health

The Promoting Mental Health in Schools conference has been specifically designed to provide you with the tools to recognise students with a mental health difficulty, provide them with the right level of support and raise awareness of mental health difficulties throughout your school.

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Wed 25 Nov 2009 – London

Safeguarding in Early Years

Managing the welfare requirements of the EYFS and protecting the most vulnerable

At the national Safeguarding in Early Years Conference you will gain both expert advice and practical guidance so you can be certain you are up to date and effectively meeting the welfare requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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Thu 26 Nov 2009 – London

Outstanding Learning and Teaching

Developing 21st century learning and teaching in the classroom and on a whole-school level

Attend this year’s Learning and Teaching conference to find out how to develop Ofsted level 1 outstanding in learning and teaching throughout your school.