Leading Professional Development

Costa Constantinou and Lisa Jane Ashes

 8:30 am - 10:30 am (GMT) Or 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm (GMT)  Online Presentation-driven and interactive - Zoom Platform    £691.20 - £1248.00

Short Description

Are you a school leader with responsibility for leading teaching and professional development? If so, then this online course is perfect for you! Successful teaching and learning leaders base their decisions on evidence of what needs to be improved before deciding how best to make the necessary changes. This course will give you the skills and tools to focus on areas of improvement and provide ways to improve teaching and learning with quality CPD. You'll learn how to design an effective CPD model that better uses your school's insets and twilight sessions. We’ll also look at metacognitive thinking, how to form new habits, and providing space for meaningful reflection. Discover practical ideas on how teachers can confidently step outside their comfort zones with proper guidance and support. We'll look at exemplary practices from the UK and British International schools we work with.

Target audience

  • CPD Leaders
  • Teaching and Learning Leads
  • Curriculum key stage leaders
  • Senior Leaders

About Costa Constantinou

Costa is a passionate and driven educator with over 16 years of experience teaching in London and international schools. He is also a director of Veema Education. With his many years in the classroom and at the leadership level, Costa understands first-hand the needs and priorities of today’s schools, not least the necessity of every educationalist to take responsibility for their learning. This is a philosophy he communicates through national and international keynote speeches. It is also part of the workshops he leads on improving teaching, learning, school leadership, and implementing and effectively managing change. Costa has developed Veema’s unique four-step CPD model — ‘Consult, Tailor, Deliver, Reflect’ - to enable schools to better evaluate the impact of their professional development training. Costa is particularly adept at using collaboration to create the conditions for effective leadership and encourage attaining ambitious educational goals. He has led successful teams and been proactive in school improvement initiatives throughout his career. Known for the warmth, humanity, honesty, and fun he brings to every educational situation, Costa is motivated to create the best possible opportunities for the young people in his care. Hence, they recognise their potential and are inspired to achieve it. The strategies he has developed to boost student progression and increase student attainment have been formally recognised by Ofsted.

About Lisa Jane Ashes

Lisa believes that education is about developing minds for the future. She also believes that many schools fall short of producing a fully rounded end product’ because they fail to coordinate learning across their departments. She has therefore made it her mission to transform how teachers think about the curriculum so that they can begin to deliver a whole school approach to education. To achieve this, she helps teachers develop personally and professionally by empowering them to collaborate with others within and outside their particular department. In Lisa’s most recent book, ‘Teacher in the Cupboard,’ she helps teachers examine their approaches to the many problems educators face. Tried and tested solutions to myriad issues are examined from all perspectives. This book provides a mindset to facing problems and is a human approach that can be adopted to solve them. Lisa’s first book ‘Manglish’, considers how English and Maths can be creatively brought together to improve literacy and numeracy throughout the school, providing practical ideas and strategies for doing this. Lisa is passionate about writing and appears in many teaching and learning publications such as: ‘There Is Another Way and ‘Don’t Change the light bulbs — A Compendium of Expertise from the UK’s most switched-on Educators’. She has also written many articles to help reflect on her work in education and share her evolving ideas as she goes. Lisa takes her message of curriculum collaboration around the world. Through her work with the charity ‘Reach Out to Schools,’ Lisa has developed teams in Ghana and Nepal where she uses her strategies to help create a culture of continual self-improvement among the country’s teachers.

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Part 1:
Mon 6th Mar, 2023

Part 2:
Mon 13th Mar, 2023

Part 3:
Mon 20th Mar, 2023

8:30 am – 10:30 am Or 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (GMT)

Standard (up to 5 participants) – £691.20
Premium (up to 10 participants) – £1248.00

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