(45a) ISQAM Level 2 London cluster: Day 1 training for participants (The Amba Hotel, Charing Cross, London, 29 October 2018)

This course is for:
Delegates taking part in the Independent Schools’ Qualification in Academic Management (ISQAM) Level 2 programme in the London cluster.


The Independent Schools’ Qualification in Management (ISQAM) is designed for Heads of Academic Departments (HoDs) and aspiring HoDs in schools of The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) and The Girls’ School Association (GSA).

Please view the ISQAM briefing document for more information about the programme.

To book a place, please register yourself onto both the Day 1 and Day 2 training events for this cluster as shown below, and ensure that your mentor is booked onto one of the mentor training session:

ISQAM Level 2 London Cluster

Day 1 (Amba Hotel Charing Cross, 29/10/2018) - click the register button above

Day 2 (Grosvenor Hotel, 28/01/2019)

ISQAM Level 2 mentor training

Amba Marble Arch, London (01/10/2018)


09:15 – 09:30

Arrival, registration and coffee

09:30 – 09:40

Welcome and introduction

Carol Taylor and Graham Osborne, Institute of Education

09:40 – 12:20

(Break at 11.00)

Module 6: Programmes of study and schemes of work

Gareth Johnson, Ashville Education

Module 6 offers an opportunity for participants to:

  • Identify and discuss good practice in reviewing, modifying and writing SoWs/PoSs
  • Ensure that they are equipped to get the best out of their team and that any SoW/PoS refinement is a genuine team effort
  • Discuss strategies to incorporate assessment, differentiation and catch-up
  • Think about how to ‘create time’ within a SoW/PoS
  • Think critically in and beyond your own subject area

This module enables participants to develop a sound knowledge and understanding of:

  • The purpose and effectiveness of a SoW/PoS – by scrutinising and developing a number of exemplars, presenting to the whole group and gaining feedback, and
  • How to share best practice and delegate effectively in order to produce high quality SoWs/PoSs which every member of your team subscribes to

12:20– 13:10



Closing remarks and depart

Please see the ISQAM Level 2 Portfolio for details of the Module 5 and 6 school-based and assessment activities.