(46a) ISQAM Level 2 Midlands cluster: Day 1 training for participants (Crowne Plaza Hotel, Birmingham, 2 November 2018)

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

Day 1 (Crowne Plaza, Birmingham City Centre, 02/11/2018) - click the register button above

Day 2 (Crowne Plaza, Birmingham City Centre, 04/03/2019)

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

Andy Hodgkinson, Institute of Education

09:40 – 12:20

(Break at 11.00)

Module 5: How to lead an effective appraisal

Andy Hodgkinson, Institute of Education

Coaching for appraisal / performance management

To explore and consider:

  • A developmental and coaching approach to appraisal that makes a difference to teacher practice and pupil learning
  • how SMART objectives have the potential to make a difference to teacher practice and pupil outcomes
  • how a coaching approach to appraisal can enhance the process and maximise impact


12:20 – 13:10


13:10 – 16:15

(Break at 14:45)

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



Closing remarks and depart

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