Independent Learning with Alistair Smith this April & May

Alistair Smith has been described as the UK’s leading trainer in modern learning methods. Having delivered well over 1,500 training and development events, he is certainly one of the most experienced developers around. His popularity has been built around his exceptional presentation and facilitation skills.

Following the very positive feedback from our partner schools, Octavo have invited Alistair Smith to return to work with us again this Summer Term across two separate days for Primary and Secondary school leaders.

Independent Learning for Primary Schools: Positive Steps Towards Happier Schools
19th April, Hilton Hotel Croydon, 9am – 3:30pm
£275 until 14th March, therafter first delegate £350, additional delegates £315 (includes lunch & refreshments)

Drawing on his experience of UK schools and the work done on the popular book ‘Winning the H Factor: The Secrets of Happy Schools’ and his recent DVD series ‘Primary Perspectives’, Alistair will answer some of the key questions around shifting the culture of your school.

Join fellow leaders to consider:
•Should schools be ‘happy’ places?
•Are happier schools more creative?
•If a ‘Growth Mindset’ is so important for success how do we achieve that with our pupils?
•Who are the influencers in your school community and what impact do they have on learning?
•How do we make learning even better?

Download a booking form here.


Independent Learning for Secondary Schools: Authentic Challenge and Meaningful Engagement
4th May, Hilton Hotel Croydon, 9am – 3:30pm
£275 until 14th March, therafter first delegate £350, additional delegates £315 (includes lunch & refreshments)

Based on his very real experience of working with hundreds of Secondary schools, the research on the popular book ‘High Performers: The Secrets of Successful Schools’ and his Secondary DVD series ‘Step Up’, Alistair will answer some of the key questions around shifting the culture of your school.

Join fellow leaders to consider:
•With the constant pressure to achieve exam success is there a place in Secondary Schools for independent learning?
•How do schools continue to exert creative control over pedagogy?
•How do we encourage teachers to invest energy and insight into their teaching.
•What do ‘high performing’ schools do to re-engineer success?

Download a booking form here.

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