Optimus Financial Efficiency Workshops
The SBM went to a series of workshops about Financial efficiency in the education sector hosted by Optimus Education. These were very useful as it encouraged bench-marking of processes with other similar school settings and not just those within the Trust.
A member of the Senior Management Team led a training session on prompting. As a school a core vision relates to promoting independence and the aims of this course was to discuss the prompting hierarchy and the importance of fading prompts over time to promote independence. This impact of this training is evident in lesson observations, with students being provided with the opportunities to be independent, reflected in pupil progress data.
A number of Senior Staff attended a range of seminars that focused around promoting wellbeing across large organisations. looking at promoting staff resilience, motivation and productivity. Key information from this conference helped develop an action plan, aiming to increase staff wellbeing, evident through mood KPI on Celpax.
Front of House
The Reception Office Staff travelled to other schools within the Trust for Front of House Training. They all found this very useful in different ways. The more senior staff found it helpful to affirm that there were doing things well and the new staff learned how important their role is in presenting the 'face of JFK Special School' to the world.
Millie said "I would recommend the course as it help me learn how to prioritise and deal with different people"
Vision and Values
Monday 4th September - INSET Day
Training on whole school Vision and Values was delivered to all staff on the first day back. Staff explored in depth what the vision of the school is and how this translates into everyday practice. Staff further explored the values of the school and how these core principles support the development of the school.