Simply INSET

CPD opportunities for school business teams

Let Simply INSET bring bespoke, high-quality and engaging training or consultancy to your school, college or academy. We can offer full day (Up to 6 hours), half day (up to 3 hours) and twilight training sessions (up to 3 hours) as well as bespoke consultancy to meet the needs of your school and staff. Each course is specifically tailored for you and, although we offer a wide range of titles here, we are happy to produce bespoke training and consultancy packages at your request.

The cost of a full day’s INSET is excellent value at only £400 (£300 for a half day or for a twilight session) plus travel as required, for any number of participants.

DEVELOPING YOU AS AN OUTSTANDING SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGER

Effective Business Management is at the very heart of an effective school. In ‘developing you as an outstanding School Business Manager’ we will explore what outstanding leadership looks like from an inspector’s perspective, address the key components of the job; and ensure that you leave with a wealth of techniques and resources to implement back at school. Aimed at new and experienced SBMs, booking a place on this course could be the best leadership decision you make.

EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT TO MOTIVATE, INSPIRE AND IMPROVE YOUR TEAM

Performance management should be at the heart of school improvement yet it is so often seen as in irrelevant, bolt on activity that is done to staff once a year. By exploring performance management from a staff development and support perspective, ‘effective performance management’ will give you an innovative approach to performance management that engages all staff in a positive development experience, gives participants ownership of the performance management process; and enables you to effectively support those colleagues who may be struggling to progress. Packed with ideas, resources and thought-provoking ideas, how can you afford not to book this relevant, positive training?

EFFECTIVE TEAM DEVELOPMENT THROUGH MENTORING AND COACHING

Ownership of a mentoring or coaching process is so often in the hands of those doing the mentoring and coaching rather than those receiving it. By presenting a challenging and thought provoking view of what constitutes effective mentoring and coaching, this course will help those with responsibility for supporting staff develop highly effective coaching and mentoring strategies to use straight away back at school. If you are passionate about getting the very best from your team, can you afford to miss this exciting and practical training?

FRONT OF HOUSE SKILLS FOR SUPPORT STAFF

The impression we present makes a significant difference to how visitors view our schools, colleges and academies. Equally, our front of house support staff are frequently in ‘direct firing line’ for the aggressive and challenging behaviour of others. This practical workshop will give front of house staff the skills and knowledge to reflect the school’s ethos in a professional way, to engage positively with a range of ‘customers’; and to develop strategies to interreact positively with those that present challenging or anti-social behaviour.

SAFEGUARDING AND SAFER RECRUITMENT – AN OVERVIEW

Safeguarding, compliance and safe recruitment practices are at the forefront of inspectors’ expectations for effective and safe schools and colleges in both the state and private sectors. This workshop gives a clear overview of what needs to be in place legally, what guidance states and what inspectors will expect. Aimed at senior school leaders in the state and private sector across all phases, this workshop will go on to provide a wealth of useful resources that support a safeguarding audit, identify areas for development and support the implementation of effective safeguarding practices that will meet statutory expectations. An essential course for senior school leaders and business managers.

Our range of CPD titles that can be delivered in your school includes:

SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGER

  • Developing you as an outstanding School Business Manager
  • Leading and managing an outstanding team
  • Effective leadership for pastoral and support staff leaders
  • Effective leadership for new and aspiring Business Managers and Office Managers
  • The successful induction of new staff
  • The outstanding PA
  • Front of house skills for support staff
  • Developing support staff skills
  • Safeguarding and safer recruitment – an overview
  • Recruitment and selection – from vacancy to appointment

For further information on our range of courses, or to book Simply INSET please call +44 7767 858360 or email: simplyinset@gmx.com