Primary Essentials

A series of innovative online CPD sessions, specially designed for colleagues leading in primary education.

Complimentary access for all primary leaders regardless of ASCL membership.

Online series March - July 2022

ASCL Primary Essentials is a new series of online CPD available to all senior leadership colleagues working in primary education.

These twilight sessions will take place between March and July and are available to watch live or on demand via recordings.

Each session in the series will focus on a specific topic with expert speakers.

Every session is available on a complimentary basis to all leaders in primary schools – you do not need to be an ASCL member to participate.

Speakers and sessions which have taken place and are now available to watch on demand:

Putting vulnerable learners at the centre of our leadership thinking
Geoff Barton, Margaret Mulholland & Tiffnie Harris

Six tricks for successful financial leadership
Julia Harnden, ASCL Funding Specialist, and former school leader

Ofsted update
Phil Minns, HMI Specialist Adviser - Early Years and Primary, Ofsted

EYFS: A focus on the question of assessment
Dr Julian Grenier, Headteacher, Sheringham Nursery School and Children's Centre

Effective primary curriculum planning
​Mary Myatt, education adviser and writer

A focus on disadvantaged pupils in primary
Marc Rowland, adviser for improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners, Unity Schools Partnership

Effective teaching of languages in primary
Suzanne O'Farrell, ASCL MFL Consultant and former headteacher

DfE/Standards Testing Agency: Primary assessments update
Colin Watson, Deputy Director, Research and Assessment Development, Department for Education

Working with your governing board
Emma Knights OBE, Chief Executive, National Governance Association

Raising Standards in Reading
Pie Corbett, education trainer, writer and author, Talk for Writing

The power and potential of good trust governance
Sam Henson, Director of Policy and Information, National Governance Association

The schools white paper and Schools Bill and what they mean for the future of the trust system
Rob Robson, ASCL Trust Leadership Consultant

Leading Literacy: Closing the gap 
Alex Quigley, Education Author and Researcher

Effective strategic thinking for successful primary leadership
Rob Carpenter, CEO, Inspire Partnership Multi-Academy Trust

Supporting you as a leader
Rachel Bertenshaw, ASCL Deputy Director of Member Support, and former headteacher

Primary Mathematics: Closing the gap
Debbie Morgan, Director for Primary Mathematics, NCETM

Coming up and available to watch live:
6 July | Safe, responsible and creative children in computing and across the curriculum
John Jeffries, Subject Matter Expert at National Centre for Computing Education

13 July | Exploring the importance of science in primary schools
Sarah Dagnell, Professional Development Leaders - Primary STEM, STEM Learning

Sessions are hosted by ASCL Primary Leadership Specialist, Tiffnie Harris.

To take part, simply register using the form below. You will then receive links to join the sessions and access the recordings.

Access is only available to senior leaders within the primary phase
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