Fee £560 + VAT (including accommodation on Friday night)
This two-day course (which can also be taken on two separate days), is primarily for staff new to, or with limited experience of timetabling. Details of alternative dates and venues for Day 1 (An Introduction to the Principles of Timetabling), Day 2 (Scheduling the timetable), and our two-day residential courses can be accessed via the Alternative dates tab. Delegates may attend Days 1 and 2 separately or concurrently.
The residential format enables a more in-depth look at the processes. It also provides the opportunity to discuss timetables with other participants and presenters. With detailed planning of the school timetable beginning in September for the following academic year, this is an ideal opportunity to experience the two-day course over consecutive days.
If you are unsure whether attending one or both days would suit your experience and skills, please contact the ASCL Professional Development team on 0116 299 1122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delegates focus on the basic principles underpinning planning and scheduling. A variety of practical activities introduce a range of tools and strategies, including feasibility tests and staff deployment modelling, essential for the successful completion of a timetable. The key to successful scheduling is the planning and preparation that takes place in advance - view the timeline . We will also demonstrate how to explore the data in your present timetable to help make judgements about cost effectiveness and efficiency.
Explore each step of scheduling an imaginary school using paper resources and spreadsheet exercises. Practical activities enable delegates to appreciate issues encountered during scheduling and to explore solutions. References will be made to functions and tools in timetabling software, however, the emphasis is on exploring an effective sequence of scheduling activities.
be introduced to a systematic approach to planning and scheduling a secondary school timetable
explore the basic principles of timetabling through presentation, discussion and practical paper exercises
learn to use a range of tools and techniques to plan and schedule a timetable, and understand the role of software in completing the task effectively
place the process of timetabling within the context of the school’s curriculum planning, and the need for cost effectiveness
develop skills to interpret and analyse their own timetable, lead discussion and begin the timetabling process themselves