We provide a conference annually for all of our teaching staff. Classroom support staff are also welcome to attend. The subject matter always changes but is focused on innovations in teaching practice supporting everyone to provide the most up to date approaches to our children.
Past subjects have included:
Great Learners - Growth Mindset.
Philosophical Teaching and Learning
Metacognition and mindfulness
This year will be focused on curriculum and include workshops covering a wide range of curriculum subjects for teachers and TAs.
Will Ord is a regular contributor to our conferences.
Will has trained teachers in over a thousand primary and secondary schools all over the UK and in twenty-five countries. Drawing on 30 years of meditation practice and work in schools, Will Ord gives teachers a “no-nonsense” practical guide to developing key learning capacities (attention, self-regulation, wellbeing etc.) with children and adults.
Will has also given keynote speeches at national and international conferences on many aspects of teaching, learning, school development, and education in the 21st century.
Will has been working full time in education since 1996. As Chair of the Educational Charity SAPERE (2003 – 2006), and as a Professional Officer for ACT - the Citizenship Education Subject Association - (2002 - 2004), Will gained invaluable experience working with the DfES, the QCDA, LAs, Ofsted, AREIAC, the Citizenship Foundation, as well as many primary and secondary schools. Will has also been an author of several text books for students and teachers, articles for magazines and journals, and was a regular writer for the TES. He was also an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University.
The day is exclusively for Aquila staff and governors.