South East and London

Welcome to the London and South-East region learning page.

This region features large rural counties such as Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey and Berkshire; unitary authorities such as Brighton and Hove, Medway Towns, Reading, West Berkshire, Wokingham, Bracknell Forest, Slough; the whole Greater London area with 33 boroughs from inner city Westminster and Southwark to outer London boroughs like Brent, Waltham Forest and Croydon. Set within this large geographic area is a diverse range of ATL membership and education settings, including many academies and independent sector schools.

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South East Reps Summer Conference 15th July

The 2016 Reps Conference will provide reps and members with a combination of CPD and workshops to develop their knowledge and skills to address workload issues and restore work-life balance in their workplace as well as support them in their practice as education professionals. It will also be a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with reps from across the region.

Programme Outline

  • 09.30: Registration.
  • 10.00: Welcome and introduction.
  • 10.15: Session 1 - DfE Workload Working Groups. An overview of the key recommendations for schools on how to reduce unnecessary workload from the DfE working groups into Marking, Data Management and Planning and Resources which issued their findings in April.
  • 11.30: Break.
  • 12.00: Session 2 - Restoring work-life balance in your workplace. Guidance on using ATL tools and resources to identity the specific drivers of workload in your workplace and working with leaders to implement practical changes to improve work-life balance.
  • 13.00: Lunch.
  • 13.30: Session 3 - Courageous Conversations. Occupational Psychologist Mike Culley will explore the art of having courageous conversations and develop your skills to effectively communicate with parents, colleagues, team members and school leaders.
  • 15.30: Close - Senior Organiser.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Who this course is for

  • ATL reps.



Liverpool Street, London E1 9:30-15.30 15/07/2016
How to identify and support pupils with dyslexia

Julia Rowlandson, (BA Hons, PGCE, Dip.SpLD,), SEN Consultant and Co-Director of SpLD specialists Understanding and Supporting Learning leads this popular classroom practice session on identification and support strategies for pupils with dyslexia.

This session will cover:

  • defining dyslexia
  • tips on specific techniques to teach dyslexics in the classroom
  • how it feels to be dyslexic
  • how to build the students' self-esteem
  • examples of Working Memory, Study Skills and Assistive Technology.

ATL Members who have attended this session say:

  • 'Julia is knowledgeable, inspiring and clear.'
  • 'Incredibly useful. I now understand how dyslexic children feel and how to support them.'
  • 'The strategies were great. I feel more confident about giving support.'

Click here to book your place on this course.

The Boship Lions Farm Hotel, Hailsham, Lower Dicker, Hailsham, BN27 4AT. 5.00-7.30pm 07/07/2016
Planning for Success - Positive Communication and Assertiveness for NQTs: building relationships with parents and colleagues

This half day workshop will help you to understand how assertive behaviour can be learnt and the relationship between self-esteem and assertiveness. You will explore and practice positive communication strategies for working with colleagues, leaders and parents.

Course programme:

  • Vocal, visual and verbal elements of confident communicating
  • Benefits of assertiveness
  • Fight, flight, freeze or flock - the neurology of behaviour
  • Understanding and handling aggressive, passive and submissive behaviour
  • Influence, humour, self-talk and 'Woo'
  • Exploring related issues and skills

The session will combine a mix of direct input from the course leader, coaching, development, discussion and sharing.

'Planning for Success' is a series of CPD, workshops and networking events to support trainees and NQTs. The programme is designed to complement training provided by ITT's to equip you with the knowledge and skills not only to survive but to thrive in your first few years of teaching.

Free to refreshments will be provided.

Who this course is for

  • This course is open to trainees, who have fully upgraded to NQT membership.



Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4PB - 09.30 to 14.00 09/07/2016

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