Hot Topic: Book scrutiny – what does good teaching and learning look like?

Event code SCH 19/589 
Event description Credit worthy -
• Knowing as much as your English Leader in book scrutiny’
This session will equip Head Teachers with the key points to look for when looking at pupils’ writing, in order to align your school judgements – particularly of the greater depth standard.

• Maths mastery myths and challenging all learners’
Many myths and misconceptions surround primary mathematics – is it now about teaching children to look to the east and learn how to use chopsticks? What are the key ingredients of a ‘teaching for mastery’ approach to mathematics and what should we be looking out for in books to know that all learners are being appropriately supported and challenged?

This session will be led by Penny Bill, English Adviser and Sarah Carpenter, Maths Adviser

Led by Improvement Advisors, these sessions are an opportunity for Headteachers, DHTs, Senior Leadership and Governors to come together 3 times across the year to receive training/input on the latest national & local developments and initiatives.

Please be aware that if you are an English Subject Leader who attended the summer meeting 2019 with Penny Bill will already have had this training.

This session is aimed at HTs and school leaders, rather than English leads

Training objectives  
Key stages
All image Foundation image KS1 image KS2 image KS3 image KS4 image KS5 image 14-19/24 image 
Subject areas Leadership & Management
Target audience
Deputy Head / Governor / Headteacher / Senior Leaders
target audience
Qualification level
The Orchards Events Venue, East Malling Research, East Malling, Kent, ME19 6BJ
Location Maidstone
Training Provider The Education People - Standards and School Improvement Primary
Admin contact Rosemary Ervin (
Part of SLA? No
Kent LA cost
Other LA/Academy cost
Independent/PVI cost
Number of credits 10
Funding information Cost of course - £100.00 or 10 School Improvement SLA credits.

£10.00 will be added to the cost of SCH 19/579 if delegates attend both the AM and PM sessions.

20% VAT will be added at the point of invoice

This event is not part of the Governor Services training package and will be a monetary cost to the school. Governors will need authorisation from the school for the event fee.
Start date Wednesday 25 September 2019
Times 12:45-15:45
Number of sessions 1