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Osiris CPD Courses and Conferences – November 2014- May 2015, UK (London, Birmingham and Manchester)

Dear All,

Please check the attachment for a list of CPD courses and conferences run by Osiris.
These include:

EYFS 2014 National Conference:
Manchester 13.11.14
Birmingham 21.11.14
London 24.11.14

The Future of Computing in Schools Conference
With David Brown (Ofsted Lead Inspector)
London 01.12.14

The Future of Assessment 2014 Conference
With Prof Mary James and Tim Oates, Experts from the panel of the National Curriculum Review
London 04.12.14
Manchester 12.12.14

Outstanding Teaching 2014 Conference
With John Hattie (appearing in London only) and Sir John Jones.
London 18.11.14
Birmingham 24.11.14
Manchester 08.12.14

SEND Conference 2015
Primary and Secondary
Birmingham 03.03.15
London 24.03.15

Primary Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Conference
With Sir Andrew Carter and a representative from Ofqual
Manchester 04.03.15
London 26.03.15

SMSC 2015 Conference
Primary and Secondary
London 12.03.15

Secondary Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Conference
With Tim Oates, expert from the panel of the National Curriculum Review
Birmingham 13.03.15
London 20.03.15

Maths & English Working Together Conference 2015
London 13.03.15

Outstanding Literacy Conference 2015
London 16.03.15

Maximising the impact of Teaching Assistants Conference 2015
Primary and Secondary
London 17.03.15

Learning and Teaching Conference 2015
Primary and Secondary
With Alistair Smith
London 20.03.15

Primary Mathematics Conference
With Johnny Ball
London 23.03.15

How to Teach Knowledge Conference
Primary and Secondary
With Daisy Christodoulou and E.D. Hirsch
London 25.03.15

No Labels? No Sets? No Limits Conference
Primary and Secondary
With Barry Hymer
London 28.04.15

Impact Conference
With John Hattie
London 18.05.15


Professor Dylan Wiliam
18.06.15 Focus on the world’s best pedagogies at our Leadership Conference
14.01.16 Focus on best practice post assessment without levels at our Future of Assessment Conference.

Professor Sugata Mitra
26.11.15 Enhance pupils learning with computing and technology at our Future of Computing Conference.

To reserve your place on any of the conferences featured, please call Mandy on 0333 321 1104

Or email:

Conferences New Edition 03.11.14

Where Research meets Thinking and Learning, 3rd November 2014, Taiwan

Where Research meets Thinking and Learning,
3rd November 2014,
TES, Taipei,

What knowledge do teachers need in order to make the most effective decisions about curriculum, instruction, assessment and evaluation? What is the knowledge and understanding that must underpin quality teaching
and successful learning?
In this session, participants will explore some of the latest cognitive research and discover how it can impact learning outcomes when it underpins and informs our pedagogic practice.

Participants will be able to use their new ‘pedagogic capital’ to react deeply on their current practice and if necessary, make the necessary pedagogic changes to signicantly impact student learning outcomes!

where research meets thinking and learning – taiwan (1)

FOBISIA Heads and Senior Leaders Pre-Conference, 7th November 2014, Patana, Bangkok

FOBISIA Heads and Senior Leaders Pre-Conference
Venue: Bangkok Patana School
Friday 7th November 2014
Registration: 08:30
Session: 09:00 – 16:00

School Improvement
School Inspection
School Accreditation
….. it’s all about the evidence …..
Whether you are preparing for an external accreditation/ inspection event, or pursuing an improvement agenda in your class, key stage, department or school, you will do best if you work with the evidence… but how best to collect it? How best to collate? Analyse it? What if it doesn’t give you a full enough story?

Led by: Mark Evans – Director Penta International
Find out more by reviewing the flyer
school improvement – using evidence – penta flyer
Register here

Meaning – Making
Develop Language and Thought with Children
‘How do I know what I think till I see what I say? – Who said this? And were they right?’
In this lively course we will explore the importance of talking for thinking and the role of the teacher in developing children’s language and thought.

Led by: Fran Paffard – Senior Lecturer in Early Years and Primary Education, Cass School of Education and Communities
Find out more by reviewing the flier
Fran Paffard – Nov 2014
Register here

Positive Education Master Class – Learning
How to Flourish and be Your Best!
Positive Psychology, the science of ‘what makes life worth living’, is being increasingly applied in schools through Positive Education programs designed to develop optional functioning, well-being and resilience in whole school communities.

Led by: Clive Leach, M.Org. Coaching
Find out more by reviewing the flier
Patana Master Class Session November 2014 – Clive Leach
Register here

How can the process of accreditation drive school improvement?
CfBT Education Trust undertakes to assist FOBISIA schools by offering a training day that explores how the process of accreditation can drive school improvement and unify members of the school community to provide effectively for the educational needs of their pupils.

Led by: Phillippa Leggate – Head of CfBT International Schools Services
Find out more by reviewing the two flyers
CfBT Flier Training Day 7th Nov 2014 v2 docx
Second Flier and Programme for CfBT Pre FOBISIAConference Training Day – 7th Nov 2014
Register here

CIS Accreditation Workshop
We are pleased to announce the up-coming CIS Accreditation Team Visitor workshop that will be held at the Bangkok Patana School, Bangkok, Thailand on Friday 7 November 2014.

We consistently hear from educators that participating in an Accreditation Team Visit is a valuable, demanding and highly satisfying experience. You and/or members of your school may wish to apply to participate in this event and thereby possibly join a Visiting Team to a school participating in the accreditation process.

Led by: Ray Davis – Associate Director of CIS School Support & Evaluation Services

Additional details about the workshop can be found on our registration webpage: CIS Team Visitor Workshop 7 November 2014 . Please note that space is limited and we are only able to offer two workshop places to individuals from the same school.

GL Education
Transforming Teaching and Learning with CAT4
This practical, hands-on workshop will provide guidance in best practice for both experienced users of the GL Education Group’s CAT4 cognitive ability test as well as those who are evaluating how to enhance their teaching effectiveness through the use of formative assessment.

Led by: James Neill and Claire Dunn – International Director – GL Education

Find out more by reviewing the flyer
Register here

WEBLINK for all courses

FOBISIA Primary Mathematics JAW, 21st-22nd November 2014, Penang, Malaysia

FOBISIA Primary Mathematics JAW,
Date: Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd November 2014
Venue: St. Christopher’s International Primary school, Penang, Malaysia.
Cost: RM200 (lunch, evening meal, refreshments, resources and hotel transfers)
Deadline: Monday 27th October
Contact Details: Sue Houghton sue.houghton@scips.org.my


The JAWS is aimed at enhancing skills and learning as well as sharing good practice, and would be suitable for both classroom practitioners and middle managers / subject leaders.

Possible areas for discussion /workshops
•Creative maths
•Maths Assessment in Key Stage 1 & 2
•Investigating and applying maths
•Problem solving
•Real-life maths
•Linking maths with other curriculum areas
•Questioning to develop mathematical thinking skills
•Cross circular links with ICT
•Working with parents

We would like to invite you to share your experiences in these or other related areas and further your own understanding , learning and knowledge in a variety of areas of Maths.

Day 1 will offer the opportunity to see Maths in action and take part in reflective workshops.
Day 2 will include a variety of workshops facilitated and led by delegates and St. Christopher’s staff,
offering opportunities for extended discussion and networking.

Please be aware that there is an expectation for all delegates to be involved in the presentation of a workshop at some point over the two days of the JAWs.

arrive – free evening
 Pick-up from hotel @ 8.15am (shuttle to school)
 Welcome from Mr. Towse (Principal)
 Morning Sessions – including visit to classrooms and tour of school
 Shuttle return to hotel
 Lunch
 Afternoon session – Feedback and sharing of goodpractice
 Finish @ 4pm
 Evening meal
 Pick-up from hotel @ 8.45am (shuttle to school)
 Morning session – led by delegates
 Lunch at St. Christopher’s
 Afternoon session – led by delegates
 Plenary
 Finish @ 3pm

Cost: RM200
Registration deadline: Monday 27th October

To register, please follow the link below.

For additional JAWS information email Sue Houghton – sue.houghton@scips.org.my

•Payment covers the cost of all itinerary activities including meals & transport between the Evergreen Hotel & SCIPS
•Delegates must pay for their own flights, airport transfers & hotel accommodation
•Taxis transfers to the hotel from the airport will be approx. Rm50 per journey.

Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Gurney Drive, Penang
All 367 guestrooms and suites in the Evergreen Laurel Hotel in Penang, Malaysia are tastefully furnished and well equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, television, telephone, minibar, safe deposit box, hair dryer, and coffee and tea making facilities.
Facilities at the Evergreen Laurel Hotel in Penang, Malaysia include four restaurants, a swimming pool, state-of-the-art gymnasium, a spa, tennis courts and a banquet hall. The hotel also provides a business centre for their business travellers.
The conference rate of RM 281.40 (single) RM304.60 (twin) nett per room, per night
(Deluxe Sea-view) includes the following:
•Daily Buffet breakfast
•Daily local Newspaper
•Daily replenishment of drinking/mineral water in room
•Complimentary Wireless connection in rooms as well as in the Lobby area, the Coffee house, the Lobby lounge & by the Poolside
•Complementary use of Health Club with Hot & Cold Jacuzzi, Dry & Steam Sauna, Indoor & Outdoor Gym, Kids Club & Swimming Pool

To make a booking, please email or fax the hotel directly, using the booking form below.


Primary Mathematics JAWS Flyer

Innovative Global Conference, November 1st- 2nd 2014, NIST, Bangkok

Innovative Global Conference
November 1st- 2nd 2014,
NIST, Bangkok


Think – Activate – Engage. Innovative Global Education is excited to announce a new conference with set of workshop offerings at NIST International School, in Bangkok, Thailand, on the 1st to 2nd of November. Each workshop will take place over a day and half and you register for one workshop for the two days. Each workshop is facilitated by an expert in that field.

All participants will receive a certificate of participation for the workshop.

Registration fee after 15 September: USD $310

Cancellation Policy
Please note that each workshop will proceed based on participant registration. Innovative Global Education will inform you by 1 October 2014 if the workshop is to be cancelled. If the workshop is cancelled, your full payment will be reimbursed.

Workshop Participation
If Innovative Global Education is informed by 1 October 2014 that a participant is unable to attend the workshop, a full refund will be given. If notification of not being able to participate is after 1 October 2014, IGE will be unable to refund the registration fee. If, for any reason, a school needs to either transfer a registered participant to another workshop from the workshop registered or change the name of the participant attending a workshop, Innovative Global Education can make these changes on request from the school or participant.

Alternative Payment Methods
If you are unable to pay for this event using a credit card please contact info@innovativeglobaled.org to arrange possible alternative payment methods. Where requested, an invoice can be sent to school and/or individual that will include bank details for an electronic transfer.

Activate, Collaborate and Facilitate: Finding Pathways for Inquiry in Secondary Schools
Facilitator: Julian Edwards, Bangkok, Thailand

NEW: This is the first time this workshop has been facilitated at an IGE conference.

Activities that Develop Scientific Thinking in Elementary & Middle School Students
Facilitator: Jane Altemen, Bangkok, Thailand

Previous Feedback: “Jane provided a workshop where we were involved in investigating scientific principles. Through the investigation we were able to see the process involved and actively participate.”

“Jane was amazing, she made me realize science is all about thinking, she used provoking strategies and experiments to engage us that I can use back in my school.”

Mathematics and Inquiry in the Elementary School: Where Do I Start?
Facilitator: Mignon Weckert, Singapore

Previous Feedback: “I feel inspired to go back to school and go through the inquiry journey together.”

“I really liked that we had time to plan together to process our learning.”

Teaching for Conceptual Understanding
Facilitator: Andrea Muller, Auckland, New Zealand
Facilitator: Tania Lattanzio, Singapore

NEW: This will be the first time this workshop has been facilitated at an IGE conference.

Inquiry-Centered Leadership
Facilitator: Richard Owens, Singapore

Previous Feedback: “I found the workshop highly thought provoking.”

“I learnt new aspects of leadership and new methods in problem solving.”

Traces of Learning: Documenting Young Children’s Learning
Facilitator: Fiona Zinn, Tasmania, Australia

Previous Feedback: “This workshop really transformed my concept of documentation.”

“I have brought back ideas not only to better my documentation but also for my classroom practices.”

Working with English as an Additional Language (EAL) Learners: Practical Classroom Application and Strategies
Facilitator: Beth Queeny- Dressler, Bangkok, Thailand

Previous Feedback: “It was a wonderful workshop and the leader Beth was amazing. She was energetic, informative and used a lot of resources such as wikispaces and google docs that allows us to continue sharing ideas and communicating with each other after the workshop.”

“Lots of useful strategies & time for discussion.”

Inquiry in the Thai Additional Language Classroom
Facilitator: Isariyabhorn Uwanno (On-Ann), Bangkok, Thailand

Facilitator: Lilian Wong, Hong Kong

NEW: This will be the first time this workshop has been facilitated at an IGE conference.

To register visit the Innovative Global Education website.



FOBISIA: MIDDLE LEADERS JAWS, 21st-22nd September 2014, Seoul, South Korea


Date: Friday 21st – Saturday 22nd November 2014
Venue: Dulwich College, Seoul
Cost: KRW 50,000 (for workshop catering)
Deadline: Friday 24th October
Contact Person: Catherine Taylor Catherine.Taylor@dulwich-seoul.kr

For full details see the flier below.

ML JAWs Flyer

FOBISIA Information Literacy JAW, 7th-8th November 2014, Singapore

FOBISIA Information Literacy JAW

Date: 7th & 8th November 2014

Venue: Tanglin Trust School, Singapore

Cost: S$50 – to be paid on arrival

Deadline for registration: 10th October 2014

Contact Person: Ben Farr CPD@TTS.edu.sg

Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner. (www.cilip.org.uk)

If you are a teacher or librarian and have been working on Critical Thinking, Inquiry Skills, Digital Literacy or Academic Honesty in either Infants, Juniors or Seniors then this could be the JAW for you. You will be expected to share the work you have been carrying out in your school and to actively participate in this two day event.

During the Job Alike Workshop (JAWs) there will be an opportunity to network with Librarians and teachers from other FOBISIA schools to share effective practice on how Information Literacy is being developed in their schools.
There is an expectation that all attendees actively participate throughout the two days and so the agenda will be completed once all of the participants are registered.
S$50 to be paid on arrival in cash

The Rochester Hotel Singapore
Superior Room S$275 per night including breakfast & Wi-Fi (Check Agoda as they may give a cheaper rate). Please book this with the hotel by emailing:
This will be provided between The Rochester hotel and the school daily
Please complete the registration form and return to cpd@tts.edu.sg by 10th October 2014

See the for flier below for more details!
2014 FOBISIA Information Literacy JAW Flyer

FOBISIA JAWS for Science Technicians and Teachers, 15th-16th November 2014, Pattaya

FOBISIA JAWS for Science Technicians and Teachers

Date:15th-16th November 2014
Venue: Regents International School Pattaya
Cost: 1000baht (transport to/from hotel and lunch)
Deadline: 10th October 2014
Contact Person:Christine Press (Christine.Press@regents-pattaya.co.th)

Regents International School Pattaya is hosting a JAWS for Science Technicians and Teachers. The workshop is designed for technicians from different schools and backgrounds to get together to share knowledge, information and best practice behind the scenes of science lessons.


Outside of the UK it can be difficult for science technicians to find the opportunity to meet other technicians with a view to improving our work within our own schools. This workshop is a great opportunity for technicians from different schools and backgrounds to get together and share our knowledge, information and best practice behind the scenes of science lessons. A Thai technician from Regents School will also available to run Thai language sessions to make the course more accessible to local Thai technicians.

Deadline for registration is 10th October 2014.
Our recommended hotel is the Cholchan Resort

If you have any questions please contact:


FOBISIA Senior Mathematics JAWS, 14th – 15th November 2014, Manila

FOBISIA Senior Mathematics JAWS

Date: Friday 14th November and Saturday 15th November 2014
Venue: British School Manilla
Cost: 5,000PHP (includes airport transfers, snacks, lunch and refreshments)
Deadline: Friday 24th October 2014
Contact Person: Ian Taylor (itaylor@britishschoolmanila.org)

We would like to invite all interested Senior Mathematics teachers to join us for Job Alike Workshops. We would like to share good practice and discuss new ideas for enriching the Mathematics curriculum.

Conference Fee: 5000PHP approx
(Cost includes airport transfers, snacks, lunches and refreshments)

(Optional evening schedule)

Recommended Accommodation:
http://www.sedahotels.com/ or http://f1hotelmanila.com/ (Bonifacio Global City)

To Register:
or if you have any questions, please contact Ian Taylor: itaylor@britishschoolmanila.org
Please note the deadline for this will be October 24th.

Senior Maths_Jaws 2014

FOBISIA Learning Support Conference and JAWS, 21st-22nd November, Vietnam

FOBISIA Learning Support Conference and JAWS

Date: Friday 21st November 2014 (Conference)
Saturday 22nd November 2014 (JAWS)
Venue: British International School Ho Chi Minh City
Cost: Registration Fee US$275 (includes dinner on Friday evening, refreshment and lunch Friday and Saturday and transport to and from school)
Dateline: Monday, 20 October 2014
Contact Person: Andrea Dix (andreadix@bisvietnam.com)

The conference is delivered by Kathryn Phillips. Mrs. Phillips is a lifelong educator with expertise in school psychology, classroom management, behavioural issues and special learning needs. She is the author of twelve books and is the owner of Total Behaviour Management, an internationally recognised educational consulting firm. The conference will take place on Friday 21st November 2014, followed by JAWS the next day.

Key note speaker: Kathryn Phillips:
Special Gifts, Special Needs – Meeting the needs of Diverse Learners in International Schools

Kathryn Phillips has been in the educational field for more than 35 years and has taught from preschool through to university. She is a lifelong educator with expertise in school psychology, classroom management, behavioural issues and special learning needs. Her experience has included teaching in the general education classroom, special
education centres, counselling as well as administration. Currently, Mrs Phillips presents in more than one hundred cities a year as she travels throughout North America, Australia, Europe and Asia providing consultation to schools on education and special learning needs. She is the author of twelve books and is the owner of Total
Behaviour Management, an internationally recognized educational consulting firm.