Last Friday, 27th January, Juniper Education was delighted to host our first online webinar as part of our Spring term roadshow 2023. The 90-minute virtual event saw Claire Green, Lead Education Adviser, Juniper Education, and Stephan Nicholls, Head of Training, Development and Consultancy, Juniper Education, discuss the latest news in education, assessment best practice and host an informative CPD session on memory for learning.
Claire, who started her career in education as a primary school teacher, and Stephan, who has held many senior leadership roles, including as a Headteacher, during a career in education that spans over 30 years, also spoke to our audience about our wider services and products to share how they can support schools in achieving their development, planning and assessment goals.
Here, we have summarised what was covered during the first session and how you can book to attend one of our future events.
Memory for Learning
Claire used her first-hand experience in the classroom to offer advice on how teachers can ensure that pupils remembered what they have learnt in lessons. Claire spoke about ‘working memory’ and ‘long-term memory’, different hurdles to remembering and how to overcome these, with some suggested techniques that children can try in the classroom such as the use of memory aids.
Stephan drew from his decades of knowledge gained in education to talk about the topic of ‘disadvantaged children’, what this means in terms of Ofsted and how grouping disadvantaged children with SEND pupils makes it difficult to ‘unpick’ groups.
Good Assessment Practise with Sonar Tracker
The team concluded the event by discussing Sonar Tracker, the new pupil assessment and progress platform bought to you by Juniper Education. Stephan gave advice on how Sonar Tracker can help support primary schools with development planning, tracking future progress and help senior leaders make whole school decisions based on data driven evidence.
Want to attend a future event?
Do you think you’d find our Spring term roadshow events informative and useful? In case you missed it, there’s plenty of other opportunities to join us at another event over the coming months, either in-person or virtually by simply booking your free space online. We still have spaces available on the following dates, so don’t delay and book your attendance today!
Online Event – 9th February
In-person Event – 8th March
Delta Hotels by Marriott Manchester Airport, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 8XW
Online Event – 16th March
In-person Event – 23rd March
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, MK9 2HQ
Online Event – 30th March
A Time to Suit You
We know how busy everyone is, we have therefore added in three sessions to each date, 9:30am, 1pm and 3:30pm, so our attendees can find a time that fits in to their busy schedule.
On the first Spring term roadshow event, Claire Green said: “It was great that our first session was so well attended by Headteachers and other teaching staff from across the UK. We’ve had some great feedback from attendees and look forward to delivering more informative and thought-provoking events throughout our Juniper spring term Roadshow 2023”.