LIVE ONLINE: Leading an Area of Learning and Experience (Afternoon 1pm – 3.30pm)

Course date: 5th Mar 2024

Many teachers are confused about how to  Lead an Area of Learning and Experience. This half-day zoom course will explore the importance of the role within the new curriculum and how to get this into perspective; what effective curriculum design, provision and medium-term planning may look in and across AoLEs; how to establish assessment and progression across the AoLE; how to effectively lead and manage an AoLE, including how to monitor, evaluate and action plan for excellent provision. There will be time for AoLE leads to have input, discussion, and share their concerns.  As part of the session, delegates will receive a copy of the Leading your AoLE booklet worth £75 available in Welsh and English.

£100.00 + VAT (20%)

Target Group: AoLE Leads
The Course Objectives include: 
  • Understanding what an effective AoLE leader would look like and how to fulfil the role meaningfully to improve pedagogy, assessment, curriculum, and experiences in their AoLE. 
  •  Consider what practical assessment and progression look like across their AoLE and how to embed evaluation so that it becomes indistinguishable from learning. 
  • How to effectively audit, monitor and evaluate their AoLE.
  • To undertake personal reflection, consider the quality of their leadership style and identify how to improve this. 
  • How to action-plan and secure effective change. 
  • A toolkit of strategies, audits, and templates to help delegates lead effective staff meetings and collaboratively facilitate school improvement.

Course Presenter: Huw Duggan

LEADERSHIP and MANAGEMENT - Huw is passionate about learning, coaching and facilitation. He advocates an ASK not TELL approach to training. His sessions are engaging, interactive and generally involve lots of post it notes! His areas of expertise are: Teaching and Learning; Developing Pedagogy; Independent and interdependent learning; and of course, ‘closing the achievement gap’. Huw also coaches school leaders and leadership teams. Huw Duggan has worked in a range of roles, in a number of local authorities, and countries. His fascination with education and learning began when he was diagnosed as dyslexic at university, which steered him on his career in to education. This career path began as a learning support assistant in a difficult inner-city school in Leeds, before becoming a qualified teacher, and successful school leader. Eventually he was drawn back to Wales, on secondment, to support the Central South Consortium’s vision of a school led system. Huw is currently educational director of the ‘Right Learning Company’ based in South Wales. He was a Fast Track teacher and one of the youngest deputies to achieve NPQH at 28. Huw ran a cohort 1 teaching school in Oldham where he was responsible for 900 NQTs across the LA; ran Oldham’s teaching pool; facilitated school to school support and developed a highly successful school direct programme with Huddersfield University. As a Strategic Advisor for Central South Consortium, Huw was responsible for effectively developing and communicating the region’s strategy designed to close the achievement gap. As well as challenging and supporting schools in 5 LA’s regarding the performance of FSM pupils and the impact of the Pupil Development Grant. Huw has also worked with OLEVI International as a facilitator and Quality Assurance consultant. Huw Duggan is a qualified Estyn Inspector for the primary sector. Search for courses Our Partners The Right Learning Company 


Zoom or teams meeting 

What Happens Next?
  • Please provide Collective Learning with the email address of the person who will be attending the training.
  • Your presenter will email a meeting invitation link to the person who is attending so that they can join her live on the day.
  • The meeting room will only be available to those who have been sent the link and will be admitted to the room on the day.
  • All resource materials will be sent electronically to the attendee after the event.
NB: The attendee may choose to attend the training from their home base if this has been approved by the school.