Teach Like a Top Athlete: Coaching and Mastery Methods


FREE workshops                                       

Saturday, 28 November 2015, 10:30am to 1.30pm

Ark Globe Academy - Harper Road London SE1 6AF GB

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What can teachers learn from elite athletes to make sure that they’re on top of their teaching game? How can you help your fellow teachers become the best they can possibly be? And how can students be taught to master their material, giving them the foundations to succeed in their subjects?

Ark will be hosting free, practical workshops on how coaching methods from the worlds of elite sport can be used to train teachers in school – and how the mastery curriculum approach can yield real results for students.

The event is open to teachers from across London and will be held at Ark Globe Academy in partnership with all South London Ark schools.

Ark Globe Academy has been identified in the Parliamentary Review on Education as an innovator in teacher CPD and runs a successful coaching programme to help each and every teacher succeed.

You will leave our workshops equipped with the skills you need to observe, to provide feedback and to develop the skills of your fellow teachers; our mastery workshops will cover curriculum design which will enable you to take your students further in their learning.

Speakers and session leaders

Daniel Lavipour is a former Strength and Conditioning coach for two Olympic teams and has trained Gold medal-winning Olympians. Daniel, who coached athletes from the New Zealand and British Olympic, Commonwealth and World Games, now works in youth sports performance, applying world class training principles to young athletes and school children.

Michael Slavinsky is the Teaching and Learning Director at Researchers in Schools, a teacher training and professional development programme for teachers with PhDs, and is a founding director of The Brilliant Club. Researchers in Schools works to increase and spread subject expertise, promote research and champion university access within schools by training researchers to become excellent classroom teachers and future education leaders.

Jonathan Templeton began his career at Walworth School as and ICT Network Administrator, before deciding to make the switch to teaching. Six years after completing his PGCE, he became Assistant Principal and Acting Head of Sixth Form at Walworth Academy, now an Ark school. Now Vice Principal at Ark All Saints Academy, Jonathan has responsibility for pastoral care, curriculum, data and progress and timetabling at the school.

Jo Facer is an Assistant Principal for Curriculum Design at Ark Globe Academy, focused on implementing a knowledge-rich mastery curriculum. Previously Head of English in a North London school, she blogs regularly at www.readingallthebooksuk.wordpress.com.

Elaine Kennedy is a Senior Lead Practitioner in charge of NQT and Trainee teachers at Globe Academy along with whole school staff development. She was previously Head of Music at Globe with a history of gaining 100% A -C results in GCSE Music. In her free time she is in a Folk band playing fiddle and vocal harmonies along with being a keen sports person having played Gaelic Football at County Level.