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SAfE is an alliance made up of schools and other partners to deliver a high quality, cohesive, coordinated school-led improvement system in Surrey and the wider area. We provide a central place for schools to go where they know they can find high quality support, information and professional learning opportunities which are open to all schools and settings across EYFS, Primary, Secondary and Special phases.

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Cross Phase

Primary

SAfE Vocabulary Project

21 March 2022

This project will focus on the development of children’s vocabulary in order to raise attainment across the whole curriculum. Working with Shareen Wilkinson (nee Mayers), sessions will include:

  • The latest research on vocabulary and its importance for all children
  • Using reading to support vocabulary development
  • Implicit and explicit vocabulary instruction
  • Adaptive teaching to support children with SEND
  • Etymology and morphology and their roles in supporting spelling
  • Vocabulary and its role in SATs
Delegates would develop understanding of vocabulary teaching, implement strategies within their own schools and evaluate impact. Meeting once a half term over an academic year, delegates would share their findings, engage in discussion and reflect on their own practice. Delegates would lead the project within their own schools to impact on all pupils, with support from their peers and the SAfE team. Price: SAfE Subscriber: £256 Non-subscriber: £320 Please log in to book this course. Please note the last session of this project will run 3:30-5:30pm. *This event is open to Surrey LA only*  

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SAfE Vocabulary Project

4 July 2022

This project will focus on the development of children’s vocabulary in order to raise attainment across the whole curriculum. Working with Shareen Wilkinson (nee Mayers), sessions will include:

  • The latest research on vocabulary and its importance for all children
  • Using reading to support vocabulary development
  • Implicit and explicit vocabulary instruction
  • Adaptive teaching to support children with SEND
  • Etymology and morphology and their roles in supporting spelling
  • Vocabulary and its role in SATs
Delegates would develop understanding of vocabulary teaching, implement strategies within their own schools and evaluate impact. Meeting once a half term over an academic year, delegates would share their findings, engage in discussion and reflect on their own practice. Delegates would lead the project within their own schools to impact on all pupils, with support from their peers and the SAfE team. Price: SAfE Subscriber: £256 Non-subscriber: £320 Please log in to book this course. Please note the last session of this project will run 3:30-5:30pm. *This event is open to Surrey LA only*  

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SEND Centre Networking Conference Summer 2022

13 July 2022

This event is for sharing the recommendations from the SEND Centre Report and outlining future intent for supporting SEND Centres across Surrey. The beliefs, knowledge, understanding and/or teaching practices this programme aims to address:

  • Outlining good practice and areas for development in specialist centres to further develop inclusion in Surrey.
  • Supporting networking opportunities to share good practice.
  Intended impact on practice:
  • Highlighting effective practices across SEND centres to support ongoing development for SEND.
  Intended improvement and/or evaluation of impact for pupils, including those with SEND and/or disadvantaged backgrounds:
  • Improved practices across SEND Centres positively impacting on pupils with SEND.

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Secondary

New Headteacher Induction Programme 2022-23

16 March 2023

New Headteachers are warmly invited to join the New Headteachers’ Induction Programme 2022-23, run by Schools Alliance for Excellence (SAfE), in partnership with Surrey County Council.  SAfE is committed to developing outstanding leaders who can transform schools and ultimately improve outcomes for children and young people.  We are passionate about supporting collaborative partnerships. SAfE is responsible for the professional development of new headteachers and this induction programme gives you the opportunity to develop your leadership and establish relationships with other headteachers, building your own professional network.  The programme is cross-phase, so new headteachers from a rich mix of settings come together for these sessions. We begin the programme with a New Headteacher Welcome Breakfast.  ALL new Headteachers in Surrey are invited to attend, whether or not they are new in role.  Join us to meet other headteachers new in post and/or new to Surrey and to meet the SAfE Team and key members of the Surrey County Council Education Department. The dates and details of the rest of the programme are set out below.  As you will see, the programme includes three face to face sessions, and three online clinic sessions.

Autumn 2022 New Headteacher Welcome Breakfast Thursday 15th September, 8-10am St. John The Baptist Secondary School, Woking   (This event is for all headteachers new to Surrey, whether new-in-post, or established heads.)
Session 1 (Face to Face) Wednesday 5th October, 8.30am-12.30pm St. John The Baptist Secondary School, Woking   Session 2 (Online Clinic) Thursday 8th December, 9-10am Zoom
Spring 2023 Session 3 (Face to Face) Thursday 2nd February 2023, 9.30am– 1.30pm St. Mary’s Primary School, Oxted Session 4 (online Clinic) Thursday 16th March, 9-10am Zoom  
Summer 2023 Session 5 (Online Clinic) Thursday 11th May, 9-10am Zoom Session 6 (Face to Face) Thursday 6th July, 9.30am-1.30pm Oakwood School, Horley  
The New Headteacher Induction Programme 2022-23 is facilitated by experienced headteachers and will enable participants to:
  • Clarify and develop their vision in a long-term strategy
  • Develop strategies and approaches which can be used with senior leaders, staff and governors
  • Practise their coaching skills and approaches to difficult conversations
  • Develop a shared language about leadership and learning
  • Understand the statutory aspects of headship, including safeguarding, governance, personnel, inclusion and financial management.
In addition to these 7 sessions, members of the New Headteachers’ Induction Programme 2022-23 will have access to a wide range of resources to aid them in their professional development.  These will be offered in a remote format for Headteachers to access at convenient times. The beliefs, knowledge, understanding and/or teaching practices this programme aims to address:
  • Understand the statutory aspects of headship
  • Development of strategies and approaches to management of staff, including holding difficult conversations
  • Support with developing the vision of the school
  • Familiarisation of the support available for Headteachers in Surrey and who provides this
Intended Impact on practice:
  • To build skills, knowledge and confidence of practitioners to undertake their new role.
  • Opportunity to network with others new to role.
Intended improvement and/or evaluation of impact for pupils, including those with SEND and/or disadvantaged backgrounds:
  • Supporting good school leadership will benefit all pupils, including those with SEND and/or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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New Headteacher Induction Programme 2022-23

11 May 2023

New Headteachers are warmly invited to join the New Headteachers’ Induction Programme 2022-23, run by Schools Alliance for Excellence (SAfE), in partnership with Surrey County Council.  SAfE is committed to developing outstanding leaders who can transform schools and ultimately improve outcomes for children and young people.  We are passionate about supporting collaborative partnerships. SAfE is responsible for the professional development of new headteachers and this induction programme gives you the opportunity to develop your leadership and establish relationships with other headteachers, building your own professional network.  The programme is cross-phase, so new headteachers from a rich mix of settings come together for these sessions. We begin the programme with a New Headteacher Welcome Breakfast.  ALL new Headteachers in Surrey are invited to attend, whether or not they are new in role.  Join us to meet other headteachers new in post and/or new to Surrey and to meet the SAfE Team and key members of the Surrey County Council Education Department. The dates and details of the rest of the programme are set out below.  As you will see, the programme includes three face to face sessions, and three online clinic sessions.

Autumn 2022 New Headteacher Welcome Breakfast Thursday 15th September, 8-10am St. John The Baptist Secondary School, Woking   (This event is for all headteachers new to Surrey, whether new-in-post, or established heads.)
Session 1 (Face to Face) Wednesday 5th October, 8.30am-12.30pm St. John The Baptist Secondary School, Woking   Session 2 (Online Clinic) Thursday 8th December, 9-10am Zoom
Spring 2023 Session 3 (Face to Face) Thursday 2nd February 2023, 9.30am– 1.30pm St. Mary’s Primary School, Oxted Session 4 (online Clinic) Thursday 16th March, 9-10am Zoom  
Summer 2023 Session 5 (Online Clinic) Thursday 11th May, 9-10am Zoom Session 6 (Face to Face) Thursday 6th July, 9.30am-1.30pm Oakwood School, Horley  
The New Headteacher Induction Programme 2022-23 is facilitated by experienced headteachers and will enable participants to:
  • Clarify and develop their vision in a long-term strategy
  • Develop strategies and approaches which can be used with senior leaders, staff and governors
  • Practise their coaching skills and approaches to difficult conversations
  • Develop a shared language about leadership and learning
  • Understand the statutory aspects of headship, including safeguarding, governance, personnel, inclusion and financial management.
In addition to these 7 sessions, members of the New Headteachers’ Induction Programme 2022-23 will have access to a wide range of resources to aid them in their professional development.  These will be offered in a remote format for Headteachers to access at convenient times. The beliefs, knowledge, understanding and/or teaching practices this programme aims to address:
  • Understand the statutory aspects of headship
  • Development of strategies and approaches to management of staff, including holding difficult conversations
  • Support with developing the vision of the school
  • Familiarisation of the support available for Headteachers in Surrey and who provides this
Intended Impact on practice:
  • To build skills, knowledge and confidence of practitioners to undertake their new role.
  • Opportunity to network with others new to role.
Intended improvement and/or evaluation of impact for pupils, including those with SEND and/or disadvantaged backgrounds:
  • Supporting good school leadership will benefit all pupils, including those with SEND and/or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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New Headteacher Induction Programme 2022-23

6 July 2023

New Headteachers are warmly invited to join the New Headteachers’ Induction Programme 2022-23, run by Schools Alliance for Excellence (SAfE), in partnership with Surrey County Council.  SAfE is committed to developing outstanding leaders who can transform schools and ultimately improve outcomes for children and young people.  We are passionate about supporting collaborative partnerships. SAfE is responsible for the professional development of new headteachers and this induction programme gives you the opportunity to develop your leadership and establish relationships with other headteachers, building your own professional network.  The programme is cross-phase, so new headteachers from a rich mix of settings come together for these sessions. We begin the programme with a New Headteacher Welcome Breakfast.  ALL new Headteachers in Surrey are invited to attend, whether or not they are new in role.  Join us to meet other headteachers new in post and/or new to Surrey and to meet the SAfE Team and key members of the Surrey County Council Education Department. The dates and details of the rest of the programme are set out below.  As you will see, the programme includes three face to face sessions, and three online clinic sessions.

Autumn 2022 New Headteacher Welcome Breakfast Thursday 15th September, 8-10am St. John The Baptist Secondary School, Woking   (This event is for all headteachers new to Surrey, whether new-in-post, or established heads.)
Session 1 (Face to Face) Wednesday 5th October, 8.30am-12.30pm St. John The Baptist Secondary School, Woking   Session 2 (Online Clinic) Thursday 8th December, 9-10am Zoom
Spring 2023 Session 3 (Face to Face) Thursday 2nd February 2023, 9.30am– 1.30pm St. Mary’s Primary School, Oxted Session 4 (online Clinic) Thursday 16th March, 9-10am Zoom  
Summer 2023 Session 5 (Online Clinic) Thursday 11th May, 9-10am Zoom Session 6 (Face to Face) Thursday 6th July, 9.30am-1.30pm Oakwood School, Horley  
The New Headteacher Induction Programme 2022-23 is facilitated by experienced headteachers and will enable participants to:
  • Clarify and develop their vision in a long-term strategy
  • Develop strategies and approaches which can be used with senior leaders, staff and governors
  • Practise their coaching skills and approaches to difficult conversations
  • Develop a shared language about leadership and learning
  • Understand the statutory aspects of headship, including safeguarding, governance, personnel, inclusion and financial management.
In addition to these 7 sessions, members of the New Headteachers’ Induction Programme 2022-23 will have access to a wide range of resources to aid them in their professional development.  These will be offered in a remote format for Headteachers to access at convenient times. The beliefs, knowledge, understanding and/or teaching practices this programme aims to address:
  • Understand the statutory aspects of headship
  • Development of strategies and approaches to management of staff, including holding difficult conversations
  • Support with developing the vision of the school
  • Familiarisation of the support available for Headteachers in Surrey and who provides this
Intended Impact on practice:
  • To build skills, knowledge and confidence of practitioners to undertake their new role.
  • Opportunity to network with others new to role.
Intended improvement and/or evaluation of impact for pupils, including those with SEND and/or disadvantaged backgrounds:
  • Supporting good school leadership will benefit all pupils, including those with SEND and/or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Book ticket

Calendar of upcoming events

SEND Centre Networking Conference Summer 2022

13 July 2022

This event is for sharing the recommendations from the SEND Centre Report and outlining future intent for supporting SEND Centres across Surrey. The beliefs, knowledge, understanding and/or teaching practices this programme aims to address:

  • Outlining good practice and areas for development in specialist centres to further develop inclusion in Surrey.
  • Supporting networking opportunities to share good practice.
  Intended impact on practice:
  • Highlighting effective practices across SEND centres to support ongoing development for SEND.
  Intended improvement and/or evaluation of impact for pupils, including those with SEND and/or disadvantaged backgrounds:
  • Improved practices across SEND Centres positively impacting on pupils with SEND.

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SEND & Inclusion

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