Spring Term 2017
Price: £260 + VAT
Summer Term 2017
Price: £260 + VAT
Price: £260 + VAT
Price: £195 + VAT
This innovative course contains straight-talking, myth-busting, back-to-basics, step-by-step common sense from start to finish. It is a no-holds-barred look at why lessons go wrong and what we can do about it today. Expect an honest appraisal of the strategies that hold us back and an easy-to-apply antidote to the touchy-feely stuff that we all know just doesn’t work! Practical with a capital P and brimming with pragmatism - the definitive disciplined approach is for every teacher who loves their subject and wants to teach free from disruption.
The trainer will question conventional ‘wisdom’, challenge conventional good practice and focus on the everyday nitty-gritty of what really works. Be prepared to have your preconceptions shaken and rejoice at the down-to-earth commonsense approach that will put you, the professional, firmly in the driving seat!
This course includes:
• Superb course materials
• Refreshments and a two course lunch
All our Cardiff based courses are subsidised by the NUT CYMRU. If you are a member of the NUT and would like to take advantage of this offer (with course fees reduced to as little as £70) then please click on this link. NUT MembersFor further details please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 02920 711787 or live chat.
THIS COURSE AIMS TO
Steve Garnett has been a teacher for 24 years. He has delivered INSETs to over 7,000 teachers over the past 10 years in the UK, Ireland and across Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. Teachers who have attended Steve's courses have regularly described them as 'inspirational'. Steve is an award-nominated author whose book 'The Subject Leader' was shortlisted for Best Secondary Resource in the prestigious BESA awards. He has also written 'Using Brain Power in the Classroom' which a TES Review described as 'strong in its resume of the latest research into what constitutes effective learning'. Steve is also co-author of 'Spoon Feed No More - Improving Classroom Performance' - which is a definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Dragonfly Training.
Alessio Bernardelli was a head of KS3 science for five years in Wales and has taught physics and science for over nine years. During his career Alessio has delivered a range of projects and CPD programmes for schools across Torfaen and Caerphilly, and has successfully led PLCs on developing thinking and technology-rich learning.
He is a multi award-winning teacher known for his creative and innovative use of technology in education. One of his greatest achievements was winning an award at the prestigious Microsoft Partners In Learning Worldwide Education Forum in 2007. He was also a finalist at the Rolls-Royce Science Prize in 2008. Alessio won the NEN award “Be a reporter for a day” with his year 12 physics class at BETT 2010, the Guardian Classroom Innovation Award at BETT 2011, and the SE Classroom Award for Innovative Teaching through ICT in 2011.
A trained Partners In Learning peer coaching facilitator, Alessio is also a TASC framework specialist and an official iMindMap leader. He has also worked with a range of agencies to develop innovative teaching and learning resources such as Microsoft, Nelson Thornes, The Open University, Oxford University Press, Twig, Brain Pop UK, DCELLS and National Grid for Learning (NGfL) Cymru. He was seconded in 2010-11 to work with WJEC as a field development officer for NGfL Cymru and between 2012 and 2013 he was the science subject lead at TES.
Alessio currently works for CfBT as an NSP partner and is a consultant for the Institute of Physics in the roles of network co-ordinator in Gloucestershire and TalkPhysics.org editor.OTHER COURSES BY THIS TRAINER
Bethany is passionate that teachers should make their own learning a priority alongside that of their students. Her approach brings together her philosophical background, experience of a wide variety of independent schools, a creative method and an interest in popular culture. Bethany has worked in education for over 20 years in all, spending all but the first three years in leadership roles.
Her first degree in Theology was from the University of Durham, she has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Management, and is currently undertaking an educational doctorate on leadership, personality and gender. Teaching posts have taken her to different parts of the country, to boarding and day schools, and mixed and single-sex schools.
After 10 successful years of middle management, Bethany moved into senior leadership with two deputy headships covering both pastoral and academic responsibilities. Particular areas of interest in recent years have included mentoring PGCE trainee teachers and NQTs, staff development, establishing leadership groups and researching her own work on women, leadership and personality.OTHER COURSES BY THIS TRAINER
Alan Jervis is one of Dragonfly’s senior trainers having delivered over 1,600 courses to roughly 11,000 teachers. With over 30 years of teaching experience - including seven as an assistant headteacher responsible for teaching, learning and assessment - Alan has extensive experience of employing new teaching and learning strategies. During his time as assistant head, Alan was also tasked with targeting student under-achievement which he did so successfully by overseeing an impressive 36% upturn in GCSE and A level exam results.
Since, Alan has become not only an expert teacher trainer, but also a qualified NLP consultant and an author. Alan’s publications include co-writing the critically-acclaimed ‘Improving Classroom Performance: Spoon Feed No More’ among others. With this incredibly vast experience and expertise, it is no surprise Alan’s Dragonfly courses receive 97% 5 star feedback from all past delegates. Alan has delivered courses for Dragonfly Training in UK, Europe and Asia and is an annual CPD workshop provider at The GESS Show and BSME conference in the Middle East.
“Excellent course! Exactly what I was looking for! Helpful and very informative.”
Rhian Wyn Jones , Ysgol Henry Richard - March 2017
“A great course, I have come away with confidence and skills!”
Rebecca Rees , Ysgol Bae Baglan - March 2017
“Very well prepared, presented in an engaging way with a mix of theory and practical tips.”
Rachel Pottage , St Nicholas CE Primary School - March 2017
“Great trainer - very engaging, as an NQT I found the content very useful.”
Katherine Turnbull , St Francis Xavier College - December 2016
“Fantastic course. Outlined some good strategies which will be able to be implemented in our school. Brilliant trainer, interesting, to the point and covered a lot of content.”
Charlotte Roach , Sir Thomas Picton School - November 2016
“Steve was warm, funny, super engaging and very informative. A very worthwhile and interesting course.”
Reuel Thompson, Beechwood Park School - June 2016
“Very useful, will definitely be using the ideas in September.”
John Mustchin, Whitgift School - June 2016
“A well delivered course. The instructor was friendly and engaging and his suggestions were practical and realsitic.”
Ann-Marie McIntyre, New Hall School - June 2016
“Really excellent, heplful and informative.”
Rachel Cusworth, Caldicott Preparatory School - June 2016
“Very helpful! The trainer was keen to ensure the course was pitched correctly and they tailored it as much as possible.”
Heidi Jones, Aberdare Community School - March 2016
“Organised, useful and relevant information. I feel more confident now with lots of new strategies to put in place.”
Rosie Wilds, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd - March 2016
“The course gave me a number of ideas to use in the classroom! I liked the seating idea that pupils would put in their books - I will be trying this out!”
Rachel Neal, The Hayfield School - June 2015
“This course was very practical with plenty of hints and tips that can be applied on a daily basis. It was also very useful to have several myths busted - a bit of a confidence boost!”
Shôn Prebble, Ysgol Y Creuddyn - March 2015
“Very informative course addressing a wide variety of aspects of behaviour management, many of which will be useful. Also had insight into new ways of carrying out lessons to interest pupils.”
Anita Taylor, Upton Court Grammar School - March 2015
“Very enjoyable course. Very useful classroom ideas and resources.”
Stacey Robinson, Aberdare Community School - December 2014
“Arrived nervous, left empowered.”
Russell Evans, The Cottesloe School - November 2014
“Really enjoyed the ideas and interaction. Much food for thought, my pupils are not difficult but still lots of ideas to utilise and work with.”
Kathryn Tregenza, Manor Lodge School - November 2014
“Fantastic, no-nonsense, well-considered stuff. Plenty of new, sensible ideas which I can implement and, particularly, share with our new teachers.”
Nick Fraser, Magdalen College School - July 2014
“Not only has this course been enjoyable it has given me the confidence I needed to continue working in my current school. It has been refreshing to hear an experienced teacher to offer honest and pragmatic advice. A first class course!”
Dezna Marks, Cumberland School - June 2014
“I feel very confident after today's course. Looking forward to getting back in the classroom and trying these new techniques!”
Jessica Jones, Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw - April 2014
“Very enlightening course. Many incredibly useful techniques that I can start to develop in class straight away.”
Lindsay Horan, Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun - April 2014
“Very enjoyable and refreshing - useful and worthwhile. Good sharing of ideas and insight into current thinking. A confidence booster.”
Nigel Meek, Eastern High School - April 2014
“This was so encouraging, provided some excellent strategies to try and stripped away a lot of nonsense that had been fed to me and ruined my confidence. Thank you so much.”
Emma Whitaker, St Mary's Catholic High School - March 2014
“Excellent delivery of information through realistic means. Brilliant examples used and we were given personalised examples suited to our questions. I will definitely use strategies mentioned today. Through seeing realistic strategies that I can use my confidence has improved.”
Emma Martinez, Llandrindod High School - November 2013
“Very honest, refreshing and eye opening. Taking things back to basics.”
Ashley Richards, St John Lloyd R.C School - November 2013