Essential C21st Teaching Skills

We offer a wide range of practical, hands-on courses to help teachers be effective in the 21st Century. You no longer need to worry about “keeping up” with the latest teaching approaches, strategies and methodologies; we do that for you. Even better, we assess them, try them out in our own classroooms, and then develop courses for you and your teachers so you can learn the ones we deem best. All of these courses help make your teachers’ lives easier by providing high quality, engaging and practical training that delivers cutting-edge ideas, ready to use in the classroom.

USING IPADS AND MOBILE DEVICES IN THE CLASSROOM

This course pairs together one of the leading innovators in education with the most creative and student-friendly device ever. The result: some of the most groundbreaking teacher training on the market. This course will deliver strategies for instant differentiation and provide access to the full range of learning styles, accelerated learning, top levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and many more.  Many trainers who have jumped aboard the Apple...

Using technology efficiently, effectively and transformationally in any classroom

THE ULTIMATE SEN DAY

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19. Understanding different types of Special Educational Needs can be both challenging and time-consuming. In order to get the best results, however, quality first teaching and effective interventions for students identified as SEN is crucial.   This course will demonstrate practical ways to provide ...

Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia demystified

CHANGING MINDSETS - A PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF GROWTH MINDSET IN THE CLASSROOM

Have you heard about Growth Mindset theory? Do you want to know why it’s one of the ‘hottest’ topics in education at the moment? Do you want to hear about the Top 5 teaching strategies that will embed a Growth Mindset in your pupils? Trying to nurture a growth mindset, improve concentration together with reducing stress and anxiety in pupils is becoming an increasingly important objective for schools. The Mindfulness Al...

Developing mindsets, mindfulness and the thinking mind

BEING AN OUTSTANDING TEACHING ASSISTANT (TA)

The role of the TA has never been more important. With schools teaching increasingly diverse cohorts from an even wider range of contexts, ensuring that each student matters and is appropriately catered for is an essential focus for all educational institutions. This course focuses on developing your ability to deliver support and assistance that genuinely makes a difference to the learning and social outcomes for your students. The recent ETDA ...

Enhancing student learning through communication and collaboration

TEACHING EAL PUPILS IN THE MAINSTREAM CLASSROOM - CONTENT LANGUAGE INTEGRATED LEARNING

With more and more EAL students involved in mainstream education, many teachers are finding themselves confronting a familiar dilemma.   Run the class at the usual pace, and EAL students can miss out on vital information that is essential to their understanding of the subject/lesson. Making sure EAL students have understood, however - and waiting while some feedback answers in often slow and faltering English - can hold up the lesson, caus...

The course that gives you the confidence to teach English effectively

MAXIMISING YOUR EFFECTIVENESS AS A TEACHING ASSISTANT (TA) IN A C21ST CLASSROOM

Do you want to find out what the most effective TAs really do? Do you want to enhance your approaches to supporting pupils with Literacy and Numeracy issues? Do you want to attend a course full of realistic and practical ideas to help you do this? The Teaching Assistant can be a highly-valued asset in the classroom. The key though is to identify what are and what aren’t the best value interventions the TA can make. This course will ...

Strategies to support and stimulate learning rather than spoon feed

TEACHING EAL PUPILS IN THE MAINSTREAM CLASSROOM (TWO DAY COURSE)

With more and more EAL students involved in mainstream education, many teachers are finding themselves confronting a familiar dilemma. Run the class at the usual pace, and EAL students can miss out on vital information that is essential to their understanding of the subject/lesson. Making sure EAL students have understood, however - and waiting while some feed back answers in often slow and faltering English - can hold up the lesson, causing res...

The course that gives you the confidence to teach English effectively

THE WRITE STUFF: TOOLS, TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVING LITERACY (PRIMARY)

The WriteKey is a whole new approach to the teaching of creative writing that really does unleash children’s imaginations. You will discover how to help pupils to start, shape and finish a story as well as raising their own expectations of what they can achieve. The WriteKey has already inspired hoards of children to obtain Level 6, many of whom hadn’t shown any interest in writing before. It also inspired Estyn, who rated the course ...

Tips and techniques for improving literacy (Primary)

PREPARING FOR INSPECTION

Does your school need help in developing its readiness for inspection? Do you want a pair of outsider's hands to help, ‘Honest Stockbrokers’ eyes to guide and help and support with your staff? Do you want to know how to give yourself and your school the best chance of it going well?  Nothing sharpens the mind of a teacher quite like the prospect of a looming Inspection. There can be a tendency to panic, create too much unhelpf...

Creating consistent consistency, flair and thus and excellence

MOVING BEYOND MINDSET: USING COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR COACHING TO OPTIMISE PERFORMANCE IN THE CLASSROOM

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19.   Can Cognitive Behavioural Group-Coaching (CBC), frequently used on promising executives to increase leadership skills, be used with Secondary School students to optimise performance and reduce patterns of procrastination? The answer to that is yes, it can! CBC is an extremely effective and evidenc...

Evidence-based practice to optimise performance in high-achieving students

NEW FOR 2020: BEST PRACTICE IN ASSESSMENT, MARKING, FEEDBACK AND SELF-REGULATED LEARNING

In 335BC, Aristotle outlined his 'Three Unities of Tragedy':  'time', 'place' and 'action' In 2018, teachers are buckling under the pressure of the 'Three Unities'... of Marking: Time – countless hours spent ploughing through student workbooks, which could be spent diagnosing issues, planning impactful feedback and improving the student's work. Place – piles of student work appearing in the car, in the home, on the dining-ro...

Diagnosis, feedback and improvement - move on from marking

SAFEGUARDING - EVERYBODY'S RESPONSIBILITY

What do you really need to know to be effective? How can you ensure you meet all your compliance targets? What should you share with everyone? This course can be delivered as a fully accredited Level 3 course which enables the DSL to cascade the training to staff and ensure all elements of the safeguarding agenda are covered within your school. Safeguarding is how we can protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from abuse or negle...

A toolkit for designated leads (Advanced Level 3)

COGNITIVE LOAD THEORY (CLT): THE SECRETS TO IMPROVED OUTCOMES REVEALED THROUGH BEST PRACTICE ADVICE AND CLEAR EXPLANATION OF THE EVIDENCE

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19. Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) has recently been described by Professor Dylan Wiliam as “… the single most important thing for teachers to know” and is rapidly becoming education’s next ‘Big Thing’. This is some claim, so it is right that teachers will want to know more ab...

Understanding is memory in disguise - D Willingham

DIAGNOSIS, FEEDBACK AND MARKING: BEST-PRACTICE ASSESSMENT

In 335BC, Aristotle outlined his 'Three Unities of Tragedy':  'time', 'place' and 'action' In 2018, teachers are buckling under the pressure of the 'Three Unities'... of Marking: Time – countless hours spent ploughing through student workbooks, which could be spent diagnosing issues, planning impactful feedback and improving the student's work. Place – piles of student work appearing in the car, in the home, on the dining-ro...

Diagnosis, feedback and improvement - move on from marking

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SPACED LEARNING, DUAL CODING, MASTERY LEARNING, RETRIEVAL PRACTICES AND INTERLEAVING

Do you want to engage with some of the latest ideas for the classroom that have been proven to be highly effective? Would you like to try out some practical ideas that do not need hours of teacher preparation time, but harness the impact of these new ideas? Do you want to take back to your school a toolkit of best practice strategies that can be adapted to any subject and any age range?   You are sure to have an inspiring course, pa...

Real, practical teaching techniques, not buzzwords and theory

EFFECTIVE DIFFERENTIATION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOM - TWO DAY COURSE

Providing effective Differentiation continues to be a challenge for teachers in schools throughout the world and is often highlighted as an area for improvement in school inspection reports too. It is also true that many suggest it is actually impossible to differentiate effectively for all pupils!  However, by re-thinking what Differentiation really IS and by re-thinking what we DO in the classroom, it becomes possible to differentiate in a...

Re-think your whole approach to challenging all pupils

SECURING SUCCESS FOR EAL STUDENTS IN THE MAINSTREAM CLASSROOM - TWO DAY COURSE

Throughout international schools around the world, student cohorts are becoming increasingly diverse. We want our students from a dizzying variety of cultural, pedagogical and linguistic backgrounds to access curriculum aims and objectives with the same fluency and aspiration as native language proficient students. Not only is this possible, but there now exists a wealth of dependable strategies and materials to confidently secure such success. ...

Unlocking the potential of EAL students

MAXIMISING EDUCATIONAL IMPACT: CREATING 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION AND HARNESSING LEADERSHIP SKILLS IN SCHOOLS.

How can schools best prepare pupils to thrive in the 21st Century? What practices can be used to create happy lifelong learners whilst balancing the demands and restrictions of preparing pupils for public examinations and national tests? What ideas and strategies can be used to create a dynamic and progressive culture of 21st Century education and how do you successfully implement this? This course is designed to provide ideas, strategies,...

for Middle and Senior leaders (TWO DAY COURSE)

SUPPORTING SEND CHILDREN TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL (ONLINE COURSE)

Our understanding of helping SEND children thrive at school is evolving all the time. Using the latest research and good practice this course will provide you with the tools to really start to understand children with learning needs. By attending this course, you will be able to accurately gauge the needs of learners and families and confidently apply a wide range of ideas and strategies designed to enable SEND learners to fulfil their potential,...

THREE HOUR INTERACTIVE ZOOM WORKSHOP

TOP TEN TIPS FOR TEACHING EAL STUDENTS IN THE MAINSTREAM CLASSROOM

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19   Do you want to know about the most effective ways to support language acquisition for your EAL students? Do you want to learn techniques to improve the quality of your teaching for EAL students without losing focus on their peers? Do you want to take away a range of strategies ...

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COGNITIVE LOAD THEORY(CLT) ONLINE CONFERENCE

Attend a world exclusive live webinar to hear Emeritus Professor John Sweller talk to Steve Garnett (author of the forthcoming book: ‘Cognitive Load Theory: A Pocketbook for teachers') about all things CLT in the classroom Webinar Itinerary  Introduction to CLT by Steve Garnett Live Q&A between Professor Sweller and Steve Garnett  Online virtual ’workshops’ revealing the CLT ‘friendly’ approaches ...

WITH PROFESSOR JOHN SWELLER

DELIVERING OUTSTANDING FOUNDATION STAGE PRACTICE IN A COVID19 WORLD

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19   Developing Outstanding Foundation Stage Practice is an active and collaborative course that will enable you to take an in-depth look at all the elements that contribute to a setting excelling in its provision and succeeding in these challenging times . Focusing on excellence, blended learning, ...

ONLINE COURSE

DEVELOPING METACOGNITION IN THE CLASSROOM

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19     Metacognition is one of the most popular requests we receive for training and we know a great many schools have it as a school improvement priority. This online workshop will offer clarity about what is involved in metacognition, as well as teaching ideas for the classroom that will suppor...

ONLINE COURSE

ASSESSING PUPIL PROGRESS IN THE COVID-19 WORLD

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19. COVID-19 has transformed the world of education globally, causing a paradigm shift and effectively moving teaching and learning from being in the classroom to being online. Drawing on current research, author of “Progress Plain and Simple”, Michael Harpham leads a thought-provoking presentation...

Strategies to effectively deliver remote teaching, learning and assessment

TRANSFORMING THE TEACHING ASSISTANT: UNLOCKING THE CAPACITY OF THE TA AS SCHOOLS PREPARE FOR THE ’NEW NORMAL’

This course is delivered in collaboration with We now have a better, research-informed idea of how best to deploy TAs most effectively and this course will draw from this evidence Unlocking the potential of TAs and HLTAs is one of the most significant acts any school leader can do to improve children’s attainment. The recent pandemic has caused many schools to rethink their use of additional adults in the classroom. Social distancing...

Unlock the Potential of Teaching Assistants in a post global pandemic classroom

TOTAL INCLUSIVITY TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Total Inclusivity is recognised as both the starting point and ultimate objective for every aspect of a school’s delivery and mission. It is central to the notion of a learning community, underpins the school’s operational policies and practices, informs the curriculum design and delivery, nourishes the organisational culture, and creates the foundation upon which a school can confidently claim to be safeguarding both students and sta...

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