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INCLUSION VERSUS EXCLUSION

With Pupil Referral/ Behaviour Units mostly oversubscribed, mainstream schools and their staff are increasingly expected to deal with behaviours which confront and challenge expectations. This course aims to support staff at any level in school, engaging with such behaviours. Very practical, tried and tested methods to develop positive relationships will be shared and popular approaches to calming potentially dangerous situations explained. With ...

Nurturing pupils presenting with moderate to extreme behaviours in mainstream and special school settings

GETTING TO GRIPS WITH GRAMMAR!

 With the introduction of SPAG assessments in Year 6 and now Y2, it is essential that all staff members are aware of the expectations and their own knowledge is up to date. With the majority of today’s teachers having never been taught grammar themselves, this course offers them the chance to fill any gaps in their knowledge and ask questions about things they’ve never understood! In addition to covering the terminology, practica...

Ensuring you and your learners are up to speed

RETAIN. REVISE. RECALL. REPEAT

Can your students retain the huge amount of information they need to succeed in their new-style 'knowledge exams'? Is your school adapting teaching strategies and revision practices to ensure students recall that information in high-stakes exams? Do you want a range of immediately implementable strategies which guarantee improved performance in 'knowledge exams'?   This course, for teachers and leaders at all levels, explains the scien...

What every teacher needs to know about memory, practise and revision for ‘Knowledge-exams’

AWE AND WONDER IN THE ENGLISH CLASSROOM

Are your English lessons too 'safe' to inspire students, achieve the highest grades and instil a lifelong love of literature and language? Are you so anxious about accountability and the new 9-1 exams that you take too many 'easy options' with texts and approaches? Are you looking to bring the awe and wonder back into your English curriculum and create the buzz that comes from being 'the beating heart of the school'? English is the most inven...

'Making English the beating heart of your school and inspiring students with the wondrous possibilities of the English curriculum'

STRETCH AND CHALLENGE YOUR MOST ABLE STUDENTS

Do you want more ways to stretch your most able students in the classroom? Would you like a treasure chest of strategies, tailored to your subject, that are low on preparation time, but very effective? Would you prefer a more modern approach to teaching the more able based upon flair and creativity rather than form filling and ticking boxes? In addition to examining issues of provision for your most able students, this course will explore prac...

Providing successful strategies for engaging with the more able rather than simply identifying them

EFFECTIVE DIFFERENTIATION FOR MFL

Do you want all of the students in your languages classroom to be engaged every lesson? Are all of your students making progress during your lessons, and able to see how they have improved? Is planning differentiation sometimes a chore and an add-on, rather than a central strand of the success criteria?      Differentiation is at the very heart of effective teaching and learning in languages. Even in mixed ability settings all...

Quick and easy planning for motivated mixed ability language

AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH TO RAISING BOYS’ ACHIEVEMENT

Do your girls have a higher ‘value added’ when compared to your boys’ achievement? Would you like a ‘treasure trove’ of proven, boy friendly teaching ideas that are low on preparation time? Would you value an opportunity to reflect on how to adapt these ideas to your way of teaching? The course will describe how to plan, implement and embed a boy-friendly culture into your lessons.  The ideas are low on teach...

Forget the myths, embrace the evidence and let’s take this problem on!

REMOVING LOW-LEVEL DISRUPTION TO IMPROVE LEARNING

Is low level disruption frustrating your students’ progress? Are you fed up that your teaching time being lost to dealing with student ‘off task’ behaviour? Are you disillusioned with a ‘one size fits all’ approach to behaviour management? Low-level disruption is the bane of the school teacher’s working life. This course will offer realistic solutions that have been proven to work for keeping students on tas...

One size doesn’t fit all

FEEDFORWARD NOT FEEDBACK

Are you focused on the past at the expense of the student’s future work? Are you frustrated to think that you are marking for your senior managers, parents and inspectors but not your students? Do you think that your Lesson Observations are simply seen like a box ticking exercise?   This workshop presents a highly effective holistic process that can transform classroom teaching as well as lesson observation....

A pathway to future-focussed success

HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE PASTORAL LEADER

Are you looking for practical solutions to the problems faced by pastoral leaders every day? Would you like to explore your leadership style and understand how to use it effectively? Would you like tips on approaching difficult conversations with parents, students or parents? Leadership, vision, support, good communication, running effective meetings, having difficult conversations and managing change for the better forms the focus of this wor...

A practical workshop for aspiring pastoral leaders or those already in post

TEACHING LINEAR SCIENCE WITH THE FLAIR AND CREATIVITY THAT PRODUCES RESULTS

Are you looking for teaching strategies that will work in the new linear system? Do you want globally effective teaching techniques for science? Do you need highly effective revision and meta-cognition techniques that work in science?  Now that modular courses are history and achieving the top grades ever more competitive, we need to use the most potent teaching techniques to give students the best chance of understanding and remembering ...

Let us close the photocopier, Reengage with the art of teaching and Reignite the love of science

AUTISM AWARENESS FOR SCHOOLS

Want to be able to deliver effective and personalised provision for Autistic Spectrum Disorder students in your school? Do your staff need training to not only meet the needs of ASD students but really understand what ASD actually means. If differentiation, inclusion and entitlement for all learners are your priority, then should meeting the needs of your ASD students should be a priority too? This course is designed for all teachers from all ...

Helping all children access learning

THE ULTIMATE UNDERSTANDING OF MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS

Do you value the emotional wellbeing of your students and staff so that the best possible standards of teaching and learning can be achieved? Are you concerned about the welfare, stress and anxiety placed on students during examination time? Do you want to have the knowledge, skills and strategies necessary to support and address mental and emotional health in your school? The Ultimate Understanding of Mental and Emotional Health in Scho...

Feed the heart to feed the brain

PRACTICAL STEPS TO HIGH QUALITY DIFFERENTIATION

Do you want to know what ‘adaptive teaching’ is and how it could revolutionise your approach to differentiation? Do you want to know how to implement classroom-based strategies that challenge and support all pupils? Do you want to see differentiation as integral to quality teaching rather than a ‘bolt on’ gesture? There is no question that differentiation as an issue crops up time and again as an area requiring continu...

Re-think your whole approach to challenging all pupils

BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT MASTERCLASS

What are the approaches to behaviour management that really work? Why are checklists critical to effective behaviour management within an individual classroom? What practices should be avoided? 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 str...

A toolkit of outstanding behaviour management for busy teachers everywhere

​CUTTING EDGE MARKING AND FEEDBACK STRATEGIES

Has your school had marking and feedback noted as an area for improvement by inspectors? Do you want to ensure that your systems and practise in marking and feedback are genuinely effective in improving the quality of pupils’ work? Do you want an understanding of what inspectors see as good practice in this area? (This includes new superb feedforward strategies) The course will demonstrate how to implement all of the above in a practic...

The realistic and practical guide to what does and does not work

HOW TO BE AN OUTSTANDING SUBJECT LEADER

Do you want rigorous and effective systems of monitoring and evaluation? Do you want proven strategies for maintaining long-term progress in your department? Do you want real world answers to the everyday questions that all subject leaders face? Leading a subject area effectively is one of the most important elements in securing high quality teaching and learning in all schools. By focusing on your role as a leader of learning, this course wil...

Lead, manage and inspire your colleagues to achieve outstanding levels of performance 10th consecutive year for this globally recognised course

SPOON FEED NO MORE - IMPROVING CLASSROOM PERFORMANCE

Do you feel that your classroom is often a place where pupils come to watch you work? Do you feel that too many of your pupils take the easy way out and always demand your help? Do you want a return to good old-fashioned teaching instead of tick-lists and buzzwords?   If you are looking for buzzwords, jargon and excuses for underachievement, please move on. If you are looking for a truly inspirational course that's been proven to deliver...

Remove pupil dependency by teaching with creativity and flair

AN INTRODUCTION TO EMOTIONAL WELLBEING AND GOOD MENTAL HEALTH FOR TEACHERS

One in four working people in the UK will experience some form of mental distress in their lifetimes, with workplace stress identified as the number one cause. Research by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has identified teaching as the most stressful occupation in the UK, and stress is cited as the predominant reason by teachers for leaving the profession. Would you benefit from easy-to- use strategies to help you to manage ...

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