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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

USING THE IPAD IN THE MATHS CLASSROOM

Do you want to know how the iPad can add value to learning even for very short periods? Do you want to know how the teaching of mathematics can be signifcantly improved by the use of the iPad? Do you want to see some of the very best of practice in the teaching of maths? iPads have near-instant switch on and unparalleled reliability which make them ideal for adding value to learning, even for very short periods. The teaching of mathematics can...

Transform understanding, motivation and confidence with the iPad

THE IPAD IN THE PE CLASS

PE is the perfect subject area in which to use iPads and mobile technology. They can be used highly effectively to assess students’ performance with video records, to allow tactics and rules to be discussed and to demonstrate techniques, thus saving hours as students can view these techniques online as part of flipped lessons. Learn how to best utilise these devices even if you only have one iPad per department. The iPad’s ability to...

Add a whole new dimension to your PE teaching with the iPad

TEACHER TECH TOP-UP

Have you ever felt that you are being asked to use IT just for the sake of it? Have you ever attended IT training sessions which went far too fast and where you soon lost the thread? Was time built in to allow for practice and were questions welcomed - or were you maybe left you too nervous to ask them in the first place?  This course will squarely redress that imbalance. It is aimed at what I believe to be the silent majority: those...

Re-discover the joy of educational IT!

CHALLENGING MORE ABLE PUPILS IN ENGLISH

Do you want to challenge your students effectively throughout KS3 and KS4, and prepare them to achieve the highest possible grades/marks? Do you want to prevent your brightest students becoming bored or frustrated? (Something that should never happen in English) Has your department been asked to focus on stretching the potentially high achievers? This course demonstrates how specific approaches and strategies can be used in the classroom with ...

Stretching your brightness students to fulfil their true potential

CREATING INDEPENDENT LEARNERS

Shifting the emphasis of learning towards students becoming more independent and more willing to work harder than their teacher is never going to be easy.  But this course will attempt to aid the process by going through the stages needed to be successful. It will be tailored to your requirements on the day and will be hands-on and interactive.We will explore the very nature of motivation and how to improve it. We will look at why students l...

Transforming the way students learn, progress and achieve

TEACHING EAL PUPILS IN THE MAINSTREAM CLASSROOM

Do you struggle to accommodate the needs of EAL pupils whilst also trying to teach native speakers in the mainstream classroom? Do you worry that time taken in helping EAL pupils is detrimental to native-speakers' progress? Would you like to know how to teach EAL pupils and native speakers at the same time, in exactly the same way? This course equips you with the knowledge to enable you to teach non-native and native English speakers the sam...

Improving language acquisition for EAL and mainstream pupils alike

THE BIG FOUR: SUSTAINABLY IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING

How confident are you that the questioning skills of both teachers and pupils are as strong as they could be? Has improving feedback been raised as an area for improvement in a recent school inspection? Do you want to do more to improve the quality of your pupils’ thinking skills to ensure that they are truly independent learners? The ‘Big Four’ (questioning, feedback, independence and challenge) are the main-stay of outstand...

The practical guide to developing questioning skills, effective feedback, student independence and ensuring greater challenge

HOW TO BE AN OUTSTANDING MIDDLE MANAGER IN AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

Are you or are you about to be a Middle Manager/Leader in your school?  Head of Department/Pastoral leader? Do you find it difficult to serve the needs and demands of your pupils and your colleagues as well as maintaining your own sanity? Did you have any specific management training before taking up your current role?...

The essential tools and strategies for excelling as a middle manager and leader

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

NO PASSENGERS PERMITTED: BRING AN END TO ‘PASSIVE LEARNING’

Would you like to create a dynamic, active learning environment where all students are both engaged and extended? Do you want to develop resilient students who work equally well independently or collaboratively? Has an inspection team ever commented that the teachers, rather than your students, are doing most of the work in lessons?   The lessons that have that ‘X factor’ are ones in which the students are not passive classr...

Creating the ‘X Factor’ through students doing the work themselves!

BRINGING FLAIR, PASSION AND, ABOVE ALL - RESULTS INTO PRIMARY MATHS

Are you fed up of humdrum lessons? Do you feel lost under the confetti of paper around your classroom? Do you resent being tied to the photocopier: are you confused by the different pages in the workbooks the children need and are you thrown by the matrix at the front of the teacher’s book? Do you want to teach with your own inspiring ideas instead? Would a host of practical teaching ideas empower you to leave Google searches behind? Thi...

Leave behind ‘more of the same’ and get ready to change the game!

WHAT MAKES AN 'OUTSTANDING' HISTORY LESSON... AND HOW CLOSE ARE YOU?

Do you want your history students to be fully engaged, totally committed to the cause and are making lots of progress? Do you want lessons where students (and teachers) enjoy the time shared together? Do you want to create these sorts of lessons consistently? This course will explore what is required to deliver top quality lessons – consistently and over time - that achieve the sort of lesson feedback that all teachers strive for. It w...

Creating that ‘buzz’ in History

THE COMPUTING CURRICULUM ACCORDING TO SCRATCH THE CAT

This course, designed for KS1 and 2 teachers, unlocks the full potential of Scratch, an essential stepping-stone for teaching computing. Scratch is ideal for education. It’s free, supported by a vast community of educators and has a 'low floor and a high ceiling', meaning it can accommodate your most resistant and your most able learners. The course is practical and hands-on from the start and you'll be learning the fundamentals of comput...

Make a powerful ally in delivering the computing curriculum in the form of a programmable orange cat!

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

MATHEMATICS FOR TEACHERS OF GIFTED LEARNERS

Do you teach capable pupils who require more stretching than your core curriculum offers? Are you seeking ideas and approaches that will inspire them to go further with Mathematics? Are you looking to enrich your lessons and enjoy teaching the most capable pupils? This course will tackle some of the fundamental aspects problem-solving in Mathematics and visit many of the common skills used to help in making your classroom a place where ideas a...

Developing a curious classroom through problem solving and investigation

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

PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MANAGING DIFFICULT PARENTS

Have you a small number of parents who can sometimes be difficult? Do you want to ensure that relationships with parents are as harmonious as possible? Would you like to develop strategies for dealing with conflict and awkward situations? Many of those who work in schools, support and secretarial as well as teaching, will have encountered a difficult situation with a parent at least once.  Some parents can be very intimidating or even ...

A down to earth guide to building positive relationships with parents

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

TEACH PROGRAMMING FOR KEY STAGE 3 COMPUTING

This course is ideally suited to those with little or no prior experience of text-based programming. It is designed to equip and prepare teachers of ICT/computing and middle leaders with the confidence, inspiration and motivation they need to introduce and develop Python as a text-based programming language in their school’s Computing curriculum.  As well as providing you with a whole host of high quality resources, Alan will focus a g...

A beginner’s course for teachers new to programming and/or Python

DEVELOPING LEARNING THROUGH TALK IN THE CLASSROOM

Do you need to improve not just what, but how your pupils learn? Do your pupils need to be able to ask and answer questions in much greater depth? Would you like to improve standards by creating a classroom culture that engages all pupils, across the curriculum? This course will focus on developing effective questioning from teachers and, just as importantly, highlight how to use pupil responses to accurately assess misconceptions and build on...

Moving beyond speaking and listening

PREPARING FOR A SENIOR ROLE IN A SMALL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

Are you ready to take on the challenge of a senior role in a small school? Do you want to develop your personal skills in dealing with others in a close school community? Would you like to develop strategies for balancing a demanding workload? This course is a must for anyone aspiring to a leadership role in a small school, whether it be a Preparatory School, Senior or all-through.  Small schools bring real challenges, not least because...

Practical tips to become an effective Senior Leader in a school where delegation can be difficult

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’

​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

TEACH PROGRAMMING FOR GCSE COMPUTING

This course is ideally suited to those who already have a basic understanding of text-based programming with Python and those who attended our introduction courses. It is designed to equip and prepare teachers of ICT/computing and middle leaders with the confidence, inspiration and motivation they need to develop Python as a programming language in their school’s Computing curriculum for GCSE Computer Science. This course has been up...

An intermediate course for teachers with some previous experience of teaching programming and/or Python

PREPARING FOR DEPUTY HEADSHIP IN AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

Are you ready to apply for a Deputy Headship in an Independent School? What are the strengths you’ll bring to the role? and What will you need to do differently? This course is a must for any aspiring deputy head.  Deputy headship is one of the most multi-faceted roles in any industry, not just education.  To be effective you need through preparation and training, which this course will provide.    Not only will ...

Practical tips to become an effective Deputy Head

THE NON-TICK BOX GUIDE TO OUTSTANDING TEACHING

Are you preparing for a forthcoming Performance Management Lesson Observation? Do you want to check that you are on the right lines? Do you want a course that will demonstrate what Outstanding lessons look like? This updated course features easy-to-apply ideas for busy teachers who want practical and proven teaching strategies guaranteed to impress any observer. Manageable, high-impact ideas that work across all key stages and ability ranges w...

Add flair and inspiration not dullness and perspiration to your teaching

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'

NQTS AND RQTS: THE ULTIMATE SURVIVAL GUIDE

Do you want tried and tested strategies to help you get to grips with a ‘tricky’ class? Do you want some insights into managing your marking load? Do you want teaching ideas that show you how to support all pupils in making exceptional progress? So, someone has handed you a planner, you have your timetable and you know where you are teaching - now the fun starts! This course will fill in the rest. This inspiring course will provide...

Classroom strategies for all NQTS and recently qualified teachers

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

INTRODUCTION TO COACHING

  Would you like to develop better communication skills and more effective collaborative relationships within your school? Do you feel like your staff have more potential but are not sure how to tap into it? Would you like to enable your team to be more confident and motivated, see challenges as opportunities and be the best they can be?   The relevance and effectiveness of coaching in schools has begun to be widely recognised.&nbs...

Developing a coaching culture in schools to unlock potential

MULTI-SENSORY APPROACHES FOR DELAYED LITERACY SKILLS

Do you have children receiving lots of focused intervention but just aren’t making progress? Does it seem like some children keep forgetting everything you have taught them? Do you have feeling that a child might have dyslexia but you don’t know how to help them with it?  Every child learns in a different way, and this course helps you to understand different learning approaches to get the best out of children with dyslexia o...

Identifying issues and applying bespoke, effective strategies to improve progress

MANAGING BEHAVIOUR FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Are you looking for a day that will turn traditional thinking around behaviour management on its head? Do you want a set of skills and ideas that have the potential to revolutionise your daily teaching experience? Do you want cutting-edge ideas embedded in coaching practice and principles, that will give you a renewed understanding of what triggers certain behaviours and how you have the power to change them? Imagine having a virtual tool box ...

A powerful training day that will give you a fresh and unique perspective on managing the diverse needs of the pupils you teach - and it all begins with YOU!

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

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

AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH TO RAISING ATTAINMENT IN PRIMARY SCIENCE TEACHING

Are you a primary school teacher in search of a raft of effective teaching ideas that create the wow factor in science? Do your school's science lessons seem tired and formulaic in comparison to other subjects? Would you like a treasure chest of ideas that are low on teacher preparation time but maximize your children’s progress? We invite you to join this highly practical workshop crammed full of high impact teaching ideas that have bee...

A treasure chest of proven strategies to foster a love of science

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!

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

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

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

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE APPLICATION OF MASTERY ASSESSMENT TO PRIMARY AGED STUDENTS

Do you want to understand how to use mastery assessment with your primary school children?   Do you want to see how to link successful teaching strategies to the mastery methodology? Would you like to see the mastery approach applied to different curricular areas? Do you want to know how to apply differentiation to mastery assessment?   The National Curriculum now identifies the depth of learning for primary aged students as a key ...

A practical workshop on the depth of learning across the curriculum

GROWTH MINDSETS: REAL AND SUSTAINED ACHIEVEMENT

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

MAXIMISING YOUR EFFECTIVENESS AS A TA IN A C21ST CLASSROOM

Do you want to find out what the most effective TA’s 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 cours...

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IMPROVING LITERACY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

Improving levels of literacy amongst learners is one of the most important steps a teacher can take towards raising attainment in the classroom. To achieve the highest grade in an inspection there has to be evidence that students are developing crucial literacy skills, which will enable them to become confident individuals, lifelong learners and successful adults in the workplace.  ...

Literacy interventions for supporting underachievers with the Catch Up premium

AWE & WONDER: THE EARLY YEARS CLASSROOM

Do you want the inspiration to create the moments that make children sigh with happiness? Are you looking for inspiration for your setting? Do you yearn to hear more of the excited bubble of happy children immersed in learning? Would a host of practical ideas empower you to plan for your children and leave Google behind? This exciting course is rich in practical ideas that you can use to inspire your children the very next day. It co...

Keeping learning personal and reaching our goals

CREATE & INSPIRE: THE CHILD-CENTRED EARLY YEARS CURRICULUM

This course is for Early Years practitioners who want to develop their passion for child centered learning where children will thrive and make progress. If you firmly believe that early education should hold inquiry, exploration and hands on experiences at its heart this is for you. Is your vision for your setting that your pupils should be confident and self-motivated who will be ready to access the next stage of their learning? Join us to explo...

Developing learning potential through creativity

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

NEVER MIND THE MUCKY HANDS: THE RESILIENT AND INDEPENDENT YOUNG LEARNER

The buzz words of today are challenge, resilience, growth mind set, forward thinking…..  But who prepared us for this? Who equipped us with the skills we use to not survive but thrive    Did anyone teach you time management skills?  How to plan your day? How to work with others in the professional environment?  How old were you when you were taught how to listen, how to attend to another person?  If we lo...

The sensational new Primary course specially designed to meet all the emotional health criteria

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING: MAXIMISING THE PUPIL’S ROLE IN THEIR LEARNING

The techniques shared on this day are designed to have maximum effect from minimum teacher input and many are easily applicable to the widest range of subject areas and age groups. If you are looking for sustained improvements in the quality of learning in your classroom and, subsequently, student progress over time look no further.  This course is aimed at teachers who want to promote a class full of independent thinkers.  A student bo...

Mastering the curriculum to meet the needs of your children

‘NO PASSENGERS PERMITTED’: ENGAGING ALL LEARNERS IN A PRIMARY CLASSROOM

Would you like to create a dynamic, active learning environment where all students are both engaged and extended? Do you want to develop resilient students who work equally well independently or collaboratively? Has an inspection team ever commented that the teachers, rather than your students, are doing most of the work in lessons? The lessons that have that ‘X Factor’ are ones in which the students are not passive classroom pass...

Creating the ‘X Factor’ through students doing the work themselves

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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