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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

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

​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

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

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

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

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

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’

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!

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'

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

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

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

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

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