Subject Specific

We offer courses in nearly all subject areas with a subject specialist who has truly excelled in their field and many are also published authors. For the very latest resources, the lesson ideas that have the greatest impact on learning and results and successful ways to inspire a true love of the subject, come and attend one of our venue-based subject-specific courses or invite one of our trainers along to your department for a very personalised training workshop.

EFFECTIVE DIFFERENTIATION FOR MFL

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19.   Would you like to move away from the model of planning 3 lessons within each lesson?  Would you like to ensure high levels of engagement for all pupils in your MFL classroom? Would you like to make differentiation less of a chore and bolt-on task, and more of a way to embed student progress?...

Practical Solutions to Motivate a Mixed-Ability Language Classroom

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

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

THE PRIMARY SCHOOL 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!

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 significantly 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 makes them ideal for adding value to learning, even for very short periods. The teaching of mathematics c...

Transform understanding, motivation and confidence with the iPad

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

All our workshops are constantly updated to reflect the current - and ever-changing - circumstances in all schools relating to Covid-19.   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? ...

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 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 will ...

Creating that ‘buzz’ in History

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

CHALLENGING MORE ABLE PUPILS IN ENGLISH

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 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 ...

Stretching your brightest students to fulfil their true potential

ACHIEVING A GRADE 9 IN GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Do you want to inspire your most-able English students to achieve the new gold-standard Grade 9? Do you feel confident in exemplifying what those Grade 9 responses look like? Do you want a ready-to-use bank of strategies and resources to give your students the best chance of top-grade success?  Have you found that exam board webinars just don’t cut the mustard? Have you had enough of those laborious and frustratingly bland webin...

Inspire your Most Able Students to Achieve the New Gold-standard Grade 9

STRETCH & CHALLENGE IN ENGLISH FOR MORE-ABLE STUDENTS IN KS2 & KS3

Do you want to ensure your more-able English learners are being stretched to their full potential? Do you want to understand the most up to date thinking about meeting the needs of more-able learners? Do you want to access a range of high challenge activities ready for use in the classroom? “The percentage of schools in which provision for the most able pupils needed improvement was consistently high, with more than 44% of Ofsted rep...

Learn a range of strategies and techniques to ensure your more able English students are engaged and challenged

REBUILDING STUDENT CONFIDENCE IN ENGLISH

Is your classroom an environment in which students are ready to learn again? Do your students feel apprehensive? Would you benefit from more strategies to ensure confident and effective learning? Following time away from face-to-face learning, some students are not as confident as they oncewere, and the return to the classroom has been a daunting experience. This lack of confidenceholds students back and impedes the learning process. This...

Promoting Self-Esteem After Absence

IMPROVING STUDENTS’ NARRATIVE WRITING

Do your students struggle to find interesting storylines? Do their stories tend to be a bit pedestrian? Would you benefit from more narrative writing teaching ideas?   Having spent a long time away from the regular classroom, some students are finding extendedwriting quite a challenge! Not all have found their imagination set alight during lockdown, andfanning the flames again requires some impactful stimulation. This one-hour cours...

Bringing the Stories to Life!

10 STRATEGIES TO DEVELOP WRITING SKILLS IN ENGLISH

Do some of your students struggle with key components of writing? Do they lack confidence when putting pen to paper? Would you benefit from exploring further strategies to use with these students? Some of our students have returned to school having spent a long time not engaged in any writing. This one-hour course offers 10 practical strategies which will promote confidence and will helpstudents to move on from simple responses.   ...

Boosting the Basics!

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

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