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

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-abil...

Practical Solutions to Motivate a Mixed Ability Language Classroom

HOW TO BE TRULY OUTSTANDING IN MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Develop a learner-centred classroom in which rapid and sustained progress is consistently achieved. Language lessons in which learners are engaged and resilient and in which discovery and practice take centre stage will be ready for immediate delivery. Individualise tasks and challenge all by running ‘real-world’ language lessons that are quick to prepare but lead to outstanding demonstrable outcomes. Bring reading and writing to life...

Remarkable lessons and outstanding progress

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

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

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

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 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

TEACHING SHAKESPEARE AND THE 19TH CENTURY NOVEL: DIFFERENTIATED APPROACHES FOR GCSE LEARNERS

Do you want more strategies for teaching Shakespeare? Do you want engaging ways to teach the 19th-Century Novel? Do you want a wealth of accessible strategies for all learners? With un-tiered papers for GCSE English Literature, new challenges have to be faced, and difficult issues addressed. By providing numerous strategies, this course will enable you to approach these elements of the Literature paper with the confidence that you are gett...

Make the Teaching of Shakespeare and the C19th Novel Accessible to all Learners

TIME TO MOVE YOUR READING ON

Reading is fundamental for all learning in school.  This course aims to help teachers develop inspiring activities so all children can listen, read and enjoy a range of texts in a challenging and stimulating way.  This course aims to provide ideas to develop a love of reading by using a range of different techniques which include the use of technology, games, puzzles and encouraging children to learn the techniques of Skimming and Scann...

How to Inspire Every Reader in KS1 and KS2

SPAG FOR PRIMARY

This course is a must for any school experiencing staff worries over the new expectations of SPaG in primary. Although we all read, write and communicate in English, SPaG can often turn educators off. Perhaps we were taught in a different way when we were in school or perhaps it is something that we have not practiced in a long time? This course is here to take out the fear and return the fun into teaching this element of the curriculum. SPaG do...

Take Out the Fear and Return the Fun into Teaching this Element of the Curriculum

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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