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CHALLENGING MORE ABLE PUPILS IN ENGLISH

Stretching your brightest students to fulfil their true potential
About this course

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 minimum preparation but with maximum effect on our students’ learning.  Transform your students’ experience in your classroom today and watch as they reap the benefits and improve exam results!

 

Course Outcomes:
  • Improve your ability to identify your more able pupils correctly
  • Acquire specific skills and strategies to develop these pupils;
  • Obtain a pack of highly effective lesson ideas to use the next day.
  • Be inspired to return to the concepts of teaching with flair and creativity and turning that photocopier off
Course Outline:
Sharpening the Focus

Identifying these pupils correctly

Understanding their needs and what really works with them

Challenging lessons that lead to deeper understanding

Maximum engagement – all of the time

Exam Preparation

Understanding what Examiners want

Poetry – a closer analysis of the writer’s skill

Fiction texts – a different approach to deepen understanding

Putting exam skills into practice

Independent Learners

Thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for their learning

Asking the “What if…? Question to explore character

Risk-taking and not relying on spoon-feeding

Making sure high challenge lessons are the norm.

Wendy Imperato

wendy.imperato@dragonfly-training.co.uk

029 2071 1787

BIRMINGHAM
27TH MARCH

£280 + VAT BOOK NOW

LONDON WEST
1ST APRIL

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LONDON WEST
19TH JUNE

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BIRMINGHAM
24TH JUNE

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Mary Chapman

mary@dragonfly-training.co.uk

+44 (0)29 2071 1787
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“The best course I have ever been on. The materials were very useful. The course leader was brilliant, approachable and amusing. I can actually go back to school with a lot of useful and usable ideas and resources.”

Teacher , Brunts Academy

Very worthwhile, informative and enjoyable.

Teacher , Oastlers School

This was an enjoyable and very useful course, with great strategies I can use across key stages immediately.

Teacher , Ryburn Valley High School

Super course. Really useful ideas and materials I can use straightaway.

Teacher , Trent College

Relevant information presented in a friendly yet professional manner.

Teacher , King's School

Pamela was an engaging and knowledgeable trainer. The ideas discussed were practical and highly adaptable and have certainly helped me to consider strategies for pushing the more able in my own classes.

Alice Morton - English Teacher , Hereford Sixth Form College

Practical and interesting approaches to how to support and challenge MAT learners and friendly and approachable guide through them.

Anna Phillips - English Teacher , Ysgol Henry Richard
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