Essential C21st Teaching Skills


Creating consistent consistency, flair and thus and excellence
About this course

Does your school need help in developing its readiness for inspection?

Do you want a pair of outsiders hands to help, ‘Honest Stockbrokers’ eyes to guide and help and support with your staff?

Do you want to know how to give yourself and your school the best chance of it going well? 

Nothing sharpens the mind of a teacher quite like the prospect of a looming Inspection. There can be a tendency to panic, create too much unhelpful stress and ultimately fail to show your best. The best way to change this to 'keep the main thing, the main thing’. 

This course will retain a strong focus on getting teaching and learning right in the classroom as the surest route to a successful Inspection. It will highlight the most frequent criticisms seen in Inspection reports (based on over 300 reports) and demonstrate how to avoid them being a criticism in yours.


One, three or five day versions of this course are available

Course Outcomes:
  • Debunk the myths about what Inspectors want and show how to avoid second guessing Inspectors
  • How to have ‘consistent inconsistency’. Maintain individual flair and creativity but retain common areas of excellence
  • Create a clarity and understanding as to what high quality teaching and learning really looks like
  • Focus on the most frequent ‘Areas for Improvement’
Course Outline:
Myth busting and clarification

What Inspectors do and do not look for

Clarifying the elements of excellent lessons

Targeting the usual suspects - avoiding the most frequent criticisms

Creating a rubric for excellence in teaching without stifling essential differences

The ‘Usual Suspects’ (1)

Marking and Feedback - how to make your school’s version excellent

Avoiding marking overload and inspection fever

How to focus on Feedforward

How prove your marking is effective

The ‘Usual Suspects’ (2)

Stretch and challenge all pupils

Differentiation as an effective process - not 'death by worksheet’

Using the ‘Adaptive teaching model’ to differentiate

Putting it all into practice

Wendy Imperato

029 2071 1787
Mary Chapman

+44 (0)29 2071 1787