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We are running many hotel-based courses for teachers this spring and summer term. To view the dates and locations of those click on "Up Coming CPD Events" in the menu bar above.

However, if you are looking for a course to run onsite at your school or college, we have over 800 to chose from covering a multitude of subjects. These are courses we have successfully run in the recent past and are all delivered by trusted trainers that consistently receive great feedback.

To narrow down the list of courses to only those in your chosen subject, simply click below on the area of expertise most applicable to you.

Once you find a course of interest (or if you would like us to investigate the possibility of tackling another topic) fill out the brief form, including prospective dates, and we will happily check availability for you.
 

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Meeting the needs of all of your EAL Learners

EAL
English

The proportion of pupils in UK schools who use English as an Additional Language has doubled in a decade. Many schools affected have had to find out how to best meet the needs of these students. It is essential that schools offer a coherent approach to EAL provision by meeting the needs of both New Arrivals and More Advanced EAL Learners.

Teaching Assistants and EAL: Meeting the Demands of your Role Effectively supporting students learning English as an Additional Language

EAL
English
Primary & Early Years

The Teaching Assistant (TA) plays an essential role in the drive to raise standards in schools. In addition to the support provided for students with learning difficulties and disabilities, the TA may also be required to support groups of students for whom English is an additional language (EAL) both in whole class and small group teaching and learning situations. Those supporting EAL students are at the forefront of removing barriers to learning and inclusion.

Approaches to Practical Criticism for A Level English Literature

English
The course will provide delegates with strategies, resources and ideas in tackling the requirement that students 'demonstrate detailed critical understanding in analysing the ways in which structure, form and language shape meanings in literary texts' (AO2). The approach will be practical and engaging, allowing delegates to explore texts, make connections between them and try out ideas which will give students confidence in approaching this challenging element of A Level study.

Assessing Pupil Progress in English

English
With much of the government's focus on assessment being on teacher based assessment, there exists a real opportunity for the teaching of pupils of English to embody all of the theory of AfL through APP processes. This course will look at how real personalisation can be developed by the communication of APP data to students and teachers alike - and of next steps in meaningful learning discussions.

Assessment for Learning in English

English
As teachers of English we have always been aware of the power of assessment for developing learning. Inevitably, perhaps, conflicting pressures can distract us from this knowledge. However, recent national initiatives from both OfSTED and the Government have emphasised the need to involve and challenge 'all learners' in order that they may reach their full potential.

Assessment For Learning In English

English
As teachers of English we have always been aware of the power of assessment for developing learning. Inevitably, perhaps, conflicting pressures can distract us from this knowledge. However, recent national initiatives from both OfSTED and the Government have emphasised the need to involve and challenge 'all learners' in order that they may reach their full potential.

Assessment Strategies for KS3 English

English
By the end of this course, delegates will have a clear understanding of the most effective ways to embed Assessment for Learning strategies into their everyday English teaching. They will leave armed with a wealth of strategies and easy-to-use resources which can be utilised the very next day in the classroom.

Using these strategies will enable delegates to empower their students and encourage them to have greater control over their own learning and progress. This, in turn, quickens and deepens the learning in the classroom, and enable students to achieve more.

Boosting Maths and Literacy Skills (including GCSE retakes) 16-19

English
Maths
Post-16

The government requires that 95% of 16-19 year-olds who do not have grade C in English and Maths continue to study these subjects. Effective teaching for these students, many of whom have special educational needs, has therefore become a matter of urgency. This course will provide practical guidance on enabling students to improve their performance in these key subjects.

Challenging Gifted and Talented Students in English

English
This course will be of interest to teachers who are excited by the challenge of stimulating the learning experience of exceptionally able students who are gifted in English. The tutor will explore the criteria for identifying gifted students against a background of international research. During the day delegates will have an opportunity to share examples of English work by gifted students and to discuss the use of AfL strategies to develop talent.

Criticism, Context, Interpretation: Developing Effective Teaching and Learning in A Level English Literature

English
This course will enable teachers to refine approaches to course organisation, subject knowledge, assessment and pedagogy by examining a number of issues relating to the new 920080 specifications in a level English literature – in particular approaches to criticism, creativity, context and interpretation. The focus will be on effective teaching strategies to develop students’ confidence and independent learning skills – in particular looking at how to develop students’ broad knowledge of literary concepts through the teaching of set texts and topics.

Developing Effective Approaches to Teaching AQA B A/S ENGLISH LITERATURE

English

This course will enable teachers to refine approaches to course organisation, subject knowledge, assessment and pedagogy by examining a number of issues relating to the two units of the AS course. The focus will be on effective teaching strategies to develop students' confidence and independent learning skills - in particular looking at how to develop students' broad knowledge of literary concepts through the teaching of set texts and topics.

Developing Effective Approaches to Teaching AQA B A2 ENGLISH LITERATURE

English
This course will enable teachers to refine approaches to course organisation, subject knowledge, assessment and pedagogy by examining a number of issues relating to the two units of the A2 course. The focus will be on effective teaching strategies to develop students' confidence and independent learning skills - in particular looking at how to develop students' broad knowledge of literary concepts through the teaching of set texts and topics.

Drama for English Teachers at KS 3, 4 and 5

English
This course offers a chance to consider practical strategies that can heighten and extend the students understanding beyond the conventional teaching approaches. Many English teachers are not comfortable with the idea of using 'drama' in their lessons. This course provides ways into drama techniques that will allow teachers to feel confident and comfortable in their use.

Effective Strategies for Delivering AS English Language

English
The course is designed to provide delegates with a wide range of practical activities and resources to use in the classroom, underpinned by an informed awareness of what examiners are looking for in AS Language responses.

It places the course in context, relating the skills needed to student experiences at GCSE and also anticipating the demands of A2 level work, and focuses chiefly on providing and exploring lively and engaging techniques for improving student performance at AS level.

Encouraging Reluctant Readers

English
The course aims to develop delegates' understanding of the factors that make some children, often boys, reluctant to read, and to help them develop strategies to tackle the problem.

These will include specific techniques in teaching reading, including explaining and dealing with the irregularities in English spelling, and ways of giving each pupil a sense of satisfaction in reading, including matching texts to pupils' interests, and developing the use of non-fiction material, both in private reading and in lessons.

Ensuring Progress in GCSE English - A National Conference

English
With the advent of a new GCSE in September 2010, teachers of English in secondary schools will be looking to consolidate their current practices and to build upon these in line with the new specifications. With continued pressure to improve English GCSE results, the onus is upon English departments to develop further successful strategies to raise achievement and maximise potential at GCSE.

Enthusing and Supporting Post-16 Students to Pass their GCSE English Re-Take

English

This course offers delegates a number of practical suggestions and strategies they will be able to use straight away to raise achievement and renew enthusiasm for a course that students have, recently failed and may be wary of.

All the methods suggested have been tried and tested and have made a real difference to student achievement - both individually and collectively. Delegates will get sample schemes of work, lesson plans and resources they can start using immediately with their students.

Exciting English with Painless PowerPoint

English
How many courses have you been to where you suffer Death by PowerPoint? Microsoft PowerPoint is a fantastic teaching resource because it allows the teacher to plan animated, audible, stimulating lessons that will appeal to all students. Its fun-filled and exciting stimulus material can captivate audio, visual and kinaesthetic learners.

Exciting Writing: Inspiring Best Efforts at Key Stage 3

English
This course focuses on the need to encourage pupils to appreciate the need to practice writing descriptively, effectively and in detail across a range of fiction and non-fiction genres. Together we will explore ways of encouraging pupils to take their own writing skills seriously and understand how they can develop techniques for improvement. We will see how these skills can be used to maximise performance in KS3 SATs, as well as give pupils confidence and pleasure in their own wider writing.

Film and the Moving Image in the English classroom

English

This course will be particularly useful for preparing coursework and assignments for the media component in GCSE English Language and will provide a stimulus for creative and innovative classroom activities, coursework and assignments within the English curriculum at KS3 and KS4.

GCSE English Language and English Literature: Meeting the Demands of the New Specifications for AQA

English

The new GCSE course in English Language and Literature will be taught for the first time from September 2010. Teachers of English must both support and challenge their pupils whilst at the same time providing a stimulating learning experience to enable pupils to reach their potential.

Getting Boys to Excel in English: Practical Strategies to Improve Boys' Literacy

English

For boys’ literacy to improve, the learners need opportunities to develop their skills in exciting, stimulating ways. This course addresses this, offering helpful support and practical advice. Delegates will receive guidance on good teaching, including strategies to ensure we “get it right” for boys.

Aims of the course are to:

Giving Whole-School Literacy Impact: Meeting the Demands of OfSTED

English
Literacy is a key focus of the new inspection framework to be introduced into schools from January 2012. Clearly, literacy coordinators and senior leaders must demonstrate a co-ordinated approach to the development of literacy and its role in raising standards and achievement levels.

How to be an Effective English NQT

English
Teaching English for the first time is both nerve- wracking and thrilling! There are many issues which the new English teacher is concerned about. This practical course gives new English teachers clear solutions and practical teaching techniques for dealing with issues that are specific to English teachers.

How to be an Effective Second in the English Department

English
The aim of this course is to secure an understanding of the various aspects of this unique role and provide practical ideas to manage the workload. The day specifically addresses the role you will be expected to adopt when in post and the skills needed to do the job well. The course will be useful to those who are currently "Seconds" as well as those aspiring to the position.

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