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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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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.

A2 Module D2: Topics in Decision Mathematics

Maths
The course has been specifically designed to provide teachers with the personal competences, knowledge and skills to teach some of the key topics in the A2 Module of Decision Mathematics at A-level.

The workshop will also give teachers some practical guidance on teaching key topics in Decision Mathematics.

A2 Pure Mathematics - Core Modules C3 & C4: Developing Subject Knowledge, Promoting Understanding and Raising Achievement

Maths
Whether you are new to teaching these modules - or an experienced teacher looking for refreshing new approaches - this course is packed full of stimulating ideas and resources that will be of immediate use in the classroom.

The main aim is to demonstrate how an appropriate balance between up to date paper based resources and use of the best available ICT resources can create an 'activity based learning environment' that successfully engages all learning styles.

Adventures in Algebra

Maths
Pupils' and sometimes teachers', preconceptions of algebra often lead to its being regarded as the dullest branch of maths, with little hope of pleasurable approaches. This need not be so! This course is aimed at those teachers who would like to put a sparkle into their algebra lessons and make them more stimulating. Delegates on this course will work through a selection of classroom-tested and classroom-ready algebra activities that can be adapted across age and ability ranges.

AQA GCSE Statistics

Maths
Many schools are now entering pupils for GCSE Statistics alongside GCSE Mathematics. This course is based on the AQA GCSE Statistics course, but should also be useful to those teaching the Edexcel specification. The course will provide practical teaching advice and materials for use in the classroom, with a particular emphasis on the topics which are likely to be unfamiliar to teachers - such as the interpretation of statistical evidence in the statistical project.

AS Module D1: Teaching Decision Mathematics for the First Time

Maths

The workshop is suitable for all A level specifications and has been specifically designed to provide teachers with the personal competencies, knowledge and skills to teach some of the key topics in the first module of Decision Mathematics at A-level.

The workshop will also give teachers some practical guidance on teaching Decision Mathematics.

Aims of the course are to:

AS Module M1: Mechanics: Developing subject knowledge and promoting understanding

Maths

The workshop is designed to provide teachers with the personal competences, knowledge and skills to teach and examine M1 Mechanics at A-level. It will focus on developing subject knowledge in addition to providing some practical guidance and learning approaches to help students understand the subject.

Aims of the course are to:

AS Module M1: Teaching Mechanics for the First Time

Maths

The workshop is suitable for all A level specifications and is designed to provide teachers with the personal competences, knowledge and skills to teach and examine M1 Mechanics at A- level. It will focus on developing subject knowledge in addition to providing some practical guidance and learning approaches for teaching the subject.

Aims of the course are to:

AS Pure Mathematics - Core Modules C1 & C2: Developing Subject Knowledge, Promoting Understanding and Raising Achievement

Maths
Whether you are new to teaching these modules or an experienced teacher looking for refreshing new approaches - this course is packed full of stimulating ideas and resources that will be of immediate use in the classroom.

The main aim is to demonstrate how an appropriate balance between up to date paper based resources, and use of the best available ICT resources, can create an 'activity based learning environment' that successfully engages all learning styles.

Assessment & Diagnosis of Maths Difficulties at Key Stage 3&4

Maths
Delegates will explore and appraise commercial maths tests. They will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of criteria based and standardised tests and when their use is appropriate. The diagnosis of error patterns to look out for will be demonstrated. A test of thinking style in maths and its relevance to dyscalculia will be explained. A number of reasons why a learner may have maths learning difficulties and dyscalculia will be explained.
A test for maths anxiety and the implications of the standardised results for teaching maths will be discussed.

Assessment for Learning in Mathematics

Maths
There is a great deal of evidence to suggest that, in mathematics, most pupils want to improve but are not sure how to go about it, other than 'work harder' or 'do more revision'.

In this course delegates will be equipped with practical strategies for raising attainment through AfL. They will be able to lead sessions on AfL in their own department and liaise with other subjects about whole school AfL approaches. The sessions will cover the research base, self and peer-assessment, formative marking, the use of probing questions and how to plan for AfL in lessons.

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.

Bringing Mathematics to Life using 'Autograph' and 'Excel'

Maths
This course will focus on the practical aspects of using ICT at Key Stage 3 & GCSE for developing teaching and learning of maths, with a particular focus on the practical use of Autograph, Excel and Virtual Image. Alan will demonstrate how simple use of a blank spreadsheet can aid the understanding of basic numeracy and algebra - as well as how "Virtual Image" can be used as a powerful tool in the teaching of trigonometry.

Core Units in A Level Maths

Maths
Delegates will be introduced to web resources and dynamic software that can be used to help pupils to visualise topics in A2 Mathematics. Delegates will take away a large number of ideas for using the web for classroom interjections and for using Autograph effectively on the big screen.

Creating Winning Maths Classrooms: NQTs and Teachers in their 2nd and 3rd years

Maths
Delegates will explore what constitutes outstanding teaching and learning and how it can be achieved. Attendees will review a range of classroom activities that encourage active learning and drive progression. There will also be time devoted to sharing experience and expertise and guidance on networking at local and national level.

Opportunity to identify further personal professional development needs and prepare for responsibility within the mathematics department will also be given.

Developing Skills in reasoning from data across Key Stages 3 & 4 Maths using Excel

Maths
Excel is universally available in schools, and has many powerful statistical features that can be used surprisingly easily and with little previous experience of working with Excel.

One of the features of the new statistics coursework within the mathematics GCSE is that pupils are being expected to deal with complex data sets, where multiple variables are to be considered, and this is an area which

Dyslexia & Numeracy: Post-16

Maths
The course will give an insight into the impact of dyslexia on the acquisition of numeracy skills. Numeracy plays a significant role in most areas of post-16 curricula, including vocational studies and Skills for Life.
Theoretical background linked to practical suggestions to accommodate specific learning difficulties will enable FE and HE course tutors, Skills for Life tutors, support staff and specialist teachers to understand and address the needs of dyslexic students who find numeracy challenging.

Dyslexia and Maths at Key Stage 3

Maths
This course will give an insight into the impact of dyslexia on the acquisition of maths skills. Maths plays a significant role in most areas of the curriculum, in preparation for employment and in everyday skills for life.

Practical suggestions to help overcome specific learning difficulties will enable classroom teachers, SENCOs, SEN teachers and learning support assistants to understand and address the needs of the 60% of dyslexic students who find maths challenging.

Ensuring the Progression of Able Pupils in Mathematics: targeting grades A/A* at GCSE

Maths
A worrying proportion of able students do not achieve the grades they are capable of in mathematics. There are a number of reasons for this problem: lack of specialist teachers, low expectations and aspirations, behaviour difficulties, concentration on C/D borderline students, lack of progression from KS3 to GCSE to name but a few.

G&T Maths AS & A2: Ensuring the Progress of Able and Gifted Students

Maths

Delegates will explore strategies for ensuring that their most able students have opportunities to develop their understanding, knowledge and skills to achieve their potential. There will be opportunities to explore and share resources and activities, identify best practice in teaching and learning, ensure rapid progression and develop confidence in working with very able students. Information will be provided about the qualifications structure, educational and career pathways for very able students.

Aims of the course are to:

GCSE Maths for Non-Specialist Teachers

Maths
Increasingly mathematics is being taught by people who have not specialised in the subject and this course is designed to provide such teachers with an abundance of resources and ideas that will be of immediate use in the classroom.

GCSE Maths: Making Statistics Meaningful

Maths
The use of statistics is pervasive in the media and many occupations and the GCSE Statistics course aims to reflect this breadth and relevance. The course will provide practical teaching advice and materials for use in the classroom and will cover all the main topic areas of the specification, focusing on topics outside GCSE Mathematics.

GCSE Statistics: A Wealth of Teaching Approaches: The New Specifications

Maths
The use of statistics is pervasive in the media and in many occupations and the GCSE Statistics course aims to reflect this breadth and relevance. The course will provide practical teaching advice and materials for use in the classroom and will cover all the main topic areas of the specification, focusing on topics outside GCSE Mathematics.

This CPD day will cover both the Edexcel and AQA specifications being introduced for first teaching in September 2009 (first examination June 2011), including the new controlled assessment component.

Getting Going with Autograph

Maths
Delegates should go away feeling more confident to incorporate Autograph into their lesson plans. They will be more confident that their teaching will, as a result, be more effective and more enjoyable.

Attenders will be expected to bring a laptop, to ensure hands-on experience. The latest version of Autograph will be available to install if required (NB: some school laptops will require Administrator privileges for this).

Getting Maths to Add Up

Maths
This ground-breaking workshop examines startling research that shows how retained childhood relexes have a direct effect on your students' ability to conceptualise, concentrate and mesmorise. Delegates are shown a movement programe that has prieviousely moved year 9 foundation students from level 2/3 to level 4/5 in 12 weeks and changed their attitudes towards maths forever..

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