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In School/College INSET


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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Achievement & Enjoyment: Raising Academic Performance and Opening the World of Geography to More Students at AS and A2

Geography
This course will provide opportunities for geography teachers to develop their understanding and practice of teaching at AS and A2 with the specific intention of raising student attainment in geography. At the same time the day will provide strategies for raising student confidence, enjoyment and appreciation of the subject, with a view to encouraging more students to continue with their geographical studies.

Assessment for Learning in Geography

Geography
This course will investigate Assessment for Learning within the context of Geography. Delegates will explore and discuss how the principles of AfL impact upon geography teaching, and how its principles can enhance the learning experience for students.

A variety of forms of assessment will be analysed and a range of lessons will be collaboratively planned that reflect the principles of AfL.

Assessment in Geography

Geography
This course will focus on assessment of, and for, learning. Participants will learn what inspectors consider is good assessment practice and will investigate significant research findings. They will examine assessment at Key Stage 3 through activities designed to enhance familiarity with the Attainment Target. Participants will also have the opportunity to think about the range of data available to them and how best to monitor students’ progress. Key features of assessment for learning will be introduced and placed in a classroom context.

Assessment Strategies in Geography

Geography
The course will examine AfL and APP in Geography. Delegates attending this course will come away with the principles of AfL and APP and how it can enhance the learning experience for students in Geography.

The tutor will provide constructive advice on how to implement APP and strengthen the AfL strategy in Geography to have a direct impact on achievement and self esteem of students. Suzanne provides easy-to-implement advice on how to successfully manage APP and demonstrate best practice so far in Geography with the AfL strategy.

Boosting Student Take-up in Geography at Key Stage 4

Geography
This course seeks to give practical insight into ways to boost numbers in Key Stage 4 Geography. The day will provide opportunities to consider the current issues surrounding take up of Key stage 4 Geography at GCSE level.

Bringing Innovative Geography in to the Classroom: 11-18

Geography
This course aims to provide teachers with real insights into how to introduce innovative modern geographies into the classroom. As such the focus will be on subject content rather than classroom strategies and will act as an effective complement to government initiatives on literacy, numeracy and thinking skills. It will focus on ensuring that relevant, topical geographies can be introduced effectively in the classroom across the age and ability range.

Confidence Boosting Lesson Strategies for the Geography NQT

Geography
Sink or swim?

This often seems to be the case for a new teacher of geography in their first term(s) of teaching. An input of fresh ideas and problems shared could be just the tonic you need to revitalise your existing enthusiasm and help navigate the perils of the classroom.

This course is designed to give new teachers an opportunity to review past and present difficulties and boost confidence in the classroom to deliver the kind of geography lessons that your students will want to come back for.

Coursework and Fieldwork in Geography at GCSE and AS / A2

Geography
Guidance will be given about matching the topic and location to the examination specification and ensuring that the all-important assessment criteria can be met. This will include ideas for day, residential and independent fieldwork, together with practical suggestions for minimising the teacher workload involved.

D/C Barrier Busters for GCSE Geography

Geography
Each year Geography teachers reflect on their students who just missed a grade C against expectations. This course aims to reverse that situation and provide delegates with tried and proven strategies that are guaranteed to bring improvements to the grades of borderline students.

Ensuring Success in the new A Level Geography Specifications

Geography
The course will help you to improve the performance of your candidates at A Level. A seasoned practitioner will give you ideas and tips which have been proven to get the best results possible for your candidates, whilst reducing the administrative burden on you.
You will be given an awareness of the impact of the new exam specifications and how to plan your schemes of work and revision exercises for success.

Ensuring Success in the new GCSE Geography Specifications

Geography
The course will help you to improve the performance of your candidates at GCSE. A seasoned practitioner will give you ideas and tips which have been proven to get the best results possible for your candidates, whilst reducing the administrative burden on you.
You will be given an awareness of the impact of the new exam specifications and how to plan your schemes of work and revision exercises for success.

Geography for Non-specialist: Practical Classroom Strategies and Assessment

Geography
The course aims to provide opportunities for nonspecialist Geography teachers to develop their understanding and practice of teaching geography at Key Stage 3. The day will give the delegates confidence and skills to provide motivating and exciting lessons in Key Stage 3 Geography.

Geography for Non-Specialists: Practical Classroom Strategies

Geography
This course will provide opportunities for non-specialist teachers of Geography to understand more about the structure and style of the current and future Geography curriculum. It aims to support those teaching Geography by offering a range of strategies and practical hints that will help to create lessons that will engage and enthuse students.

Delegates will be guided towards a range of varied resources that will enable them to offer lessons that develop students’ enquiry skills and also allow them to develop independence in their learning.

Improving Performance in GCSE Geography C to A*

Geography
The course aims to provide opportunities for geography teachers to develop their understanding and practice of teaching at GCSE level with the specific intention of raising student attainment in Geography in preparation for the Higher-tiered paper. The day will provide teaching and learning strategies for raising examination performance of students at Key Stage 4 level aiming to improve their grade form C and above.

Introducing Creativity to your Geography Teaching at Key Stages 3 & 4

Geography
This course will provide delegates with range of practical and creative ideas on how to cater for and challenge the dominant learning styles of their students and how to stimulate their creative thinking in Geography. Delegates will be made aware of the way in which the brain learns and will be given numerous opportunities to explore how this knowledge can impact positively upon their geography teaching.

Learning to Learn in KS 3 & 4 Geography

Geography
This course will encourage teachers and students to think about "process" in lessons as well as "content". This will emphasise "how we will learn today" as well as "what we will learn today". By using Learning to Learn techniques in a geographical context, students can become more independent learners, and made more aware of how they successfully learn. In doing so students will learn to enjoy the Geographical content far more and appreciate the academic benefits this approach can bring.

Maximising Performance in the Controlled Assessment in Geography at Key Stage 4

Geography
The course is designed to examine the new focus for coursework of controlled assessment and the impact on departmental performance at Key Stage 4. We will review the requirements for controlled assessment and ways to improve the quality of provision and practice of this vital part of Key Stage 4 for examination performance and prioritise key areas for action.

Outstanding Differentiation in Geography in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

Geography
Effective differentiation is the key to enabling every student to reach their potential in the geography classroom. The course will explore methods of differentiation in the geography classroom.

Outstanding Lessons in Geography at KS 3 & 4

Geography
This course will focus on the strategy and practice of teaching Geography at KS3 and KS4 and viewing the links between the two stages as an opportunity for the development of confidence, enjoyment and achievement amongst learners.

Promoting Achievement & Enjoyment through Differentiation in Geography

Geography
This course will explain what Differentiation is, why it is necessary, but most importantly give advice and strategies for practical implementation in schemes of work and lessons. Opportunities will be given to look at and evaluate differentiated lesson plans and advice will be given on creating differentiated lessons from scratch.
Emphasis throughout the day will be on achievement and enjoyment for all students from the less able through the often forgotten middle to gifted and talented at the top end.

Providing for Able, Gifted and Talented Students in Geography

Geography
This course will provide opportunities for teachers of geography to understand more about the needs of gifted and talented pupils in their subject. Attendees will explore a range of teaching methods and resources best suited to G&T students in Geography. They will be able to define and identify G&T Pupils, recognise characteristics of able Geographers and focus on how to provide effective classroom provision for G&T geographers.
Aims of the course are to:
* Recognise the importance of setting suitable learning challenges

Teaching and Learning in Geography: we have the technology!

Geography
This course will focus on practical ways in which ICT can be used to support and enhance geography. Participants will learn what inspectors consider good practice and will investigate significant research findings. They will learn how to use the software and hardware commonly available in schools more effectively and in innovative ways.

In addition, they will think about the value of Geographical Information Systems in the geography classroom and have the opportunity to view a selection of these.

The aims of the course are to:

Teaching Strategies to Break the D/C Barriers in GCSE Geography

Geography
Each year schools reflect on their students who just missed a grade C with a grade D in their GCSE.

The aim of this course is to help boost the departmental A*/C pass rate with tried and tested strategies that are almost guaranteed to bring an improvement in results. It will suggest approaches and strategies that will lead to highly effective teaching and exam success.

The Highly Effective Head of Geography

Geography
The course is designed to help you meet the demands of leadership of the Geography department. The departmental head is a key area of responsibility in a school and the course is designed to help you meet this challenge. All aspects of leadership and management of the Geography department will be reviewed with top tips for success.

The Secrets of Teaching an Outstanding Geography Lesson

Geography
Producing an outstanding lesson may seem impossibly hard, but doing so on a regular basis?! Any professional teacher can produce an amazing lesson ready for observers eyes after many devoted hours of planning, ...but when the observers are gone? Your students are still there, with their expectations, and so are you! How can we continue to excel at this level continuously time after time!

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