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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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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.

How to Flourish in the English Education System

English
This course will explain: how the English education system works; how to manage difficult and disruptive pupils; analyse the characteristics of highly effective lessons, in any subject; to provide the opportunity to watch experienced practitioners at work in the classroom; and explain the sources available to support you both in and out of the classroom.

How to Raise Boys' Achievement in English at Key Stage 3 and GCSE

English
Raising Boys' Achievement is a key issue for English Departments and individual English teachers. This course offers practical strategies and workable solutions to the issue of engaging and enthusing boys, ensuring that they make progress in English.
The programme for the day will consider some of the challenges in teaching boys and gives practical and workable strategies for raising standards that improve all pupils' attainment.

Aims of the course are to:
* Look at the current situation with boys' achievement in English

Improving Boys' Performance in English at KS3 and 4

English
This practical course aims to identify common areas of weakness, before moving on to look at planning for improvement. We will spend time exploring effective teaching techniques and a range of active approaches to reading and writing. We will also examine the impact of assessment for learning on improving boys' performance along with careful target setting.

Improving Writing & Reading through Improved Grammar Knowledge at KS 3 & 4

English
For most delegates this will be the first time that they have learned about grammar in their own language (rather than through French, German or Spanish studies). Delegates will learn about how language study has changed in the last 30 years, and is now concerned with exploring and probing, rather than being focused on 'rules' and 'correctness'.

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