Practical Strategies for NQTs, and those in their first three years, in the English Classroom | Lighthouse Professional Development

Practical Strategies for NQTs, and those in their first three years, in the English Classroom

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Once you have finished your initial teacher training and find yourself in a school, you hit the ground running fast! This course aims to build on your knowledge and show you how to make rapid and significant further improvement. During the day, you will have the opportunity to discuss behaviour management strategies that will work for you and discover the various ways of handling more demanding pupils. The day will be very practical and hands-on and you will be able to try out lesson ideas for yourself and discuss ways of tailoring them specifically to your classes. This course is a must for any English teachers near the start of their teaching adventure!

Aims of the course are to:

  • Demonstrate a range of tried and tested behaviour management strategies
  • Provide a bank of highly effective lesson ideas
  • Show how to offer challenge and support to pupils of differing needs
  • Heighten delegates’ awareness of current issues in education

Who should attend?
English NQTs, English teachers in the first three years of teaching, Cover Supervisors, Teaching Assistants


9:30Arrival, registration and coffee13:00Restaurant Lunch
10:00Behaviour Management
  • Rules and Routines
  • Dealing with Difficult Pupils
  • Sanctions and Rewards
  • Stretching the More Able
  • Supporting the Less Able
  • Making Mixed Ability Classes Work
Current Initiatives
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Thinking Skills
  • Independent Learning
11:15Coffee15:35Evaluation and close of course
11:30Effective Lesson Planning
  • Structuring an Outstanding Lesson
  • High Impact Lesson Ideas
  • Understanding the Inspection Process

Pamela J

Pamela John
Pamela John has over 17 years' teaching experience, including the role of Head of English in a comprehensive school. Pamela is an enthusiastic practitioner and national Educational Trainer who is keen to share ideas and strategies in order to maximise students' learning experiences. She has produced many resources for students and teachers, including some for an educational website. Pamela, who holds a Master's degree in Education, still teaches Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. As well as being an Examiner for GCSE English, she is a Consultative Moderator for GCSE Speaking and Listening in England and Wales.
Suitable for: 
Senior/Secondary, Post 16/FE Colleges
Scheduled Events, In-school Training

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