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In School/College INSET

If you are looking for a course to run onsite at your school or college, we have over 800 to chose from. These are all quality assured courses we have successfully run in the recent past.  They have been delivered exclusively by trusted trainers that consistently receive great feedback.  98% of attendees state they would recommend our courses on their evaluation forms.

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 or your colleagues. Otherwise you will be scrolling all 800 teacher training days in alphabetical order!  If you're planning a Whole School INSET day, our unrivalled range of learning and teaching, pastoral care, behaviour, leadership and Special Educational Needs programmes may well prove of interest.

Once you find a course of interest (or if you already know the INSET topic you would like to run) click on the contact form link on this page, including prospective dates, and we will happily check availability for you.  We are offering a 20% discount on all INSET speakers booked in June and July.  This applies even if you are planning ahead for the next academic year.

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Challenge in Preventing & Responding to Cyber Bullying

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
Internet and mobile technologies are an essential part of our everyday lives, and children and young people are enthusiastic users of these technologies. There are many educational and creative benefits associated with their use; however, the increased exposure of young people to these technologies undoubtedly raises many new challenges and questions.

Children in Crisis

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
Children growing up in the twenty first century face critical situations which seriously threaten their mental and physical well being. Bereavement, divorce, war, domestic violence, terrorism, bullying and neglect are only some of the factors that impact on children's lives. When we recgnise the power of such events to influence feelings, behavior and academic performance we are better equipped to help and support pupils through critical incidents in their lives.

Coping with Loss Situations

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
Young people encounter many situations where loss is involved from changing cirumstances, a breakdown in their own or parent's relationships, periods of low self-esteem to personal bereavement. Often their capacity to cope, with appropriate help, is not acknowledged. This course, based on work with young people of all ages and with adults who care for young people in different capacities, aims to provide a structure by which young people can develop their coping skills.

Creating and Maintaining a Protective Ethos Meeting and Building upon the Statutory Duties placed on Education Settings

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
Since recent changes in legislation, schools and other education settings now have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This course provides information on the safeguarding responsibilities of schools and governors and how these should be fulfilled. It gives details on the benefits and essential components of a protective ethos - and how successful implementation will be of mutual benefit to children and staff.

Defusing Bullying Behaviours

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
Complaints about teasing and bullying behaviours can take up a high proportion of teacher-pupil contact time. Often the only advice teachers feel able to give is "ignore bullies and they'll eventualy stop". Unfortunately research demonstrates this plainly isn't true. This course will show you techniques that really do work.

Developing More Effective Liaison & Pastoral Support with Difficult Parents, Carers and Self-supporting Students

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
This course will develop a greater understanding of the relationship between managers, teachers, support staff, parents and carers. Emphasis will be placed upon promoting delegate skills in dealing more effectively with demanding, over-assertive, angry, and reluctant parents, and how to involve them more positively in the education of their child or children.

Developing the Independent Learner at Post 16

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
We ascribe a level of maturity and an ability to study
independently on students in the post-16 phase which they find
difficulty in attaining. For many students time management is
difficult and they lack the necessary skills to r esearch and plan
their work.

Eating their Hearts Out: Obesity to Anorexia

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
For many young people, food has become a way of controlling their environment and their lives. Childhood obesity is a serious problem with profound health and social consequences. It has received substantial media attention recently due partly to the rapid increase in prevalence across the UK as well as internationally. Current statistics suggest the prevalence of obesity in children is four times higher today than it was 30 years ago. Obesity in childhood is associated with numerous health and social consequences.

Effective Ways To Engage Families

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
Engaging parents into school life is a challenging one for all involved in education. It has been well documented that there are lots of benefits for the child if schools and organisations can work in partnerships with their parents. Schools and organisations work hard in achieving this goal. This course is designed to provide strategies to help bridge the gap in a fun, active way.

Every Child Matters: Preventing Bullying in Schools

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
Bullying causes particular misery and disruption to the learning of individual pupils according to the Steer Committee. Kidscape tells us that 1 in 12 children are so badly bullied that it affects their education. OfSTED suggest that bullying is a continuing problem and although many schools have policies in place little evaluation or monitoring takes place.

Girls will be Girls! Discover New Ways of Succeeding with Difficult and Vulnerable Girls

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
Most initiatives and resources to address school exclusion and inappropriate behaviour are largely designed for their most likely candidates - boys. There is growing concern among education professionals that many prevention and intervention strategies do not recognise the particular emotional and developmental needs of girls.

Handling Confrontation

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
This course is aimed at all staff who wish to further improve their skills in managing difficult and volatile situations, when dealing with students, parents, visitors or other adults.

The course aims to offer you the opportunity to explore a range of strategies, including preventitive solutions, to mange confrontation positively. It will help you practise and develop practical skills in de-escalating difficult situations, maintaining personal space and keeping things safe.

Helping and Managing Young People in Crisis

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
This course will focus on critical situations that face adolescents including: mental health, bereavement, drugs and alcohol, and bullying. The speaker will: identify the underlying principles for teachers in managing crisis situations with adolescents; explore issues relating to the law; identify external sources of support and resources for schools to access; and also help you identify a variety of preventative measures your school can undertake.

Helping Children and Young people who experience Bereavement and Loss

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
In every classroom, in every school across the country there are students who have been bereaved, whose parents have separated and divorced and there are those who are in the care of the local authority or seeking asylum. Others may experience ongoing loss where a parent or sibling has chronic physical or mental health problems, drug or alcohol addiction or enduring disability following traumatic incidents.

Helping to Raise Standards as a Cover Supervisor

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
Delegates will leave this course with a sophisticated understanding of why pupils behave badly at times, and what they can do when it happens. They will be given clear advice on managing the frenetic environment that exists in many Cover lessons. I will explain how brains learn most effectively and how they can use this knowledge to maximise learning; whatever the subject or content.

How to Coach Pupils and Improve Performance - Fast

Pastoral Care and Behaviour

Many teachers, mentors and support staff want to play a significant role in boosting performance and unlocking potential. Effective coaching is proven to help learners become more engaged, confident, and successful. It can also create fast and lasting positive changes both inside and outside the classroom. This “must-do” session will deliver everything you need to know to get started with coaching. We’ll be guiding you step-by-step through the process, and giving you plenty of useful tips and tools, so that you’re ready to begin coaching as soon as you leave this training session.

How to Lead a Pastoral Team: Supporting Positive Behaviour and Learning for ALL Students and Working Effectively with Those Who Cause Concern

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
There is a strategic dilemma developing in pastoral work in schools. Do pastoral leaders deal with behaviour and pastoral issues or do we become leaders of learning? It's an exciting, demanding job. Can we do both? This practical course aims to bridge the gap and show how pastoral leaders can establish and maintain high achieving, self-sufficient teams that support positive behaviour for learning for ALL students - and still be able to work effectively and skillfully with those who cause concern.

How to Manage Behaviour: 14 - 19

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
With significant changes to structure and organisation for the delivery of 14-19 curriculum planned in 2008, this course will provide proven practical strategies to manage incidents of challenging behaviour within this disparate age group.

It will cover managing students in classrooms and workshops and will also give effective strategies on managing and motivating difficult and challenging groups.

How to Support Young Carers in Schools

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
There are an estimated 185,000 young people in schools acting as carers, which means probably 1 in every secondary class. The academic and societal achievements of these youngsters will be affected by carrying such a burden, yet few open up to schools about their situation.

Improving Classroom & Workshop Management to Raise Achievement

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
Delegates attending the course will reflect on issues and situations currently reducing their effectiveness within the classroom and focus upon practice that is more effective. With the increasing emphasis within schools and colleges upon improving engagement and achievement of pupils / students at all levels, this course will focus upon strategies and techniques, that will develop teaching and learning, student engagement, and positive management of behaviour and attitudes.

Independent Schools & Pastoral Care Excellence

Pastoral Care and Behaviour

Independent Schools & Pastoral Care Excellence 

Leading Staff Facing Challenging Behaviour; Training and Managing an Outstanding team

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
This course is aimed at staff leading colleagues who regularly face challenging behaviour. This is a very practical day, focussed on pragmatic approaches to the realities of managing staff in this emotive area.

The course draws on real life examples of outstanding practice, as well as focussing on strategies for team leaders to ensure their own survival and well-being when leading teams under pressure. This includes managing and reducing the tide of "upward referrals" of problems.

Manage your Post 16 Class and Lead your Students to Achievement

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
This course is about you as a teacher leading your students to achievement. Leadership is strategic, and so on this course you will learn to think strategically about what you want your students to achieve; not just in terms of exam results, but also in terms of attitude and behaviour. Communication is very much a part of this; and so how to communicate your strategy - and get the students to 'buy into it' - will also be considered.

Managing People, Personalities & Pressure (Part Two): Happiness at Work using Emotional Intelligence

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
This course is for any school staff who would like to achieve more happines at work for themselves and for others. You can enrol on this course if you have or have not attended part one of this series, as it offers different skills. Emotional Intelligence is emphasised throughout the day in practical exercises. By attending this training day you will become more confident in dealing with collegues and students, especially the 'awkward' ones, the 'marginal performers'; the demotivated or those needed support.

Meeting the Needs of Pupils who Self Harm

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
This disturbing and distressing behaviour has risen dramatically in the last decade. This course will help you understand the reasons that lie behind self harm - and offer you practical guidance both on how to recognise the symptoms and how to help pupils deal more positively with such powerful feelings.


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