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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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Successfully Developing and Promoting Reading and Writing Skills Throughout the Curriculum

English
Due to the literacy demands of the new Ofsted framework, teachers in all subject areas need to demonstrate the development of students' skills in the four areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students' attainment and their progress in reading and writing are key indicators of literacy standards in schools and it is closely linked to achievement across all subject areas.

Successfully Meeting the Needs of Beginner EAL Learners in the Secondary Classroom Practical Strategies for Teaching and Learning

English

at different ages and it is essential that schools have in place procedures and approaches to meet the needs of these EAL learners. In the classroom, teachers are expected to ensure that their planning makes provision for those new to learning English, a key focus for inspectors when judging learning and progress in a lesson.

Tackling and Solving Reading and Spelling Problems at Key Stage 3

English
Course members will leave with a clear understanding of the range and causes of problems with reading and spelling for eleven to fourteen year olds. They will be given proven approaches for tackling them in the context of pupils' normal school work, as well as specific teaching techniques that have been shown to be effective with the most difficult problems.
These will include the needs of pupils assessed as dyslexic, and of pupils with English as an Additional Language. The course will also include techniques for strategic planning and evaluation.

Taking the Fear Out of Poetry

English

Poetry continues to be the genre which inspires the greatest fear and mistrust - amongst teachers as well as pupils. Concerns over form, interpretation and 'relevance' abound. This course aims to provide practical, tried and tested approaches to a selection of the central and possibly more challenging poets found on the specification (Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Blake). Furthermore, it offers a methodology with which to explore verse at A-Level.

Teaching Assistants and EAL: Meeting the Demands of your Role Effectively supporting students learning English as an Additional Language

EAL
English
Primary & Early Years

The Teaching Assistant (TA) plays an essential role in the drive to raise standards in schools. In addition to the support provided for students with learning difficulties and disabilities, the TA may also be required to support groups of students for whom English is an additional language (EAL) both in whole class and small group teaching and learning situations. Those supporting EAL students are at the forefront of removing barriers to learning and inclusion.

The Dyslexic in the Classroom

English
Special Needs & Schools
This one-day course is designed to give teachers an opportunity to
identify and address the problems that pupils with this specific learning
difficulty encounter throughout the curriculum.
 
Topics covered include practical techniques on how to improve the
reading, spelling, handwriting, listening skills, memory and revision
techniques, examination skills, organisation and the homework of your
dyslexic students.

The New Head of English

English

This practical course supports delegates in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of their departments and offers suggestions on how to make improvements. It focuses on the role a Head of English plays in producing an effective department: Interpersonal skills; ways of supporting staff; keeping up to date with curriculum developments; time management and administrative efficiency are all explored.

Aims of the course are to:

The New OfSTED Framework: How to Achieve 'Outstanding' provision in English

English

Delegates who may be unfamiliar with the new OfSTED framework (Jan 2012) will find this course hugely informative with its focus uponthe revised set of characteristics for 'Outstanding' English provision. Delegates will be given the opportunity to explore and examine how different schools have achieved 'Outstanding' in their provision of English.

The New Specifications in AS & A2 English Literature: Comparing texts and managing the demands of planning, teaching and resourcing a 12 Texts Course

English
By the end of the course teachers will have developed strategies and resources for coping with the new challenges of English Literature specifications - which have moved markedly away from the old and familiar model. They will receive many practical suggestions for planning and teaching the new courses and feel confident about dealing with the comparison of texts, responding appropriately to the open-ended coursework requirements and have explained new ways of approaching Shakespeare.

The New Specifications in AS & A2 English Literature: Meeting the challenges for the Student and the Teacher

English
The new English specifications provide exciting opportunities for teachers to rethink and restructure their approaches to texts. In addition, however, there is a wider challenge to develop a Focused Learning Framework for the two years - which not only makes the best use of the freedom of choice in many of the specifications - but also provides a secure foundation for all students to benefit from the opportunities inherent in these new approaches.

Turning Goldfish into Elephants: The Power of Memory in the English Classroom

English
Have you ever wished your students could retain more easily what they learn? Do you, and they, become frustrated when they seem unable to remember what you taught them last lesson? Well, this is the course for you!

This course will enable delegates to develop a clearer understanding of what 'memory' is, how it functions, and how to encourage students to employ it more effectively both in everyday learning and in preparation for exams.

Using ICT to Help Pupils in English

English
Delegates will increase their confidence in using ICT in English lessons; they will use and understand a number of different practical applications of ICT to English which makes use of standard software. They will practise new ways of appreciating and analysing texts and experience fresh ideas to stimulate and support writing, with special attention to the motivation of boys.

Using Interactive Whiteboards Successfully in English

English
The aim of this course is to examine how Interactive Whiteboards can successfully be used to improve motivation and teaching and learning in your English lessons. This inset day will also demonstrate the best of the free and commercial resources available to English teachers - and help ensure that you and your pupils get the most from this powerful new resource.

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.

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.

Teaching Assistants and EAL: Meeting the Demands of your Role Effectively supporting students learning English as an Additional Language

EAL
English
Primary & Early Years

The Teaching Assistant (TA) plays an essential role in the drive to raise standards in schools. In addition to the support provided for students with learning difficulties and disabilities, the TA may also be required to support groups of students for whom English is an additional language (EAL) both in whole class and small group teaching and learning situations. Those supporting EAL students are at the forefront of removing barriers to learning and inclusion.

The Dyslexic in the Classroom

English
Special Needs & Schools
This one-day course is designed to give teachers an opportunity to
identify and address the problems that pupils with this specific learning
difficulty encounter throughout the curriculum.
 
Topics covered include practical techniques on how to improve the
reading, spelling, handwriting, listening skills, memory and revision
techniques, examination skills, organisation and the homework of your
dyslexic students.

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