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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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'Your' New GCSE Art & Design Courses

These are exciting times in education, changes in GCSE Art and Design courses give every art department an opportunity to review and evaluate what they do and to develop future courses that are "fit for purpose" for the 21st century teenager. Departments need to take ownership of their courses using the assessment objectives creatively and objectively.

21st Century Art Craft and Design: Engaging with Contemporary Art Craft and Design in the Classroom, to Enhance Teaching and Learning at all Levels

We live in a fast moving age in the 21st century. Traditional notions of Art and Design evolve and change to reflect this…..but, in some secondary schools the art curriculum is rooted in the past and is not delivering teaching and learning experiences relevant to the teenager of today. This course is for those teachers who want to move forward and looks at ways that we can engage with contemporary practice in the classroom.

An Introduction to Adobe After Effects

On completion of this Introduction course to After Effects CS3 Professional, delegates will have a good working knowledge of and feel confident in using After Effects in their Schools or Colleges.

They will be able to, or be working towards, designing from scratch or jump-start projects from hundreds of fully customizable presets and templates—all from within a streamlined interface.

An Introduction to Aboriginal Art

MAny teachers are developing teaching scemes about aboriginal art but often feel restricted in what they do because of limited knoledge or understanding of the backgroung to the work. This course helps you to avoid falling back on stereotypes by enriching your own understanding of the historical and contemporary contexts in which the work has been made. All deligates will receive a substantial course folder of materials providing historical and contemporary background information.

An Introduction to Digital Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro

The course is designed to introduce delegates to the package and by the end of the day participants will be able to competently navigate the interface and understand what many of the tools can do. Delegates will know how to use Adobe Premiere Pro to optimise video for multimedia purposes as well as how to manipulate a video sequence by adding effects and transitions.

An Introduction to English Watercolour Painting in Secondary Schools

The course is designed to help the individual (Teacher and then student) to 'work without fear of failure' once they have mastered the traditional techniques involved.

Art in the Community: Added Value

This course is designed to help colleagues make the most of their community. The local environment can be a rich source of stimulus for students, but it is sometimes difficult to tap into. Ted, whose department won The Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2002 for their work in the community, will show through real examples, practical workshops and discussion how this can be achieved. Suitable for all art department staff teaching Years 9-13.

BTEC First in Art & Design: How to Make it Work Well in Your School

By the end of this course you will be able to plan all aspects your course from induction to FMP (Final Major Project). You will have developed skills in planning relevant assignments which will involve the wider creative community.

This course has great potential to Raise Attainment within Art & Design.

Challenging Gifted & Talented Students in Art & Design

The course will help art teachers identify gifted and talented pupils in their subject and help them make the most of both departmental and external resources to ensure that all their pupils are sufficiently stretched and inspired.

Talent can be difficult to measure and test accurately and the tutor will offer guidance on how best to achieve this. Delegates will also benefit from a practical session on how to write assignments that differentiate between the average pupil and the Gifted and Talented student and yet satisfy both.

Creating an Exciting Art, Craft and Design Curriculum Which will engage and Stimulate Boys at KS 3&4

Despite the successes of Art and Design as a curriculum subject there is a real concern with the underachievement of boys, especially at KS4. There are also concerns at decreasing numbers of boys who continue with the subject after KS3. This course will bring together research and practice which shows how the gap between boys and girls can be closed.

Creating Schemes of Work for a 21st Century Art, Craft and Design Curriculum

This will be a very practical course, using your own laptops, and working individually and collaboratively to create exciting schemes of work fit for a 21st Art Craft and Design curriculum. You will also learn how contemporary art craft and design can motivate pupils and have a real connection to their own world and culture. You will learn how to utilise the internet and free software and resources to create fantastic and effective image banks and resources, which will motivate your pupils and lead to improved engagement and attainment.

Creative Use of ICT in Art & Design to enhance Teaching and Learning

This hands-on course will explore ideas around "self" and collage / montage together with an examination of useful web content. Delegates use the skills learned to prepare Power Point presentations as a classroom resource, exploring the use of hyperlinks and sound files. Teachers will also learn how to use fragments of digital images and scanned objects to create personal statements - and will explore ideas about popular culture and imagery in Artworks.

Developing Exciting, Relevant Assignments and Sharing Good Practice in Art, Craft and Design at Key Stage 3

This course addresses the lack of support given to developing KS3 Art, Craft and Design. It will help you make sense of the levels and show how they can be used to improve continuity and progression at KS4.

It offers the opportunity to develop relevant assignments based on the Programme of Study. It will also give delegates a chance to network, share good practice and informally standardise work.

Fabric: Innovative Approaches for AS & A2 Design

After spending the day in a hands-on workshop, delegates will have a mixture of samples of Batik and Shibori. Each will understand how the technique is created, how to push the idea and best ways to teach their students.

Image Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop

The course is designed to introduce you to the package and by the end of it, participants will be able to competently navigate the interface and understand what many of the tools can do. Delegates will know how to use Photoshop to optimise graphics for print or multimedia purposes and how to manipulate tone and colour in images or highlight particular areas in an image for the best effect.

Individual Approaches to Art & Design

To work out the most exciting way to plan a themed approach to the teaching of Art & Design. The seminar will explore ways of choosing a successful theme and work out strategies for enabling the class to work with a range of ideas and in different materials, simultaneously. Ways of supporting the project with Human Resources and Artists and Cultural References will also be explored.

Learning in an inclusive classroom: Art, Craft & Design for Special Needs Students at KS 3 & 4

We all now operate in an 'inclusive' situation, but are all our learners equally involved and engaged? What are the implications to other learners when those with "special" needs are included or disengaged? How can we plan for and manage Art and Design within an inclusive classroom?

This course will aim to resolve these issues and raise further questions and solutions to effectively raise attainment in Art and Design and utilise the "special" in special needs.

Making Sketchbooks an integral part of the Art and Design Curriculum

The emphasis on process in the assessment of Art and Design means that the sketchbook is a key way of recording ideas and processes. A sketchbook also encourages reflection and personal growth which is very important in the current educational climate which recognises the need for students to deal with their emotional well being in learning.

This course will review the role of the sketchpad, look at examples from all key stages, and move into the 21st century by considering how digital portfolios and sketchbooks can be used alongside more traditional formats.

Making the Most of Sketchbooks and Work Journals

The course will examine and illustrate how workbooks can be used as effective and accessible vehicles in the delivery of Art at both KS3 and GCSE level, whilst actively supporting the national strategies for literacy and numeracy.

Management Skills for Creative Arts & Design and Technology Technicians

Through analysis of your roles and responsibilities, this course will provide you with the individual resources and ideas to maximise your efficiency within the learning area in which you work.

In addition it will offer the chance to network and share experiences.

Aims of the course are to:
* Understanding your role
* Responsibilities
* Managing workload
* Communicating effectively

Maximising Pupil Potential in GCSE Art & Design

This course will demonstrate how to improve practice in coursework and the controlled test. The course will focus on tried and tested innovative methods for maximising the performance of "at risk" groups: underachievers, the disaffected and slow learners.

Other Cultures in Art & Design

This course will explore the potential of teaching about non-European cultures in Art at KS3 and GCSE. The training will also identify the social, moral, cultural and spiritual aspects of a range of other cultures, including Native American, Black African, Japanese, Indian and Ancient Egyptian.

Outstanding Art & Design at GCSE

The day will focus specifically on:

• Demonstrating a range of techniques and strategies which will enable students to reach the highest grades at GCSE

• How to structure and teach all of the assessment objectives for GCSE and show examples of projects which encourage students

• Exploring ideas for supporting students of all abilities including those failing to meet the demands of the course

Pinhole Photography, Solargraphy and Camera Obscura Creation

The course will look briefly at the history, science and contemporary approaches to pinhole photography, and delegates will learn how, at a minimal expense, students can make and use their own wide-angle pinhole camera out of discarded objects. They will then use this wide-angle camera, with a combination of traditional and digital techniques, to create positive black and white images.

Post-16 Art & Design: Running a Dynamic and Successful Course

Delegates will develop strategies for planning an exciting course whilst making it relevant to the student's individual needs and approaches. The course will also examine how to make better use of the wider community through planning trips and residential courses, artists in residence and live commissions.

Making the best use of the examination system and how to achieve the best results will also be covered during the day.
Aims of the course are to:
* Provide ideas for developing a more exciting and relevant course


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