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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.

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Achieving Outstanding Teacher of A-Level Classical Civilisation

As Classical Civilisation teachers we appreciate the articistic techniques of the ancients, we enjoy studying political and social contexts, and value the ideas expressed in classical texts. This course is about ensuring our passion for the subject is transferred to our students. It aims to provide a range of strategies and techqiues to help teachers motivate students to a greater depth of knowledge of stronger understanding of subject concepts.

Active Engagement in History Lessons at KS 3 and 4

This course will give you the confidence and expertise to plan and teach active history lessons at both KS3 and 4. Throughout the day you will work through a wide range of tried-and-tested approaches which are not only motivating but also deepen historical understanding.

Active Teaching and Lively Learning: What Great History Teachers are Doing in Their Lessons

How do we make those History lessons and pupils sparkle? How do we ensure that pupils opt to study History at GCSE? These are the challenges for the secondary teacher of History.

An Overview of Homer and the Greek Theatre

Delegates, at the end of the course, should understand the background of Homer, his poetry and society. This will also be linked to the Greek theatre. The course will seek to investigate the origins of the Greek theatre and its context in 5th C society.

For both elements of this course, the relationship of the poet and society will be a crucial element.

Assessment for Learning in History

This course will provide attendees with an overview of the various areas involved in developing an effective assessment for learning approach. It will provide practical examples of assessment for learning materials which can be used across the History department. The tutor will provide a strategy to enable you to effectively make assessment for learning an integral part of the teaching and learning of your department, rather than a bolt-on extra. Delegates will be provided with an action plan which they can take back to school and then confidently implement into their teaching.

Assessment Strategies for History at Key Stages 3 and 4

Delegates will gain a range of practical assessment strategies, such as different methods of self and peer assessment, questioning techniques and ways to produce effective pupil responses to written and oral feedback.

Underpinning these practical ideas there will be constant reflection on the teaching and learning principles involved, so that delegates gain a deep understanding about why these approaches work, so that they can transfer them to a wide range of contexts. All the strategies demonstrated here have been used successfully in History classrooms.

Brain Based Learning in AS / A2 History

Based on emerging knowledge about brain function, preferred learning styles and multiple intelligences, delegates will leave the course with a great many lesson ideas and a clear insight into how they can use this new knowledge in their classrooms.

GCSE Classical Civilisation: Inspiring Students & Raising Achievement

The course will give a clear picture of the content of the Classical Civilisation GCSE and what candidates are expected to do during the examination. It will also provide opportunities for teachers to look at how to use ancient evidence effectively, and consider some of the difficulties in constructing a picture of the Ancient world.
Teachers will be encouraged to share their experience, so that as many different teaching strategies as possible can be considered. Above all, this will be a day to enjoy Classics and what it can offer.

High-quality History Enquiries & Teaching the ‘Big Picture’

Delegates will deepen their understanding of enquiry in history, especially in those areas given greater emphasis in the new Key Stage curriculum from 2008. They will work through a range of triedand- tested examples of good practice which genuinely develop pupils' ability to ask their own questions and to evaluate sources, including digital and web-based materials.

Highly-effective Teaching and Learning in AS and A2 History

This course will equip you with an unprecedented range of highly effective teaching and learning strategies for both AS and A2 history that they can immediately implement in your own classes. It will show how to prepare students systematically and imaginatively for each type of exam question, it will also provide compelling examples of how to make the learning really engaging and memorable: approaches that can be used regularly throughout the course.

Improving pupil engagement through creative tasking in the new KS3 History

The course will show: How to plan for more creative tasks and outcomes in KS3 History, How to improve pupil engagement through creative tasking, How to maintain rigour through the balance of creative tasks and outcomes set across the Key Stage

Who should attend?
Heads of History and Teachers of History

Improving Teaching and Learning in KS4 History

This training day offers delegates a repertoire of lesson ideas to help deliver a challenging, varied and enjoyable GCSE history course. Based on emerging knowledge about brain function and preferred learning styles, delegates will leave the course with over 100 lesson ideas.

Introducing Creativity into the History Curriculum

This course will offer a broad range of practical strategies and activities which will aim to excite, challenge and enrich history lessons at Key Stage 3. It will look at how a greater emphasis on teaching our pupils to be creative learners at Key Stage 3 will enable them to access a more sophisticated level of historical understanding and ultimately greater achievement at Key Stage 4 and 5.

Learning, Thinking and Revision Skills in History

Delegates will gain a wide range of practical strategies which they can use in the History classroom, all of which help to promote deeper learning and thinking. In particular, these approaches will help them to help their students with revision for examinations, both within school and at home.

As these strategies are worked through on the day, delegates will gain a deeper insight of how their students can learn most effectively in general, helping them to transfer this understanding to other classroom activities.

Motivating and engaging your History Students: Making the most of the opportunities created by the new National Curriculum programmes of study

This is a practical course which shares with delegates recent findings about motivating and engaging learners and examines ways in which they can be applied to history lessons. The morning sessions will examine the opportunities provided by the new National Curriculum to develop lessons which focus on process - as well as content - as a motivational tool. Delegates will have opportunities to use these findings to adapt generic tasks to their subject and create sample lessons to share with their school.

Motivating Minds - An innovative approach to KS3 History

History is sometimes considered to be a rather dry subject but nothing could be further from the truth if it is taught in an exciting and stimulating way. This course looks at ways to encourage creativity and independence in learning. This course is aimed at teachers/department leaders of KS3 history. However, the ideas explored are also relevent to other key stages and subjects and therefore teachers of other key stages and subjects - in particular Humanities - would also be very welcome.

New Classics A Levels: Guiding students to success in Civilisation & History

This course will examine effective ways of teaching Classical Civilisation and Ancient History to Year 12 and 13 students. It will help teachers to be clear on the aims of the course and the methods of assessment used in the A Level. Some time will also be given to considering how ancient evidence is to be used and analysed at this level.
Teachers who are new to the subject, especially nonspecialists, will find the course of benefit, as will more experienced teachers who might like to refresh their knowledge and share their experience with others.

Out of Slavery: British Caribbean History as part of KS3 History

Schools are being encouraged to incorporate black history into the curriculum and often, attention is given to the history of American black people and the civil rights movement, while that of British black people is largely neglected. This course aims to place black history within the history curriculum in a non-threatening manner.

Outlines of Athenian History

Delegates will have a much deeper knowledge and understanding of Athens and its empire in relation to the other city states of Greece, such as Sparta. Such knowledge underpins the whole of the Classical Civilisation examinations. There will be an investigation of the Athenian democratic system to widen this historical outline.

Outstanding History Lessons at Key Stages 3 and 4

Delegates will discuss and analyse a number of lessons from both key stages, judged by OfSTED to be outstanding. Drawing on these illustrated examples and their own experience, delegates will develop a really clear view of what is meant by an outstanding history lesson and be able to articulate this to their colleagues, using the wide variety of telling examples which will be worked through during the day.

Planning a Holocaust Education Scheme of Work for KS3 History/RE and/or Citizenship

Teachers often find it difficult to teach the Holocaust in an appropriate way due to constraints of time and a lack of appropriate resources. Many resort to merely showing a film such as Schindler’s List in its entirety. This course will seek to provide delegates with practical ideas and examples to enable teachers of History, RE and Citizenship to develop a scheme of work for teaching about the Holocaust. During the day delegates will have an opportunity to review a range of textbooks, poster packs and multimedia resources and consider how they may be used in the classroom.

Practical new ways of Improving the Examination Performance of your Pupils in GCSE History

There is tremendous pressure on departments to increase attainment, particularly across A* - C grades. Additionally, the increased value of Value Added data has meant that it is now imperative that improved performance across all grades is secured. Departments now have to examine all their processes for improving examination performance. This course will: focuse on a range of practical strategies to improve examination performance across all abilities; and examine the importance of embedding a three tier revision strategy that focuses on the different needs of all pupils.

Practical Strategies to help more of your pupils attain A & A* in GCSE History

For most of the day, delegates will work through a variety of tried-and-tested classroom strategies that have proved most successful in helping A and A* students achieve their potential.

Resources and Ideas for Successful Differentiation in History

This course will provide delegates with practical activities, strategies and approaches which will allow them to respond more readily to the individual learning needs of their students. Delegates will be given fresh ideas for offering new challenges, entitlement and support to the full range of students. It will explore how through a more sophisticated approach to differentiation in the history lesson, a greater level of historical understanding may be achieved for all students regardless of ability.

Teaching Emotive and Controversial Issues in History

History teachers sometimes struggle to engage the interest of pupils, even when history content may be emotive or controversial. In some settings, emotive and controversial history is a “no-go” area, where teachers want to avoid confronting difficult pupil attitudes or causing offence or lack confidence in certain areas of their subject knowledge.


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