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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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Developing as a Highly Effective Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistants
The course covers all the essential areas that an LSA needs to know to be more effective and develop professional capabilities. The course draws on the day-to-day practices of LSAs working with young people in schools. Theoretical concepts are explored as the basis of developing learning support and teaching/learning skills.

Developing as a Highly-effective Higher Grade LSA

Learning Support Assistants
Teaching Assistants are increasingly being asked to take on greater teaching responsibilities within schools and this course covers all the essentials a Teaching Assistant needs to know to develop as a successful Higher Grade LSA. The course will help you increase your knowledge and skills in becoming an effective Higher Grade LSA and help you develop within the role, which has considerable responsibility for teaching - and requires you to work quite independently.

Developing Effective Teacher/TA Teamwork in your Classroom

Learning Support Assistants
Having a teaching assistant in the classroom presents great opportunities and also great challenges. Getting them to sharpen the pencils is useful. It means you always have great pencils. However, could this person do more? Should they do more? If so, how? No teacher training course ever covers this important area.

We examine what the job of a TA actually is, what each needs to be able to do the job properly and how you can work together to promote learning in a way that is not possible on your own.

Developing Highly Effective Behaviour Management Skills for the LSA: 30 ideas that work

Learning Support Assistants
The course focuses on practical suggestions for every day classroom practice to resolve behaviour problems and is aimed at the role of the Learning Support/Teaching Assistants. There is clear advice on classic behaviour management techniques to tackle this issue.

Developing the Pastoral Care Role of the LSA

Learning Support Assistants
To maximise the effectiveness of the role of the LSA, you need to develop your abilities to relate and respond to your students. You must get to know them and their parents/carers. At the heart of this relationship is your ability to communicate. Effective communication skills are a prerequisite to be effective in monitoring academic progress and the personal and social development of students.

Helping To Raise Standards Of Achievement As An Experienced Teaching Assistant

Learning Support Assistants
How To Become More Skilful At Supporting Pupils' Learning And Assisting Teachers' Teaching.

This course is for TAs who have been in post for a few years, feel they have got to grips with the basic demands of dealing with pupils in a school environment, but now want to become more proficient at supporting pupils' learning and so contribute more fully to raising standards of achievement in their school.

Highly-Effective Learning and Teaching Strategies for LSAs to Support Successful Inclusion

Learning Support Assistants
The course is designed to extensively review learning and teaching strategies to support pupils in the mainstream classroom. The training is designed to offer practical strategies that LSAs can use to support effectively inclusive lessons. The tutor will focus on tried and tested techniques of practising LSAs.

How To Become More Effective As A Support Staff Team Leader

Learning Support Assistants
This course aims to:

Identify key aspects to the role, and personal characteristics, of team leader; Give advice on managing your team assertively but with sensitivity; Explain how to get the best out of your team colleagues; Give guidance on managing your time more effectively; Clarify the principles of successful delegation; Describe the characteristics of effective team meetings; Distinguish between the day-to-day management of your team and the strategic leadership of your team; Explore how you can monitor and evaluate the work of your team colleagues

ICT for LSAs and Non-Teaching Staff

Learning Support Assistants
Increasingly LSAs are expected to work with, and use, ICT to assist in the production of resource materials and to work with individual or groups of pupils whilst at the computer. It is a fully interactive, hands-on day - with the whole time spent at the computer working through various aspects of word processing and image manipulation techniques that are highly applicable to your important role.

ICT in the NVQ for Teaching Assistants

Learning Support Assistants
In order to successfully complete the ICT section of the NVQ there are a number of things that Teaching Assistants need to know and to do. This course will cover aspects of the Knowledge base and offer practical suggestions for gathering appropriate evidence for a portfolio. Whilst this course is intended for Teaching Assistants it will also be useful for teachers and trainers responsible for delivering or assessing the NVQ.

Learning and Behaviour Disorders: Essential Information for Learning Support Assistants

Learning Support Assistants
An increasing number of children arrive at school these days with one or more "labels" identifying specific learning and/or behaviour disorders. As many as 1 in 5 children may be diagnosed with such difficulties and yet it is often hard to find out how best to address their problems and learning, and the difficult behaviour types that so many of them exhibit.

Managing Challenging and Obstructive Behaviours: Practical Strategies to Support LSAs

Learning Support Assistants
To enable delegates to share and develop practical ways of dealing with many of the challenging and obstructive behaviours presented by pupils. Real world examples of the situations you are likely to encounter in the classroom will be examined, together with powerful and effective techniques you can use to quickly and constructively contain inappropriate behaviours.

Mentoring & Coaching Skills for LSAs

Learning Support Assistants
The course will explore coaching and mentoring skills for the LSA as a way of working with pupils to support and encourage them in their development. The tutor will demonstrate how effective coaching and mentoring skills of an LSA can enhance their pupils’ skills, capabilities, motivation and attainment. The course develops a range of skills for the LSA – listening, questioning, observing without judging, clarifying current reality, drawing out the meaning of experiences and feelings and agreeing action to help pupils to help themselves.

Practical Strategies to help LSAs effectively support Able, Gifted and Talented Students

Learning Support Assistants
Teaching assistants will have the benefit of advice and support on understanding the complex issues surrounding gifted and talented education. This will include some training on 'challenge' for able learners in the day to day classroom. Course participants will also explore some common issues connected with underachieving able pupils, both identifying issues and taking action.

Safeguarding Children: a whole-school approach for Teaching and Support Staff

Learning Support Assistants
The DfES guidance document, Safeguarding Children in Education, requires whole-school child protection training every three years.

Teaching & Learning Skills for Higher Grade LSAs and Support Staff

Learning Support Assistants
Teaching assistants are increasingly being asked to take on greater teaching responsibilities within schools and this course covers all the essentials that a teaching assistant needs to know on supporting teaching and learning. The course is ideal for anyone who is interested in understanding the relationship between teaching and learning at the heart of the education process. The course will also enable an LSA to play a more effective role in assisting teachers in the classroom as well as moving towards delivering the lessons directly themselves.

Teaching Assistants: Providing effective support for pupils & teachers to minimise low level disruption in the classroom

Learning Support Assistants
This course encourages delegates to consider their own classroom presentation skills, and the way in which these impact on the ability of pupils to learn - and provides practical advice on achieving peak performance with the minimum of stress.

The emphasis throughout is on positive management of the classroom environment to minimise and tackle disruption and maximise pupil focus and results.

Working Together Successfully: Teachers and Learning Support Assistants

Learning Support Assistants
This course looks at the inclusion agenda from the aspect of the teacher/LSA partnership. It identifies the roles of Teacher and LSA and discusses the best way of working together.

Examples of best practice will be examined to see how each element of the partnership can get the best from each other. The day will look at roles and responsibilities - and offer case studies to examine how the working relationship can best support both individual staff and pupils.

The aims of the course are to:
• define inclusion and integration
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