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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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Heads and Assistant Heads of Sixth Form: Effective 6th Form Management

This course will review strategies for effective post 16 teaching and learning - in order to raise achievement and highlight the most effective management of your post 16 resources. It will also help you review and update best practice for assessment and monitoring and provide you with practical advice on how to prepare for a Sixth Form inspection.

Health and Safety for Managers

This course aims to provide a context for Health and Safety in schools, to highlight the positive benifits of an effective Health and Safety policy and to focus on ways in which Schools can ensure good practice. Delegates will also be explained the process of Risk Assessment and how support and advice can be put to use.

How effective is the Student Voice in your school?

Many schools claim to have effective student voice structures and strategies. On closer inspection these can often be found to be seriously tokenistic. This course will look at how Student Voice initiatives can meet the rigorous inspection that they now receive and how schools can benefit from stronger Student Voice structures.

How to create successful and vibrant networks and communities of collaborative practice in education

The changing educational landscape and demise of advisory services mean that we need to create successful and meaningful effective networks of collaborative practice. It isn't just a case of "calling a meeting", it's about understanding how and why networks work (or don't work), how adult learning can be organised and delivered, how groups can work together face to face and through online networking.

How to get the Best from your Teaching / Learning Assistants

This brand new course shows you how you can deploy teaching assistants in your classroom for the best results, how to manage teaching / learning support assistants who work in a general role as well as those who work with specific responsibilities for individuals or groups of pupils. All delegates will receive a free copy of Veronica's book "How to support and manage teaching assistants".

How to Make a Success of Performance Review

Delegates will develop a secure knowledge and understanding of the purpose and process of the revised arrangements for performance management. They will have raised awareness of the professional nature of performance review including the importance of building ownership, of securing trust, of giving support and agreeing challenge. They will have raised competence in writing performance objectives, in gathering evidence including classroom observation and in delivering positive developmental reviews of objectives and performance.

How to Promote, Preserve and Enhance the Reputation of Your School

This course will enable delegates to develop strategies to build up their school's reputation and, at the same time, anticipate and prepare for those critical unforeseen incidents which can so easily damage a school's reputation.

While there is no better promotional material than excellent results and extra-curricular achievement, we will also be examining the effectiveness of the publicity strategies schools adopt to boost their reputations.

Implementing and Managing the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The course assumes no prior knowledge of the IB, and will start with an introductory session on the nature and philosophy of the IB. Thereafter the course will give practical advice on introducing and running the IB, including preparing for the IBO authorisation visit - and overcoming the likely teething problems which may be encountered in the early stages.

Increasing your Productivity: Essential Time Management Strategies for Working in Schools and Colleges

The course is designed to examine what constitutes outstanding time management skills. The course offers practical suggestions for you to use to increase your efficiency and effectiveness. You will understand what makes outstanding time management and help you to further develop essential skills.

Inspiration: Transforming the Classroom Experience

Delegates will come away from the course with a solid grasp of the latest techniques and strategies in the realm of enhancing self esteem and generating self motivation. Attendees will try out the various techniques so that they feel comfortable to use them in any circumstance or context both within school or elsewhere. Everyone will return to their school with information and ideas to disseminate amongst pupils and staff. The powerful techniques illustrated can be used with individual pupils, and whole classes.

Integrated Services - Is your school ready? Strategies and Possibilities

As a result of attending this course delegates will have a practical understanding of integrated working and a thorough knowledge of the process of establishing a multi-agency team. The benefits of meeting children's needs in a holistic way will also be addressed along with the challenges and appeal of sustaining multi-agency team working.

International Schools: An Update on the New National Curriculum & Current UK Educational Initiatives

This course has been designed specifically for the international sector to give support and guidance, using key advice from the DCSF, to ensure comprehensive coverage of the statutory requirements of the new national curriculum. The tutor will advise representatives from international schools on outstanding provision of the new curriculum and of practical ways to adhere to UK policy.

Introducing the Global Dimension to Your School

The course will provide a full package of ideas, inspiration and practical curriculum guidance for schools to introduce the Global Dimension. It will provide detailed explanations of funding schemes to support International Links and projects and guidance about agencies which provide invaluable support with resources, training and electronic portals for schools to use. Delegates will be given advice about - and provided with - real examples of topics and activities to embed Global education into the formal curriculum.

Introduction to Solution Focused Coaching: a 2-day course

The use of Solution Focused approaches in education is rapidly gaining recognition as a powerful and sustainable way of facilitating change at all levels. During this highly practical and pragmatic introduction to the power of Solution Focused Coaching, delegates will be equipped with a toolkit of strategies that will enable them to successfully support others in achieving even better results whether as individuals or teams.

Key issues for Induction Tutors and Mentors

Delegates will leave with a comprehensive understanding of the legislation governing the statutory Induction Period and of what constitutes best practice for those with responsibilities for ensuring NQTs have an enjoyable and successful Induction Year.

Leading an Outstanding School

In order to understand which factors contribute to Successful Schools, in particular how the capacity for change can be developed through effective leadership and management, its necessary to have strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation and the right culture and ethos in place. This course explores how competencies can be developed through Targeted Professional Development; and will examine the importance of subject reviews in the monitoring and evaluation cycle and how they can be used to identify deficiencies.

Leading and Managing Staff


Leading and managing a team of staff is key to being a successful leader, whether of teaching or support staff. An important part of this is the creation of a collaborative culture that both supports and sets high expectations for colleagues. Staff should be involved both in the development of their department (or section) as well as their own professional development.  

Leading Successful Teams in Schools & Colleges

Schools are unique organisations requiring unique leaders. This course applies the latest research from NLP and psychology to assist senior staff in creating successful teams. Recognise your own leadership style and its impact on others. Learn how to really motivate and inspire staff. Learn how to use a model that identifies team strengths and dynamics. Learn how to apply a model of how to communicate more effectively.

Leading Sustainable Schools

Research suggests that sustainability is developed most effectively in schools when it is placed at the heart of the School's Improvement Plan and is reflected clearly in the schools vision. The purpose of this course is to help schools incorporate sustainability into their thinking and planning by following a very strategic plan.

Making a Professional Impact

Making a professional impact means having a high-impact profile in all your interactions at work. This interactive and practical course will help you develop a personal presence which inspires confidence, and projects appropriate self-assurance.

Making it Vocational at Key Stage 4

Vocational learning is more effective where there is clear entitlement for all learners and a framework that allows this to flourish. The statutory requirement for all Key Stage 4 learners to be involved in work-related learning is a key element in the education system. Through a greater understanding of requirements, management, planning and teaching and learning, you will be able to deliver your vocational course and curriculum more effectively, ensuring that students are learning through work, about work and for work.

Making Pupil Data Powerful

The course will reflect on the pupil data that is available across the whole school - and how all teachers from NQT to Headteacher can make sense of it.

The course is designed for teachers to operate in a data rich environment and to feel more confident to interpret data to impact on learning. It is vital for all teachers to understand what data is available in school and set appropriate and effective targets for pupils, teachers, departments, the school as a whole, as well as personal self improvement.

Making Pupil Data Powerful

This course illustrates ways in which data on pupil attainment can be used by classroom teachers to improve learning, set challenging targets, track progress and identify underachievement. It provides strategies and techniques which help pupils to reach their target grades, giving school-based examples of good practice in Assessment for Learning. It explores the effectiveness of academic review sessions and the central role of the tutor in using the school's system of data collection and assessment - to ultimately help empower individual pupils.

Making Pupil Data Powerful: How Middle Leaders Can Use Pupil Data More Effectively to Raise Achievement

This course will reflect on the pupil data that is available across the whole school - and how the head of department can make sense of it and influence the teachers within their subject area. After the course delegates will feel confident to interpret on behalf of and coach individual classroom teachers, as well as feed into the central school system.

Attendees will be clear about the difference between potential and attainment - and how both data sets can be used to impact on learning.

Managing Diversity in Your School

This course is aimed at Head teachers, Deputy Head teachers, members of SMT and anyone in school who wishes to have greater appreciation of the concept of Diversity and to raise awareness of equal opportunity legislation and its implications within school.


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