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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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Harnessing the Power of Homework

Learning & Teaching
OfSTED reports that the opportunities presented within the setting and assessment of homework are often not maximised. Opportunities for extending learning, building upon higher order thinking and the development of real research skills are often missed.
This course will provide delegates with not only the rationale behind using homework as an effective tool to revise, reinforce and extend classroom learning but also give guidelines on developing a whole school approach that will enable the setting of homework to complement the teaching for learning process.

How to Accelerate Learning Using Interactive Whiteboards to Improve Teaching and Learning

Learning & Teaching
The increasing use of interactive whiteboards in schools is giving teachers the opportunity to develop a much richer variety of experiences for their pupils. There is now an opportunity to utilise a whole range of stimuli to enhance the learning experience. This is leading to far greater engagement and interest. It is now much easier to reach all kinds of learners and employ methods and tasks that match their learning style and suit all the multiple intelligences.

How to Coach Students and Improve Performance - Fast!

Learning & Teaching
Many teachers, mentors and support staff want to play a significant role in boosting performance and unlocking potential. Effective coaching is proven to help learners become more confident, self-aware and successful. It can also create fast and lasting positive changes both inside and outside the classroom. This "must-do" session will deliver absolutely everything you need to know to get started with coaching.

How to Coach Teachers to "Good" and "Outstanding" - Fast

Learning & Teaching
Would you like to help your colleagues deliver even more good and outstanding lessons? Do you want to learn about a coaching system that's been tried, tested and proven to dramatically improve teaching, progress and results?

This jam-packed day will fast-track you through this "Magic Formula" and give you plenty of usuful tips and tools so you can get started immediartely. We'll show you exactly what your school needs to implement for maximum coaching impact - AND the costly mistakes you need to avoid.

How to Develop Cover in my School and Become a Skilled & Effective Cover Supervisor

Learning & Teaching
The development of effective cover arrangements and a skilled cover supervision team will become an increasingly important asset for schools. Cover supervisors are cost effective, and as valued members of staff can contribute significantly to better behaviour and learning in what has traditionally been a difficult area in schools.
This practical course takes a twin-track approach, looking at the context in which cover takes place (the systems, policies and resources) and the cover skills that supervisors need. Delegates will benefit from a focus on both these areas

How to promote success in Learning Mentor Teams through high quality management practices

Learning & Teaching
The work of Learning Mentors presents unique management challenges. Managing a team of nonteaching practitioners in a continuously developing service requires diplomacy, pragmatism and a good awareness of existing educational culture.

How to Teach an Outstanding Lesson

Learning & Teaching
The course is designed to examine what constitutes an outstanding lesson. The course offers practical suggestions for you to use in the classroom to enhance the quality of teaching and learning and to share best practice. Attendees will also review the requirements for outstanding lessons.

How to use Group Work to Raise Self-Esteem, Build Confidence and Improve Behaviour and Social Skills

Learning & Teaching
Managing group work can be a challenging activity - and it needs to be well planned, relevant and appropriate for different age groups of students. Group facilitators need to feel confident that they are equipped with the strategies and techniques to manage a range of potential responses which students may have to particular activities.

Implementing and Embedding SEAL Whole School Ethos; Curriculum Directed Time; Intervention Groups

Learning & Teaching
The course will examine the three ways to implement the SEAL strategy and provide an overview and vision to embed the programme. Delegates attending this course will come away with the principles of SEAL and how it can enhance the school environment at whole school level, strengthen the quality of teaching and learning in all areas of the curriculum and raise the self esteem and skills of students in small intervention groups.

Improving Gifted & Talented Provision in Your Department

Learning & Teaching
Delegates to this course will go away with a clear sense of how to evaluate and improve their G&T provision at departmental level. They will be able to audit their provision, take action to raise standards and assess the extent of the impact of their policies.

Improving your skill as a Professional Communicator by increasing your awareness of the power of Body Language

Learning & Teaching
Teachers are professional communicators. This course will encourage teachers to adopt specific body language techniques which will significantly improve their communication in the classroom and help them to stay in control in stressful situations. It will also help teachers to identify pupils in their care who are vulnerable or underachieving, as well as providing valuable information on ways to communicate more effectively with colleagues and parents by adopting appropriate body language.

Information Skills Across The Curriculum

Learning & Teaching
By attending this course delegates will be more aware of the place of information skills across the whole curriculum and have a model for implementation of information skills throughout the school. Examples of information skills being taught through both subject-based and cross-curricular projects will be provided.

Inspired Teacher, Inspired Pupils: Motivation at Key Stages 3 & 4

Learning & Teaching
Attendees will come away from this course with a clear idea of the mechanisms and methods with which we can inspire ourselves and then in turn inspire others. Importantly attendees will also clearly see what it is in daily life which obstructs our access to the wellspring of motivation that is in all of us and how straightforward it is to remove those obstacles with a minimum of effort.
Attendees will come away from the course happier, calmer and excited about the possibilities that exist for themselves, their teaching and those they teach.

Inspiring Under-Achieving Gifted & Talented Students

Learning & Teaching
Delegates attending this course will come away with a clear set of principles and ideas with which to re engage Able, Gifted and Talented pupils; some of whom may have switched off from the 'system' and prefer to co-operate on their terms only.

By focusing on, not only, what they can do (or find easy) but also on areas they would rather avoid whilst also pointing out the confines of the particular 'goldfish bowl' they inhabit we can start to create new areas of challenge and interest which can interrupt the programme of decline.

Introducing Study Skills at Key Stage 4

Learning & Teaching
The introduction of effective study skills at Key Stage 4 is the key to the continued success of students at Key Stage 5. This course will provide delegates with practical methods to inspire students to develop the necessary tools to guarantee continued success and independence throughout their academic careers.

Learning & Teaching Styles: Developing the Critical Piece of the Jigsaw

Learning & Teaching
By attending this course delegates will come away with a clear understanding of the part that teaching and learning styles play in developing outstanding lessons which contribute to whole school improvement.

Learning & Teaching: Making the Most of your School/College's Grounds to Boost Learning & Teaching

Learning & Teaching
Delegates will acquire both the theoretical framework and practical means to establish their own campus - based courses and schemes of work. Delegates do not need any skills in traditional outdoor disciplines, just be prepared to join in some enjoyable outdoor activities. Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for some outdoor sessions in the hotel grounds in the prevailing weather!

Learning Energy - Effective Strategies to Stimulate Learning Motivation at A-Level

Learning & Teaching
Exams are around the corner and the course work preparation has already begun. But looking at these students you wouldn't know it! On this course we get to the bottom of study apathy and unearth strategies and ideas to stimulate students' learning motivation.

Life after your NQT Induction - become a more effective teacher

Learning & Teaching
NQTs are the life-blood of the profession, yet currently, 40% of all NQTs leave within the first 5 years of starting the job. The 2 reasons they most commonly give for leaving are;

1. Pupils' poor behaviour

2. Endless bureaucracy such as lesson planning, marking, assessment, etc.

Making Good Progress: Maximising Potential for the Able, Gifted and Talented

Learning & Teaching
This course will explore teaching strategies, materials and monitoring systems that will enable more able, gifted and talented pupils to make excellent progress. The course will examine data and other systems for identification of the cohort and suggest ways that schools can monitor and measure progress.

Maximising Your Impact: Advanced Coaching for Middle and Senior Leaders

Learning & Teaching
Over the last few years we have had many requests for an advanced training course to help enable teachers and support staff to 'build on the basics'. For those coaches that want to improve and build upon their current coaching skills, this professional development is the answer.

Method and Motivation for the Classroom

Learning & Teaching
By attending this course delegates will come away with a clear understanding of the process of motivation and that no one can forcibly be motivated nor are people born motivated or not. Looking at the process and method of motivation we can discern the opportunities for implementing new ideas with classes, teams, specific target groups, year groups - or even a whole school.

Delegates will also start to dip into methods of their own motivation and motivating staff around them to prompt powerful change within curriculum delivery and everyday school life.

Narrowing the Gaps: how to ensure that Gifted Students make Good Progress and Achieve Their Potential

Learning & Teaching
This course, aimed at secondary teachers, addresses the new Ofsted framework and the National Strategies agenda of ensuring that gifted students should achieve their potential. Delegates will explore and discuss the underlying reasons why vulnerable groups of students do not make good progress, including new arrivals, gifted EAL students and those with dual or multiple exceptionalities.

One Size Doesn't Fit All: Developing Personalised Learning

Learning & Teaching
This course is for all those people that know that one size does not fit all, that equal is not fair and that the only thing in the middle of the road is a white line and some squashed frog - but haven’t known what to do about it in the face of a 'National' Curriculum and standardised testing.

Understanding the important differences and being able to respond to them to allow students to feel that they are being given the opportunity to fulfil their view of their potential is something which some can do naturally, but which needs to occur across the board.

Overcoming the Challenge of the Year 8 Dip

Learning & Teaching
What is Year 8? An aftermath to the excitement of a new school and new subjects in Year 7, or a prelude to the gravitas of SATs preparation in Year 9? Either way this is a time when we can either utilise a valuable year to embed best practice or lose many students in a directionless haze.


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