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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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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

Preparing your Art, Craft and Design Department for Review

Accountability is important when running a department and this is often monitored through school observation and local authority reviews, as well as being part of an OfSTED inspection.

Raising Standards in Art by improving the KS2 - KS3 Transition

Recent national OfSTED reports for Art and Design have identified that a key issue in raising standards at the Key Stage 3 is the need to improve the Key Stage 2-3 transition. This course identifies the important factors to address when reviewing transition arrangements - and offers practical suggestions for constructive steps that can be taken.

Setting up and Running a successful GCSE Digital Photography Course, for all abilities, on a tight budget

This course will give you practical tips for setting up and running a GCSE Photography course and will also consider factors such as limited funding and inclusion. As GCSE Photography becomes increasingly popular in schools you will find out how to design a course which suits your pupils and which recent research and OfSTED findings show can motivate underachieving boys in particular.

Successfully Implementing the GCSE in Applied A&D including information about the New Specifications

The Applied GCSE provides opportunities for students to understand the professional world of art, craft and design through investigating the business and commercial aspects of the industry. This course will look at approaches to teaching, learning and delivery of this vocational course, through exploring a range of resources that teachers can incorporate into their teaching and learning activities. A set of comprehensive materials will be provided to give teachers a head start in implementing the course

Survival Skills in the Art Room for NQTs and Non-specialist Art Teachers

This course is invaluable for newly qualified or non-specialist teachers of art. It will offer tried and tested successful strategies for coping in a practical subject area. Delegates will gain the confidence needed to teach effectively and develop the skills to create a safe and efficient working environment for their pupils. The programme will include suggestions on the use of suitable resources and equipment helpful in delivering a scheme of work that addresses National Curriculum and GCSE requirements.

The New & Aspiring Head of Art and Design

This course will help you to clarify your main managerial roles and responsibilities and will also address the core values of art and design education that should underpin the department. With a clear focus on raising pupils' achievement, this training day will help you develop an overview of national standards in the subject and identify key strategies for initiating improvement.

The New Curriculum, Applied Learning: KS3 Art & Design to the Diploma in Creative and Media

We all know time to digest and consolidate change of any kind is at a premium within a school setting. As a busy member of staff in an Art and Design department you will of course have awareness of changes in your subject. These changes are hugely significant and far-reaching. The government want to see all students place more emphasis on skills and learning and life. One of the aims of the new curriculum is to create more successful learners.

Using Contemporary Art & the New Technologies in the Art, Craft & Design Curriculum at KS 3, 4 and 5

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 and content relevant to the teenager of today.

Using Higher-level Thinking Skills in Art, Craft & Design to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Art, Craft and Design offers many opportunities for teachers to develop higher level thinking skills in their pupils, through engaging them in learning conversations, the use of effective questioning, shared learning experiences and exploring contemporary as well as historical concepts in Art.

Active Learning in Business Studies

Business Studies
Teachers will gain examples and ideas on how to deliver the key elements of a Business Studies Course using Active Learning techniques.

The course looks at the impact of Active Learning within Business Studies and provides delegates with the opportunity to discuss the feasibility of such techniques with other business colleagues.

Business Studies: Embedding equal opportunity and equality and diversity in response to the Evaluation Schedule for Schools and Common Inspection Framework 2009

Business Studies
The promotion of equal opportunity and equality and diversity are fundamental requirements of the Evaluation Schedule for Schools and Common Inspection Framework 2009 respectively, with both being limiting grades (i.e. an outcome of 'Inadequate' for equal opportunity for schools and equality and diversity for colleges is likely to result in an outcome of 'Inadequate' for Overall Effectiveness for both).

Business Studies: Effective Strategies to Raise Learner Aspirations, Improve Assessment and Reduce Teacher and Learner Workloads

Business Studies
Raising learner aspirations, providing careers/progression related information, advice and guidance are important features of both the Evaluation Schedule for Schools and the Common Inspection Framework 2009. Meanwhile, effective use of a range of assessment methods can increase learner engagement, contribute to improved success rates, develop wider skills (including employment related skills) and reduce learner and teacher/lecturer workloads, without compromising quality assurance.

Success in Business Studies: A Course for New, Non-Specialist Teachers and NQTs

Business Studies
Delegates can expect to come away from this course with many new ideas that they will be able to use in their day-to-day teaching. Using these techniques will help them achieve better results in both coursework and examinations.
The aims of the course are that:
* Delegates will learn new teaching techniques
* Delegates will leave with a new approach to business studies teaching
* Delegates can expect better results from their students

Building IAG Capacity and Meeting National IAG Standards in your School

High-quality IAG is vital to delivering the 14-19 reforms and this course will give delegates an understanding of where CEG meets IAG. It will address why it is critical to build IAG capacity in your school and will provide delegates with a robust understanding of why it is important to their school and community, to get IAG provision right. The course will enable delegates to interpret and work towards the new IAG quality standards which will provide pupils with the high quality, impartial IAG necessary for informed decision making.

Career Development for Students: Looking to the Future

The course will offer guidance to careers teachers and pastoral staff on how to work with students who want to think about and start to manage their future and careers.

The day will outline tools and processes which can support students development and will also offer some simple coaching techniques.

Challenges and Change for the Careers Coordinator

The course will help delegates through the CEIAG maze. It will support those working in CEIAG to define and understand their role within the school and PSHEE. It will address the key issues facing Careers Coordinators; 14-19 reform, personalised learning, IAG Quality Standards and their statutory/non statutory responsibilities. The course will look at developing a CEIAG Policy and how this can be implemented to the maximum benefit of the school and pupils through a coherent and comprehensive CEIAG programme.

Supporting And Strengthening Higher Education Applications

With over 1000 different subjects and 43,000 course choices, together with a multiplicity of resources and websites designed to guide students through the higher education maze, this course will offer some clear strategies for supporting them, helping them make sound decisions and submit convincing applications. There will be a strong emphasis on resources which delegates can take away with them to develop their own provision.

Supporting Applicants for the 'NEW' Competitive Higher Education Courses

When it comes to the most competitive higher education courses, traditionally, attention has been focused on Oxbridge, Medicine, Veterinary Science and Law. In recent years a range of other courses have emerged as being highly competitive in terms of application ratios: English Literature, History, Psychology, Sport, Nursing and Teaching.

Supporting Teachers, Lecturers and Careers Advisers New to the University Application Process

The course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the mechanics of the stages of the university application process, as well as guidance in helping delegates to encourage their students to make sound choices about universities and courses of study.

Guidance including resource suggestions will be offered on:
* Applying to university overview
* Making the best of the UCAS website
* Resources to support students
* Filling in the UCAS form
* The Personal Statement
* Using the Apply system: the adviser role


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