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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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The Highly-effective Form Tutor

The course examines all aspects of the role of the form tutor. It will enable you to work more effectively with the students in your tutor group helping to create a mutually supportive climate underpinned by highly-effective tutoring.

The course will suggest many ways to organise tutor group activities and how to implement tutorial work within the tutor group with key advice on delivering PSHE and Citizenship.

The New Inspection Framework and Secondary Schools: Preparation, Processes and Outcomes

From September 2009, the new Ofsted inspection framework was introduced with significant changes in key areas of provision and outcomes. It is essential for senior leaders to understand fully the new limiting judgements around safeguarding and equal opportunities as well as the change to the descriptors for attainment, progress and achievement. The use of data to track the progress of different groups and to make judgements on past and current performance is critical before and during the inspection.

The new OfSTED Inspection Framework: from January 2012

This course will explain the new OfSTED framework, to be introduced from January 2012, in order to help you plan for your next inspection. Using the latest information available, it will give you a clear understanding of the framework, its key points and advice on how to prepare fully for the next visit of inspectors.

The Outward Facing School: Engaging your Community

This course is a learning, developing delegates' ability to understand the implications of the 21st century outward facing school. The day will lead you through a development of your understanding, knowledge and thinking about community engagement to support young people in achieving.

The Parent Agenda: everything you ever wanted to know about fostering positive relationships with parents

By attending this course you will learn effective strategies for both developing and improving relationships with all parents, not just those who are difficult to reach.

You will be able to use a range of techniques and ideas to engage disinterested parents, to support needy parents, to gain the support of demanding or confrontational parents and feel more confident in working with influential parents such as parent governors.

The SEF: key principles to its structure, completion and use

This course is designed to give schools detailed guidance on how to complete a high quality Self Evaluation Form (SEF). Using up-to-date information from OfSTED and DfES - together with exemplar materials - it aims to give practical advice on ow to complete each secion of the SEF ensuring accurate judgements and appropriate evidence.
It will also consider how to involve heads of department in the process and the role of the SEF in the new "light-touch" inspection framework.

The Successful Integration of Challenging Pupils

Challenging pupils sap the morale of teachers and stretch schools resources, as well as undermining the learning opportunities of their peers. Traditional strategies have often been negative and reactive, and lead towards greater disenchantment and disengagement from the education system. However, all children do matter, and very dificult pupils can become highly successful if sound behaviour management techniques are employed.

Time Management for Heads of Department and Team Leaders

Your role is crucial in the managing of teaching and learning in your establishment, yet with the overwhelming pressure of daily demands from all directions, you may well feel that you just do not have enough time to do your job effectively. Of course there are never enough hours in the day for you to achieve all that you want, but you can learn some skills, strategies and techniques to help you make the most effective and the most professional use of the time that you have.

Timetabling - A Three Day Course

This practical three day course is aimed at delegates who have little or no experience of the timetabling process. It will be suitable for delegates who may be shadowing the timetabler in their school - as well as those wishing to become timetablers in the future. Course members will work through the techniques needed to move from the curriculum plan to a finished timetable - and examine a range of effective computer and traditional based tools to help you do so.

Transforming Learning & Teaching through Staff Peer Coaching & Feedback

Very few people are trained to coach or give feedback so they tend to worry about these aspects of their role and 'muddle along' doing their best.

This jam-packed training day will help you to become a more confident, competent and effective classroom coach who is able to make real impact. Instantly, feedback becomes a higher quality, more positive and constructive experience for your staff and they'll feel empowered, motivated and able to make sustainable changes that will enable you to transform teaching & learning - fast!

Understanding and Responding to the Equality and Diversity Requirements of the Common Inspection Framework 2009 and the Evaluation Schedule for Schools

Both the Equality of Opportunity and Equality and Diversity Requirements of the Evaluation Schedule for Schools and the Common Inspection Framework 2009 respectively are now limiting grades, which affect the 'Overall Effectiveness' grade for an institution. Therefore, an 'inadequate' grade for either Equality of Opportunity or Equality and Diversity are likely to result in an overall grade for the institution of 'inadequate'.

Understanding Your School Budget

This course offers an explanation of how education funding is allocated by government to LEAs, how LEAs allocate resources to schools, the various funding streams available - and how schools can make the most effective use of those resources. It will cover the Section 52 budget statement, the ISB, the Standards Fund and Capital funding - as well as a synopsis of the planned changes in funding and budgeting currently under consideration. It will also cover improvements that can be made to schools' internal procedures to help you maximise the utilisation of resources at your school or college.

Widen Your Mind as Well as Your Doors

This course will focus on supporting practitioners and professionals in making their Disbility Discrimination policy accessible. The session will focus on what we are aiming to achieve and how we can accomplish it. Practical solutions and advice will be provided with a focus on meeting needs and will examine the factors to be considered when considering 'reasonable adjustments'.

Writing and Implementing an Effective Improvement Plan

This course will enable participants to clarify their own school or college's developmental priorities, using tried and tested diagnostic methods grounded in theory and practice.

Participants will explore effective strategies to ensure that plans are focused on clear measurable and time specific outcomes; and that a wide range of stakeholders has ownership the plan.

Your School, Your Students & Diversity Law

New diversity legislation (SENDA, amended SENDA and Disability Equality Duty) has grave implications for non-compliance, including huge fines and poor inspection grades. This course will explain what schools need to know and do about the legislation and to put in place a structure of policy and training so you stay within the law and your pupils can fulfil their potential. Knowing the implication of the most common neuro-diverse conditions will inform your behaviour management schemes and increase understanding, tolerance and relationships between staff, pupils and management.

Your Successful ISI Inspection

ISI inspections are rooted in the principle of peer review to support holistic school development and improvement. This course addresses the structure of Second Cycle inspections, introduced in September 2005, making clear where the changes lie. It traces the steps that need to be taken to ensure that the evidence base that the school provides for the inspectors is accurate, thorough and readily accessible.

‘Climbing the Alps with Alis the Panda’ : Understanding Post 16 Judgements, Performance Measures and Data

The reintroduction of a separate grade for the effectiveness of Post 16 provision, the radical changes to the Post 16 OfSTED schedule and the complete restructuring of the Post 16 accountability measures represent a whole new approach to how Post 16 performance is judged. The impact of Post 16 performance on the overall effectiveness of a school is stronger than ever.

'Teaching' low ability students to pass A-level General Studies on 1 hour a week

Learning & Teaching
The primary aim of this course is to try and ensure that all students gain extra UCAS points to help get them a place on a university course. Low ability students need every point they can get but they seldom want to put any effort into General Studies.

Not only does this subject add easy points for students, it paints a good picture for the institution as a whole, for very little effort on the part of the teacher.

21st Century Learning: Accelerated Learning & Motivational Plans for Classroom Implementation

Learning & Teaching
Teachers will develop a thorough and practical knowledge of how to motivate students utilising technology and innovative techniques that employ accelerated learning methods. There is a considered and consistent move towards studentcentred learning and this course will provide teachers and TA's with the tools to take ideas forward into their own classroom environments.

5 Steps to Accelerated Learning

Learning & Teaching
The aim of this course is to help you understand what accelerated learning is - and demonstrate a realistic and practical 5 step model to help you implement such techniques in your lessons.

An Introduction to E-Assessment at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5

Learning & Teaching
This course will focus on the use of Information and Learning Technologies (ILT) to assess learner progress and its role in delivering effective education. Delegates will have a clear understanding of the purpose of assessment as well as the advantages, disadvantages, and methods of implementation of e-assessment itself.

An Introduction to NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

Learning & Teaching
Delegates will understand the basic principles of NLP and their application to their learning organisation. They will have explored the way NLP can support accelerated learning for young people, how it can develop teams and departments and how NLP can develop managers’ skills.

Assessment for Learning: the Why and the How

Learning & Teaching
Why is it that Assessment for Learning is at the heart of raising standards in the classroom? Delegates will gain a deeper understanding of why AfL has such a marked effect on student achievement - with particular reference to how students learn - which in turn will support them in translating the principles of AfL into classroom practice.

Attendance, Behaviour and Achievement: Making the Link

Learning & Teaching
This course aims to develop understanding of attendance as a whole school/college issue, inseparable from positive behaviour and student achievement. Participants will look at how to develop a positive ethos to behaviour and attendance in their school that includes all staff.

Brain Gym: Enhancing Learning through Movement in the Classroom

Learning & Teaching
Brain Gym is a series of quick, fun and effective movements to enhance the development of brain and body functioning.


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