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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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Exploring and Developing Skills in Cubase and Sibelius

This course aims to provide teachers with an opportunity to develop relevant skills using this software in the classroom. Although many teachers use this software, very few use it to its potential. A range of practical tasks will be presented which will allow delegates to work at their own speed and focus on areas relevant to their needs. Tasks will involve a SMART board and individual workstations. Time will be given for delegates to create resources for immediate use.

Getting the Best out of Music Technology at GCSE

This hands-on course focuses on ways to enhance your pupils' success at GCSE by improving their composition work through the use of music technology. The day is workshop-based to ensure maximum time using the computer packages.

How to Teach an Outstanding Music Lesson at KS3 & KS4

This course allows delegates to assess their classroom practice and identify ways to enhance the delivery of lessons at KS3 and KS4. During the day we will explore ways of challenging students through a variety of teaching strategies - and discuss how a clearly structured curriculum will help raise the standard of lessons. The importance of a clear Monitoring and Assessment Programme and the inclusion of appropriate ICT will also be explored.

Improving and Developing Singing in your School

The course will give music teachers more understanding of - and therefor greater confidence in - the use of the singing voice. The basics of vocal technique, and how this applies to secondary pupils, will be explored in practical workshop sessions. The course is suitable for the music specialist unsure of their own vocal ability and, equally, for for voice specialists unsure of their conducting and group management skills.

Leading & Delivering a Successful National Diploma in Music: Strategic Design & Practical Tips

The flexible and open-ended nature of a National Diploma in Music is both its greatest strength and weakness. This course will help both deliverers and heads of department play to the Diploma's strengths, both when considering the rationale when planning for the year and how to implement it most effectively for the typical National Diploma music student.

Leading & Managing a Successful Music Department

This course prepares delegates for the demanding role of running a successful music department. The status of music within the curriculum and the importance of a thriving extra curricular provision will be explored. Delegates will also be able to reflect on their own particular departmental challenges and look at how to move their department forward. Management of staff, instrumental teachers and departmental resources will form a key part of the discussions.

Music Technology at Key Stage 3


New and Exciting Teaching Activities for the Key Stage 3 Music Classroom

All over the country, teachers are finding simple, effective solutions that really work in the classroom. David Ashworth has distilled the best of these ideas into a series of strategies that can be adapted for use in a wide range of teaching and learning situations.

During the day we will focus on how Musical Futures and ICT are having a dramatic effect on improving the experience of music for young people at Key Stage 3

Outstanding Learning and Teaching in GCSE Music

Outstanding leadership and management in music will provide highly focused support in developing the skills necessary to evaluate the quality of your current music provision, implement strategies to support outstanding learning and teaching and lead and manage a highly effective, engaging and successful music department.

Preparing for Music Technology at AS & A2 Level

This course aims to equip teachers with the knowledge required to teach all aspects of the AS and A2 Edexcel Music Technology course. A suitable route through the course will be studied along with appropriate preparation exercises for all coursework assignments. Controlled conditions for coursework will provide the focus for devising a course calendar.

Preparing to Teach the New Specifications in GCSE Music

The 2009 changes to the music GCSE include the introduction of controlled assessment, adaptations to the marking guidelines and streamlining of the area of study requirements. This course will take you step by step through the entire GCSE process, with ideas for structuring, preparing students for the controlled assessment, and tips on linking themes across Performance, Composition and Listening.

QCF BTEC Music Qualifications: Delivering Outstanding Programmes in your Centre

This course provides a practical insight into the setting up, delivery and assessment of the new QCF BTEC Music qualifications. The course will help you plan the delivery of your programme and understand how to implement the required quality assurance procedures.

Delegates will be given information about assessment requirements and practical guidance to help you develop effective and interesting assignments to motivate learners and maximise achievement.

Raising Attainment in the OCR GCSE Music examination through focused listening and appraising

in which students most often underachieve. It will examine the requirement for the appraisal of work in units 1 and 2 and will explore exactly what is needed to gain higher marks. Examples of pupils' work will be used to stimulate discussion.

The New Teacher of Music

This course is aimed at assisting new teachers of music in developing good practice in the classroom. Classroom management, behaviour management and lesson planning will be a particular focus of the day. Delegates will be given a range of resources that they can take back to the classroom and adapt into their lesson plans.
Examples of good practice at KS3 and KS4 will be explored and starting points for composition, performance and listening will also be discussed. A valuable day for all new practitioners in the music classroom.

Time Saving Preparation, Planning & Assessment (PPA) for Music Teachers: Some Simple Solutions Using ICT

When ICT is used effectively, it can have a dramatic effect on raising standards and expectations in music lessons. The problem is that the solutions are often prohibitively expensive. However, this need not necessarily be the case. All over the country, teachers are finding simple, cost-effective ICT solutions that really work in the classroom. David Ashworth has distilled the best of these ideas into a series of strategies that can be adapted for use in any teaching situation.

Using Assessment for Learning in Music to improve student performance and engagement

To enable gifted students to maximise their potential in music, it is important to specifically address their needs in schemes of work, differentiated lesson objectives, learning and teaching styles, extra-curricular provision and off site learning opportunities.

This course explores practical strategies for achieving these aims through the development of tools and techniques to engage, excite and motivate gifted students in music; and enable them to fully develop their potential as higher level learners in music.

Using Interactive Whiteboards Successfully in the Music Classroom

Delegates will gain an understanding of the possibilities of interactive whiteboards in the music classroom and how they can be best put to use to help create more lively and engaging lessons. Dedicated music software (including Cubase, Reason 2.5 and Sibelius) will be used to demonstrate the effective delivery of musical concepts and schemes of work across a range of topics.

What Shall we Sing?

This course will look at some of the best publications of recent years and examine ways of adapting the material to different school circumstances and the changing voices of KS3 pupils. Those needing more confidence in directing singing activities will expand their knowledge of how the voice works - and what teachers can do to improve their pupils' singing. Their will be opportunity for volunteers to try out their directing techniques on each other, using some of the songs introduced in the course.

Key Issues for NQT Induction Tutors and NQT Subject Mentors

To ensure that delegates are fully conversant with all the legislation governing the induction period for NQTs. The course will also offer advice on carrying out lesson observations, giving developmental feedback, setting targets and completing formal assessments.

NQTs: Practical Tips to Boost Performance

Starting a new career in teaching is exciting and challenging. It can take years to discover time-saving tips, develop effective strategies and feel confident in the classroom. This highly practical, innovative and dynamic programme is based on proven techniques - not "pie in the sky" theory - to help you get off to a flying start and make your life easier.

Skills for Learning - There's more to Vision than Seeing

This course introduces you to the complexity and simplicity of vision. It introduces you to essential tools that will improve vision and hearing, co-ordination for reading, listening and thinking; eye-hand co-ordination for drawing and writing; eye-teaming binocularity and convergence.

Surviving your first year in the Science Lab

To offer tried and tested tips for managing challenging pupil behaviour; to provide practical strategies for effective laboratory management; to offer advice on maximising motivation and ensuring success for all pupils in science; and to support delegates in planning to manage their own professional development.

Using Whiteboards and Accelerated Learning Techniques

This course is designed to be of relevance to all teachers of middle and secondary school pupils - as the techniques and principles the speaker demonstrates will help you bring real benefits to teaching and learning into all your lessons.

A Consistent Approach to Managing Behaviour at Post-16: From Low Level to Challenging & Obstructive

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
A number of students in Sixth Form and FE Colleges bring with them a negative attitude which manifests itself as low level and challenging behaviour and disengagement. This course will give practical strategies to manage this low level challenge & will look at ways of achieving consistency in managing a range of behaviours.

The course will also look at ways of improving motivation & engagement through creating positive learning environments.

Active Listening: People Management

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
Active listening is a powerful tool. It involves accurate perception and memory. However this is not enough to interpret meaning which relies on the more subtle interaction of verbal and non verbal communication. This course is crucial if you are to appreciate what people really mean. You will then be able to use that knowledge and understanding to help them and yourself to realise your full potential. There are differences between listening and active listening. Active listening requires self awareness and acceptance.


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