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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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How to Manage Behaviour: 14 - 19

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
With significant changes to structure and organisation for the delivery of 14-19 curriculum planned in 2008, this course will provide proven practical strategies to manage incidents of challenging behaviour within this disparate age group.

It will cover managing students in classrooms and workshops and will also give effective strategies on managing and motivating difficult and challenging groups.

How to Support Young Carers in Schools

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
There are an estimated 185,000 young people in schools acting as carers, which means probably 1 in every secondary class. The academic and societal achievements of these youngsters will be affected by carrying such a burden, yet few open up to schools about their situation.

Improving Classroom & Workshop Management to Raise Achievement

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
Delegates attending the course will reflect on issues and situations currently reducing their effectiveness within the classroom and focus upon practice that is more effective. With the increasing emphasis within schools and colleges upon improving engagement and achievement of pupils / students at all levels, this course will focus upon strategies and techniques, that will develop teaching and learning, student engagement, and positive management of behaviour and attitudes.

Independent Schools & Pastoral Care Excellence

Pastoral Care and Behaviour

Independent Schools & Pastoral Care Excellence 

Leading Staff Facing Challenging Behaviour; Training and Managing an Outstanding team

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
This course is aimed at staff leading colleagues who regularly face challenging behaviour. This is a very practical day, focussed on pragmatic approaches to the realities of managing staff in this emotive area.

The course draws on real life examples of outstanding practice, as well as focussing on strategies for team leaders to ensure their own survival and well-being when leading teams under pressure. This includes managing and reducing the tide of "upward referrals" of problems.

Leading Whole School Gifted and Talented

Leadership
Pastoral Care and Behaviour

This course is aimed at teachers and managers who are embarking upon the introduction of a Gifted and Talented strategy. Fresh ideas regarding curriculum provision, teaching and learning styles and enrichment opportunities will be examined. The tutor will demonstrate how to develop a practical whole school approach involving all teachers, parents and pupils. Methods of enriching the curriculum, and opportunities provided by other agencies will be examined, together with guidance on how to effectively integrate their services into your overall strategy.

Manage your Post 16 Class and Lead your Students to Achievement

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
This course is about you as a teacher leading your students to achievement. Leadership is strategic, and so on this course you will learn to think strategically about what you want your students to achieve; not just in terms of exam results, but also in terms of attitude and behaviour. Communication is very much a part of this; and so how to communicate your strategy - and get the students to 'buy into it' - will also be considered.

Managing People, Personalities & Pressure (Part Two): Happiness at Work using Emotional Intelligence

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
This course is for any school staff who would like to achieve more happines at work for themselves and for others. You can enrol on this course if you have or have not attended part one of this series, as it offers different skills. Emotional Intelligence is emphasised throughout the day in practical exercises. By attending this training day you will become more confident in dealing with collegues and students, especially the 'awkward' ones, the 'marginal performers'; the demotivated or those needed support.

Meeting the Needs of Pupils who Self Harm

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
This disturbing and distressing behaviour has risen dramatically in the last decade. This course will help you understand the reasons that lie behind self harm - and offer you practical guidance both on how to recognise the symptoms and how to help pupils deal more positively with such powerful feelings.

Mental Health Awareness for Teachers and Support Staff working with 16-19 Students

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
Post-16

This programme is aimed at staff at all levels working in FE and Sixth

Form settings: staff working in teaching, support or front of house roles.

 

It is an inter-active course, covering many of the key skills and

knowledge that teachers and support staff working with (or

approached by) students need to know.

 

This training day includes:

• An overview of mental health issues particularly prevalent within

the 16-19 age group

• How to offer practical support to students

Moving to Pastoral Leadership

Leadership
Pastoral Care and Behaviour

Many teachers find the role of form tutor both rewarding and satisfying. Those who wish to progress on the pastoral career route will find that this course allows them a chance to reflect on the more challenging pastoral situations that can arise. It also reviews the management and organisational skills needed to lead a Year Team of tutors.

Aims of the course are to:

NQT - Realistic Motivation and Behaviour - What they didn't teach you at college!

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
When I did my PGCE the only thing I wanted to know was how to motivate my students and make them behave. College taught me everything but that, and now, 20 years later not a lot seems to have changed, and it is time that it did.

This course is run by someone who regularly teaches in challenging schools, having spent 9 years as an AST in failing institutions. It is easy to read the books and talk the talk, but this course will give you strategies that really work.

Pastoral Care for Support Staff in Schools and Colleges

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
Support staff play a vital role not only in supporting the teaching professionals, but often they provide a listening ear for troubled children. This frequently places pressure on them as they feel they need to know more about the issues troubling young people and how to help.

Pastoral Care in a Whole School Context

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
The role of the pastoral leader has changed. This course will examine the part a school's pastoral system plays in the Whole School context, particularly in terms of Raising Achievement and contributing to the School's Development Plan. The pastoral system and the pastoral leader are central in this process.

Pastoral Care in Independent Schools

Pastoral Care and Behaviour

Young people in Independent education often need more than academic support from staff. This one day course, by examining the factors that can hold young people back, offers help and guidance to enable all staff working in Independent Schools to help young people reach their full potential and gain emotional and economic wellbeing.
 

PEER MENTORING 2: Moving Peer Mentoring forward in your School or College

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
A structured training programme is essential to enable your peer mentoring group to reach its potential in terms of the expertise your mentors can offer the peers they talk to. This comprehensive course is designed to support you in developing and implementing a structured training programme. The day will deal with detailed aspects of peer mentoring training and supervision.

Peer Mentoring Training and Supervision

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
A structured training programme is essential to enable your peer mentoring group reach its potential in terms of the expertise your mentors can offer the peers they talk to. This comprehensive course is designed to support you in developing and implementing a structured training programme.

Peer Mentoring: Introducing and Setting Up Peer Mentoring Group

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
This course is ideal for people that have already set up a Peer Mentoring Group - as well as for those that are planning to do so. The training will be suitable for Heads of Year, Form Tutors, staff responsible for PSHE and Citizenship - as well as School Counsellors, Learning Mentors and Learning Support Assistants.

Peer Partnering and Anti-bullying

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
Peer supporters understand the problems of their peers encountered in everyday life. They can act as Mentors, which involves an appreciation of each others' ideas, Advocates, who interpret their partner's point of view and help them to resolve differences, Befrienders who act as a confidante giving stability in times of stress and Mediators when relationships break down linking with an Arbitrator and helping in development. In this course you will learn how to set up a Peer Support Group who will act as partners to those who are involved in bullying situations.

Physical Restraint in Secondary and Special Schools

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
The use of resonable force to control and restrain pupils is a growing issue in schools as they continually strive to provide inclusive learning enviroments. Circular 10/98 and more recent joint guidance produced by the DfES and DOH has increased the anxiety of staff when faced with young people who present challenging behaviour. This one-day course attempts to reduce this anxiety and provide schools with practical appraoch, based on effective policy and practice in order to protect both staff and pupils.

Positive Management of Challenging and Obstructive Behaviours

Pastoral Care and Behaviour

The course will allow delegates to share and develop practical strategies for improving student behaviour and reduce dependency on referring to more senior colleagues. The programme will have a practical participatory theme and will include presentations by the trainer, syndicate work and practical exercises – and will be informal with a strong emphasis on finding realistic and workable solutions.

Aims of the course are to:

Post 16 Students' Mental Health

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
The mental health of young people in the UK is giving grave concern nationally. However, those who work with Post 16 students can greatly assist in helping young people manage issues of anxiety, depression, self-harm, family difficulties and relationships by understanding what underpins some of the more common mental health issues affecting young adults.

Practical Behaviour Strategies for Playtime

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
This course provides staff with effective behaviour management strategies for playtimes and lunchtimes, enabling them to review their current playtime practices to ensure consistency. This interactive programme gives staff a bank of tried and tested positive approaches to deal with low-level to challenging behaviour, as well as provide learning opportunities through play.

Practical Counselling Skills for Teachers & Support Staff

Pastoral Care and Behaviour

Pupils cannot learn when they are preoccupied with emotional upsets.  Through effective counselling you can enhance their learning and achievement.  This course aims to build your confidence and affirm your present counselling practices when dealing with pupils’ issues and concerns.

Practical Strategies to Minimise Low Level Disruption in the Classroom

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
This course encourages delegates to consider their own classroom presentation skills, and the way in which these impact on the ability of pupils to learn, as well as give advice on achieving peak performance with the minimum of stress.

The emphasis throughout is on positive management of the classroom environment to minimise and tackle low-level disruption and maximise pupil focus and results. The course explores the issues through practical exercises, observation and reflection, providing a challenging experience - and leading delegates towards more effective teaching.

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