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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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Helping and Managing Young People in Crisis

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
This course will focus on critical situations that face adolescents including: mental health, bereavement, drugs and alcohol, and bullying. The speaker will: identify the underlying principles for teachers in managing crisis situations with adolescents; explore issues relating to the law; identify external sources of support and resources for schools to access; and also help you identify a variety of preventative measures your school can undertake.

Helping Children and Young people who experience Bereavement and Loss

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
In every classroom, in every school across the country there are students who have been bereaved, whose parents have separated and divorced and there are those who are in the care of the local authority or seeking asylum. Others may experience ongoing loss where a parent or sibling has chronic physical or mental health problems, drug or alcohol addiction or enduring disability following traumatic incidents.

Helping to Raise Standards as a Cover Supervisor

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
Delegates will leave this course with a sophisticated understanding of why pupils behave badly at times, and what they can do when it happens. They will be given clear advice on managing the frenetic environment that exists in many Cover lessons. I will explain how brains learn most effectively and how they can use this knowledge to maximise learning; whatever the subject or content.

How to Coach Pupils and Improve Performance - Fast

Pastoral Care and Behaviour

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 engaged, confident, and successful. It can also create fast and lasting positive changes both inside and outside the classroom. This “must-do” session will deliver everything you need to know to get started with coaching. We’ll be guiding you step-by-step through the process, and giving you plenty of useful tips and tools, so that you’re ready to begin coaching as soon as you leave this training session.

How to Lead a Pastoral Team: Supporting Positive Behaviour and Learning for ALL Students and Working Effectively with Those Who Cause Concern

Pastoral Care and Behaviour
There is a strategic dilemma developing in pastoral work in schools. Do pastoral leaders deal with behaviour and pastoral issues or do we become leaders of learning? It's an exciting, demanding job. Can we do both? This practical course aims to bridge the gap and show how pastoral leaders can establish and maintain high achieving, self-sufficient teams that support positive behaviour for learning for ALL students - and still be able to work effectively and skillfully with those who cause concern.

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.

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

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

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:


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