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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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PRIMARY - 100 Great Ideas for PE - A Practical Approach to a Practical Subject

Primary & Early Years
This practical course is designed to give delegates lots of tried and tested ideas to take back to their schools. During the course of the day we will examine 4 curriculum areas: Games, Athletics, Gymnastics and Dance and consider the pros and cons of different approaches. Delegates will look at the four strands that run through each activity area with special attention given to teaching Knowledge and Understanding of Fitness, and Evaluating & Improving Performance. Please note the mode of delivery is not practical i.e.

PRIMARY - Encouraging Co-operative Behaviour in the Early Years

Primary & Early Years
This course will help participants to identify some causes for poor behaviour currently causing concern in the Early Years. Strategies will be recommended which are proving successful in helping young children to take charge of their own behaviour. We shall consider situations which occur frequently in classrooms and try out various methods to deal with them. There will be some emphasis on the importance of building self esteem in a safe and stimulating environment. Aims of the course • To understand why many children find it difficult to conform to expected standards of behaviour.

PRIMARY - Guidance on the use of Physical Restraint in Primary and Special Schools

Primary & Early Years
The use of reasonable 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 behaviours. This one day course attempts to reduce this anxiety and provide schools with practical strategies to ensure a stratgic approach, based on effective policy and practice which will help you to protect both staff and pupils.

PRIMARY - Including Pupils with Special Educational Needs in the Primary Classroom

Primary & Early Years
The whole school has a responsibility towards including and making provision for pupils with special educational needs. This practical course identifies the roles of all involved, and also supports schools by providing handouts and information to enable maximum support.

PRIMARY - Interactive Resources for the Foundation Stage using Smart Board and My World

Primary & Early Years
The aim of this course is to give Foundation Stage staff an opportunity to discover the potential and benefits of using both a Smart Board and My World with their children. There will be time to look at SMART Board resources - made specifically for the Foundation Stage by Foundation Stage teachers - before we explore the SMART Notebook in detail. There will then be time to make a SMART teaching resource to take back into the classroom. We will also be looking at My World software and learning how to make resources specifically for the Foundation Stage.

PRIMARY - Interactive Teaching in the Numeracy Lesson

Primary & Early Years
This practical day takes delegates through a range of mental and pencil and paper mathematical activities that are designed to respond to the National Numeracy Framework’s promotion of the ‘non-routine’ and ‘creative’ work that is fostered by interactive teaching approaches. The activities reinforce and extend standard routine approaches and have all been used successfully in the classroom.

PRIMARY - Keeping Children Safe

Primary & Early Years
The recent changes in law regarding Child Protection will be outlined and guidance given regarding false allegations. The impact on learning of issues emanating from children’s home lives, such as parental depression, drug/alcohol abuse, divorce, domestic violence, blended families etc will be covered and effective strategies for helping children to accept and cope with these issues will be addressed.

PRIMARY - Let's Sing! Stategies for Developing Singing in your Classroom

Primary & Early Years
Singing should be a natural, integral and exciting part of daily life in the primary classroom but often teachers lack confidence in their own ability to tackle it effectively. In this course we shall look at the mechanics of singing to enable teachers to make the best use of their own voice and to get the best from their pupils. Singing becomes much more interesting when we progress to singing in different parts - the essence of choral singing - and this is perfectly feasible from KS1 if teachers have the right material and the courage to try it.

PRIMARY - Running with Creativity Across the Primary Curriculum

Primary & Early Years
Following the publication of the DfES Strategy Excellence & Enjoyment, this course offers practical suggestions and guidance in developing creativity across the curriculum. Participants will explore latest research and ideas related to how we can manage time and environments for students – and teachers - to develop their creative potential. The course will be practical and experiential, providing teachers with ‘how –to-do’ activities, with a strong input into planning and assessment issues. The course will be active and collaborative.

PRIMARY - Self-Assessment through Tracking and Monitoring in the Primary School

Primary & Early Years
By using a Tracking Assessment and a monitoring system, a school can draw together a self-assessment that both identifies its strengths and areas for development. Aims of the course: • An update on self-evaluation • Reviewing systems of tracking whole-school assessment • Monitoring throughout the school • School Improvement Plans and self-evaluation • Involving all staff, governors, parents and pupils

PRIMARY - Successful Mathematics in the Foundation Stage and KS1

Primary & Early Years
The course will concentrate on three areas - thinking skills, shape and space, and number. It will provide you with numerous practical, successful and fun activities you can use straight away in the Foundation Stage and at KS1.

Aims of the course:
• To gain a greater understanding of mathematical thinking in the Early Years

• To understand the innate characteristics that pupils have which enable them to do well in mathematic

PRIMARY - The New OfSTED: Focus on Self-Evaluation

Primary & Early Years
This course will benefit colleagues by giving them practical strategies to approach their next inspection with confidence. A heavy emphasis in placed on identifying documentation which draws on the school’s own self-evaluation and the contribution this makes to the inspection process. Advice will be given on completing the new Self Evaluation Form which replaces S1-S4 forms.

PRIMARY - Using Smart Boards at KS 1 & 2

Primary & Early Years
The purpose for this course is to equip and enable teachers, who have little or no previous experience using a Smart Board, to use one with competence and confidence. Each delegate will bring their own laptop and will learn how to use the various aspects of the SMART software. There will be opportunity use a SMART Board, from setting it up and the orientation of the board, to making personal resources relevant to each delegates own teaching. It is vital to receive quality training in order to maximise the potential of a Smart Board.

PRIMARY - Using Whiteboards in Primary Science

Primary & Early Years
The focus of this day course is on Science and how Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) can be used by teachers and children to promote learning and enhance understanding in science at Key stage 1 & 2. Throughout the day we will look at Science examples using the IWB with a range of ICT applications, software and hardware e.g. datalogger and microscope, as well as using the software and resources on the IWB. There will be opportunities throughout the day for discussion of activities which are transferable to all types of IWB.

Pupils with Asperger Syndrome at KS 1 & 2: Identifying & Supporting them.

Primary & Early Years
Those attending this course will leave it able to identify key characteristics and features of Asperger Syndrome in young children who may currently be undiagnosed - and provide information on how best to refer and discuss with parents/carers.

The course will deliver practical teaching and support strategies for working with children who have Asperger Syndrome or some identifying behaviours (whether diagnosed or not).

Reinforcing 'Using & Applying' in Primary Maths

Primary & Early Years
This course addresses Recommendation 9 of the Williams Review into primary mathematics, which supports the continuation of the current curriculum ahead of the Rose Review of the Primary National Curriculum, and asks whether 'use and application' should be more widely used in primary teaching.

So you want to be a Successful Primary Assistant/Deputy Head?

Primary & Early Years
The reality of the leadership role can be both exciting and daunting in terms of both challenge and opportunity. This course uses an eclectic mix of discourse and activity to consider both challenge and opportunity and to offer practical steps to gain success. Consideration of success includes securing a leadership post, then one's impact on pupils, parents, governors, support staff, teaching staff, other members of Leadership and the school's external partners.

Survive and Sparkle in Primary Spanish

Primary & Early Years
The course will equip staff who do not speak Spanish with a basic armoury of classroom language, and show them practical ways of retaining and increasing their knowledge afterwards. Staff with previously unhappy memories of language learning will leave feeling reassured and encouraged.

Teachers with any level of Spanish will have the opportunity to participate in a range of practical, enjoyable activities that can be used immediately in the classroom and easily adapted for use across all contexts and age groups.

Teaching Assistants and EAL: Meeting the Demands of your Role Effectively supporting students learning English as an Additional Language

Primary & Early Years

The Teaching Assistant (TA) plays an essential role in the drive to raise standards in schools. In addition to the support provided for students with learning difficulties and disabilities, the TA may also be required to support groups of students for whom English is an additional language (EAL) both in whole class and small group teaching and learning situations. Those supporting EAL students are at the forefront of removing barriers to learning and inclusion.

Teaching Dyslexic Pupils at Key Stages 1 and 2

Primary & Early Years
Delegates will gain a clear understanding of the nature of dyslexia and how to clearly distinguish it from other literacy difficulties. They will consider current assessment techniques for younger and older children. Attendees will learn teaching techniques that make an immediate and lasting impact on reading and spelling in English and in other subjects.

Understanding & Working with ASD in Primary Schools

Primary & Early Years
This one-day course enables participants to understand what challenges may arise when working with pupils with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Primary Schools, and how they can be best approached. It explains how to support pupils with ASD and how to anticipate, avoid and manage what can be problematic, even challenging behaviours.

Using Drama Creatively at Key Stages 1 and 2

Primary & Early Years
Participants will reach a deeper understanding of the power of drama and its strength as a learning tool, and how it can be used to approach all areas of the curriculum. They will leave with a large number of inspiring ideas for immediate use in the classroom, and with knowledge of techniques which can be applied to any class project.

Active Learning in the PSHE Curriculum

This course is intended for those that have been given the responsibility of delivering a PSHE or form tutor programme. The day will be "experiential" and model good practice. To help demonstrate these powerful ideas, participants will be expected to work in groups - developing, practising and refining active learning techniques.

Assessment for Learning in PSHEE

Assessment in PSHEE has long been neglected and indeed many schools do not assess the subject at all. And yet assessment is important because it establishes clear expectations for standards and success, identifies areas of achievement and development and enables teachers to reflect upon their own teaching. In addition, the assessment of PSHEE provides evidence to strengthen its position in the curriculum and its contribution to the five outcomes of Every Child Matters.

Constructing a Framework for Assessment, Reporting & Recording in PSHE

Assessment in PSHEE has long been neglected and indeed many schools do not assess the subject at all. And yet assessment is important because it establishes clear expectations for standards and success, identifies areas of achievement and development and enables teachers to reflect upon their own teaching. In addition, the assessment of PSHEE provides evidence to strengthen its position in the curriculum and its contribution to the five outcomes of Every Child Matters.


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