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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 New PSHE Education Curriculum: Drug Education for Today

'Schools need to provide Drug Education not just because the law requires them to do so, but because drugs are part of the lives of all young people. Many young people now get that experience directly - they and others are informed by the media, friends, family or community' - The Right Choice: Guidance on Selecting Drug Education Materials for Schools SCODA.

The Role of the PSHE Co-ordinator in Successfully Delivering the Secondary PSHE Curriculum

Amongst other things by the end of the course participants will have
* Considered the possibilities within the PSHE education curriculum
* Discussed realistic and relevant delivery of PSHE education
* Experienced a range of Active Learning approaches * Carried out a SWOT analysis of their school's PSHE Education provision

Aim of the course are to:
* To provide an opportunity to engage with PSHE education that is fit for the 21st Century

Using the CrimCity software package to enliven the Citizenship Curriculum

Delegates will be shown a highly innovative piece of software. CrimCity has been developed by a group of European universities to help teachers and others who work with young people to confront issues such as vandalism, theft and general street crime.
A virtual environment has been created based on sections of a city in the north of England. Users explore the streets, shops and blocks of flats and search for ways in which they can help to reduce crime.

The aims of the course are to:
• demonstrate (and distribute) CrimCity software

Culture Bias & Cultural Issues in AS & A2 Psychology

This course covers a much neglected area in the A-level specification - the influence of cultural issues on human behaviour. Based on Andrew Stevenson's own articles (published in Psychology Review) and his forthcoming book on the subject, this course will provide theoretical grounding and practical activities for those teaching A-level psychology. Cultural concepts will be defined and related to key topics including social, abnormal and cognitive psychology.

Dynamic approaches to teaching the new AQA-A Psychology Specification

The AQA-A specification presents new challenges for teachers and this course aims to furnish delegates with some lively, innovative strategies for meeting these challenges and reducing workload. Andrew and Jenna will take a fresh look at enduring issues, as well as providing ready-to-go resources for keeping up to date with new topics and new research on key topics.

Engaging Your Students to Improve Their Grades in GCSE Psychology

Delegates will take away effective, interactive, ready-to-use tools and ideas for making GCSE Psychology lessons more understandable and more imaginative. The vital skills of evaluation and analysis will also be tackled during the course.

Topics selected from across the specification will be covered and ready-made resources for teaching them will be sampled and distributed, in both paper and electronic form. There will also be opportunities for sharing good practice with other delegates.

GCSE Psychology 4U

This course is aimed at promoting GCSE Psychology as a valid and valuable medium of study, using the GCSE root and syllabus to launch both younger and older students as budding psychologists. It will explore the worth of the subject as a return-to-study strategy for some and as a means of enhancing professional and academic credentials for others.

How to Teach an Outstanding Psychology Lesson

Delegates on this course will be presented with practical strategies for making psychology lessons lively, enjoyable, comprehensible and memorable. These ready-to-use 'lessons in a suitcase' have been developed by Andrew with the new psychology A-level Specifications in mind, and in association with two online psychology teachers websites.

Imaginative and Interactive Activities for the Psychology Classroom

This course involves the dissemination of a wealth of creative and interactive resources for teachers of A-level psychology. Across numerous A-level topics Robert will demonstrate and share a wide variety of teaching methods which can be used in the psychology classroom.

Improving Study Skills for Psychology

This course will demonstrate ways of discovering students' learning styles and how to apply them effectively to boost teaching and learning in psychology. Andrew will also examine new - but highly effective - reading techniques to enable students to tackle [often turgid] academic texts, together with methods to help develop the type of critical thinking skills crucial to success in psychology.

Innovative AS & A2 Psychology Teaching: A toolkit to incorporate the new specifications

Delegates on this course will receive a number of syllabus-wide, ready to use classroom activities which have been developed by Andrew in association with two online psychology teacher's resources. There will also be plenty of opportunity for sharing ideas with other delegates.

The course is designed to help teachers enliven their lessons with innovative ready-made activities, as well as to inspire the development of more teaching ideas. The emphasis throughout the day will be on activity, participation, innovation and inspiration.

Preparing to Teach the OCR A2 Psychology New Specification

This course will identify outline the topics which need to be covered in the A2 OCR specification and provide a wealth of suggestions on how to deliver this specification effectively. There will also be some resources and ideas taken from lessons which have been identified as Outstanding by OfSTED.

It will also look at the new synoptic Unit 4 structure and how this can be related to the rest of the A level specification. The assessment structure and mark scheme will be analysed to highlight the key points which students will need to be aware of when sitting their A2 exams.

Setting Up & Developing a Successful A Level Psychology Programme: A practical course for new and aspiring heads of psychology

This course will provide delegates with a range of ideas and strategies to be used by new Subject Leaders/Heads of Department in the creation and maintenance of a Psychology programme. Vicky will examine and analyse the information that is required for such a role and share a wealth of practical advice for teachers considering such a post.
The day will offer an opportunity for delegates to address any issues that they may have faced, or may face in their new role.

Skills and Contemporary Issues for AS / A2 Level Psychology

This aim of this course is to focus on the essential skills necessary to study psychology effectively, as well as how to make the subject more relevant to the modern world. It will include: training students to write more effectively about psychology; developing activities to help students get to grips with psychological terminology; conveying psychological research with a more global trans-cultural relevance; bringing the classical studies in psychology alive by making them relevant to today's modern world.

Success as a Psychology Teacher: Practical Classroom Strategies for NQTs and Non Specialists

This course involves the dissemination of a range of practical classroom strategies to be used by psychology teachers whose specialism isn't psychology. Vicky will demonstrate and share the 'need to know' crucial information for psychology teachers, as well as sharing successful teaching materials and methods in order for delegates to become more confident with the subject. The day will offer an opportunity to discuss with Vicky any issues that you may have faced in the classroom and that you would like suggestions on of how best to deal with them.

Teaching AS / A2 Psychology for the First Time

To help new teachers of Psychology successfully deliever the AQA (A) specification through an exploration of the following: student recruitment, producing useful documentation, responding to the requirements of the syllabus with an appropriate level of detail, completing the syllabus in the allotted time, assessing students' work, facilitating student success, and how to successfully carrying out coursework.

Teaching Psychology for the First Time: A survival guide for newcomers to AS/A2

Newcomers to teaching psychology may be daunted by the prospect, but this course will provide a head start to aid overcome apprehensions. Packed with resources that are ready to go and designed to be user-friendly and interactive, this workshop will provide concrete ideas for lessons, improve confidence with some of the trickier topics, and enliven lesson plans.

Assessing Pupils' Progress in RE: How to use APP to raise standards

Religious Education
This course provides teachers of RE with practical, well thought out approaches to assessing the subject. The course practically applies 'assessing pupils' progress' techniques to 11-14 RE at levels 3-7. Participants will gain many usable ideas for assessment tasks and tests which explore learning about Islam, Christianity and other religions, and learning from religion. The course will provide delegates with usable, assessable, creative and thoughtful classroom ideas.

Assessment for Learning in RE

Religious Education
OfSTED and the recent Head of RE at QCA agree that assessment is often a weakness in RE. This course unpacks the theories and demonstrates a wide range of approaches and practical strategies to fulfil national and local expectations. Delegates will learn how to build assessment into their schemes of work and their daily practice in classrooms to improve pupil engagement and achievement. Ideas for documentation will reduce workload in reporting to pupils, school and parents.

Assessment for Learning in RE: Solutions for Every Classroom at Key Stage 3

Religious Education
This one day course for all who teach RE will enable teachers to make more effective use of the 8 level scale for RE in ways that build up pupils' awareness of their own learning through assessment for learning methods. Delegates will receive six complete multi religious examples of excellent tasks to use at key stage three and the day will be practically focussed on the learning needs of pupils from level 3 to level 7.

Better Teaching and Learning in GCSE Religious Studies

Religious Education
This one day course for all who teach 14-16 RE will enable teachers to add imaginative, innovative and exciting learning to the syllabus requirements for GCSE in ways that build up pupils' learning skills. A range of philosophy ethics and religion based topics, referring to Islam and Christianity, will be demonstrated. Delegates will receive eight ready to use classroom examples that showcase a range or learning methods suited to setting high standards in GCSE. The day will be practically focussed on the learning needs of GCSE RS pupils.

Creating Challenging RE with ICT and Interactive Whiteboards

Religious Education
It is now expected that ICT is an embedded part of the learning which takes place in all areas of the curriculum and RE is no exception. Many teachers will already use ICT as part of their teaching. This course aims to enable them to expand and further develop this repertoire - and discover how the use of Whiteboards can be used to create a stimulating learning environment.

Creative and Imaginative RE for All: 11 - 16

Religious Education
This course will provide a wealth of ideas and resources to help you motivate learners (including lower achievers, the gifted and talented, as well as those with varied learning styles) through creativity, controversy and spirituality. Numerous practical strategies to develop pupils' skills in interesting ways will be provided - and the focus on linking RE to expressive arts will be supported by units of work to take away.

Embedding Philosophy and Ethics in RE: How to Inspire Passion, Challenge Pupils Academically and Achieve Exam Success

Religious Education
This course will help teachers to make RE truly inspirational and engaging. RE has the potential to be the most exciting and relevant subject available to teenagers and this course will help you to realise on that opportunity. RE teachers often feel limited by the amount of Christianity they are expected to cover in their lessons but this does not need to be the case.

Introducing Creativity & Spirituality into your RE Lessons and Forging Powerful Cross-Curricular Links

Religious Education
Delegates will gain some insight into cross curricular links that RE can make and will be given some very practical ideas for forging them. The spiritual dimensions that RE can offer will be examined in the light of new curriculum lenses.

As well as stimulating debate, it is hoped to offer some fresh material for use in the classroom and should give confidence to try fresh resources. Delegates will also be given opportunities to participate in activities which demonstrate best practice.


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