An INSET day usually requires a trainer to be at your school for a whole day, often presenting to all staff. At TT Education we pride our selves on our amazing evaluation responses - at least 93% Excellent ratings for trainer or the training content. That said, sometimes schools need more, so...
TT Education have creatively innovated to develop a new model of INSET. Here's how it works:
Flixton Primary wanted two of our courses as INSETs - Achieving Greater Depth in English (click here) and Raising Attainment in Reading (click here). The dates they booked were during lockdown, meaning it was tricky to get all the staff together, particularly for a whole day - so we shared our flexible INSET model with them.
For a week before the planned 'follow-up' sessions, each member of staff had a login allowing them to watch each of the two courses, in full, as many times as they liked.
The headteacher then organised staff forums to group people into those with similar responsibilities or sets of questions about how to apply the content.
Our Director of School Improvement then led two follow-up sessions; one where all staff accessed the opportunity to interact with him in smaller groups, and the second was with two subject leaders for over two hours.
The staff were very engaged and enjoyed the flexibility of being able to see the content in bite-size chunks.
“The feedback from staff was really positive after our sessions - thank you for being so practical and responsive”
[Jason Redmond, Headteacher, Flixton Primary]
“You've given us so much to think about. Thank you for your support.”
[Ceris Johnson, Flixton Primary]
We are now in ongoing conversations with Flixton - and many other schools - to make this approach available to even more schools in preparation for busy INSET times.
This model means you can access great training, when your staff find availability, without reducing IMPACT.