School Improvement & Development Conference 2023: Book your early-bird place

Quality First Teaching

‘Quality First Teaching’ is a wide-ranging phrase that can sometimes feel a bit daunting for newer teachers. Even experienced practitioners can get a bit frustrated that so much is apparently expected in this catch-all term. This training will give you some clarity - and dozens of practical ideas!

  • Subject knowledge and curriculum design
  • Empowering teachers - and children - to deepen learning
  • Classroom set-up behaviour and expectations
6 hours
£265 + VAT
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About this course

We know that children thrive when they feel part of a team - but this is sometimes disrupted by traditional approaches like streaming and out-of-class interventions. How can a teacher provide a personalised learning structure for everyone in the class at the same time? This three-part series breaks down the idea of ‘Quality First Teaching’ and gives dozens of practical ideas that have been tried and tested in the classroom.

Part 1 looks at how to set up the learning:

  • What is ‘mastery’ teaching and how do children learn?
  • Creating routines and safe learning environments
  • Behaviour, attitudes, and raising expectations
  • curriculum design

Part 2 considers ways to ‘move on’ the learning:

  • Widening children’s experiences
  • Creating challenge for a whole class at once
  • Improving your subject knowledge
  • Assessment for learning
  • Collaborating with colleagues

Part 3 explores how children can ‘own’ the learning and become more independent:

  • Sequencing learning to increase retention of knowledge and skills
  • Microteaching and ‘scaffolding’ - while maintaining independence
  • Metacognition (‘learning to learn’ approaches)
  • Oracy, gamification and engagement



This course is appropriate for primary schools.

  • Class teachers (NQTs/RQTs but experienced practitioners too)
  • Mentors for NQTs and RQTs
  • Head teachers and SLT

How to access this course

This course is easy-to-access in any of the below formats...

  • On-demand recording, with 30 days access to watch at a time and location to suit you!
  • School-wide license, for every member of staff in your school to watch for a period of 30 days. Please contact us to purchase your school-wide license for this course.
  • An INSET or after-school twilight at your school, tailored to your requirements. Contact us for your personalised quote.

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This course as an INSET Day

Our in-service training provides exciting and dynamic ways to inspire, challenge and develop your staff, whether they are Teaching Assistants, Teachers or Senior Leadership.

Your first point of contact would be with our Head Office team, who will identify your needs and priorities and ensure that the accompanying training materials we provide are of the very best quality.

Like to run this INSET DAY in your school?

Send us an enquiry and we will get in touch to talk about your school's requirements.

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