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. Get some clarity - and dozens of practical ideas - from this exciting three-part on-demand series!

  • Classroom set-up behaviour and expectations
  • Empowering teachers - and children - to deepen learning
  • Subject knowledge and curriculum design

About this INSET

This on-demand series costs just £295+VAT for a school-wide licence, providing 60 days access to every member of staff in your school.

For further information on how to purchase this training, please take a look at the 'About on-demand training' section below.

Course overview:

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

Contact Us

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