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There is a lot of worry surrounding the return of SATs in the summer. To support teachers and leaders in preparing for these tests’ return, this practical half-day course revisits previous grammar and spelling SATs papers, and provides you with a range of effective strategies to prepare your pupils for summer 2022.
To alleviate any anxiety about the return of KS2 SATs, this practical, focused half-day course revisits previous Reading SATs papers, and provides you with a range of effective strategies to prepare your pupils for summer 2022.
This course will build on advice from groups like DFE and NCETM to develop a pedagogy that delivers high-quality and highly engaging maths lessons at Key Stage 3. We will look at how we can be creative in maths, as well as the importance of applying maths skills in a range of contexts.
Whilst of particular importance during the COVID era, remote learning is unlikely to disappear as a feature of education in the future. In this two-part on-demand series, we bring together theory and best practice from across the country, to help you navigate this complicated - and sometimes frustrating - area of pedagogy.
Have you heard of the 'Word Gap' - the large disparity in how many words children hear at home before they reach school age? This engaging short course outlines five powerful approaches to help your children acquire vocabulary, and use it in more sophisticated ways.
Talk, collaboration and active learning are the three foundational approaches of TT Education’s award-winning Path to Success model. Children who can move while learning are more engaged and better behaved, and more likely to retain the knowledge and skills they gain in so doing. This course looks at physical literacy in English, including its spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Part of our ‘Active Learning’ portfolio, this course focuses on ways to get your children up and out of their seats in maths lessons. Physical tasks promote better behaviour, engagement and retention, as well as being great fun! This one-hour course will leave you buzzing, with dozens of great ideas you can implement the very next day.
This one-hour course - part of our ‘Active Learning’ portfolio - is packed full of engaging ways to get your children moving in their science lessons. With full body engagement in a task comes increased retention and focus. These active tips and ideas will support your children’s progress in science.
Children who can move while learning are more engaged and better behaved, and more likely to retain the knowledge and skills they gain in doing so. This training - part of our 'Active Learning' portfolio and a companion to our Active Learning in the Humanities short course - looks at physical literacy in DT, art, music, foreign languages and computing.
Physical literacy refers to active methods of teaching and learning across the curriculum, and not just in P.E. Research shows that playful and active approaches allow children to disaggregate knowledge and piece it back together in a way that better suits their own brain and personality. This training - part of our 'Active Learning' portfolio - looks at physical literacy in the humanities.
An Introduction to Senior Mental Health Leadership is a practical course for leaders who may be new to leadership or the role of senior mental health lead.
One of the most important roles of the early years practitioner is to assess the progress of children to ensure that the learning opportunities are correctly matched to the individual child’s needs. This course will consider the best types and combinations of observations for successful progress.
Children often struggle to understand mathematical ideas if they move towards the “abstract” too quickly, and one of the most helpful pictorial approaches is the bar model. Watch this short course for a full explanation of how bar models work, and how they can help your children towards maths mastery.
Despite the wide variety of activities and learning opportunities available within a setting, there are always some children who are difficult to engage in certain areas of learning. This course will consider a range of practical ways to give children opportunities to succeed.
Supporting staff can be fraught with challenges. Choosing the right tone, approach, setting to convey your message so it has impact is tricky. Maintaining improvements after that initial conversation can be trickier. How can we improve, whilst keeping people on board?
Many researchers, past and present, have advocated for child-led learning in the early years. Children who are able to lead their own learning are also children who take more ownership over it and are more engaged in the learning process.
Accelerate the learning of disadvantaged pupils. This dynamic course inspires teachers and leaders with proven strategies to enable our disadvantaged children to reach their potential.
Coaching and mentoring has benefits far beyond the actual one-to-one or group sessions. It can change the culture of the school and create a sense of community and belonging. Peer mentoring provides learners with a range of life skills and the whole programme can use TAs, support coaches, grounds staff, administrators etc., as well as teachers, thereby creating a sense of cohesion throughout the school or college. This course will focus on skills that can be useful for mentoring both young learners and adults.
Empower children by taking a step back, whether that’s in problem solving, restorative approaches in the playground, or metacognition in the classroom.
This course provides real-world, practical ideas to help support schools in developing their ‘thinking learners’, giving ownership of that learning process back to the children, to improve outcomes from Early Years through to Year 6.
Outdoor environments offer unique learning opportunities that simply cannot be experienced indoors. This on-demand short course explores the many proven benefits of outdoor play - come rain, hail or shine!
Curriculum design is at the heart of the 2019 Ofsted Framework, and knowledge is at the centre of that. This course explores Ofsted’s “in-house” model for examining curriculum progression, and how it can be used to support effective and engaging learning.
As, arguably, one of the most transferable and universally necessary subjects on the curriculum, leading computing is a big responsibility. This course will ensure you are fully prepared, with dozens of practical, easy-to-implement ideas for improving pupil outcomes and monitoring and evaluating computing provision across the school.
We often joke that children know more about computers than adults; this can lead to a crippling lack of confidence among teachers, and the issue has been exacerbated by the 2014 Curriculum’s shift in focus away from traditional software literacy, towards programming and computer science.
With the development of teaching for mastery in maths, the need for variation in approach and context has become a vital part of the learning process. Along with this comes the need for children to be supported in their understanding in a variety of ways. One of the most effective ways is through the use of the concrete-pictorial abstract approach.
Challenging conversations are a daily occurrence for school leaders. In this inspirational, practical course, you will be supporting in cultivating your communication skills to get the best outcomes from these all-important conversations.
How do you maintain academic rigour, high expectations, pupil engagement AND meet the wider requirements of children with complex needs? This interactive course will take you through the stages of curriculum design, all with a special needs focus.
What does ‘challenge’ really look like? Is it about doing more versus going deeper? Do whole-class approaches inhibit the required level of focus on the individual child? In this short course, we share a range of strategies that have worked to engage and challenge pupils towards greater depth of thought, improved reasoning and higher outcomes.
This one-hour course will provide you with a multitude of ideas to get your staff and children excited about grammar. While grammar is traditionally seen as a stuffy, dry area of the curriculum, it can actually be really fun and interesting - find out how to engage your children to ensure they are using grammar purposefully and accurately.
Does the idea of teaching punctuation get your staff excited? Smile? Stare thoughtfully at their notepads? We’ve encountered all of the above, and have responded with this highly-engaging training session aimed at one key thing: to make punctuation fun!
Do spelling lessons get your staff excited? Smile? Stare thoughtfully at their notepads? We’ve encountered all of the above, and have responded with this highly-engaging training session aimed at one key thing: to make spelling fun! This course will leave you energised and excited about the teaching of spelling.
Messy play is much more than just play and mess - it’s creativity at a whole new level. It gives children the opportunity to develop their imagination, curiosity and solve problems.
Bring your school’s data along to this practical and insightful course, to discuss practical ways to inform your School Development Plan based on your data. Explore ways to ensure accurate and robust data collection in a practical and achievable way.
It can be difficult to challenge strong readers at primary, because they often run out of age-appropriate material to read. A powerful solution can be to use children's literature from years gone by: it fulfils our 'cultural capital’ obligations, but it's also an exciting way to engender higher-level learning.
Writing is a key skill for children to begin to develop in the early years. Writing is a key skill for children to begin to develop in the early years. Through purposeful activities and engaging stimuli we can support children in developing these early literacy skills and an enjoyment in writing.
This short course explores what the term ‘disciplinary knowledge’ means within geography, and (more significantly) what it means in the context of your classroom. With practical, tangible advice, this will be the most useful geography course you can find.
In its 2021 subject inspections, Ofsted found that ‘disciplinary knowledge’ was a major weakness in history teaching. The requirement is certainly a cause of some anxiety for primary teachers but we hope to allay your concerns with this informative short course.
“Disciplinary knowledge” became a bit of a buzz-phrase in education in 2021, and this has caused some anxiety for teachers and leaders across the country. This short course explores what the term means within science, and (more importantly) how to teach it.
Uncertainty can lead to fear, which is not a great place from which to make decisions. Let us help you navigate areas of uncertainty around the new ‘Deep Dive’ language and methodology. This course will help you can prepare straight-forward strategic actions to help you implement improvements where you need them.
The writing process is complicated, with lots of competing requirements, and this often makes it overwhelming for children. However, poetry can provide an engaging and empowering ‘way in’ to this process.
English GDS criteria require that children be able to draw on their reading to inform their writing. In this online session you will find out about TT Education’s popular ‘chunking’ approach which teaches children to use high-quality literary and grammar analysis. They learn to unpick the ‘author’s craft’, find and identify the ‘effect’, and ultimately give their own writing a proper purpose.
A new EYFS Framework takes effect in September 2021, and one of its changes is a stronger emphasis on the "subjects" that we are perhaps more familiar with in key stage curriculums. This course will give you all the information you need to adapt your current provision to meet the needs of the new Framework.
Following the introduction of the new EYFS Framework, many settings are concerned with ensuring their provision meets all the new requirements. This course will take you through the main changes and support you with identifying any necessary changes.
This course will support all Early Years practitioners with understanding the main requirements of the new Framework’s approach to History learning. With a series of practical and easy-to-implement ideas, you will leave feeling supporting and prepared.
Discover the music requirements of the new Early Years Framework, with this fantastically practical and comprehensive course. We will identify the differences between the old and the new Frameworks and discuss how to adapt your provision accordingly.
With the introduction of a new-style EYFS Framework in September 2021, R.E. in the Early Years has changed. This course will take you through the differences between the old Framework and the new, with a series of fun and practical ideas for implementation of the latest requirements.
To meet the new science requirements of the EYFS Framework, you will need only one thing: this course. Within it, you will find a rundown of the differences between the old Framework and the new guidance that came into force in September 2021, as well as a series of practical suggestions for altering your provision where necessary.
Discover how to manage the performance of your staff in a positive way that will support the improvement of their day-to-day performance.
The face of education and the approaches we use when teaching are constantly changing. Approaches to the teaching and learning of reading skills are no different. Many schools are moving away from guided reading approaches and more towards whole class teaching of reading skills.
Teaching assistants make up a quarter of the primary workforce, and they can be a powerful tool in creating inclusive learning. Sometimes, though, they are left struggling to find direction, or to feel valued as part of the school ‘team’.
The publication ‘Development Matters’ (Early Education, 2012) highlights the importance of: engaging environments where children feel safe to take risks and explore; where rich learning experiences are designed to meet individual needs; and all learning is valued.
TAs make up a quarter of the primary workforce, but they sometimes don't have the impact that we - or they - would like. How can we strengthen the teacher-TA relationship to get the best outcomes for children? This specially-extended on-demand training session expands on some of the ideas in our 'Working With Your TA' short course.
This on-demand training session looks at the place of ‘protected characteristics’ in the new Relationships Education guidance, investigates ‘accidental discrimination’, provides you with the ‘politically correct’ vocabulary, and gives advice on how to improve your pastoral care – so that everyone’s school experience is positive.
Front line or office staff are often the first people visitors to the school encounter – they are the ‘directors of first impressions’. This course will explore how to get the best out of these staff to help the school or college project the image it wants to a range of ‘customers’ and provide an outstanding quality of service.
One of the main reasons for working within a school or early years setting is the desire to support children in their learning journey and personal development; but to do this effectively, everyone needs to be on the same page. This course will support you with ensuring that your EYFS practitioners are all working together towards the same goal.
Computing in the 21st century is very different from what most staff learned in school! So how best to teach it in an interesting way that will support pupils’ progress? This course will give you some quick wins to enable you to plan for your pupils’ success.
Discover a series of hints and tips to make primary history accessible and enjoyable for pupils. Focusing on the analytical skills and foundational knowledge needed for excellent history practice, this course is high impact and great fun.
Fieldwork can be described as anything outside that involves geography talk, geography thinking and geography skills. But how do you ‘pin that down’ to make it meaningful and engaging for children? This course explores the concept of fieldwork and provides you with lots of teachable ideas.
In our global society, an understanding and appreciation of geography is paramount. This course will give you a host of great ideas to ensure that your geography provision, monitoring and evaluation across the school is fully compliant with the requirements of the new Ofsted Inspection Framework.
Gender differences can start appearing very early in children’s attitudes to learning, and an age-old problem is that of getting boys to engage in English. This on-demand training session will take you through some exciting but easy-to-apply ideas for increasing boys’ enthusiasm for this core subject, and strategies to expand that renewed interest into the foundation subjects too.
With the publication of Ofsted’s new Inspection Framework comes a greater emphasis on non-core subjects like history. This course will ensure you have all the tools to meet - and even exceed - their expectations, considering ways to improve, monitor and evaluate your provision.
The power of storytelling has long been understood by teachers, but maths is not a common context. Teachers do sometimes create their own mathematical narratives - to help procedural fluency in particular - but we can go further and discover mathematical ideas in real literature.
The EEF says our “top priority” to improve outcomes should be “ensuring an effective teacher is in front of every class, and that every teacher is supported to keep improving”. This idea is often called ‘Quality First Teaching’, but how do you actually do that? This engaging course will give you some clarity - and dozens of practical ideas!
Phonics is a key skill for children in learning to read, write and develop language. It is the precursor to actual reading and comprehension so it must be given the appropriate amount of attention in the early years. This five-part course will develop your schools understanding of early years phonics and explore different activities to support your children on their phonics journey.
This on-demand training session looks at ways to structure interventions to ensure they are effective; and it suggests ways to mediate any negative impact on the rest of the class.
One of our mantras at TT Education is that "Talk is thought" – that only when you talk something through can you realise if you've properly understood it. But in an oracy-poor society how do we develop our children's speaking and listening skills, to support and improve their learning? This course outlines the rationale for talk-based learning, provides suggestions for developing children's talk, and goes through dozens of pedagogical approaches that are based on talk.
In recent months and years we’ve become more aware of ‘systemic’ and indirect discriminations - the sexism, racism and ageism we might all be guilty of, without even realising. This course offers practical ideas for increasing our awareness of the issue, and suggests things we might do to address the problem.
When someone says “school worker” the word “teacher” probably springs to mind, but other roles make up a large and vital section of the school workforce. This course - part of our Key Skills in Educational Settings series - supports new administrative assistants in carrying out their duties.
The businessman Paul Meyer once said, “communication is the key to personal and career success.” But how much do we actually practise this important life-skill? This course offers tips for improving your communication, to help you get the best out of the team around you.
Part 4 of our Key Skills in Educational Settings series looks at the range of ‘soft’ skills you need in any workplace. This course supplements the previous session (on written communication) to explore what professionalism looks like in emails, and also over the phone.
Part 4 of our Key Skills in Educational Settings series looks at the range of ‘soft’ skills you need in any workplace. This session covers a range of competencies that are valued by employers: things like creativity, critical thinking, resilience, problem-solving and change-management.
How do we ensure that our experience at work is as positive as it should be? How do we know that everyone is ‘playing by the rules’? This introduction to employment law aims to help you keep safe, but also to enjoy work as much as you deserve.
Part 4 of our Key Skills in Educational Settings series looks at the range of ‘soft’ skills you need in any workplace. This session explains what employers mean by ‘leadership’ skills, and gives you tips and suggestions to help you improve.
Moving into the world of work can cause anxiety even at the best of times, let alone in a high-stress industry, or in a workplace that doesn’t operate as well as it should. This course - part of our Key Skills in Educational Settings series - explores ways that you can improve and maintain your wellbeing.
A good leader is one who empowers their employees to reach their true potential - and sometimes that means they need to move on to a new job! This course brings our acclaimed Key Skills in Educational Settings series to a close by offering a range of useful ideas to help you in that transition.
Aside from personal development and academic success, our top priority as educators must always be to keep children safe - in school but also within their home environment. “Safeguarding” may be an emotionally draining part of our job, but it is probably the most important.
When the French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote that “children understand”, he of course meant that adults don’t. He believed - or at least his famous character believed - that adults understand neither the things that children care about, nor even the children themselves. But for anyone working in education, this understanding must surely be their first aim.
Not for nothing is it said that teenagers seem like a different species! From poor decision-making skills to impulsive behaviour, it is often impossible to understand why teens make the choices they do. But for anyone working in education, this understanding must surely be their first aim.
Every industry has its own jargon, and it can sometimes make newcomers feel unwelcome. This course - part of our Key Skills in Educational Settings series - will help you navigate your way through the words and phrases used in schools.
What does it mean to be a professional? What behaviours and skills can we reasonably expect from our co-workers? This course explores the idea of ‘professionalism’ and suggests ways to develop your skills and understanding, to help you improve your own - or your team’s - efficiency and effectiveness.
How do we empower our team to be the best it can possibly be? As an individual, what role can you play in that journey? This course - part of our Key Skills in Educational Settings series - explores a range of ideas to help you work better with your colleagues so that, ultimately, the children will benefit.
What is a CV? What is a resumé? How do you navigate through the internet’s vast range of often-contradictory advice? Session 2 of our highly-acclaimed Key Skills in Educational Settings series is aimed at younger/newer employees, but it’s also of interest to more experienced staff for their mentoring work, or even for their own needs.
Part 4 of our Key Skills in Educational Settings series looks at the range of ‘soft’ skills you need in any workplace. This session will help you professionalise the way you write reports, memos, letters and other forms of written workplace communication.
Outstanding Languages provision gives our children an appreciation of other cultures that promotes empathy and understanding. This course gives you guidance and advice, provides you with dozens of practical ideas, and suggests ways that you might monitor, evaluate and above all sustain high standards in Languages.
This workshop-style course will unpick what is expected from leaders of English, focusing on staff development, clarity of vision and consistency. It will help you to develop clear next steps on your journey to excellence, and balance the new OFSTED framework requirements against managing workload and wellbeing.
This course focuses on clarity, consistency and staff development to unpick what is expected from foundation subject leaders, help you to develop clear next steps on your journey to excellence, and balance the new Ofsted framework requirements against managing workload and wellbeing.
With a focus on staff development, ensuring clarity of vision, consistency and how to use monitoring to best effect, this course will unpick what is expected from leaders of maths, help you to develop clear next steps on your journey to excellence, and balance the new OFSTED framework requirements against managing workload and wellbeing.
With a focus on staff development, ensuring clarity of vision, consistency and how to use monitoring to best effect, this course will unpick what is expected from leaders of science. It will support leaders in ensuring a clear balance between managing workload and wellbeing, and meeting the requirements of the new Ofsted framework.
TT Education’s Path to Success methodology rightly places great importance on the need for context and purpose in learning. This is never more vital than in the early stages of learning, and learning through play is one of the best ways to achieve this.
The words ‘assessment’, ‘feedback’, ‘target setting’ and ‘monitoring progress’ are some of the most common found in education, but do we put ourselves in our learners’ shoes? Do we ask them what sort of feedback they would like, when they want it and how? Are our students involved in target-setting and the assessment process? Evidence suggests that feedback is one of the most important skills we can use to support learning, but only if we get it right. This session will pull apart and explore what we really mean by feedback, target-setting and assessment, so it works for the individual learners.
Low-level disruption and underhanded poor behaviour has been an increasing concern for many schools over the past few years. Conflicting ideas, evidence and research have not helped in finding an effective approach. This course aims to clarify those discussions and provide practical approaches that can be critiqued and adapted to suit your specific context and students.
Mastery in Leadership is a one-day CPD course for school leaders that focuses on the qualities of successful leadership. This cutting edge course draws on the latest thinking to inspire school leaders towards developing outstanding schools through reflective and visionary leadership.
Development of conceptual understanding and procedural fluency needs to begin in the early years if children are to master mathematical concepts and gain deep understanding. This course will ensure you have all the tools to develop a curriculum of high expectations and high achievement.
The term ‘mastery’ has become synonymous with maths over the last few years as we have developed an understanding of how other countries successfully teach their maths curriculums. We have learnt a great many lessons about approaches to teaching and learning in maths.
Research has linked outdoor learning to increased motivation and creativity; it also gives children an opportunity for practical application and cognitive challenge. In a maths context this may be familiar in younger years, but perhaps less so as the children get older. How can we make the most of the outdoor environment throughout KS1-2?
Part of the journey towards teaching for mastery in maths is developing lesson design. Effective lesson design is vital in ensuring that lesson time is used to the best effect to facilitate pupils make progress, develop skills and master mathematical concepts. This practical course will support you in planning for outstanding progress.
Mental maths is a vital part of a pupil’s skill set and this highly practical session will provide the essential techniques, as well as lots of practical and fun activities to support children with keeping their maths brains sharp!
It is natural that children will come to maths with certain misconceptions. Recognising these can be challenging and addressing them can be even more so. This course takes the theory behind maths misconceptions and turns it into practical ideas to support your classroom practice.
How long do you spend preparing leavers for Year 7? This training session takes a creative approach to the subject, using the idea of character traits - from the newly statutory relationships education part of PSHE - to think longer term in preparing pupils.
The new Ofsted inspection framework has a renewed focus on ‘cultural capital’. Developing a child’s knowledge and understanding of the world around them is a key part of the early years curriculum. This course will provide you with a wealth of ideas for supporting your children with building up their ‘cultural capital’.
Our students may arrive from a range of countries and cultures, with different learning styles, but they still deserve the very best support. This course suggests ten practical things you can do to help support EAL / ESOL learners in your school.
Providing children with a rich experience of mathematics in the real world will support them when they start to be able to deal with more abstract concepts. This course has dozens of great ideas to help practitioners ‘spot’ mathematical opportunities for their children.
Children seem to be starting school with decreasing levels of oracy; and our focus on the written form for evidence can sometimes divert our attention from speaking and listening. This course shares several of our favourite approaches for oracy development in the Early Years, but the strategies need little adaptation to apply in the key stages too.
Evaluate and improve your current Early Years provision.
This course will give you a greater understanding of current expectations within the statutory EYFS framework, alongside successful strategies to enhance outdoor learning environments, improve parental engagement and, ultimately, ensure successful outcomes for all of your children.
Parents play a pivotal role in their child’s development and it is vital that we engage with them and include them as much as possible with the learning that is taking place. This is a process that this course will support you with, providing you with dozens of great ideas and tips to engage, talk with and support parents.
In order to create, develop, monitor and evaluate an outstanding P.E. curriculum, you will need a full understanding of the requirements of the new Ofsted Inspection Framework, as well as some practical ideas for how to judge your Intent, Implementation and Impact. This course will provide all that and more.
Many children go through phases when they are restless or inattentive; this doesn't necessarily mean they have ADHD. However, when short attention spans, constant fidgeting and acting impulsively become barriers to their education and their lives, this course will help find ways in which we can make effective and reasonable adjustments to support their education.
Autistic spectrum disorder affects both communication and behaviour. While diagnosis can happen at any stage in life, it is often referred to as a developmental disorder and can be the cause of some emotional immaturities for some learners. This course will explore this wide range of variations and identify ways of working with individuals to support their development as well-rounded learners.
Dyscalculia is not about intelligence, nor is it about having access to proper teaching. However, this condition does cause problems for learners, not just in school but in everyday life, where they need to use maths concepts. Children with dyscalculia will find mathematics difficult, puzzling and frustrating, and this course will provide plenty of practical ideas help support them.
For one in twenty learners, dyslexia is likely to significantly impact on their progress in reading, writing, spelling and maybe even maths. However, there are many positive ways we can support learners and build on their strengths and this practical course will give you plenty of ideas and ways of working.
When we refer to problem solving in maths it is fair to say that most of us will immediately associate that with a series of worded problems. Whilst worded problems are a valid form of problem solving, they are just one way of approaching this aspect of maths teaching and learning and as educators, we should be exposing our pupils to a much wider variety of contexts in order to develop well-rounded pupils who can tackle maths challenges in a variety of contexts.
The new Ofsted Inspection Framework has an increased emphasis on personal development, behaviour, character traits, and attitudes to learning. All of this puts the subject at the heart of school development. This course covers everything a PSHE coordinator should know.
The newly-statutory elements of PSHE come into force in September 2021, after being pushed back by Covid. How prepared is your school? How can you meet your legal obligations without diverting energy and focus from the other things that matter?
‘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!
Reading, writing and maths have always had the majority of curriculum time, but how well can your pupils demonstrate progress, reasoning and deeper thinking across all subjects? This INSET explores how great learning across foundation subjects can have a positive impact on the impact core learning and development of each of your pupils.
We live in a computer-based world. It is absolutely vital that our children understand how computers work, how to use them, and how to stay safe around them. This full-day training course will look at all aspects of the computer curriculum, as well as how to use technology to support and inspire learning across the curriculum.
This powerful one-day maths CPD course explores how to ensure pupils can master skills, tackle progressively challenging problems and reason effectively. It includes a range of proven strategies and fun activities to improve outcomes in maths.
All children need the opportunity to be creative and express themselves. It allows children to think, investigate, explore all whilst developing skills and the confidence to be themselves. But how do we ensure that the skills and knowledge children need are taught in enough depth and that our curriculum is progressive?
At its best, Design Technology helps children become critical thinkers and metacognitive learners, and develop practical skills in a range of settings. But the creative process in DT can sometimes be a bit aimless and unsophisticated. How do we ensure that DT skills and knowledge are being taught in enough depth, and in a progressive way?
Get an overview of the knowledge and skills that children need to become successful Geographers. This powerful one-day CPD course examines this key Foundation subject, demonstrating how to support all children to develop skills, knowledge, curiosity and a depth of understanding.
Research has linked music education to improvements in working memory, language acquisition, spelling, concentration, effort, behaviour and wellbeing. But it is also an important subject in its own right, and it develops children’s “cultural capital”.
Discover simple but effective strategies to support children’s R.E. work. This engaging, practical CPD course will help you to link your R.E. provision to current developments in curriculum design and develop your pupils' love of the subject.
PSHE was set to become part-statutory in September 2020, but that change was pushed back a year because of COVID. How prepared is your school for the new requirements in September 2021? How can you meet these legal obligations without diverting energy and focus from the other things that matter?
Learn creative, practical and achievable methods to raise standards in science and inspire primary scientists. This course will provide the confidence to teach outstanding primary science in a vibrant, interactive way that promotes enquiry and learning at greater depth.
How can we create a culture where all boys have high aspirations and their potential is maximised? The debate about girls’ and boys’ achievement and the ‘gap’ has been with us for many years. But is it a gap between boys and girls or just between individuals? In this course we'll have a chance to explore and critique the evidence and develop teaching and learning approaches that work in our different contexts.
Arguably, RE leaders have been put in an uneasy position by the new Ofsted Inspection Framework: in Faith Schools the subject is part of the Core, but it lacks the status of English and maths; in non-Faith Schools, RE coordinators must ‘fight for their place at the table’. This course covers everything an RE coordinator should know.
Although the new Ofsted Inspection Framework has reframed our thinking around Foundation Subjects. There is certainly a stronger emphasis on non-core subjects, but it’s important that high standards are maintained in the Core as well. This course guides reading leaders through the new Framework.
When we talk about mathematical ‘reasoning’ we sometimes struggle to distinguish it from word-problems. There is more to problem-solving than reasoning, and more to reasoning than problem-solving. If we understand what reasoning actually involves, we open up a rich range of experiences in maths - and across the curriculum - where we can develop and stretch our children.
Children often struggle to understand mathematical ideas if they move towards the “abstract” too quickly, and we rightly use different representations to make things easier for them to understand. But if we’re not careful these representations limit children to little more than a procedural fluency; to drive real mastery we need to make sure we vary the representations - and encourage children to do the same with their own.
Bring your School Development Plan along to this practical, informative workshop. We'll explore how to ensure that your SDP helps to drive school improvement and financial management on a day-to-day basis. You will leave this course with a strong understand of what makes an effective plan.
The new Ofsted Inspection Framework marks a significant shift in focus, shining a much brighter light on non-Core subjects. This creates a real risk for science leaders: it lacks the status of the other core subjects, and it may now be left behind as schools work to improve their foundation subjects. This course covers everything a science coordinator needs to know.
Year leaders are central in the drive towards outstanding teaching, learning and progress in schools. Throughout the year there will be a range of challenges, some not yet known, that year leaders will be facing both in terms of learners’ wellbeing and their cognitive development. This course will explore the most recent developments, share best practice and advice, and help you develop the essential skills of a year leader to support all learners and the challenges they may face.
From Every Child Matters, to SEND-in-the-mainstream, to the current inspection framework; children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities have always been a high priority for schools. During this one-hour session, we will share the most successful SEND strategies we have implemented in mainstream schools.
No teacher - and few pupils - would argue against the importance of maths. Its procedures are crucial life skills, and its thinking processes can develop understanding across the curriculum. But how often do we explore the lives and work of great mathematicians, particularly in the context of Ofsted’s focus on cultural capital?
Spirituality is as much an awareness of ourselves as it is an awareness of anything beyond ourselves. So how do we, in a secular age, encourage pupils to engage with and understand their ‘spirit’ - whether or not they have a faith-based ‘spiritual’ side? What inspires you? Where do you feel most at peace?
How can we ensure our pupils are retaining - and applying - what they have ‘learned’ in any given subject, topic, or year?
Storytelling in Maths recognises that many pupils struggle to effectively use vocabulary and language structures to explain and reason. This exciting, practical course will help you embed effective strategies for mathematical language acquisition to improve outcomes in maths as part of your daily teaching.
How can we avoid stretch and challenge being ‘bolt-ons’? How can they be integrated into the secondary school’s/college’s curriculum to provide ambitious learning for all students? How are learners being challenged and how have we established the appropriate pace of the lesson? This course will provide plenty of practical ideas that can be adapted for all subjects, and look at how we can create a culture of challenge and an ambitious curriculum for all learners.
This practical course will look at how we stretch and challenge all learners to be the best they can and get the grades and achievement they deserve in English language and literature. We will explore ways of applying learning to unfamiliar texts and styles of writing, to add more complexity and sophistication to our thinking, to develop the technical skills to analyse and critique work and encourage independent thinking.
This course provides the opportunity to look at how we can create a more sustainable way of working within the school, with families and the wider community. It explores risk factors which are barriers to learning and the protective factors that we can put in place.
Reading is a fundamental part of a child’s early development. Whilst developing a child’s phonological awareness is vital, so is developing a love of reading. Ofsted’s New Inspection Framework also places more emphasis on reading than ever before.
Talking to and with children is one of the most powerful tools we have as practitioners. Knowing how to communicate with children effectively, how to effectively model language we want them to acquire, and how to use questioning appropriately is incredibly important.
The home-school relationship is a cornerstone of any child’s education, but when disagreement or frustration breaks that relationship down, TAs can find themselves ‘in the line of fire’. This course provides a range of ideas and strategies to support your TAs and improve their communication skills.
The concept of 'leadership' has expanded massively in recent years. Ofsted's expectation now is that all staff should be able to understand and articulate ideas like vision, priorities and curriculum design, and this is true for teaching assistants as well as teachers. This course considers how TAs can develop leadership skills - and, crucially, what that means in practice.
Teaching in a special school – or provision in mainstream – adds extra complexity to the job of teaching. This short on-demand course will help you understand the skills required to successfully work with multiple external agencies, for the benefits of your pupils.
Teaching Modern Foreign Languages in Primary Schools is an inspiring course that will assist you in meeting the targets of the new Programme of Study for Languages. You will return to the classroom with engaging, interactive and challenging activities to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
It is important to ensure that all learners have the language and the communication skills to tell us what is happening to them and recognise positive and negative relationships. Our learners need to be educated for their own protection. This is especially important when the learners we are working with are vulnerable and may find it more difficult to know whether situations they find themselves in are appropriate.
Rosenshine’s principles of instruction have been described as the ‘best bit of educational theory out there’ – but are they fully understood and implemented? Evidence tells us that the quality of instruction is one of the most important factors affecting learners’ achievement. Alongside this, the ‘teacher-student’ relationships remain key to success. This course is suitable for those new to teaching, for managers who want to use these principles to support teachers or as part of lesson observation or professional development, or anyone who feels they could do with a refresher.
Using drama games and techniques can be a great way to motivate learners to read. They can begin to see texts in action; play with stories and characters; and develop a sense of ownership of the stories, as well as empathy with characters.
The use of speech to develop writing or comprehension skills is a great way to both motivate children not just in literacy lessons but across the whole primary curriculum.
Creative drama can have a positive impact on children’s writing skills. Drama games and activities provide our children with a wealth of make believe experiences they will want to write about and structured drama techniques help them focus on the writing skills they need.
Stress, anxiety, competition, hormones, and the media can make secondary PSHE a challenging area. This course explores a range of practical strategies to make PSHE a successful part of the school curriculum that is enjoyed and valued by learners, and connects to and supports the teaching of subjects such as science, history, English, MFL, etc.
Whether we want to raise achievement, develop self-esteem, build creativity, stretch and challenge, increase confidence or simply capture the interest of learners, drama can be a great tool to be used across the primary curriculum. Through role play, scenarios, and other drama games, learners will create memorable experiences, engage in talk and cooperative learning, use both the affective and the cognitive domains, discover hidden strengths, and thoroughly enjoy themselves.
How many times have you come across a higher attaining pupil who will not challenge themselves or crumbles at the first sign of failure? How do we support these pupils? Explore how we can prevent children moving through school fearing challenge and failure and instead, grow learners who can take on any challenge.
How can we truly create a primary curriculum that facilitates deeper, more connected learning and retention of information - as well as supporting pupils in connecting learning to other domains?