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CPD Courses & INSETs

Our range of outstanding CPD training courses for primary schools span subjects such as English, Maths, Science and Leadership. All of our courses are dynamic, inspiring and packed with best-practice activities and approaches that you can immediately apply in your school or classroom. We constantly receive outstanding feedback, with over 95% of teachers and school leaders rating our courses as "Excellent".

Many courses are also available as an INSET day, tailored to your specific requirements. Click here to download our latest brochure.


livestream CPD courses delivered by livestream - accessible from home, from your school, or anywhere with an internet-connected device

Recording CPD courses pre-recorded for access for 30 days at home, at school or anywhere with an internet-connected device

venue CPD courses delivered face-to-face at training venues or hotels across England

10 Ways to Improve the Quality of Instruction in Lessons

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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.

£265 + VAT

10 Ways Towards Effective PSHE in Secondary Schools

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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.

£265 + VAT

A Guide to Teaching Maths at Key Stage 3 for the Non-Specialist

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This course will not only develop the maths knowledge and fluency teachers need, but also look at the pedagogy that delivers high quality and highly engaging maths lessons. 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.

£265 + VAT

Challenging Pupil Behaviour & How to Overcome It

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Discover ways to improve pupil behaviour at your school. This practical course provides a range of strategies and approaches to classroom practice that can help.

£265 + VAT

Classroom Management Skills for Support Staff

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This course will help support staff understand the psychology of the classroom and provide a range of strategies to cope with low-level disruption, as well as ways of making sure the behaviour does not re-occur. We will discuss a series of practical evidence-based strategies to help manage ourselves, as well as the learners. The whole course has a clear focus on how effective classroom management provides better outcomes for learners.

£265 + VAT

Coaching and Mentoring in Secondary Schools and FE

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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.

£299 + VAT

Coaching for School Leaders

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As a school leader, you know that the value of coaching within your school cannot be underestimated. Discover the full power of successful, effective coaching with this inspirational course.

£299 + VAT

Cognitive Development in Practice: Creating Thinking Schools

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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.

£265 + VAT

Courageous Conversations: Successful Communication for School Leadership

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Challenging conversations are a daily occurrence for school leaders. In this inspirational, practical INSET, you will be supporting in cultivating your communication skills to get the best outcomes from these all-important conversations.

Deep Learning: Developing a Toolkit for Revision, Study and Exam Skills

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Effective study skills have been identified as a way of improving the performance of all learners and of closing the gap between boys and girls. This course will look at a range of tried and trusted techniques, but will also move beyond the recognised approaches we may be familiar with, to look at new, creative and specific approaches to learning that will both support exam/revision skills and encourage deep learning.

£265 + VAT

Developing our Teaching Staff: Effective Lesson Observations, Learning Walks and Feedback

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There have been many recent studies looking at evidence-based approaches to lesson observations and learning walks in order to make sure that these make a valuable contribution to the development of teaching and learning. Lesson observations are now seen as part of the Ofsted ‘deep dive’ and it is essential that as senior and middle leaders we have a clear idea of how our curriculum is actually being implemented in the classroom. However, lesson observations also have an important role to play within the school’s own development path, as a way of not only identifying where support may be needed but also as a fantastic way of sharing great practise.

£299 + VAT

Developing Outstanding Subject and Middle Leaders

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This informative and practical course will help you to understand, and make progress in, your role as a primary subject leader or middle leader.

£299 + VAT

Effective Performance Management for School Leaders

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Discover how to manage the performance of your staff in a positive way that will support the improvement of their day-to-day performance.

£299 + VAT

Essential Skills for Front Line and Office Staff

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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.

£265 + VAT

Inspired To Lead: National Leadership Programme

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The Inspired to Lead National Leadership Programme aims to create leaders at every level and is suitable for all primary senior and middle leaders and those aspiring to leadership positions.

£598 + VAT

Making Assessment Meaningful, Marking Manageable and Feedback Motivating

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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. 

£265 + VAT

Managing Low-Level Disruption Throughout the School

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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.

£265 + VAT

Mastery in Leadership

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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.

£299 + VAT

Raising Attainment in Writing

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Raise standards in writing, help children generate creative ideas and broaden their vocabulary - with fun, practical and achievable methods that can be implemented straight away.

£265 + VAT

Raising the Achievement and Ambition of Boys in Secondary and FE

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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.

£265 + VAT

School Development Planning

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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.

£299 + VAT

Secondary Year Leaders: Meeting the New Challenges 2021- 22

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Year leaders are central in the drive towards outstanding teaching, learning and progress in schools. Throughout 2021 and 2022 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.

£299 + VAT

Stretch and Challenge Across the Secondary School: Developing an Ambitious Curriculum

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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. 

£299 + VAT

Stretch and Challenge in English KS3 and KS4

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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.

£265 + VAT

Supporting those Struggling with the Requirements of English Language and Literature

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Learners may struggle with English language and literature in Key Stages 3 and 4 due to a range of issues such as fluency, problems with comprehension, speed of processing, past experiences, and their attitude to English. This course will provide positive, engaging and practical ideas to re-engage learners in English as well as exploring approaches to teaching mixed-ability classes.

£265 + VAT

Using Drama as an Agent of Change to Learner Behaviour

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The use of drama as an agent for change has been seen to be effective in supporting learners with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Behaviours are often an attempt to establish or modify a relationship. Students therefore often create problems for themselves and others through inappropriate behaviours intended to amuse, attract attention, or that are the result of an inability to self-regulate. Drama can help improve these students’ ability to relate to people, empower them to solve problems and allow them to see alternative outcomes.

£265 + VAT

Year 7: How to Make a Successful Transition to Secondary School

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More than ever, the importance of getting Year 7 learners off to a great start in their new school is vital. This course will look at the issues facing the school as a whole and the head of Year 7 in particular. We will explore a range of practical skills necessary for a head of year and share evidence-based best practice, taking into account the most up-to-date advice and practical experience from a range of schools.

£299 + VAT

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