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CPD Courses & INSETs

Our range of outstanding CPD training courses 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.


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School Improvement & Development Conference for School Leaders

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Join TT Education, the UK’s leading school improvement and training company, for two impactful days of learning, networking, and discussion. Our experts in education will provide a programme full of knowledge-rich presentations, inspiring breakout sessions and networking opportunities.

£450+VAT

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

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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.

£265 + VAT

Assessment for Learning

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Our Back-to-Basics series focuses on the skills that underpin good quality classroom teaching. This course provides an essential guide to Assessment for Learning.

£99 + VAT

Challenging Conversations: Feedback and Support to Improve

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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?

£99 + VAT

Classroom Management Skills for Support Staff

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This course will help support staff understand the psychology of the classroom, provide a range of strategies to cope with low level disruption and to ensure the behaviour does not reoccur. You will be given a series of practical evidence-based approaches to help manage your own feelings and the behaviour of 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

Composites and Components: Designing and Delivering a Knowledge-rich Curriculum

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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.

£99 + VAT

Courageous Conversations for School Leaders

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

£299 + VAT

Creating a Broad and Balanced Curriculum

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This exciting CPD course will support primary school leaders in designing and implementing a coherent, rich and varied curriculum that will benefit pupils of all ages.

£299 + VAT

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

Empowering Support Staff in Secondary Schools and FE

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Support staff can be a powerful tool, as part of an ambitious curriculum and in creating inclusive learning. Sometimes, though, they are left struggling to find direction, or to feel valued as part of the school team. This one-day course will explore ways to avoid this and keep support staff feeling valued and enthusiastic.

£265 + 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

It's Good to Talk: Speaking and Listening to further Learning

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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.

£99 + VAT

Key Skills Series - Avoiding Unconscious Bias

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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.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Being a Great Admin Assistant

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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.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Being a Great TA

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TAs make up a significant proportion of the school workforce, but they sometimes don't have the impact they would like. What does the job involve and how can we be the best that we want to, to support the children we care so much about?

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Building Confidence

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Do you suffer from ‘imposter syndrome’ - that crippling feeling we all get, that we are ‘not good enough’ for our role in school? This course suggests that confidence is not just useful but perhaps even a duty to our colleagues.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Communicating with Others

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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.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Dealing with Parents

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Learning is a process that does not solely take place in school. Parents play a pivotal role in a child’s education and development, and it’s vital that we engage with them and include them as much as possible.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Electronic Etiquette: Working with Phones and Email

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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.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Filling Your ‘Soft Skills Basket’

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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.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Knowing Your Rights in the Workplace

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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.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Leadership at Every Level

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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.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Looking after your Wellbeing

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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.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Moving On: Getting Your Next Job!

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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.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Organisational Skills

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Part 4 of our Key Skills in Educational Settings series looks at the range of ‘soft’ skills you need in any workplace. This session gives you tips and suggestions for getting more organised.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Preparing for Interview

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How do you ‘ace’ an interview? This course is packed with ideas for getting that promotion, or for applying to a different school, or even using the principles for things like grant application.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Safeguarding Children

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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.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - The Appraisal Process

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How do we ensure that our experience at work is as positive as it should be? How do we know what is expected of us, and what support we should expect in return? This course explores the world of performance management.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Understanding Children at Secondary

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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.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Understanding School Jargon

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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.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - What is Professionalism?

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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.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Working with Others

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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.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Writing a CV

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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.

£99+VAT

Key Skills Series - Written Communication Skills

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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.

£99+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

Positive Approaches to Understanding and Supporting Learners with ADHD

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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.

£99 + VAT

Positive Approaches to Understanding and Supporting Learners with ASD

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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.

£99 + VAT

Practical and Positive Ways to Support Learners with Dyscalculia

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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.

£99 + VAT

Practical and Positive Ways to Support Learners with Dyslexia

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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.

£99 + VAT

Questioning Skills

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The ‘Back-to-Basics’ are courses that focus on the skills that underpin good quality classroom teaching. This course provides an in-depth and comprehensive view of the importance of questioning in the classroom.

£99 + 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

Safeguarding: Your Right, Everyone’s Responsibility

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Safeguarding is a crucial part of our role in education, but what are our duties in an ever-changing world? This course contains everything you need to know in this complex, emotional and often controversial area.

£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

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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.

£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 Children and their Families

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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.

£99+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

Talking to Parents and Carers: Supporting TAs through Challenging Conversations

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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.

£99 + VAT

TAs as Leaders: Creating Leaders at Every Level

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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.

£99 + VAT

Ten 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

Ten 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

The 101 Uses of Drama to Enhance Learning across the Primary Curriculum

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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. 

£265 + VAT

The Path to Success: Secondary and Beyond

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Students at secondary school still need to continually improve oracy, fluency, numeracy and communication; and our focus on the written form for evidence can sometimes divert our attention from how we achieve engagement and progress. This online training shares our Path to Success – and how it can have a positive impact on learning at your secondary school.

£99 + VAT

The Subject ‘Deep Dive’: Your Role as a Subject Leader

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The ‘deep dive’ in the inspection framework has caused a lot of anxiety and uncertainty – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Our experiences of supporting secondary schools across the country have shown that there are some key things that subject leaders can do to ready themselves for inspection, leaving them increasingly confident in their team, educational standards in their subject – and how they support the senior leaders.

£99 + 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

Your Secondary School and the New Ofsted Inspection Framework

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What does the new Ofsted Inspection Framework mean for your school and for your curriculum? This informative one-day leadership course will help you explore the implications of the new framework in the context of your school.

£299 + VAT

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