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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.


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

Achieving Excellence in Vocabulary Acquisition

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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.

£99 + VAT

Active Learning in Science

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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.

£99 + VAT

Active Learning in the Foundation Subjects

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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.

£99 + VAT

Active Learning in the Humanities

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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.

£99 + VAT

Assessment in the New Ofsted Inspection Framework

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‘Start with the end in mind’ - said by more than one leader in education thinking. What does this mean for assessment? And how does this apply within the new Ofsted Inspection Framework?

£99 + VAT

Bar Modelling in Mathematics

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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.

£99 + 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

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

Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract: Supporting Understanding for All Pupils

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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.

£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 supporting 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

Creating a Curriculum of Wonder: Irresistible Learning in Special Schools

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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.

£265+VAT

Creative Teaching of Grammar

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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.

£99 + VAT

Creative Teaching of Punctuation

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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!

£99 + VAT

Creative Teaching of Spelling

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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.

£99 + 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

Don’t Drown in the Deep Dive: What to Expect from the New Ofsted Inspection Framework

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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.

£99 + 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

GPS Leader Curriculum Support

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With a host of practical ideas, this course will provide all the information you need to ensure that your school’s GPS provision meets the requirements of the new Ofsted Inspection Framework.

£150 + VAT

History Leader Curriculum Support

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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.

£150 + VAT

Improving Phonics Provision in the Early Years

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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.

£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

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 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

Languages Leader Curriculum Support

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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.

£150 + 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

Maths Leader Curriculum Support

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With a shift in focus away from the core subjects by Ofsted’s new Inspection Framework, what does this mean for maths? This course will answer that and so many more questions. Everything a maths coordinator needs to know.

£150 + VAT

New to Deputy Headship

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This one-day course explores the key characteristics of a successful deputy head from the perspective of somebody who is new to the role. 

£299+VAT

Oracy in the Early Years and Beyond

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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.

£99 + VAT

Outstanding Foundation Stage Practice

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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. 

£265 + VAT

Outstanding SMSC Across the Primary Curriculum

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Outstanding SMSC Across the Primary Curriculum is a practical and thoughtful look at the curriculum requirements for SMSC and PSHE and ways to successfully achieve them.

£299 + VAT

PE Leader Curriculum Support

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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.

£150 + 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

PSHE Leader Curriculum Support

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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.

£150 + VAT

Raising Attainment in Computing

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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.

£265 + VAT

Raising Attainment in Maths

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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. 

£265 + VAT

Raising Attainment in Primary Art

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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? 

£265 + VAT

Raising Attainment in Primary Geography

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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.

£265 + VAT

Raising Attainment in Primary History

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This fast-paced and practical one-day CPD course shares a vision of history that will engage and inspire primary children, but also set them up with the analytical and critical skills that are vital for modern life.

 

£265 + VAT

Raising Attainment in Primary Music

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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”. 

£265 + VAT

Raising Attainment in Primary R.E.

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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.

£265 + VAT

Raising Attainment in PSHE

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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? 

£265 + VAT

Raising Attainment in Reading

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Discover simple, effective ways to enhance children’s reading confidence and improve comprehension and word reading skills by attending this engaging and practical course. 

£265 + VAT

Reading Leader Curriculum Support

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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.

£150 + 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

Science Leader Curriculum Support

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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.

£150 + VAT

SEND in the Mainstream

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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.

£99 + VAT

Storytelling in Maths

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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.

£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

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

Teaching in a Special Needs Setting: Communication in Complexity

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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.

£99 + VAT

Teaching Relationship and Sex Education in Special Schools

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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. 

£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: Complex Needs and Engagement

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Children with complex needs start school with vary varied levels of oracy, 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 on-demand course shares our Path to Success – and how it can have a positive impact on learning at your special school.

£99 + VAT

Wake up to Wellbeing! Morning Exercises for the Whole Primary Cohort

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Wake your body, wake your mind! A healthy body and a healthy approach to life can support adults AND children alike in improving wellbeing, personal awareness and health.

£99 + VAT

Wellbeing in Special Schools: Helping Adults Deal with Challenge

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Working in a special school, or provision within mainstream, often brings greater – and certainly more diverse – day to day experiences than you might expect.  Extreme behaviours, personal care & support, a wider range of adults and children to interact with, as well as emotional highs and lows of dealing with pupils who have complex needs. This short course considers the importance of wellbeing in a special education needs setting.

£99 + VAT

Writing Leader Curriculum Support

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This course covers everything a writing coordinator should know (including information about the new Ofsted Inspection Framework) and provides dozens of practical and powerful approaches to sustain those high standards you have worked so hard to achieve in writing.

£150 + VAT

Your School and the New Ofsted Inspection Framework

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This course explores what the new Ofsted inspection framework could mean for your school and for your curriculum.

£299 + VAT

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