Primary and Preparatory

Our CPD and INSET for Primary and Preparatory Schools

 

Inspirational

Sarah Lemmon , Headteacher, Redcliffe School

 

EYFS INSET : Bringing Coding and Computing to Life in EYFS & Pre Prep

  Are you unclear on where to start with the computing curriculum, or would like ideas on how to bring computing to life? Would you like to secure your own…

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Primary INSET : Improving Boys’ Reading and Writing

Highly engaging and motivated the staff Rochelle Thompson, Deputy Head, Kings School Supporting boys to achieve is an aspect of Teaching & Learning that consistently needs addressing. Historically, girls tend…

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Primary INSET : Challenging More Able Pupils in Maths

I feel particularly inspired. Unlike many courses, this felt achievable. Alison Tanner, Year 5/6 Teacher Cameley Primary School Maths is an exciting subject. The National Curriculum provides a framework to…

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EYFS INSET : The Journey to Outstanding in the Early Years

Very informative, lots of thought provoking ideas Tanya Cross Assistant Head, Inglehurst Junior School Do you know what outstanding looks like in the early years? Are you able to evidence…

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EYFS INSET : Characteristics of Effective Learning in the Early Years

Professional, knowledgeable, highly engaging and friendly approach Su Berkley, Assistant Head, Chew Magna Primary School The how children learn is as important as the what they learn. It is our…

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INSET : Independent Learning and Increased Pupil Initiative

It was informative, constructive and invaluable for me Melanie Westlake, Head of Science, Saint Felix School   • Are you looking to developing the levels of Independence and resilience in…

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INSET : Practical Classroom Strategies for Learners identified with SEND

Excellent, purposeful and effectively delivered Evelyn Chua Headteacher , Hampden Gurney Primary School   • Do your teachers have to deal with low achieving and pupils identified as having SEND?…

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INSET : Raising Boys’ Achievement

Thank you again for the INSET, the staff were buzzing afterwards! Karen Coles, Director of Studies, Fulham Prep • Does your boys’ attainment fall below that of girls? • Are…

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INSET : Metacognition & Self-regulation – Reframing learners as thinkers

“Excellent, clear, well-pitched delivery and responds to questions well” Ben Fell, Teacher, Uppingham School Do your pupils prefer recalling information to “real” thinking? How do you help students improve their…

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INSET : Differentiation and Personalised Learning

Hugely useful and informative day James Moss-Gibbons, Director of Studies, Lambrook School Maximising progress in lessons for all learners Building effective inclusion and clear progression: raise standards, narrow the gap, challenge…

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INSET : Extending Pupils’ Academic Study Skills and Higher-Order Skills (HOTS)

Thank you again for the INSET, the staff were buzzing afterwards! Karen Coles, Director of Studies, Fulham Prep What can teachers learn from psychology and cognitive science to apply to the…

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INSET : Active learning in the Classroom: make your pupils work harder than you!

“It was informative, constructive and invaluable for me” Melanie Westlake, Head of Science, Saint Felix School   Are there aspects of teaching and learning which you would like to develop?…

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INSET : Outstanding Pupil Outcomes for All students

Excellent! – so many useful strategies and practical techniques which can be implemented in the classroom immediately. Isabella Mech Head of Sixth Form , Cheltenham College Improving levels of Achievement…

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INSET : Deeper Learning through Questioning

Questioning strategies to stretch and challenge all our pupils Fantastic strategies backed by research and resources to take away Donia Peters Head of Music, Clifton High School   Do you…

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INSET : Effective marking and evidencing for Inspection

“Has really helped me confirm how I need to address the marking policy” Katherine Hyland, Assistant Head, St Anne’s Catholic School for Girls   Do you want to adopt a…

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INSET : Raising Academic Achievement – High Impact Strategies for Class-teachers & School Leaders

Lots of good ideas that I can use tomorrow, exactly what I want from CPD  Alison Yates, Year Leader, Harlington Upper School Strategies to promote high levels of progress and…

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INSET : Self-care and Resilience Building for Teachers and School Staff

What is the relationship between stress and resilience? How can we become more resilient? How can we better understand and manage stress, and become more productive at work? How can…

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Thriving, not just surviving

INSET : Well-being for Better Teaching

Thriving, not just surviving: Well-being for teachers at work and at home How can we better manage stress, and develop resilience and avoid burnout? How does ensuring a good work-life…

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INSET : Supporting and Maintaining Well-being in School

By learning more about how we build resilience and manage stress, communicate with colleagues and set boundaries, create a supportive work environment and develop healthy relationships in the workplace, amongst others, we can start to put in place measures that help us to manage stress more efficiently and become more resilient in both our domestic and personal lives, thus becoming more productive and efficient at work.

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watercolours

Primary INSET : Teaching Art like a Specialist

Too often the misconception that people are either born with artistic ability or not is able to permeate into our schools. Teachers also feel less confident in delivering the art curriculum because they feel they are not ‘artists’.

This course aims to put these unhelpful views to bed and give teachers the confidence they need to deliver art with passion and enthusiasm and help bring out the artist in all their pupils.

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Primary INSET : Computer says yes! Bringing Computing to life

This course is designed to bring computing to life in your school. It presents a full understanding of the computing concepts and knowledge required to confidently deliver the curriculum. It covers the key concepts, ways to bring the subject to life and where to find essential resources to engage and inspire pupils across the primary age range.

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INSET : Challenging the most able students in all subjects

“Excellent – lots of good strategies and resources. I liked that the course leader was flexible in his approach and was happy to go off on tangents and alternative topics.”…

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INSET : Managing Low Level Disruptive Behaviour in and out of the classroom

“Really engaging tutor who clearly knew his stuff” Sadia Mirza, HOD, Dr Challoners High School Low Level Disruption. Can you kick it? Yes, you can Why manage behaviour? Why do…

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INSET : Positive Behaviour Management for Outstanding Learning and Teaching

“Great presenter, very clear and knowledgeable” Katie Coe, Exeter School Outstanding behaviour strategies for high levels of pupil progress Why do pupils misbehave? How can personalised learning improve outcomes? How…

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INSET : High impact teaching, learning and behavioural strategies for NQT’s

“To say that the first year of teaching is challenging would be an understatement. There are so many moving parts to manage and so many new things to learn that…

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Example of Feedback at The Dragon School

INSET : ISI Excellent Marking and Feedback

With the recent changes to the ISI framework it is essential that teachers and leaders get to grips with the new criteria. This course also presents practical ways to mark smarter and how the research shows that improving marking and feedback is the number one way of adding value to pupil progression and attainment.

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preparing for inspection

INSET : ISI Excellent Teaching

Dispelling misconceptions, clarifying the criteria and sharing the theory and research behind the ISI approach. This course sets out what ISI defined excellent teaching looks like and how it can be identified and strengthened throughout the school.

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INSET : Embedding a Growth Mindset into your Classroom and School

‘Mindsets’, the simple but compelling idea put forward by Carol Dweck of Stanford University, has taken the US educational system by storm and challenged the way our Stateside colleagues view learning, talent and ability. Teachers and school leaders have found the approaches and practical tips suggested by mindsets theory have had a clear impact on the performance of learners in their classrooms.

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