EYFS & Pre-Prep INSET

Our CPD and INSET for the EYFS Nursery and Pre-Prep Schools

 

Many of the staff have already employed the practical and useful tips in their classrooms. A succinct and effective session that was delivered in an engaging and practical manner, which made the time fly.

Zoe Dunn, HeadTeacher, UCS Pre Prep School

 

Science INSET: Outstanding Teaching Practice in Science

‘Schools need to raise pupils’ aspirations and enjoyment of science and ensure that they nurture the talents of our potential young scientists of the future.’ Ofsted Report ‘Success in Science’…

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Science INSET : Challenging the most able pupils in Science

“The most able students were not achieving their potential in over 40% of the schools visited for the survey” Ofsted Report: ‘The Most Able Students’ Mixing chemicals, testing circuits and…

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INSET : Difficult Conversations

  Building positive relationships with difficult colleagues / parents This INSET will provide effective strategies to:   • Evidence effective leadership and the support of positive behaviours for staff and…

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EYFS INSET : Holistic Development in Early Years

Relatable and refreshing training, that engaged and inspired K.Payne Early Years Advisor 90% of brain development occurs by the age of 5, so it is crucial that we provide early…

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EYFS INSET : Inspiring the Early Years Foundation Stage

So many great ideas that we cannot wait to put into practice! K.Smith Nursery Manager, West Sussex Often we can become complacent in our methods and need to refresh our…

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EYFS INSET : Early Years Outdoor Education

The staff really enjoyed the day and are putting all the great ideas into practice already! B.Lee Director, Ladybirds Nursery, St Albans Do you want to empower your staff to…

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INSET : Coaching Teachers & Leaders for Success

Instrumental in the development of teaching, learning and leadership and contributed significantly to the pace of the transformation from ‘Requires improvement’ (Ofsted July 2013) to an ‘Outstanding’ school (July 2017)….

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INSET : Marking, Feedback & Metacognition to Improve Pupil Progress

GREAT! What an INSET should be. Already changed how I am teaching this morning – feeling positive! Emma Kent, Director of Music, West Buckland School Overview of the research benefits…

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INSET : Marking & Feedback Advanced Practice for Schools

Transformational David Luard, Northcote Lodge School   Beyond Triple Impact Marking – making marking meaningful, manageable and motivating again!   Just 45 per cent of primary and 44 per cent…

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EYFS INSET : Computing and Coding in Early Years & 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 : Engaging Boys’ with 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 Increasing Pupil Initiative

Very stimulating and thought provoking Carole Baber, Bedford Sixth Form College   • Are you looking to developing the levels of Independence and resilience in your pupils? • Do you…

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INSET : SEND Learners – Practical Classroom Strategies

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

“Incredibly useful strategies, which were explained brilliantly” Philippa Gleave, The Lady Eleanor Holles School   • Does your boys’ attainment fall below that of girls? • Are your staff struggling…

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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 : Higher-Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) & Academic Study Skills

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…

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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

Impressed by both the content and the delivery Joe Thackway, Head, Cresent School   Improving levels of Achievement and Personal Development School inspection frameworks have moved away from a series…

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INSET : Questioning Strategies to Stretch & Challenge all your pupils

Fantastic strategies backed by research and resources to take away Donia Peters, Head of Music, Clifton High School   Are you looking to increase challenge and deepen learning through the…

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INSET : Marking & Feedback Strategies – 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   Are you looking to adopt a…

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INSET : Rapid & Sustained Progress – 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 : Bringing the Primary Computing Curriculum 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 : Behaviour Management Strategies for Low Level Disruption

“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?…

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INSET : The teachers’ toolkit for highly effective NQTs

“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 : Excellent Marking & Feedback for ISI

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 : Excellent Teaching & Learning for ISI

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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