Knowledgeable and dynamic – Katie King, Assistant HOD, Dragon School
Knowledge – rich curriculum
Teachers , especially in Secondary schools often cite subject-based CPD as more effective than generic training, as they can see a direct effect on their own teaching and therefore the attainment of the classes that they teach; certainly teachers enjoy training within their subject discipline and there are certainly instances where there would be little point in doing generic training – in areas such as exam technique for example.
Subject knowledge CPD is becoming more important as many schools move towards a ‘knowledge rich’ curriculum under the new Ofsted framework.
“Teachers should have to prove their subject knowledge is up-to-date at regular intervals to maintain their qualified status”
Professor Daniel Muijs , Ofsted, Head of Research
Research also shows that strong subject knowledge contributes significantly to outstanding teaching pedagogy. Teacher credibility ( the belief and trust pupils have for their teacher) scores and effect size of 0.9 in Hattie’s Visible Learning which is (almost) equivalent to a two grade leap in GCSE grades!
Our subject specific courses are delivered by experts in their field with insight, depth and passion. They are designed to help your in-service teachers update or develop their current subject knowledge or to train to teach other specialist subjects. As a departmental or whole school training event they give an invaluable opportunity to foster expertise and academic rigour.
Our subject-specific courses can cover changes in exam expectations, support teachers delivering in a subject area they are less familiar with and provide a range of strategies and approaches to bring a subject to life.
Why choose Subject Knowledge training for Teachers?
Our subject knowledge courses will help your teachers:
- Gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject and associated specialist pedagogy
- Develop critical reflection skills
- Acquire some of the tools to become an outstanding teacher
- Gain confidence in teaching their chosen subject
- Get experience of action research and evaluating impact on pupil progress to help with career progression
- Discover innovative ideas, techniques and activities to use in the classroom
A selection of our subject enriching courses are listed below but if you can’t find the area you are looking for use our enquiry form and we can source a lead practitioner to meet your needs.
“I really appreciated how organic the delivery was”
Shelley Chapman, Head of Teaching & Learning, The Marist School
Subject Knowledge Courses
“Really engaging tutor who clearly knew his stuff” Sadia Mirza, HOD, Dr Challoners High School • Do you know what the changes that Ofsted are proposing?• How articulate are you…
“Left inspired!” Kim Carmichael, Head of Science, Longcroft School Train your pupils to think for themselves • Do your pupils prefer recalling information to “real” thinking? • Are you fed-up…
“Superbly clear, inspiring, and backed by outstanding subject knowledge.”Tom Bowley, Millfield School, Head of Maths Subject Knowledge for Ofsted 2019 Subject knowledge CPD is becoming more important as many schools…
Supporting a rich and ambitious curriculum This course will be essential to make sure your school is providing a rich curriculum which supports children’s development of reading across all subjects….
‘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’…
“Impactful , positive & inspiring – highly recommended “ Jenny Carruthers HOD , Cleeve School Mixing chemicals, testing circuits and experimenting with all manner of creepy-crawlies are just some of…
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 understanding…
Highly engaging and motivated the staff Rochelle Thompson, Deputy Head, Kings School New Ofsted focus for 2019 16th January 2019, Ofsted published their new proposed inspection framework with…
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…
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.
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.
Challenging able biologists to reach their true potential “Really worthwhile and applicable, felt like I was actually learning something!” Jack White-Foy, Dulwich College Does your biology teaching really stretch the…
“Left inspired!” Kim Carmichael, Head of Science, Longcroft School Improving the performance of lower attaining A level Biology students How do you make the new Biology specifications more accessible to…