Courses

How to Be a Highly Effective Subject Leader

Leading a subject area effectively is one of the most important elements in securing high quality teaching and learning in all schools. By focusing on your role as a leader of learning, this course will help you to establish and maintain your vision, get the best out of your team and ensure high quality outcomes - all whilst maintaining sanity and perspective about the role.

March
29th

Novotel Manchester Centre, M1 4LX
Wednesday, 29th March
£260 + VAT
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June
13th

Novotel Manchester Centre, M1 4LX
Tuesday, 13th June
£260 + VAT
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June
15th

Novotel Birmingham Centre, B1 2HT
Thursday, 15th June
£260 + VAT
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June
19th

Novotel London West, W6 8DR
Monday, 19th June
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June
29th

Cardiff Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa, CF24 0DD
Thursday, 29th June
£260 + VAT
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Removing Low-Level Disruption to Improve Learning

Offering real-world and practical solutions to an age-old problem

June
5th

Novotel Manchester Centre, M1 4LX
Monday, 5th June
£260 + VAT
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June
15th

Mercure Greenwich London, SE10 8FR
Thursday, 15th June
£260 + VAT
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June
21st

Cardiff Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa, CF24 0DD
Wednesday, 21st June
£260 + VAT
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June
27th

Novotel London West, W6 8DR
Tuesday, 27th June
£260 + VAT
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Teach Programming for Key Stage 3 Computing

A beginner’s course for teachers new to programming and/or Python

June
8th

Novotel Manchester Centre, M1 4LX
Thursday, 8th June
£260 + VAT
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June
13th

Novotel London West, W6 8DR
Tuesday, 13th June
£260 + VAT
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Teach Programming for GCSE Computing

An intermediate course for teachers with some previous experience of teaching programming and/or Python

June
9th

Novotel Manchester Centre, M1 4LX
Friday, 9th June
£260 + VAT
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June
14th

Novotel London West, W6 8DR
Wednesday, 14th June
£260 + VAT
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Creating the Conditions for Learning

Ensuring pupils make better progress in your classroom

June
26th

Etc Venues Elephant & Castle, SE1 6NX
Monday, 26th June
£295 + VAT
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Early Years: Outstanding Teaching, Outstanding Learning

What Every Senior Leader Needs to Know About Improving Quality and Outcomes in the EYFS

June
26th

Etc Venues Elephant & Castle, SE1 6NX
Monday, 26th June
£295 + VAT
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Supporting Mental Health in Schools

Three children in every classroom may have a mental health need. Find out how your school can best support them.

June
28th

Etc Venues Elephant & Castle, SE1 6NX
Wednesday, 28th June
£295 + VAT
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Developing a Greater Understanding of the Four Broad Areas of SEND

Supporting you in assessing pupils' development in all four broad areas of need as described in the SEND Code of Practice.

June
27th

Etc Venues Elephant & Castle, SE1 6NX
Tuesday, 27th June
£295 + VAT
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Growth Mindset in Teaching and Learning

Developing independent resilient learners and teachers in your school.

June
28th

Etc Venues Elephant & Castle, SE1 6NX
Wednesday, 28th June
£295 + VAT
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Computing Educator Certificate (Primary)

Build the skills and confidence you need to teach the computing curriculum .

June
30th

Etc Venues Elephant & Castle, SE1 6NX
Friday, 30th June
£375 + VAT
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Lift the Marking Load and Make Assessment More Effective

How to improve assessment practices in the classroom without adding to your bureaucratic burden.

June
27th

Etc Venues Elephant & Castle, SE1 6NX
Tuesday, 27th June
£295 + VAT
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Senior Leadership in a 21st Century School

Proven leadership strategies for aspiring senior leaders

June
13th

Novotel London West, W6 8DR
Tuesday, 13th June
£260 + VAT
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Rapidly Raising Reading Results

Powerful strategies to boost performance in the key stage 2 reading SAT.

July
10th

Etc Venues Elephant & Castle, SE1 6NX
Monday, 10th July
£295 + VAT
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Flipping the Classroom

Turn your teaching upside down for greater pupil engagement and attainment.

KS3 Maths: Supporting the Transition from KS2 to KS3

This course will provide teaching and learning ideas that will motivate learners in the maths classroom, and help teachers to recognise the continuity of the maths curriculum as pupils move through key stages.

Primary Oracy: Closing the Gap

Some kids do all the talking, others rarely speak, and the inequality gets wider and wider. Close the oracy gap with these practical, fun strategies to get everyone talking.

Reach for the Sky! Inspiring Young Writers in the EYFS

How to improve outcomes in writing by teaching children the way they learn best

Minecraft Coding

Motivate your pupils to learn coding

Computing for SEND

This hands-on course is for teachers of students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and will provide you with practical, engaging ideas to adapt the Computing Curriculum for your learners.

Literacy for Primary Teaching Assistants

Develop your SPaG understanding and skills

Google Classroom

Why pay for a VLE when Google Classroom does it all (and more) for free? Find out how to get the most out of Google's powerful education offering with award-winning author, blogger and tweeter Mark Anderson (@ICTEvangelist)

Engaging the Disengaged

Getting hooked back into Learning

iPads in the Classroom

Unlock the full potential of your iPads

Physics for Non-Physicists

Physics is probably the most fun subject to teach but also is the one that can be the most intimidating.

Closing the Gap in Primary Science

Learn how to improve the performance of all of your students, but particularly the lower achievers by improving their understanding.

Show Me – Don’t Tell Me!

Understanding & using figurative language at Key Stage 2

The Power of Poetry at Key Stage 2

Creating a passion and excitement for the poetical form

Developing Spelling Confidence and Broadening Vocabulary in Key Stages 1 & 2

A whole-school, team approach to getting children excited about words

How to Develop a Computing Scheme of Work (Primary)

Create your own Scheme of Work to deliver the Primary Computing Curriculum.

iOS Deployment

This is a hands-on course that provides technical coordinators, system administrators, teachers and technical users with the skills, tools and knowledge to configure, deploy and maintain iOS based devices in an educational environment.

Python (KS4)

Sharpen up your programming skills and teach GCSE effectively using Python.

Video Editing for Teachers

Learn how to cut like the professionals on this one-day introduction to video editing. You'll be trained by a highly experienced editor and have the opportunity to get hands-on with an exciting series of editing exercises. By the end of the course, you'll have an understanding of how films are put together in the edit suite and confidence to create your masterpiece back at school.

Creating Mobile Apps

Deliver the computing curriculum by creating apps for mobiles with MIT App Inventor.

How to Teach Programming (Secondary)

Engage and motivate your KS3 and KS4 pupils with tried and tested strategies for delivering outstanding computing.

Raspberry Pi Inventions

The Raspberry Pi Inventions Workshop is all about exploring the enormous potential of this £26 computer in the real world. The Pi lifts the lid on computers allowing anyone, children in particular, to experiment, explore and create.

Stop-frame Animation for Teachers

Learn how you and your pupils can create a stop-motion masterpiece with a standard-issue PC, webcam and just a little imagination. This course, which has been developed in association with the University of Bristol Graduate School of Education and Aardman,

Achieving Outstanding Behaviour for Learning in Your Classroom

Achieving Outstanding Behaviour for Learning in Your Classroom is a practical course for new and experienced teachers alike. It combines all the theory behind behaviour management with a series of strategies you can put into immediate use in your classroom.

The Secondary School NQT - A Staffroom Survival Guide

'The Secondary School NQT - A Staffroom Survival Guide' is a practical course for new and aspiring teachers. It answers all those questions you wanted to ask but didn't know how! It will help you to bridge the gap between teacher-training and your first full-time teaching post.

Leadership for Learning: How to Be A School Leader

Leadership for Learning is essential for new and aspiring school leaders at all levels. It is a practical course which explores what it means to be a school leader and how to cope with the daily challenges which a leadership responsibility brings.

Introduction to Filmmaking

Filmmaking is not only fun, creative and rewarding, it's also a great way to explore and learn. With inexpensive cameras and software available in most schools, you're never too young or too old to start your career as a filmmaker.

iPad Filmmaking

The use of iPads in education is a revolution that's only just begun. One of the most exciting prospects for schools that have bought iPads is filmmaking, because now pupils can shoot, edit and upload with a single device. Not wishing to overdo it, but as a step in the progress of information technology this is as significant as the Guttenburg press or the invention of television!

Linux Essentials

Created in partnership with a community of teachers,trainers and experts world-wide, The Linux Essentials program provides a solid foundation and in turn helps you to prepare the next generation to acquire the advanced skills needed to fill increasing shortages of workers in today's mixed IT environments.

Python (KS3)

If you're brand new to programming, or your programming experience was in another language in the distant past, this is the ideal starting point to give you a foundation in textual programming using Python.

SEND Legislation - Implications for Schools

Find out how the new SEND legislation affects you.

Creative Team Building through Improv

The course is designed for teams who are looking to work together more cohesively and creatively with better communication and connectivity. It is a workshop which encourages play as a means of learning, negotiation and experimentation, permits failure in a safe environment and, above all, it is great fun!

Raspberry Pi 2 - Secondary

Our new course will show you how you can exploit the full potential of the Raspberry Pi with inspiring and challenging activities for your pupils.

Raspberry Pi 2 - Primary

A new course for primary teachers to help unlock the full power of the Raspberry Pi 2.

Raspberry Pi Introduction

The Raspberry Pi Introduction Workshop is about getting you up to speed on the £26 computer that's spearheading a fundamental change in the way technology is taught. It will help you over the initial hurdles and guide you hands-on through set-up and connection of peripherals to programming and interfacing with basic electronic devices.

Linking Pay to Performance

An information and question and answer session focusing on the current changes in the areas of Teachers’ Standards, Performance Management and pay format and pay progression following the radical reorganisation contained in the regulations in the School Teachers Pay & Conditions Document (STPCD) 2013.

EYFS Inspirational Dance and Movement

Discover the importance of physical activity in the early years and find out how to embed learning for young children (aged 2-5 years) in fun, physically active play.

Teaching Grammar Effectively for the Whole Secondary Curriculum

This course by Literacy Consultant Tim Dawson shows you how to underpin and reinforce your students’ use, knowledge and understanding of English Grammar as outlined in the 2014 National Curriculum. Tim has designed this course to help you negotiate the requirements of the new curriculum for Key Stages 3 and 4 in the light of the expectations for Key Stage 2.

Teaching Grammar to Primary School Children: How to Make It Relevant, Useful and Fun

This course by leading Literacy Consultant Tim Dawson shows you how to encourage your pupils to become Grammar Slammers ahead of the new 2014 National Curriculum requirements. Tim has designed this course to help you negotiate the requirements of the new curriculum.

The new SEND Code of Practice for all Key Stages

New SEND legislation will come into force from September 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice, soon to be published, will outline all of the changes and information for supporting children and young people aged 0 - 25 along their educational journey. This training session will outline the changes in the Code of Practice and the implications for Early Years providers, schools and those working with young people post-16.

The Computing Curriculum According to Scratch the Cat

Make a powerful ally in delivering the computing curriculum in the form of a programmable orange cat!

SPaG (Primary)

Attendance on this course will give you the opportunity to explore the structure of SPaG within the Framework for English. It will help to clarify the progression of learning and teaching from FS to Y6 and will enable you to plan for progression and continuity across the age phases. There will also be an opportunity to brush up on your own SPaG skills if you wish to.

How to Develop a Computing Scheme of Work (Secondary)

Rapidly develop a scheme of work that's right for your school and see your performance in computing improve.

March
29th
Time
9:00 am
Location
Novotel Manchester Centre, Manchester, M1 4LX
£260 + VAT
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June
5th
Time
9:00 am
Location
Novotel Manchester Centre, Manchester, M1 4LX
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June
8th
Time
9:00 am
Location
Novotel Manchester Centre, Manchester, M1 4LX
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June
9th
Time
9:00 am
Location
Novotel Manchester Centre, Manchester, M1 4LX
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June
13th
Time
9:00 am
Location
Novotel London West, London West, W6 8DR
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June
13th
Time
9:00 am
Location
Novotel Manchester Centre, Manchester, M1 4LX
£260 + VAT
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June
13th
Time
9:00 am
Location
Novotel London West, London West, W6 8DR
£260 + VAT
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June
14th
Time
9:00 am
Location
Novotel London West, London West, W6 8DR
£260 + VAT
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June
15th
Time
9:00 am
Location
Mercure Greenwich London, London East, SE10 8FR
£260 + VAT
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June
15th
Time
9:00 am
Location
Novotel Birmingham Centre, Birmingham, B1 2HT
£260 + VAT
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June
19th
Time
9:00 am
Location
Novotel London West, London West, W6 8DR
£260 + VAT
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June
21st
Time
9:00 am
Location
Cardiff Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa, Cardiff, CF24 0DD
£260 + VAT
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June
26th
Time
9:30 am
Location
Etc Venues Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6NX
£295 + VAT
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June
26th
Time
9:30 am
Location
Etc Venues Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6NX
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June
27th
Time
9:00 am
Location
Novotel London West, London West, W6 8DR
£260 + VAT
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June
27th
Time
9:30 am
Location
Etc Venues Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6NX
£295 + VAT
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June
27th
Time
9:30 am
Location
Etc Venues Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6NX
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June
28th
Time
9:30 am
Location
Etc Venues Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6NX
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June
28th
Time
9:30 am
Location
Etc Venues Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6NX
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June
29th
Time
9:00 am
Location
Cardiff Mercure Holland House Hotel and Spa, Cardiff, CF24 0DD
£260 + VAT
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June
30th
Time
9:30 am
Location
Etc Venues Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6NX
£375 + VAT
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July
10th
Time
9:30 am
Location
Etc Venues Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6NX
£295 + VAT
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