Closing the Performance Gap: Engaging the Disengaged

Getting children hooked back into learning

CPD for Teachers

One of our expert trainers will deliver this training for you. All In-School training is tailor-made to your school's specific needs. trainer profile

Why are children disengaged from learning? What do we mean by the performance gap? It is becoming a common occurrence within lessons for children (and sometimes teachers) to become disengaged with learning, ultimately affecting the overall learning performance both within the classroom and the school. As a result, high expectations and aspirations for learning are key to enhancing progress and performance.

Through a wide range of simple and practical teaching and learning strategies you can have an overwhelming effect on the way children learn and how they push themselves to new heights of achievement. Creating curiosity and wonder in the classroom is one of the essential ways we can close the performance gap. Intrigued? Then join me to explore what we can do as teachers to really make a difference.

What other teachers have said about the course

  • A well balanced course, looking at the whole person. I got lots of technological strategies that can be used.

    Francilia Joseph - Newham Sixth Form College
  • The course was tailored to meet the needs of delegates in a flexible and engaging way, not simply a 'one size fits all' like some courses. The trainers enthusiasm and passion was evident…

    James Cresswell -Heolddu Comprehensive School
  • BRILLIANT ! Very informative and wonderful hints and tips to use.

    Cathrin Griffiths - Ysgol Dyffryn Aman
  • Very helpful in establishing some effective ideas for implementation in the classroom. Course was fluid and adapted for the direction that we took it, instead of rigid.

    Bridget Weid - Hampton College
  • Really useful strategies and resources were used in this course. Welcome opportunities to discuss issues relevant to my school.

    James Oliver - Risca Community Comprehensive School
  • Nina was outstanding. She provided me with the creative ideas, which I feel will improve my teaching.

    Felicity Braund - Bishop Vaughan School

Full Course Content

This Course Aims to:

  • Enable you to meet the diverse needs of children who are disengaged
  • Demonstrate how to infuse different learning experiences in the classroom
  • Explore analogue and digital experiences that will hook children back into learning
  • Provide you with an understanding of why children are disengaged
  • Meet the diverse learning needs of all children with SEN


Course Outline:

What is the Performance Gap?

  • Addressing what the performance gap really is - why it's there all the time
  • Meeting the needs of all learners
  • Hooks into learning
  • Teachers and children - engaging both in outstanding teaching and learning

Teaching and Learning Strategies

  • Learning experiences and opportunities for all
  • Getting the learning climate right - that differentiated approach
  • Digital and analogue learning in the classroom
  • Motivational techniques for closing the performance gap

What next?

  • Collaborating with colleagues
  • Networking and sharing ideas - getting everyone on board
  • Planning for future learning
  • Evaluation, review and planning