Catalogue of in-house training

In-school training events can be full days, half days, twilights or span a number of days with gap tasks in between.
Our catalogue provides ideas of training events, all of which can be customised to meet the needs of your school or organisation. Many of the courses are designed for primary schools, but can be adapted for secondary schools and other organisations.
Training events can be designed for:

Training can be designed for your school or for colleagues across a range of schools. They can be delivered in house or for an additional charge a venue and refreshments can be booked for you off site. This may be particularly useful if the training is for colleagues across a range of schools.

Training courses are designed to meet your individual school needs, but why not start by customising one of the following programmes:

Senior Leadership Teams : Strengthening and maximising impact

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This is an ideal opportunity for senior leadership teams to train together and consider what it means to operate effectively as a school team. Activities are designed to stimulate discussion and reflection, particularly around emotional intelligence and leadership skills, helping to fortify relationships and intensify the leadership dimension.

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Strategic Mindset :
for senior leadership teams

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This course introduces a range of strategic thinking tools and supports leaders in using 'system 2' thinking to create a strategic approach to school improvement.

Training can be for the whole senior leadership team in school or designed for groups of senior leaders across a range of schools.

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Assistant Headteachers: Maximising Impact - new or experienced

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Schools need highly effective Assistant Headteachers. Creating outstanding distributed leadership is not easy, so why not consider outsourcing aspects of professional development to ensure AHTs are well equipped to respond to the challenges of being part of the senior leadership team.


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Pupil premium : Raising attainment of FSM pupils

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In school delivery of this course can be for senior leadership teams or whole school training. It explores an extensive range of research and seeks to give a wealth of practical ideas of how this can be utilised to maximise the progress of FSM pupils. This course looks in-depth at barriers to learning and how to support FSM pupils.


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Middle leadership : mix and match modules

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Do your middle leaders see themselves as leaders? Are they equipped to evaluate their subject and action plan effectively? Do they make the most of the resources available? Do they work well with others to ensure their plans come to fruition? Are they confident in using data? Do they see the value of leadership as well as management? Mix and match modules to suit your staff.

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Effective marking and feedback

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Effective marking and feedback is proven to have impact on pupil progress and attainment. Despite developments over the last 10 years, it remains one of the most cited areas for improvement in Ofsted reports. This is not a sticking plaster approach but precise surgery to get at the heart of the matter and help schools to make inroads into maximising the impact of marking and feedback in its widest sense.

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The power of questions for teachers / TAs

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What are your favourite questions? What techniques do you use to elicit pupil learning? How do you use the power of questions to probe understanding, unpick misconceptions, and move learning forward? This training is available for teachers, teaching assistants or teachers and TAs working together. Designed as half day sessions to be delivered in school or a series of twilights.

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Harnessing growth mindset research

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We need learners to be independent, love challenge, respond to feedback, be resilient and take ownership of their learning. We want them to understand how effort is linked to improvement. This is a practical approach to harnessing the power of growth mindset research. Unlock pupil potential and dramatically raise rates of progress across all year groups.

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Training feedback

“Informative, useful, insightful and clear.”

“Delivered superbly, good content, exactly what we needed, clear instructions.”

“Absolutely fascinating and very, very informative day. Well presented, great pace with blasts of information and solid opportunities to discuss.”

“Fantastic - thanks Vicky - loved it! Best course I have done for years!”

“Time to think, investigate, talk and challenge ourselves.”

“Vicky created a safe environment to discuss some challenging issues openly and in a reflective manner.  The content flowed and was supportive of the role/issues that come at this level of management.”

“A well thought out set of concepts to get us thinking.  A great opportunity to spend some time reflecting on our practice. I’ve learnt a lot today! I feel empowered and motivated to do more, more effectively and armed with ‘tools’ to make me a better teacher.”

“Excellent.  Thank you for this valuable training.”

“Data workshop was very useful. I actually feel like I understand data and am looking forward to using it to help me plan for the future.”

“Interesting to look at how trends can be followed and ways to use data to make decisions and influence what goes on for individual sets of pupils.”

“Got me really thinking about extending my questioning technique, a great mix of participation and ideas.”

“It was enjoyable and fun but thought provoking.  I will try out these strategies” 

“Challenged me to think at a higher level.”

“Very interesting / practical and WILL make a difference!”

“A wealth of ideas and starting points presented and debated. Thank you.”