Self-paced courses for individuals, teams and schools

An online platform provides the opportunity for very personalised study. Colleagues can study at a time that is right for them, either as an individual or together as a team. Course materials can be returned to again and again. There is an excellent mixture of theory and practice. Tutorials, advice booklets and teaching resources all in one place.

Increasingly, teachers want to access training that is personalised to their needs, and in primary schools leaders are increasingly seeking training solutions that are phase specific.  Online CPD that teams and individuals can complete either at their own pace, or at a pace mapped out at school level, can support schools to provide teacher CPD that truly makes a difference, particularly when coupled with in-school coaching and effective leadership.  Online CPD is cost effective, but more than this, it offers an opportunity to study at a deeper level with regular intervals for trying out practice in the classroom.  At ICTWAND, we have made a commitment to offer courses that lead teachers and leaders to 'think deeply'. We also believe it is important to ensure courses have a range of practical materials and classroom resources.

Teacher CPD

Courses are menu driven allowing you to match training to your needs. Videos, tutorials,and resources can be accessed again and again.

The courses are are all linked to closing the gap for disadvantaged pupils.  Teachers will be able to implement practice that is of benefit to all pupils, but particularly so for disadvantaged pupils.

The more teachers and schools can do to ensure that reading comprehension is amazing, the better the outcomes will be for pupils academically and beyond this.  This is our flagship online course dedicated to building expertise. After conducting my own large scale research, and tapping into research from a wide range of experts, I know handwriting is a key barrier to achieving academic performance.  Join me in a quest to eradicate handwriting issues. When pupils have excellent vocabulary, effective language skills and good knowledge they are able to enter into an upward spiral which enables them to make the most of their schooling. Our language programme makes a difference, particularly for disadvantaged pupils. Non-fiction, particularly the writing of information texts, non-chronological reports and explanations texts is challenging for all pupils.  Making progress in writing these texts develops essential life long skills, and a focus on this can be particularly beneficial for disadvantaged pupils.


Handwriting - All you need to deliver 15-minute daily sessions

Teaching Handwriting course

Handwriting is a limiting factor for many pupils and can slow down progression in writing and hamper pupils chances of success across the whole curriculum. Handwriting takes up valuable working memory, increases pupil frustration, impacts on pupil confidence. This handwriting course is video based. Colleagues can play the videos on a loop, freeing them up to circulate around the room supporting pupils. There is modelling for each letter, example letter joins and modelling of short words connected to the target letter. There are videos of the 100 most common words. The handwriting course is based on a firm foundation of research. There are additional printable resources. As the course is online and video based, it can be accessed via iPads for interventions (group / individual). Target Year 5 and 6 pupils can be given access to practice at home.

Progression in writing: Self-paced training

Progression in writing teacher course

It is difficult to lead staff training that focuses on writing with everyone in the same room at the same time. The needs of the EYFS teacher is very different to the needs of the Year 6 teacher. This course is split into phase sections. This course helps schools to ensure there is progression in writing with a focus on producing non-chronological reports and information / explanation texts. There are video tutorials, phase specific advice booklets, examples of pupil work, exemplification materials, assessment advice and teaching resources.

Reading Comprehension self-paced / whole school training

Teaching Reading Comprehension Online Course

This is a fantastic reading comprehension course for individuals (such as the reading leader / English leader) or for the whole school.

The menu driven system allows you to select the comprehension units most relevant to your needs- based on your current skill levels, knowledge and experience. You can choose to complete modules at varying levels of depth - from light touch to intense. You can return to the course as many times as you like, allowing you to build the breadth of your study over time and continue to access teaching resources.

EYFS - Leader / team training boosting vocabulary, language and play!

EYFS language and vocabulary development

This course takes a strategic approach to developing the language and vocabulary needed for high-quality sustained play in provision. Ideally, the video tutorials are watched as a team to promote professional dialogue. There are a number of resources which can be used to aid discussion. There are case studies examples of how to develop language in provision. This is a mini course, designed to take 2-3 twilights to complete.