CPD

We have a Senior Leadership Team who are experienced at offering a wide range of CPD. There are a number of CPD modules that can be booked, or a school can negotiate a bespoke session to suit a specific need. Our current list can be found below:

This session unpicks some of the strategies from Pie Corbett’s ‘Talk for Writing’ approach that we have found to be extremely effective in providing structures for children when writing for different genres. We have found it to be particularly effective for supporting non-fiction writing.

We have spent two years implementing an approach to learning based on the work of American researcher Carol Dweck. The premise is that children will engage more effectively in learning activities if they understand that having a Growth Mindset (where effort and engagement are key) will make a real difference.

We have found that disengaged learners respond more positively where teaching utilises practical, hands-on activities that promote paired and group work.

This module runs through a list of drama techniques that can be incorporated into daily English lessons to add interest and excitement when studying a range of texts.

This is not a module about assessing without levels! Rather, it is a session that reminds us about the various strategies that a teacher can deploy within lessons to assess progress and understanding; to inform planning; or to inform activities later on within the lesson.

This is a session which focuses on the various stages that effective planning must involve in order to design learning that meets the needs of the class, of groups within that class and of individuals.

This module introduces a range of 3D display techniques, influenced by aspects of shop-window-dressing, that will add depth and texture to displays of children’s work. It also talks about the resources required, including where they can be sourced.

This module can be designed to illustrate techniques from a list of different musical genres, including Japanese Drumming, African Drumming, Tuned Percussion (chime bars), Junk Percussion, Boom-whackers or singing.

Modules can be offered as a 1½ - 2 hour twilight session after school, or can be offered as a slot within an INSET day. The fee for this work is £300 per module. This includes preparation, hand-outs and resources where appropriate. Click on any of the modules below for more details.