I am always eager to support schools and individuals improve the quality of their teaching and learning. Below are some of the training sessions I have led in schools and at conferences recently. If you are interested in working with me in any capacity, please follow the “contact me” link at the top of this web page. I can present to large numbers at conferences or whole school training, and am equally happy working with smaller groups or individuals in developing specific strategies to make a bigger difference in the classroom. I am also available to coach teachers face to face, or via skype or phone.
Training sessions completed since 2015
Strategies to improve whole school teaching and learning
Improving the quality of teaching and learning in schools can be challenging and colleagues can be disengaged or anxious at the prospect of sharing their lessons with others. This workshop is aimed at current or aspiring middle or senior leaders to help them reflect on ways to approach staff to begin the process of addressing their areas for development. It will share a model of a self-improving school system which cultivates peer-led learning and shows how teachers have been successfully supported to improve. Participants will reflect on their own contexts in terms of how they might effect change.
Making sense of complex ideas
This is a workshop for teachers who would like strategies to support students in understanding complex ideas or topics. Using activates such as hexagonal thinking, delegates will learn how techniques can be used to support debate and discussion about ideas, as well as identify key concepts which link topics together.
Marking and feedback – Increasing impact, saving time
Delegates will leave with workshop with a better understanding of effective strategies for marking, feedback and assessment. These ideas have been kindly shared by schools nationally and selected for their effectiveness in enhancing learning. Delegates with have an opportunity to share their good practice and will leave with ideas and resources which can be used in lessons straight away.