Staff enjoyed the INSET day and very much appreciated Barbara’s creative and inclusive delivery, weaving between practical ideas and underlying theory and expert knowledge.
We provide focused Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers and Teaching Assistants:
- Effective pedagogy
- Promoting behaviours for learning
- Assessment and feedback
- Curriculum knowledge and skills
A cluster of schools asked us to deliver training for 60 teaching assistants on talk for learning with children, including higher level listening and questioning skills. They were concerned that a lack of confidence and/or skill in this area was having a negative impact on the quality of teaching and learning. It was the first day back after the Christmas holidays and our consultants provided a very practical, lively and engaging session that left the staff with new ideas, skills and techniques to take back to the classroom.
You absolutely ‘hit the mark’ in terms of workshop content and left us all with some very meaningful, food for thought… It was truly, the best workshop that I have attended for quite some time.
Feedback training for London Borough of Enfield
Concern about the low FSP data in an otherwise high performing school led the headteacher to ask one of our consultants to work alongside the new EYFS coordinator as coach and mentor. Our consultant met with the coordinator and they agreed that a mixture of discussion, data analysis, planning and practical work in the classroom was what was needed. The head agreed and our consultant visited for four days over two months.
At the end of the time in school there was a noticeable difference in the way the classrooms looked, the quality of the learning taking place and the confidence of the staff team. EFYSP data was looking better too!