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Maximising Learning Through Quality-First Teaching

A one day masterclass with Amjad Ali

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Suitable for: This course is suitable for teachers or support staff from primary or secondary schools. Middle or senior leaders will also find the course invaluable.

Phases suitable for:

  • Primary
  • Secondary

Course Reference: 8391WW

Build your understanding, skills and confidence as a teacher by spending the day learning with Amjad Ali, a practising advanced skills teacher who is continuously developing new ideas and strategies for quality-first teaching inspired in equal parts by the evolving evidence base, and by what’s working well in his classroom.

  • Understand what quality-first teaching is and how to achieve it
  • Explore a range of high impact, low effort teaching and learning strategies
  • Reflect on your teaching practice and consider areas for development
  • Develop your teacher talk and tone to best meet your learners’ needs
  • Write a focused action plan for implementing your learning back at school


what is quality-first teaching and what does it look like in the classroom?
  • Reflection and aspiration – reviewing your current practice
  • Evidence-informed strategies for making lessons more effective
  • Adapting best practice to reflect your learners’ context
Low effort high impact teaching and learning strategies
  • Tried and tested, teaching and learning strategies
  • How to adapt these easy to implement ideas to best meet the needs of your subject and phase
What you say and how you say it
  • The importance of both the words that you use and the way that you converse with students
  • How small tweaks to your teaching-talk can result in pupils who are bolder and braver
  • Reflect on your teacher-tone
  • How to ensure that the tone you take consistently meets the needs of your learners
Putting it into practice
  • Wrap up and reflections
  • Pull all of the preceding sessions together into an action plan for your return to school
  • Explore the first steps towards any actions which may take a little longer to implement and embed
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