Course

  • 6 Modules

    Meeting the Needs of School Staff going Through Menopause

    You will understand how to support colleagues who may be peri-menopausal or menopausal and consider the potential impact on their mental health during this time.
  • 9 Modules

    Essential Spelling: Subject Knowledge for Primary Schools, Part 2

    This course contains an overview the essential knowledge spellers need to be taught to become confident and competent, independent writers. 
  • 6 Modules

    Promoting Respect and Valuing Diversity: Getting it Right

    In this course you will consider how to create a culture and ethos in your school which promote respect and values diversity in order to have the best foundations for your mental health strategy to be situated on. You will need to consider how your school’s current policies and priorities can connect with your mental health strategy to ensure it has the maximum potential to be embedded meaningfully and systemically in your school.
  • 8 Modules

    Primary Art & Design

    During this course we explore a range of ideas for supporting teaching and learning in art and design in the primary school.
  • 8 Modules

    Having Fun – The Sensory Way: Five Ideas to Have Fun at a Party!

    I would like to share with you some practical ideas for encouraging meaningful engagement with people with PMLD. These activities will enhance communication, interaction, curiosity, initiation and good mental wellbeing through having fun with our senses! Through the joint participation of party activities, it is possible to create a sense of awe and wonder, anticipation, excitement and reflection. This course would be suitable for anyone who spends time with people with PMLD and who is looking for some simple yet fun activities to initiate and enhance communication.
  • 8 Modules

    Getting Started With Phonics

    This course will identify the basics of phonics and how it helps pupils to read by age six.  Exploring key vocabulary used to unpick different elements of phonics, putting theory into practice and learning the initial strategies used to teach children phonics.
  • 6 Modules

    A Basic Introduction to Expressive Language Disorder

    Language processing disorders come in different forms and for the purposes of this course we will be discussing expressive language disorder. In a further course we will be discussing receptive language disorder as these are the two main language difficulties experienced by children in our classrooms.  Expressive language disorder is seen when children struggle to express their needs, wants and thoughts clearly. Their writing may also be affected as they mature and begin to attend school.   During this course Cherryl will explore the nature of expressive language disorder and she will also discuss what the causes might be. Cherryl will discuss how to spot a child with expressive language disorder and she will give some examples of how a child might be affected.    Cherryl has also devised a further course ‘Ten Strategies for Working with Children with Expressive Language Disorder’. This course will help classroom practitioners to support children with expressive language disorder in the classroom.  
  • 9 Modules

    The Weather – A Multisensory Exploration

    Some individuals with PMLD can dislike or even have a fear of certain types of weather e.g., thunder and lightning or very windy weather.  The weather is a constant in our lives therefore it is important to build a tolerance and understanding of how weather affects us.  Through this course Victoria will explore sensory based ideas on how to:  
    • Expose individuals with PMLD to the different types of weather through the senses, in a safe and therapeutic environment. 
    • Connect individuals with PMLD to science and outdoor learning through measurement and observation of the weather. 
    • Increase awareness and understanding of the different types of weather and the associated items we may need, whilst providing the sensory explorer the opportunity to voice their sensory preferences through making choices and rejections during the exploration of themed weather boxes. 
    • Share sensory ideas and inspiration for fun and engaging weather themed, sensory extension activities. 
      Victoria will also share a full resourced, step-by-step multisensory story, ideal used as a circle time resource or activity starter song.  The course will promote engagement of the PMLD student though communication, exploration, anticipation and showing sensory preferences through making choices and rejections. 
  • 8 Modules

    Teaching Strategies to Connect with Twenty First Century Boyhood

    The boys in your school and your classes face some general & some very specific pressures; from school, family, peers and especially themselves. Great teaching and maybe some different approaches will help boys to connect better with school and their learning.
  • 1 Module

    Implementing the New EYFS Framework

    This is a recording of a past webinar. We’ll explore what the new early years framework looks like in practice by hearing about one nursery…
  • 9 Modules

    Spelling in the Primary School

    This course contains an overview of the essential knowledge spellers need to be taught to become confident and competent, independent writers.
  • 1 Module

    Boosting the Literacy of Looked After Children

    This is a recording of a past webinar, Caring2Learn Project Manager Krysta Parsons will lead a discussion on simple ideas that can have big impact…
  • 11 Modules

    Primary PE: Planning & Delivering Movement Activities

    Movement activities (gymnastics and dance) are core elements of physical education, particularly in the primary phase. Not only do they develop physical attributes such as balance and coordination but, research suggests, these activities also enhance learning in other more academic curricular areas. This course outlines key focuses you might wish to develop through gymnastics and dance and provides tools and examples to simplify your planning.
  • 8 Modules

    Write an Ambitious Subject Curriculum

    Subject leaders are responsible for developing their disciplinary curriculum. They need to ensure their disciplinary curriculum is challenging for all, and is pitched in students’ struggle zones so that work is hard but achievable. This course is perfect for Subject Leaders and Heads of Department leading any discipline and is ideal for those new to the role and those just seeking their first middle leadership position. It is a practical course, anchored in the day-to-day reality of running a department and it follows a focused, logical sequence, and is full of real-life learning.
  • 9 Modules

    Manage a Subject Discipline Effectively

    Subject leaders don’t just manage people, they manage a discipline, they are the champions of their subject field and arbiters of its quality.  In this course we will explore how subject leaders can ensure their subject is taught well and that pupils are engaged, challenged and achieve.

    This course is perfect for Subject Leaders and Heads of Department leading any discipline and is ideal for those new to the role and those just seeking their first middle leadership position. It is a practical course, anchored in the day-to-day reality of running a department and it follows a focused, logical sequence, and is full of real-life learning.  

  • 7 Modules

    How to Make a Success of Distance Learning

    In the spring of 2020, Matt led a course on remote learning in which he explored the emerging evidence of what works in online delivery. In this follow-up course, he delves deeper into the research and also shares lots of practical tips - based on his own experience of teaching online during the Covid-19 pandemic – for making a success of your online teaching.
  • 9 Modules

    Enable Learners to get the most Out of Maths and English in a Vocational Setting – FE

    The course is for all vocational teachers from any subject as well as managers and teachers of English who are interested in developing  approaches to help make sure that the hard work put into  embedding English and maths has  a major impact on learners.
  • 12 Modules

    Top Tips for Assemblies

    This course gives you 9 ‘Make it’ practical starting points in assembling successful assemblies. It complements Pooky’s You Can: Give Great Assemblies course by focussing upon tried and tested content to support you in finding these valuable school-community gatherings less daunting for you as a leader. As we move through a global pandemic, the need for meaningful assemblies has never been greater. 
  • 6 Modules

    Assess Curriculum Effectiveness

    In this course, Matt Bromley turns his attention to ‘impact’. He explores ways of improving a school’s assessment practices and looks at how best to evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum. He also examines the role that SLT can play in the curriculum design process. As well as being useful for individual CPD for school leaders, this course could form the basis of SLT or middle leadership discussions or training.
  • 9 Modules

    Understand Ofsted’s 2019 Education Inspection Framework

    In this course, Matt Bromley explains the differences between the 2019 EIF and its predecessor, the Common Inspection Framework (CIF), and why the inspection regime has changed. Matt provides an overview of the 2019 framework and the schools inspection handbook and explains the methodology of inspection. He also dedicates a module to each of the four key judgments: quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, and leadership and management. As well as being useful for individual CPD for school leaders, this course could form the basis of SLT discussions or whole-school training. This course has been developed by Matt Bromley who has over twenty years’ experience in teaching and leadership including as a headteacher and a director of education. He is now a school improvement advisor, teacher-trainer and public speaker. He regularly speaks at national and international conferences, and he is a regular contributor to a number of education magazines including TES and SecEd. He is the author of a number of books on education including How to Learn and School & College Curriculum Design.
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