Course

  • 6 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.
  • 8 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.
  • 11 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. 
  • 5 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.
  • 8 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.
  • 10 Modules

    Get Health Education Right

    The introduction of statutory health education in September 2020 is a watershed moment; but the hard work has only just begun.  Now we need to ensure we get it right!  This course will help you to fully engage with the process of developing and delivering a health education curriculum that meets the needs of your learners, staff and families.  Whilst it’s impossible to give you all the answers, this course will make sure that you’re asking the right people the right questions and give you some clear direction and starting points to help you get Health Education right in your school.   The course has been developed and delivered by Dr Pooky Knightsmith who is an advisor to the PSHE Association and the Department for Education and who has been involved in the development and delivery of PSHE and Health Education in a wide range of schools and local authorities.  This course was inspired by a keynote presentation Pooky originally delivered to colleagues at a Headteacher Update conference which Pooky chaired.
  • 8 Modules

    Teach to the Top

    In this course, which is the first of three courses on the subject of effective differentiation, Matt Bromley explores some possible dangers of traditional approaches to differentiation and advocates ‘teaching to the top’ for all pupils.  He explains what this might look like in practice, including through the adoption of a mastery learning model.    

    As well as being useful for individual CPD for teachers, this course could form the basis of in-school departmental training.   

    This course has been developed by Matt Bromley who has over twenty years’ experience in teaching and leadership including as headteacher, principal and MAT director of education.  He is an experienced teacher of English and successful former head of department.  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.  

  • 7 Modules

    Support Pupils to Accept the Challenge of Hard Work

    In this course, which is the second of three courses on the subject of effective differentiation, Matt Bromley explores the importance of lowering the threat level in our classrooms so that all pupils can accept the challenge of hard work and achieve.  He shares five strategies for engendering the growth mindset in our classrooms and explains the importance of high expectations.  He shares two practical strategies for identifying pupils’ ‘struggle zones’ so that work is pitched appropriately, and he analyses some of the most common methods of in-class differentiation. As well as being useful for individual CPD for teachers, this course could form the basis of in-school departmental training.
  • 6 Modules

    Use Three Waves of Support to Differentiate Effectively

    In this course, Matt Bromley explores three waves of differentiation and support: quality first teaching; in-class differentiation; and additional interventions.  He also examines the role of the teaching assistant in providing differentiated support to lower-performing pupils and those with SEND. As well as being useful for individual CPD for teachers, this course could form the basis of in-school departmental training.
  • 7 Modules

    Plan and Teach an Ambitious Curriculum

    In this course, which is the second of three courses on the subject of curriculum development, Matt Bromley explains how to write a curriculum vision, how to plan ambitious curriculum ‘end points’, and how to plan and sequence the curriculum. He also offers practical advice on how to ensure equal access to the curriculum for all students, irrespective of their starting points and backgrounds, and how to pitch learning in students’ struggle zones so that it is hard but achievable. 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
  • 6 Modules

    Develop an Outstanding Curriculum: Intent, Implementation & Impact

    In this course, Matt Bromley outlines the Ofsted context and defines, in detail, what is meant by the terms ‘intent’, ‘implementation’ and ‘impact’. 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 is the first of three courses on the curriculum development pathway: Course 1: Intent, implementation and impact Course 2: Planning and teaching an ambitious curriculum Course 3: Assessing curriculum effectiveness Taken together, these three courses provide an introduction to, and an overview of, the curriculum design process. Later, they will be complemented by more detailed courses which explore each stage of the process in-depth. 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 School & College Curriculum Design.
  • 12 Modules

    Give Great Assemblies

    When we get them right, assemblies can be a brilliant opportunity to change the way that staff and students think, feel and behave.  During this course, we explore how you can plan and deliver assemblies that make a difference and that you’ll feel proud and excited to deliver.  The course provides food for thought for those new to giving assemblies as well as staff who are looking to revisit and refresh their approach and is suitable for all staff across all phases and types of school and college.   The course has been developed and delivered by Dr. Pooky Knightsmith who has delivered many assemblies as a visiting speaker in schools and colleges across the UK and internationally both face to face and online.
  • 10 Modules

    Teach Exciting Chemistry Practicals

    Discover 11 exciting and engaging experiments to safely incorporate into your KS3 and KS4 chemistry lessons.
  • 10 Modules

    Teach Exciting Biology Practicals

    Discover 10 exciting and engaging experiments to safely incorporate into your KS3 and KS4 biology lessons.
  • 11 Modules

    Teach Exciting Physics Practicals

    Discover 10 exciting and engaging experiments to safely incorporate into your KS3 and KS4 physics lessons.