Course

  • 2 Modules

    Mental Health and Wellbeing with SEND: Connection based approaches to teaching and learning that help everyone to learn

    This is a recording of a past webinar. In this webinar, Gray Felton will aim to provide a deeper understanding of attachment and connection, as…
  • 6 Modules

    Pupil Mental Health, When to Worry and What to do Next

    This course will provide you with an introduction to health and wellbeing, specifically mental wellbeing. You can use it as a standalone course or an overview to help cement your knowledge before considering our more indepth course. For example, the Spot and Support or Meeting the Needs pathways.
  • 7 Modules

    Evidence Based Measures to Support Mental Health

    This course will guide you through the basics of evidence-based measures. We will consider some examples to help you shape your own planning prior to implementing evidence-based measures in your setting.
  • 1 Module

    ADHD in Girls: Practical Ideas for Spotting and Supporting

    This is a recording. Alison Wombwell will help to demystify ADHD which is often misunderstood.  Drawing on both her professional and personal experience, Alison will…
  • 2 Modules

    Keeping children with additional needs safe in education: Peer on peer abuse and children with PMLD

    This is a recording of a past webinar. Keeping children safe in education (2021) has been significantly updated this year, with much more of a…
  • 2 Modules

    Whatever you are passionate about, it needs to include Postural Care too

    This is a recording of a past webinar. Postural care is the gateway to learning, speaking, sensory exploration and so much more. Everyone knows how…
  • 2 Modules

    School Leaders: Developing & Implementing a Relational Approach to Behaviour

    This is a recording of a past webinar where we’ll explore the impact a relational approach to behaviour can make to both students and staff…
  • 0 Modules

    Trauma-Inclusive Practice in Early Years

    Date: July 6, 2022 - 1:30 pm UK time

    Session Takeaways:

    1. Ways to tweak practice to better support children who may have experienced trauma
    2. Consider what a trauma inclusive environment looks like in EYFS
    3. Ways to enhance relationships which help children to regulate emotionally

     

    Speaker: Judith Staff

    Judith is a teacher, trainer and consultant. Judith teaches part-time, and also delivers a trauma-informed, violence awareness/prevention programme for children aged 2-6 years.  The programme, funded by the West Midlands Violence Reduction Unit, supports children growing up in areas with high rates of violent crime.

    Suitable for: All staff from education settings working with children 3-8 years

    Format: 60-minute zoom webinar; 45 minutes presentation 15 minutes Q&A

  • 1 Module

    Creating & Leading a Culture of Wellbeing

    This is a webinar recording. In this session, Pooky will lead a discussion about how we can take a whole school or whole organisation approach to staff wellbeing. Pooky will share some starting points for action and discussion and throughout the session we’ll encourage a sharing of ideas and resources and there will be a chance to ask questions of Pooky and explore ideas together.
  • 0 Modules

    Using the Brand New Course Reporting Tool

    This session will take place on the 10th of March at 4 pm UK time.

  • 1 Module

    Supporting a Successful Return to Boarding Post Lockdown

    During this one-hour webinar, Boarding School Head, Sue Baillie will lead a discussion on how we can prepare for a successful return to boarding for students after the current lockdown. Sue will share her current thinking, reflect on what worked well previously and facilitate an idea-sharing discussion.  This is a playback of a past live webinar.
  • 34 Modules

    Creative Science Experiments – Pathway

    This course is designed to inspire science teachers and support staff. Led by Advanced Skills Teacher Neil Atkins, you'll explore 30 experiments you can easily adapt and build into your biology, physics or chemistry lessons to help bring learning to life and engage every learner.  There are guidance notes for teachers and students for each experiment. You could choose to dip in and out of this pathway or use it as a focused piece of learning on an INSET day or across a term. You'll receive a certificate for 6CPD hours upon completion.
  • 7 Modules

    Teach For Long Term Learning by Retrieving from Students’ Long Term Memory

    In this course, Matt Bromley explores the third of his three steps of teaching for long-term learning: planning opportunities for pupils to engage in deliberate practice in order to retrieve prior knowledge from long-term memory.    In order to achieve long-term learning, students must not only encode information into long-term memory but must also be able to retrieve that information at a later time and in a number of contexts.  To aid the retrieval process, teachers need to plan opportunities for pupils to engage in deliberate practice, including spaced and interleaved practice, and should encourage pupils to apply their knowledge and skills in multiple contexts, thus improving transferability and creating new memories to bolster storage strength.  Teachers then need to help their pupils to become increasingly independent as learners by teaching study skills such as self-quizzing and revision.      As well as being useful for individual CPD for teachers, this course could form the basis of whole-school INSET.   
  • 15 Modules

    Stepping up to SLT – Pathway

    This pathway is aimed at anyone aspiring to school leadership.  It is split into three sections:

    1. Preparing for senior leadership: Matt talks about finding the right role for you and about how to articulate your suitability for that role.  He also explores four qualities of effective school leaders and explains how you can set out your leadership vision. 
    2. Becoming SLT: Matt talks about the recruitment process.  He offers advice on writing the covering letter and application, and on preparing for and performing well in panel interviews and during the presentation.  
    3. Being SLT: Matt concludes his exploration of the recruitment process by looking at simulations such as team meetings, at written tasks such as the in-tray exercise, and at the final interview.  He then explores what great senior leaders do once appointed. 

    As well as being useful for individual CPD, this course could form the basis of in-school 121 coaching for prospective members of SLT. 

  • 15 Modules

    Behaviour Management – Pathway

    This pathway is split into three sections.  

    1. Routines, rewards and sanctions: Matt offers practical, sensible advice on how to manage student behaviour in the classroom. He shares seven easy-to-implement strategies and emphasises the importance of establishing good routines to limit the amount of time spent off-task.
    2. Motivation and engagement: Matt talks about the importance of motivation and engagement as a means of preventing poor behaviour. 
    3. Principles and presence: Matt shares ten top tips for managing behaviour, shares three principles to guide your behaviour management approaches, and articulates the importance of developing a presence in the classroom to exude authority and control. 

    As well as being useful for individual CPD for teachers, this course could form the basis of whole-school training or one to one coaching. The ideas could be adapted and used across phases and is suitable for a wide range of staff including newer staff and support staff.

  • 17 Modules

    Leading a Team of Support Staff – Pathway

    This pathway course is for those new or experienced leading a team of support staff in school and will help you reach your potential within your role.  The course has four parts:

    • Leadership skills
    • Being an effective team player
    • Looking after yourself whilst looking after others
    • Promoting the wellbeing of your team

    This course is suitable for independent study or for team CPD.  You'll receive a certificate showing 3 hours CPD on completion of the course. 

  • 22 Modules

    Teach for Long-Term Learning – Pathway

    In this pathway, Matt Bromley explores the importance of teachers and the quality of their teaching on student outcomes.  He shares some of the habits adopted by effective teachers, defines the complex process of ‘learning’, and explains the difference between ‘performance’ and ‘learning’.  He then sets out his three steps to long-term learning that can help teachers to plan and deliver effective lessons and help students to ensure that what they learn today, they can remember and apply tomorrow.     

    This pathway covers four key areas:

    • Teaching and learning
    • Sensory memory
    • Working memory
    • Long-term memory

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

  • 10 Modules

    Successful Subject Leadership – Pathway

    This in-depth course is perfect for Heads of Department leading any subject 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.  During this course you'll cover the following:

    • Stepping up to head of department
    • Leading and managing
    • People and provision
    • Curriculum and assessment
    • Learning and improvement
  • 6 Modules

    Spot and Support Dyslexia

    This is a course for anyone new to dyslexia and wanting to find out more about it. It aims to give you the basics so that you can start to identify pupils who may be displaying tendencies and work with those pupils to support their needs. We’ll therefore give you advice and simple ideas you can put into practice straight away and approaches to adapt and trial. It may be that the pupil needs further support so we’ll talk about what other avenues you may want to pursue. Great for teachers new to the profession, support staff or anyone wanting to check their understanding and support pupils to have the best possible outcomes.