Course

  • 7 Modules

    Secure Your First Leadership Role – Being SLT

    In this course, which is the third of three courses on the subject of securing a SLT position, Matt Bromley 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. 

  • 8 Modules

    Manage Behaviour: Principles and Presence 

    In this course, which is the third of three courses on the subject of behaviour management, Matt Bromley 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 121 coaching.
  • 8 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.
  • 7 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

    Enable Children to Feel Safe so They Can Flourish

    Safety is a theme that I return to again and again in my work whether it’s about taking a trauma informed approach, enabling children with special needs to thrive or simply about creating an environment in which every child can flourish.  One of the most basic needs that must be met for every child is a feeling of safety and in this course I pick that apart and go beyond the built environment, exploring how we can enable a child to feel safe physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. The course is suitable for anyone working with or caring for children and young people and requires no specialist knowledge.
  • 8 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
  • 7 Modules

    Engage and Motivate Your Class

    This course is based upon 4 ‘P’ principles which enable children (and teachers) to find fulfilment in their working day. Born out of personal experience, it builds a framework for classroom learning in which children and teachers are able to explore their potential in a mutually supportive and positive environment. Developed within primary schools (although with the potential for secondary application), these principles can change the atmosphere of learning for everyone.
  • 6 Modules

    Improve the Behaviour of Challenging Girls

    Behaviour is a whole-school issue, and challenging behaviour manifests across all genders. This course looks beyond the stereotypes at the real and observed challenges that may relate to some girls. We are drawing on a range of sources and research in order to encourage discussions as to what those challenges are, how gender specific issues and approaches need to be critiqued and contextualised,  and how to address those challenges in a whole-school and classroom context that enables everyone to be heard and valued.
  • 7 Modules

    Prevent Poor Behaviour by Motivating & Engaging Pupils

    In this course, which is the second of three courses on the subject of behaviour management, Matt Bromley talks about the importance of motivation and engagement as a means of preventing poor behaviour. 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.
  • 14 Modules

    Understand Anxiety: 10 Things You Need to Know

    This course provides an accessible introduction to anxiety and provides useful pointers for any adult supporting a child with anxiety.  Common misunderstandings and misconceptions are addressed, we consider some potential pitfalls to avoid and we explore a range of simple, practical ideas for supporting anxious children.
  • 9 Modules

    Promote Emotional Regulation in Autistic Children

    Life can be pretty challenging for autistic children as they try to fit within a world that doesn’t always make sense to them on terms that don’t quite work for them.  Sometimes, anxiety, anger or sheer exhaustion can bubble over and result in challenging behaviour which is distressing both for the child and the adults supporting them.  There is a lot that we can do to change the environment rather than the child, but this course focuses in on how we can support autistic children to recognise and regulate how they’re feeling, to give them the best chance of managing alongside their peers because maybe the whole world needs to change, but until that happens, these simple ideas can change how the world feels for the child you’re supporting.

    This course is suitable for any adult working with or caring for an autistic child or, to be honest, any child.  As with so much of the work we do for children special needs, these ideas are widely applicable and will do good (and certainly no harm) for any child but will do especial good with children who are (or might be) autistic.

  • 8 Modules

    Be the Adult a Grieving Child Needs

    When a child experiences the death of a loved one, the adults around them play a hugely important role both in supporting in the immediate aftermath and also of helping to support and guide the child towards the future.  This course explores what children most need from adults at such a difficult time and shares practical ideas for how we can step up and fulfil such an important role with confidence.
  • 12 Modules

    Build Your Students’ Study Skills

    This course will explore some of the essential skills needed to help students store information in a way that it can be remembered retrieved and used when needed. The modules are sequenced to help you see the importance of making connections between nodes of knowledge, practising in unfamiliar contexts and encouraging learners to go deeper into topics. 
  • 10 Modules

    Support Young People to Break the Cycle of Self-Harm

    Self-harm is a topic that many people feel puzzled or scared by so this course aims to demystify it for you and help you to gain an understanding of the motivations behind self-harm and how we can use this understanding to support a young person to a place of relative safety.  There is no quick fix nor a one size fits all answer here, but this course will boost your confidence and give you some clear ideas about how best to support children or young people who are currently self-harming.   This course has been developed by Dr Pooky Knightsmith, an internationally recognised mental health expert and author of “Can I tell you about Self-harm – a guide for parents friends and professionals” and “Self-harm and eating disorders in schools” which was based on her PhD research into the topic.
  • 11 Modules

    Turn Around the Behaviour of a Tricky Class

    You’ve got one of those classes. You start to dread period 3 on a Tuesday (or most mornings if you’re in Primary or Early Years…) You feel like you’re losing control of yourself and any supposed learning that should be going on… All is not lost. You can turn these classes around. This course leads you through key strategies and actionable approaches that help you step back, re-evaluate, re-establish routines, relationships and a focus on learning – all whilst looking after yourself. The strategies have actionable points that help you actually implement them with your classes. This course is suitable as independent CPD for early career teachers, or as a guide for mentors and managers to use to support staff.
  • 9 Modules

    Lesson Observation Practice Videos: Primary & EYFS

    This is a series of videos to support your understanding of effective lesson observation in the primary school and EYFS setting.

  • 9 Modules

    Lesson Observation Practice Videos: Secondary

    This is a series of videos to support your understanding of effective lesson observation in the secondary school.

  • 5 Modules

    Lesson Observation Practice Videos: Further Education

    This is a series of videos to support your understanding of effective lesson observation in further education settings.