Course

  • 7 Modules

    Secure Your First Leadership Role – Becoming SLT

    In this course, which is the second of three courses on the subject of securing a SLT position, Matt Bromley 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. As well as being useful for individual CPD, this course could form the basis of in-school 121 coaching for prospective members of SLT.
  • 6 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. 

  • 6 Modules

    Improve the Quality of Teaching & Learning through Lesson Observation – 4 – Good Pedagogy

    This course will explain and explore the importance of lesson observations as part of continuing professional development for a range of teachers it will look at the practicalities some of the theories behind effective observations and the range of areas that need to be explored the whole course will be seen within the context of the new Ofsted framework

    This course has been developed by Kevin Piper who has worked in a range of institutions from primary to secondary as well as colleges adult education and in universities. He has worked for many years in school improvement nationally and internationally and use lesson observations in a range of contexts

  • 5 Modules

    Improve the Quality of Teaching & Learning through Lesson Observation – 3 – Effective Feedback

    This course will explain and explore the importance of lesson observations as part of continuing professional development for a range of teachers it will look at the practicalities some of the theories behind effective observations and the range of areas that need to be explored the whole course will be seen within the context of the new Ofsted framework This course has been developed by Kevin Piper who has worked in a range of institutions from primary to secondary as well as colleges adult education and in universities. He has worked for many years in school improvement nationally and internationally and use lesson observations in a range of contexts

  • 6 Modules

    Improve the Quality of Teaching & Learning through Lesson Observation – 2 – Making it Work

    This course will explain and explore the importance of lesson observations as part of continuing professional development for a range of teachers it will look at the practicalities some of the theories behind effective observations and the range of areas that need to be explored the whole course will be seen within the context of the new Ofsted framework

    This course has been developed by Kevin Piper who has worked in a range of institutions from primary to secondary as well as colleges adult education and in universities. He has worked for many years in school improvement nationally and internationally and use lesson observations in a range of contexts

  • 5 Modules

    Improve the Quality of Teaching & Learning through Lesson Observation – 1 – What & Why?

    This course will explain and explore the importance of lesson observations as part of continuing professional development for a range of teachers it will look at the practicalities some of the theories behind effective observations and the range of areas that need to be explored the whole course will be seen within the context of the new Ofsted framework

    This course has been developed by Kevin Piper who has worked in a range of institutions from primary to secondary as well as colleges adult education and in universities. He has worked for many years in school improvement nationally and internationally and use lesson observations in a range of contexts

  • 12 Modules

    Run Effective Meetings

    The art of organising and running effective meetings is one that can be learned and there are simple changes that you can make right away that will enable your meetings to take less time and have more impact.  In this course we walk you through the key things to consider and help you build the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to make your meetings more meaningful.   This course has been developed and delivered by Dr Pooky Knightsmith who has had a wealth of experience running meetings well (and badly!) as a company director, a trustee and a chair of governors.
  • 5 Modules

    Become an Outstanding Mentor: The Broader Picture

    Mentoring can be an incredibly powerful process for enabling people to make good progress and reach their potential.  Mentoring can be used effectively with people of all stages and ages, and you can adapt the ideas in this course to enable you to mentor either children or adult with a range of aims and objectives.  The course is broken down into four parts:

    • Part 1 – A mentoring framework
    • Part 2 – A deep dive into mentoring
    • Part 3 – The skills of a mentor
    • Part 4 – The broader picture

    The final part of the mentoring course encourages you to look beyond mentoring at other areas of your school, college or institution to see what else can be effected or developed as part of the approaches we have advocated throughout this course, encouraging reflective and resilient learners and staff.

    This course has been developed by Kevin Piper, school leader, school improvement officer and experienced trainer. He has mentored people of all ages both nationally and internationally leading an EU team training and mentoring staff and students across Europe.

     
  • 4 Modules

    Adult Mentoring: Skills & Activities

    Mentoring can be an incredibly powerful process for enabling people to make good progress and reach their potential.  Mentoring can be used effectively with people of all stages and ages, and you can adapt the ideas in this course to enable you to mentor either children or adult with a range of aims and objectives.  The course is broken down into four parts:
    • Part 1 – A mentoring framework
    • Part 2 – A deep dive into mentoring
    • Part 3 – The skills of a mentor
    • Part 4 – The broader picture
    In part 3 of the course we consider the skills of a mentor.  We'll build on the work we did in parts 1 and 2 and we'll examine the communication and listening skills necessary as well as a range of suggested activities that can be utilised during mentoring sessions. This course has been developed by Kevin Piper, school leader, school improvement officer and experienced trainer. He has mentored people of all ages both nationally and internationally leading an EU team training and mentoring staff and students across Europe.
  • 8 Modules

    Succeed with the Pupil Premium with this 3-Point Plan

    The Pupil Premium is money specifically earmarked to improve educational attainment for disadvantaged children – but how can we make sure that we’re successful in this aim?  In this course, you’re walked through a simple three step process to help you make the very best use of this fund using Matt Bromley’s simple three point plan:
    1. Identify the barriers
    2. Choose the strategies
    3. Set the success criteria
    This course will clear up any ambiguity about what the pupil premium is and how it can be used as well as giving you a simple, clear framework for best utilising it.  This course is a great opportunity for more experienced colleagues to reflect on current practice, whilst those newer to working with the Pupil Premium will find it to be a comprehensive and thought provoking introduction which inspires tangible action. This course has been developed by Matt Bromley who has over twenty years’ experience in teaching and leadership including as headteacher. He regularly speaks at the national Pupil Premium conference, has written extensively on how to make effective use of the Pupil Premium, and has worked with countless schools on improving their PP provision.  In addition, he specialises in diminishing disadvantage, including through the development of cultural capital and by improving pupils’ literacy skills.  He is the author of a number of books and regularly writes for the education media.
  • 7 Modules

    Manage Attendance with these 5 Top Tips

    **UPDATE - over 3,000 people completed this course whilst it was free for a week and the feedback was fantastic. You can still access this course via site membership and can be ended anytime.   In this course, Matt Bromley walks you through a five step framework for managing attendance.  These simple strategies are easy to grasp and provide the perfect springboard for developing your policies and practice in school in order to reduce absenteeism and lateness.  This course is a great refresher for more experienced staff and a comprehensive introduction for those newer to post. As well as being useful for individual CPD, this course could also form the basis of group discussions or training and is likely to be of especial interest to governing bodies, boards or trusts. This course has been developed by Matt Bromley who has over twenty years’ experience in teaching and leadership including as headteacher. He regularly speaks at the School Attendance conference and writes for Attendance Matters Magazine.  He is a school improvement advisor, teacher-trainer and public speaker.  He is the author of a number of books on education and regularly writes for the education media.
  • 5 Modules

    Adult Mentoring: Why and How?

    Mentoring can be an incredibly powerful process for enabling people to make good progress and reach their potential.  Mentoring can be used effectively with people of all stages and ages, and you can adapt the ideas in this course to enable you to mentor either children or adult with a range of aims and objectives.  The course is broken down into four parts:
    • Part 1 – A mentoring framework
    • Part 2 – A deep dive into mentoring
    • Part 3 – The skills of a mentor
    • Part 4 – The broader picture
    In part 2 of the course we will be taking a ‘deep dive’ in to mentoring – asking questions to get a better understanding of what we are doing and why, as well as exploring alternative approaches we could take. This course has been developed by Kevin Piper, school leader, school improvement officer and experienced trainer. He has mentored people of all ages both nationally and internationally leading an EU team training and mentoring staff and students across Europe.
  • 6 Modules

    Adult Mentoring: Frameworks & Scaffolds

    Mentoring can be an incredibly powerful process for enabling people to make good progress and reach their potential.  Mentoring can be used effectively with people of all stages and ages, and you can adapt the ideas in this course to enable you to mentor either children or adult with a range of aims and objectives.  The course is broken down into four parts:
    • Part 1 – A mentoring framework
    • Part 2 – A deep dive into mentoring
    • Part 3 – The skills of a mentor
    • Part 4 – The broader picture
    In part 1 of the course we consider first what mentoring is and why it is such a powerful vehicle for motivating and enabling pupils to change what they think, feel and do.  We go on to build our understanding and skills in developing a simple cycle of predicting, listening, reflecting and acting.  Throughout the sessions you’re supported to develop your own approach, tailoring tried and tested questions, statements and activities to best meet the needs of your mentee. This course has been developed by Kevin Piper, school leader, school improvement officer and experienced trainer. He has mentored people of all ages both nationally and internationally leading an EU team training and mentoring staff and students across Europe.  
  • 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.
  • 12 Modules

    Give Powerful Conference Presentations

    Presenting your ideas as part of a conference or training day is a really exciting opportunity to make a difference to others.  It can be nerve wracking though and we can get caught up in knots about the things that might go wrong, worrying what to say and how to say it and working out how to prioritise what to include and what to leave out. This course gives you clear guidance and advice about how to get your next big presentation right so that you can prepare and present with confidence and enable colleagues to really benefit from your wealth of experience and ideas.   The course has been developed by Dr Pooky Knightsmith who is an established keynote speaker who has delivered presentations across the UK, internationally and to a wide range of different audiences.  This course is inspired by a course Pooky developed for the Bromley Wellbeing Service who were keen to build the skills and confidence of their newly established mental health in schools support team.