Course

  • 10 Modules

    Deliver Secondary PE with Confidence and Creativity

    With rising levels of inactivity and challenges to youngsters’ physical and mental well being the role of Physical Education has never been more important. This course equips you with knowledge of all of the key areas of PE delivery in order to become a confident and creative secondary PE teacher. It gives an overview as to what can be achieved, touches on aspects of learning design and delivery, and outlines principles underpinning effective assessment.   It forms a great basis for your own professional growth as well as providing a raft of focuses for team discussions. 
  • 8 Modules

    Teach For Long Term Learning

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

    Support Attainment in English for Autistic Pupils

    This is a course for anyone who is working with pupils with autistic tendencies or diagnosis. Following on from our ‘Spot and Support Autism’, we take a more in depth look at how being on the Autistic Spectrum can affect attainment in school. We will unpick the triad of impairment; the 3 core areas that help define ASC and develop our understanding of how a child may be operating within these. From here we can unpick the areas of the English curriculum which present the most challenges. Most importantly we’ll look at what practically we can do to support our pupils navigate what can often be a very difficult, confusing and unfulfilling journey. 
  • 7 Modules

    Develop Pupils’ Metacognition and Self-Regulation to Increase Their Independence

    In this course, Matt Bromley defines metacognition and self-regulation and explains what it looks like in the classroom.  He also walks you through six practical teaching strategies you could adopt in the classroom to help teach, model and promote your students’ metacognition and self-regulation skills. As well as being useful for individual CPD, this course could also form the basis of group discussions or training in-school, perhaps as part of a teacher learning community or lesson study project.
  • 6 Modules

    Manage Time and People in Your NQT Year

    In this course, Matt Bromley shares his tips for managing your time and working with other adults in school. Matt looks at the types of people you’ll need to work with in your new school including your headteacher and subject leader. He then homes in on how to forge an effective working relationship with your teaching assistant (TA). Matt then turns his attention to time management, offering some practical tips to ensure that you maintain a healthy work life balance and don’t burn out. Finally, he shares some tips for making a success of lesson planning. As well as being useful for individual CPD for new teachers, this course could form the basis of coaching and mentoring activity in schools.
  • 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.  

  • 6 Modules

    Manage Your First Classroom

    In this course, Matt Bromley shares his tips for managing your classroom. He explores ways of creating a classroom environment that’s conducive to learning, shares top tips for managing behaviour, including how to deal with five common forms of misbehaviour, and explores the role that rewards and sanctions play in classroom management. As well as being useful for individual CPD for new teachers, this course could form the basis of coaching and mentoring activity in schools.
  • 6 Modules

    Pass Your NQT Induction Year

    In this course, Matt Bromley shares his tips for making a success of your NQT year. He will explore ways to ensure you pass your induction year, how to take your first steps as an NQT in a new school, and exhort the importance of taking it one term at a time. He will also share advice on how to develop your presence in the classroom. As well as being useful for individual CPD for new teachers, this course could form the basis of coaching and mentoring activity in schools.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 3 Modules

    Lesson Observation Practice Videos: Special

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

  • 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

  • 7 Modules

    Make a Success of Remote Teaching

    In this course, Matt Bromley shares three starting principles for effective remote learning and walks you through his top five tips for effective remote teaching. This course is a practical exploration of the features of virtual pedagogy and will help you ensure that the work you set pupils to complete at home is both manageable and meaningful. 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 schools and colleges dealing with partial school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. This course has been developed by Matt Bromley who has over twenty years’ experience in teaching and leadership including as headteacher, and is now a school improvement advisor, teacher-trainer and public speaker. He regularly speaks at national and international conferences on the subject of effective pedagogy and practice, and he is a regular contributor to a number of education magazines including TES and SecEd. He has experience designing and delivering webinars and other forms of remote learning. He is the author of a number of books on education including How to Learn and School & College Curriculum Design.