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Developing Teaching & Learning

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Please note all Spring term sessions will now be held online. 


The following courses are aimed at  developing pedagogy of class teachers,  classroom assistants and SLT

Lesson Study for School Improvement

Lesson Study or Collaborative Lesson Research is an enquiry-based model that allows schools to explore an element of their curriculum. In this session you will be guided through the process, step-by-step, and see how it can be used as a key tool for school improvement and developing an evidence in

Alan Eathorne

formed culture in your school.

Dates: 15th October, 8th December 2020 & 9th February 2021 (£90 per delegate)

Facilitator: Alan Eathorne

Alan Eathorne is the Headteacher at Husbands Bosworth CE Primary School who are part of Learn Academies Trust (Learn-AT), as well as being a Senior Leader of Education and Evidence Lead in Education.

Planning for different Groups 

The Ofsted framework is very interested in various groups of pupils, especially the disadvantaged, vulnerable and SEND. How can we use inspection methodology as a force for school development and to adapt our practice? This session involves presentations, sharing ideas, guidance and some writing time to help answer this question. 

Dates: 5th November 2020

Facilitator: David Turner

David Turner is the director of school development at SIA, School Improvement

David Turner

Associates. David helps schools along their improvement journey and has worked in education since 1992. David's experience includes classroom teaching, subject/middle leadership (twice), senior leadership (twice) and local authority advisory services. He qualified as an Ofsted inspector in 2005 and has regularly inspected schools since 2010, including lead inspector role since 2013. When working as an adviser, David does not represent Ofsted. His specialist classroom area is questioning and he is published on that subject. As well as education, David has enjoyed a career as a musician in a pop group. 

‘Planning in the moment’ Developing Child Initiated Outstanding Early Years (S)

This course is suitable for Reception Teachers, Classroom Assistants and Nursery Practitioners. It will give you the confidence to explain why child-initiated play is so powerful.  It will also give numerous practical strategies on how to organise this successfully with adults “planning in the moment” as they interact with the children.

Dates: 4th March 2021

Facilitator: Anna Ephgrave

Anna Ephgrave

Anna has been fascinated by babies and young children her whole life and has over 27 years’ teaching experience, working for many years as an advanced skills teacher and most recently as an Assistant Head Teacher.   She promotes child-led learning in which children are given autonomy and respect and planning is done “in the moment”.  She now works as an independent author and consultant, supporting practitioners both in the UK and abroad.   This course will give delegates the confidence to explain why child-initiated play is so powerful.  It will also give numerous practical strategies about how to organise this successfully with adults “planning in the moment” as they interact with the children.

A Practical Approach to Preparing for Moderation 

The main aim of this session is to provide teachers with responsibility for Year 2 and Year 6 with the opportunity to moderate childrens’ work alongside each other. Teachers will develop an understanding of the moderation process and how to prepare for it. Year 2 will take place from 9am – 12pm and Year 6 will take place from 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

Dates: 16th March 2021

Nicole Andrews

Facilitator: Nicole Andrews

Enabling EAL Learners (S) 

This session is a practical workshop aimed at class teachers, support staff and EAL coordinators, with ideas and resources to support EAL learners in the primary classroom.

Carrie Norman

Dates: 1st July 2021

Facilitators: Carrie Norman

Carrie is a Principal of a school with 60% EAL pupils. Their curriculum design and ethos have ensured that EAL pupils make well above average progress. She was a leading teacher for EAL for Cambridgeshire and supported schools with creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for EAL learners.  Carrie has published dual language and vocabulary developing books to support EAL learners and families.


Course costs: A full day course is only £65 per delegate, which includes a light lunch and half a day course is £30.
How to book: To book a space on our Primary Hub Training programmes, please click here: Primary Training Hub Bookings