Staff Training

INSET available as full day, half day or twilight training sessions.

Craig has delivered over 100 training sessions at conferences, on INSET days and as twilights in the last 3 years. He is currently taking bookings to deliver training for Summer Term and Autumn Term 2019. Training sessions are tailored to suit each client's requirements so half-day sessions can be delivered as twilights and vice versa.

The following half-day courses are contemporary and have been successfully delivered in 2019:

1) 'Succesful Subject Leadership - impact and improvement in your curriculum'

This course is suitable for middle leaders and subject leaders.

This course covers all of the following:

  • What does subject leadership involve?
  • Subject leadership and new challenges
  • Why is reviewing a subject important?
  • Writing a subject action plan
  • The MRE cycle ... what is it and why does it matter?
  • Making a difference to the quality of teaching and learning
  • Taking colleagues with you
  • Working with stakeholders


2) 'Pupil Premium - what leaders need to know and do'

This course has been updated for 2019 and is suitable for senior leaders and governors.

This course covers all of the following:

  • What is the national picture in relation to disadvantaged pupils?
  • How do I ensure that I know disadvantaged pupils' recent performance and performance over time?
  • What are the 7 building blocks and have I eveluated my school against them?
  • Are our strategies having an impact and how are we ensuring accountability?
  • Using evidence based approaches - am I clear and have we analysed this area?
  • Preparing for inspection - what is on our website and how secure are our staff and governors on the rationale for spending Pupil Premium?


3) 'Key Considerations in Teaching and Learning'

This course is suitable for headteachers, middle leaders and subject leaders.

As well as looking at a range of research evidence, this course also looks at practical implementation and covers all of the following:

  • the key features of excellent and weak teaching according to recent research
  • the key areas of practice that research shows can have the biggest impact on pupils' learning
  • how we are applying and might better apply some of this research in our daily work
  • how we embed knowledge and support retention across the curriculum
  • developing fluency and automaticity as part of a mastery approach
  • the speaking opportunities and vocabulary development we provide pupils and why research in recent months is showing that this is more important than ever


Twilight Training

Craig's 4 most popular twilight training courses have been:

  • 'Successful Subject Leadership - impact and improvement in your curriculum'
  • 'Making it as a Middle Leader'
  • 'NQTs - practical approaches for positive results'
  • 'Making Best Use of Teaching Assistants'

If you want more details or feedback from previous participants on any of these courses then please contact Craig.