Welcome to our NEW Training and Development Opportunities. The training and development opportunities we provide are designed around the Early Career Framework. (published January 2019)

Teachers are the foundation of the education system, there are no great schools without great teachers.

It is essential that teachers are able to develop the knowledge, practices and working habits that set them up for a fulfilling and successful career in teaching.

We strive to continually improve our service to ensure your NQTs and Induction tutors receive the most up-to-date information at all times. Each year we introduce interesting new courses led by experts in their field and all our courses have been certified by The CPD Certification Service.

If you would like to book a place on any of our courses, please use the booking system on EventbriteAlternatively you can click on the courses below to register and reserve a place. 

Please note there is a charge for all the courses we provide (except the Essential Guide to the Induction Programme, Secondary Support Partnerships and The End of Year Award Ceremony)

Induction Tutor/Mentor Training

Wednesday 11th September 2019 - Loxley House - 9:15am - 12:00pm

This course has been designed for appointed induction tutors and mentors, to give a better understanding of what to expect in the role of tutor/mentor whilst supporting an NQT, as well as an understanding of the core reaponsibilities and strategies to identify struggling NQTs early and give practical solutions to everyday issues.

 To register your place CLICK HERE

Welcome to Nottingham - The Essential Guide to the Induction Programme

Wednesday 18th September 2019 - Nottingham Conference Centre - 9:15am - 15:30pm

This event if for all NQTs who are undertaking their induction for the first time.  This is FREE to attend for both schools and academies who have registered their NQTs with Nottinghm City as the Appropriate Body.

NQTs will gain a insight to what to expect during their induction year and a chance to meet other NQT's as well as members of the Appropriate Body.  They will also have the opportunity to hear how the programme works and what works well  and what to be aware of from NQTs who have completed the induction programme.  NQTs will also be introduced to the support team if required during thier induction period and much more.

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Making Learning Memorable

Tuesday 24th September 2019 - Double Tree  - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Making Learning Memorable explores Standard 2: How Pupils Learn from the EEF’s Early Career Framework, developing teachers’ understanding of the learning process: how information is stored and retrieved from long-term memory, how to overcome the limitations of working memory, and the classroom practices that best support long-term learning.

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Behaviour Management

Thursday 3rd October 2019 - Notts County Ground- 8:30am - 12:00pm

This is an interactive, practical, realistic and enjoyable course.  The primary focus is to provide strategies to deal with inappropriate behaviour in a quick, effective and nonconfrontational manner.  The course also looks at ways to plan for good behaviour, whilst motivating pupils to behave and minimising disruption in the first place.

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Working with Additional Adults

Wednesday 16th October 2019 - Loxley House - 13:00pm - 16:00pm

This course empowers delegates to identify children's learning needs and offers successful models of differentiation.  It further explores effective teacher and teaching assistant partnerships and strategies that will promote both team development and effective learner support.  

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Secondary Support Partnership - Professional Behaviours

Wednesday 13th November 2019 - NTU Clifton Campus - 16:30pm - 18:30pm

A discussion focused on professinalism and managing your rols as an NQT.

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Number and Calculation

Thursday 21st November 2019 - Double Tree - 13:00pm - 16:00pm

This course will offer an opportunity for practitioners to enhance their subject knowledge for teaching the four operations and fractions by focusing on aspects of Standard 3: Subject and Curriculum from the EEF’s Early Career Framework.

Key resources and representations for addressing misconceptions and for successful transition from the concrete to the abstract will be explored.

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Teaching Writing Strategies for Success

Wednesday 27th November 2019 - Double Tree - 09:00am - 12:00pm

Teaching Writing examines those aspects of Standard 3: Subject and Curriculum from the EEF’s Early Career Framework that pertain to the teaching of writing, exploring the essential skills and concepts that enable children to write creatively and with fluency. The course provides practical guidance on how to ensure children use a broader range of vocabulary and a sentence structures in their writing, and how to effectively teach key stages of the writing process: planning, modelling, drafting and editing.

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Effective Questioning

Wednesday 8th January 2020 - Double Tree - 09:00am - 12:00pm

The course examines those aspects of Standard 4: Plan and Teach Well Structured Lessons from the EEF’s Early Career Framework that pertain to questioning, exploring a range of questioning techniques that encourage children’s participation, promote better pupil responses and effectively check understanding. And attendees will explore three valuable questioning tools that can be used to structure a lesson: ‘do nows’ to check and activate prior knowledge at the start of a lesson, ‘hinge questions’ to check understanding at key points within a lesson, and ‘exit tickets’ to ascertain if lesson goals have been achieved at the end of a lesson.

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Problem Solving across the Mathematics Curriculum

Tuesday 21st January 2020 - Double Tree - 09:00am - 12:00pm

This course will equip practitioners with a toolkit of strategies for enabling children to become independent problem solvers. Drawing on aspects of Standard 3: Subject and Curriculum and Standard 4: Classroom Practice from the EEF’s Early Career Framework, the emphasis will be on using models and scaffolds effectively to nurture flexible thinking.

The use of stem sentences, examples and non-examples will be explored for developing mathematical reasoning skills.

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Inclusion - Meeting Individual Needs

Thursday 30th January 2020 - 09:00am - 15:00pm

 Workshop 1: The Education of Children in Care

The key principles in the education of children in care is to explore the role of the Virtual School and the responsibilities of schools in promoting and supporting the education of children in care.

Workshop 2: Securing progress for EAL learners'

This session will

  • provide an overview of the different types of EAL learners and their needs
  • extend participants' knowledge and understanding of EAL acquisition and the principles behind developing good preactice for supporting them in school
  • look briefly at some key strategies to suppport the learning of pupils who have English as an additional language

Workshop 3: Introduction to Behaviour Management

An innovative and creative approach to managing behaviour to support Quality First teaching: you will leave this informative and fun session with a toolkit of varied ideas and easy to implement strategies which you will be able to incorporate immediately upon your return to the classroom. 

Delivered by Nottingham City Behaviour Support Team teachers.  The team comprises of experienced teachers and learning mentors, all of whom have a background of working with challenging learners in Nottingham City Schools, Academies, APs and PRUs.

Workshop 4: Supporting Chidren with Special Educational Needs in School

You will learn about the wide range of Special Educational Needs in school, your responsibilities and how to support SEND children.  This workshop will be practical and you will leave having a foundational knowledge of some of the key needs within the classroom and what you can do to support children and young people.

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Secondary Support Partnership - Pedagogy

Wednesday 26th February 2020 - NTU Clifton Campus - 16:30pm - 18:30pm

A topical subject matter with a focus on teaching and learning.

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Secondary Support Partnership - Curriculum

Wednesday 1st July 2020 - NTU Clifton Campus - 16:30pm - 18:30pm 

A discussion regarding curriculum considerations with the current educational landscape.

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End of Year Conference and Award Ceremony

Thursday 16th July 2020 - 13:00pm - 19:00pm


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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be refunded at the following rate:

  • More than 28 day notice – 75% refund
  • 14 – 28 day notice – 50% refund
  • No notification – 14 day notice – 0% REFUND

Cancellation fees will be waived if the delegate’s school receives a short notice Ofsted inspection visit on the day of any planned support.