Stronger Leaders, Stronger Teachers, Stronger Schools

Progress Plain and Simple

Summary

This course, based on my book of the same title, is for teachers and school leaders and offers a fresh perspective on teaching, learning and progress in the classroom.

It explores how progress in the classroom can be more effectively delivered, identified, evidenced, measured and assessed.

It offers over thirty situation-driven strategies and activities, focussing on five measures: skills, knowledge, accuracy, resilience and independent learning.

The modules can be delivered discreetly or together. If taken together, a free copy of the book is given to every participant on the course.

 

Impact

Applying this course contributed in particular to:

The Deanes School (2019): 8.6 / 10 rating for making a positive difference to their teaching and learning.

Kingston University (2020): 8.5 / 10 rating for the effectiveness of the course for PGCE students on improving their understanding of progress in relation to teaching and learning.

 

Course modules
Module 1 - Progress Plain and Simple: Introduction

Presents an overview for teachers and leaders on how to ensure greater progress in the classroom. This includes increasing progress over time, assessment accuracy and the transference of learning, as well as improving the teaching and learning of skills, knowledge, accuracy, resilience and independent learning.

 

Module 2 - Progress in Skills 

Presents top tips for teachers and guidance for leaders on how to ensure increasingly difficult work in lessons delivers greater progress in subject-specific skills for the student in their learning.

 

Module 3 - Progress in Knowledge

Presents top tips for teachers and guidance for leaders on how to ensure increasingly detailed work in lessons delivers greater progress in subject-specific knowledge for the student in their learning.

 

Module 4 - Progress in Accuracy

Presents top tips for teachers and guidance for leaders on how to ensure increasingly accurate work in lessons delivers greater progress in subject-specific skills and knowledge for the student in their learning.

 

Module 5 - Progress in Resilience

Presents top tips for teachers and guidance for leaders on how to ensure increasingly challenging work in lessons delivers greater progress in resilience for the student in their learning.

 

Module 6 - Progress in Independent Learning

Presents top tips for teachers and guidance for leaders on how to ensure increasingly independent work in lessons delivers greater progress in independent learning for the student inside and outside the classroom.

 

Experience

My experience in this area is as the author of Progress Plain and Simple: What every teacher needs to know about improving pupil progress, published by Routledge in March 2020. This book is based on over 25 years as a successful teacher and school leader and leading staff development in schools for over 15 years.

 

Interested? 

Contact us at no obligation for more information, or to discuss the best school support that's right for you.

 

Impact: Progress Plain and Simple

Here are some examples of the impact of our training on Progress Plain and Simple

Stronger Leaders

Adding value through supporting leaders and leadership teams to more effectively reach their potential and as a result, secure greater school achievement and success.

Stronger Teachers

Adding value through supporting and training teachers to more effectively reach their potential and as a result, secure greater school achievement and success. 

Stronger Schools

Adding value through ensuring a strong ethos, effective systems, clear policies and consistent practice all lead to the school community securing greater achievement and success.

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