This course, designed especially for NQTs and those in their first few years of teaching, focuses on solid, strategies to ensure that every lesson is good, leading to outstanding results over time. You will explore models of good practice in lesson and curriculum planning, assessment and progression


  • Discover what outstanding progress looks like over time
  • Learn how to differentiate learning for all abilities
  • Develop whole class teaching to create active learners
  • Take away teaching ideas to promote higher level thinking
  • Improve the quality of learning and get outstanding results
COURSE DATES Available In-School only
WHO FOR?  NQTs and recently qualified teachers
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch



10.00 AM – 10.30 AM:What is outstanding learning?

  • Examining the definition of outstanding – separating learning and teaching
  • What do SLT expect from ‘outstanding’ learning and how do we recognise it?
  • Ensuring learning is at the centre of all ‘good’ lessons

10:30 AM – 11.15 AM:Planning for learning over time

  • Applying our understanding of how students learn to: planning, teaching and assessment
  • Hands-on approach to planning a scheme of work which promotes learning
  • Evaluating your lesson plans – how well do your lessons feed into the bigger picture?

11.15 AM – 11.30 AM:Discussion: coffee break


11.30 AM – 12.30 PM:Can my pupils lead their own learning?

  • What does student led learning actually look like?
  • How to make students active participants in their learning journey
  • Practical whole class teaching approaches to create active learners
  • How do we differentiate to ensure stretch and challenge for all abilities?

12:30 PM – 13.30 PM:Lunch and informal discussion


13.30 PM – 14.45 PM:Are my pupils making real progress over time?

  • What do we really mean by progress over time?
  • Exploring practical formative assessment strategies to track students’ progress
  • Tracking and evaluating learning and intervening with maximum impact
  • Observations and performance management – how do I ‘show’ my students’ are learning and making progress?

14.45 PM – 15.00 PM:Discussion: afternoon tea


15.00 PM – 15.45 PM:How can I get my pupils thinking harder?

  • Hands on exploration of teaching approaches to promote higher level thinking
  • How do we motivate students to love learning and persist with challenges?
  • Exploring learning barriers and how to support students to overcome these

Mia Sneyd

Mia Sneyd is an Advanced Skills Teacher of English, an Educational Consultant and rated as an Outstanding Teacher of English. Mia uses her examining experience to work with English departments to maximise progress for all learners.