This course will explore new teaching approaches and innovative ideas for teaching to develop higher order skills, challenging pace of progress, assessment and attaining outstanding student achievement at the top levels.


  • Become an outstanding teacher and understand the criteria of the New Ofsted Inspection Framework
  • Learn how to identify the features of outstanding learning and teaching
  • Take the time, space and opportunity to try out the most effective new ideas to support higher order thinking and effective assessment for learning
  • Take part in a hands-on day to allow you to confidently put into practice what has been learned the very next day
COURSE DATES Available In-School only
WHO FOR?  All 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 – 11.30 AM:Outstanding Teaching and Learning for the Most Able

  • Criteria for outstanding teaching and learning in the new Ofsted Inspection Framework, the expectations of your most able students, and how to effectively put them in practice in the classroom
  • What does an outstanding lesson look like?
  • Latest research in effective learning and teaching interventions to ensure stretch and challenge of the most able (hands-on)
  • How to write good diagnostic questions and efficiently find the learners’ starting point

11.30 AM – 11.45 AM:Discussion: coffee break


11.45 AM – 13.00 PM:Developing Higher Order Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills

  • Proven tools, strategies and methodology to develop problem-solving skills
  • How to develop higher order thinking in students, so they can access the highest grades
  • Effective Mind Mapping techniques to improve students’ study skills and achieve deeper learning
  • Hexagonal learning – helping learners to synthesise complex topics and information

13.00 PM – 14.00 AM:Lunch and informal discussion


14.00 AM – 15.00PM:Using Technology To Assess Pupils’ Progress

  • Effective and efficient tools to successfully track and map out the progress of the whole class, as well as individual student’s progress
  • How to identify students’ weaknesses and promptly put individual interventions in place for rapid progress
  • Effective and engaging tools for revision

15.00 PM – 16.00 PM:Assessment For Learning

  • Assessment for learning strategies that really work to enable learners to reach the highest grades
  • Effective differentiation by feedback that challenges learners and pushes them to achieve more
  • Developing more independent and reflective learners who are prepared for further study and lifelong learning

Alessio Bernardelli

Alessio Bernardelli is a Teaching and Learning Coach, author, examiner, Network Coordinator. He has over nine years teaching experience and as Head of Department he more than doubled the A-C A-level results in just a year after his appointment.