Cognitive Development in Practice: Creating Thinking Schools

This INSET day provides real-world, practical ideas to help support schools in developing their ‘thinking learners’, giving ownership of that learning process back to the children, to improve outcomes from Early Years through to Year 6.

  • Developing pupils' questioning skills
  • Move beyond peer assessment
  • Coach pupils to success
  • Explore what thinking and reasoning mean

About this INSET

As teachers, we are often exposed to a variety of educational theories and pedagogical thinking. However, it’s not always easy to find ways to bring new ideas into the classroom in a cohesive, long-term, impactful way.

This INSET day will link the latest, most innovative theory into great practice. It will provide real-world, practical ideas to help support schools in developing their ‘thinking learners’, giving ownership of that learning process back to the children, to improve outcomes. This training is relevant to pupils from Early Years through to Year 6.

We aim to unpick what makes teaching and learning great – to enable you to focus on excellence and how to achieve it.

The training will:

  • Enable you to lead your ‘thinking school’ to excellence
  • Focus on developing pupils’ questioning, in whole class situations and in pupil-to-pupil questioning
  • Consider the development of pupils as critical friends, moving beyond peer assessment
  • Look at what reasoning and thinking mean, and how to develop reasoning and thinking skills
  • Help teachers to coach pupils to: plan their learning more effectively; monitor the learning, identifying key steps to keep on track; and evaluate their learning, recognising how they could have tackled the problem differently
  • Give practical suggestions for what this could look like in your classroom
  • Provide you with a monitoring framework, which focuses on the learning and not the teaching as a way to assess the quality of the provision in classrooms

Audience:

EYFS, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2

  • Class Teachers
  • Subject Leaders
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Headteachers

How this works for your school

One of our experienced consultants would be happy to come to your school to deliver this INSET training.

  • Our consultant would contact you to discuss your focus for the training
  • We would tailor the content according to your specific needs
  • Each member of your team would receive their own resource pack

Our INSET price varies depending on the number of staff attending. You may choose to open the training up to your Teaching Assistants and have a whole staff training experience. Or, you may wish to aim the training simply at your teaching staff.

Whatever you choose, we would ensure that our training targets all staff attending and that your staff receive an inspiring and engaging session. Please fill out the enquiry form below if you wish to find out more and receive a quote.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this INSET day, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please fill in the form below to send us a message. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch with us by email: info@tteducation.co.uk

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