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Getting started with more able learners: online course for early career teachers
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Getting started with more able learners:

online course for early career teachers

Online CPD: three-part online course

Oct 2020 - Jan 2021

Delivered remotely over three 75-minute interactive sessions, this comprehensive course is designed to support NQTs and early career teachers in developing an understanding of how to identify and meet the needs of more able learners. It draws on the latest evidence in the field and provides practical examples that can be used in the classroom.

This course will support beginning teachers in understanding how to identify more able learners and how to provide effective, challenging teaching and learning for these pupils. Each session will include tried and tested examples, give advice, provoke thought, and allow colleagues to talk through the challenges they face in a supportive online community. By the end of the programme, participating early career teachers will have explored the issues, learned how to improve planning and delivery, and then be able to sustain effective teaching for more able pupils.

The course will reference the Early Career Framework and Teacher Standards, as well as the NACE Essentials guide for beginning teachers. Following each session, participants will be set a gap task, designed to support practical in-school application of the course content.

For more information about how our online training works, click here.

Members Membership starts from £95 +VAT per year for the whole school.

Attendee Price
£195.00
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Non-members

Attendee Price
£270.00
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Session times:

  • 3.45 - 5.00pm, 15 October

Aims:

  • Understand why it is important to meet the needs of more able learners
  • Know how to get started with identification and planning
  • Understand how to meet the needs of the more able learners in your class – practical examples to use

Gap task 1:*

  • Compile an accurate more able list for your class
  • Choose one of the ideas given in the session to try with your class
  • Be ready to reflect with fellow course participants on how the idea went

*Gap tasks subject to change based on tutor review of delegate needs.

Session times:

  • 3.45 - 5.00pm, 8 December

Aims:

  • Investigate what current research means for more able learners and be able to apply this in the classroom
  • Understand how to provide high-quality challenge and plan for it
  • Understand how “cutaway” can be used in a variety of ways for effective provision

Gap task 2:*

  • Consider the research and how it applies to your teaching
  • Experiment with the use of “cutaway” with your class and reflect on the implementation and successes of it as a key method for teaching more able learners

*Gap tasks subject to change based on tutor review of delegate needs.

Session times:

  • 3.45 - 5.00pm, 26 January

Aims:

  • Understand the different ways progress can be measured for more able learners
  • Understand the importance of developing independence and metacognition to boost progress
  • Know where to go for further guidance and development

Leaving task:*

  • How will you continue to apply the learning from this course?

*Gap tasks subject to change based on tutor review of delegate needs.

Course leader

Dr Keith Watson
, NACE Associate

Experienced practitioner, MAT CEO, Teaching School Leader and consultant, with 30+ years' experience.

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