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October 10, 2018 9:00 am 4:00 pm

Completing your NQT year is a major achievement and one during which a great deal of learning and professional development has taken place. During your second year in prep school, much of the role will be wonderful and fulfilling. However, will be moments though when it feels more like a case of day to day survival. There is a very steep learning curve during your second year as a prep school teacher and this course will help you climb that curve on your journey to becoming an outstanding teacher.

Benefits of attending

Participants will use their learning and development from their NQT year to plan and implement highly effective strategies in Year 2 that will enable them to:

• Understand what it means for learning to be Outstanding according to inspection criteria and how your teaching can aspire to this
• Develop pupil-centred strategies to ensure you can engage and build positive relationships with your learners so outstanding learning can take place.
• Explore ideas, resources, techniques, and models of excellent practice to support outstanding learning and progress
• Robustly monitor your pupils’ achievement and set meaningful targets to maximise progress.

Course feature – all participants are entitled to three months email or Skype support (as appropriate) from the course facilitator following participation on course

Who should attend

Prep School teachers in their second year of teaching looking for support and new ideas for creating a motivational learning environment that will support all pupils in attaining outstanding levels of learning and progress will benefit from this course


1. Getting started
• You’ve survived the challenges of the early days in teaching – what have you learned?
• Planning engaging learning
• Teaching engaging lessons
• Developing your role as a teacher – CPD and promotion

2. Your classroom
• Managing behaviour to support outstanding learning and progress
• Placing outstanding learning and progress at the heart of your classroom environment
• Your role in the pastoral support of your pupils

3. Effective administration
• Effective strategies for managing marking and feedback
• Paperwork – what’s important
• Assessment for learning, formal assessments and writing reports
• Meetings and extra-curricular activities

4. Working with people
• Supporting and motivating your pupils.
• Working with other teachers support staff and your senior team
• Building positive relationships with parents

On arrival at this course you will receive specially prepared file containing detailed notes, and teaching materials and resources which will be of immediate practical benefit in supporting your role as a middle leader

You will also receive a full set of additional resources electronically.

Course leader: Stephen Burnage

Having spent over 25 years teaching and leading schools across the UK, Steve is a sought after as an expert practitioner, consultant and trainer in school leadership, outstanding learning and teaching, positive behaviour management, engaging with data and assessment, performance management, staff development, coaching and mentoring and the performing arts.

Steve writes, delivers and hosts training and consultancy in schools, colleges, academies and conference venues throughout the UK, Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East; and he is proud to be able to list all notable CPD, training and consultancy providers in the UK amongst his clients. Internationally, Steve provides training and consultancy to British Schools in the Middle East (BSME). The Council of International Schools; and the COBIS Group of international schools.

Steve is a trainer facilitator for the international division of Cambridge University Press, leading a team of local authors and translators to produce a National Curriculum for the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan.


De Morgan House
Phone: 02079270800