Improving Teaching and Developing Independent Learning at Post 16

Provider: Salford Professional Development - University of Salford
£325.00 + VAT regular rate
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Accreditation opportunities: Certificate recognised by the University of Salford

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Description Effective teaching at Post 16 is crucial to the life chances of young people as they seek to move on into an increasingly competitive higher education and employment environment. This intensive one day course is designed to help schools and colleges deliver the best outcomes for their students. The course provides detailed guidance on every aspect of Post 16 teaching and practical strategies for delivering it.
Duration (1 full day from 9:00)

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Categories Higher, Teaching and Learning, Management, Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Head of Department / Faculty, Behaviour for Learning, Personalised Learning, Subject Knowledge, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Attendance at this course will provide you with a knowledge and skills set that you will be able to take back with you to the benefit of your school and institution, including:

  • Enabling students’ successful transition from Key Stage 4
  • How to adjust to the demands of greater linear assessment
  • Strategies to engage students in their own learning
  • Effective classroom practice: group work, questioning and feedback
  • How to create the right environment for learning
  • Supporting the needs of disadvantaged students
  • Promoting study skills
  • How to support students in making their next steps
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How users/participants can evaluate success The provider has not supplied this information
Follow-up activities and support The provider has not supplied this information
Details 09.30 Registration and Coffee 10.00

Independent learning and its barriers

  • What is independent learning?
  • Modelling independent learning: the teacher as learner
  • Barriers to independent learning: pre-16 practices
  • Barriers to independent learning: student expectations and motivation 

Getting the culture right

  • Successful transition from GCSE
  • Managing the demands of linear assessment
  • Promoting students’ responsibility for their learning
  • Supporting independent learning: encouraging resilience and research
  • Improving teaching through collaboration: sharing good practice
11.30 Coffee 12.00

Effective teaching to promote independent learning

  • “Cognitive apprenticeship”: showing, coaching, scaffolding, fading, dialogue
  • Lesson planning for independent learning: differentiation, seating plans, extension and home learning
  • Effective group work and collaborative learning
  • The impact of good questioning
  • Using student voice to inform better teaching
  • High quality assessment and feedback
13:00 Lunch 14.00

Working with individual students

  • Improving learning, time management, study and revision skills
  • Tackling underachievement
  • Working with parents
  • Strategies to support disadvantaged students
  • Effective advice and guidance: helping students make their next steps
  • What qualities, skills and professional practices enable teachers to get the best out of students? 
14.45 Final thoughts: How successful post 16 teachers and tutors get the best out of students 15.15 Close

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.