Teaching a Creative Curriculum with Rigour(TCCRw)

Provider: Enliven Education
£480.00 (no VAT on this item) for an in-house half day workshop
£720.00 (no VAT on this item) for an in-house full day's training
£1,400.00 (no VAT on this item) for extended in-house training and action research for up to 10 participants (or £325 for one to one available online or face to face)


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Description This training can run as a short workshop, a full day or an extended action research programme for individuals or a group. It is suitable for teachers of all kinds who wish to explore how to develop a creative approach to teaching and learning whilst achieving high standards of behaviour and achievement.
Duration a half day; a full day or extended training over a timescale to meet your needs

Categories Primary, Secondary, Higher, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Early Years/Foundation, Sciences, Mathematics / Numeracy, Further education, 14-19, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Arts, Computing / ICT, English / Literacy, Humanities, Technology, Teaching staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Cross-curricular Themes, Global dimension, Outdoor Activities, Sustainable Development, Catering, Design / Technology, ICT / Computing, Library, Sciences, Sports, Coaching and Mentoring, CPD Leadership, Performance Management, Organisational Improvement, Education system, Multi-agency Working, Behaviour for Learning, Gifted and Talented, Inclusion, Personalised Learning, Classroom Management, Out of school, In school, After-school meetings, Team lesson planning/teaching, Speech / Seminar, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science / Geology, Collaborative Learning, Meta-cognition and Self-regulation, Teacher Enquiry, School closure day, Coaching / Mentoring, PSHE, Activities to sufficiently challenge the tutee , Peer-assessment monitored by teacher, Reviewing challenges and successes with tutors to improve pupils skills and learning, Relatively short but intensive periods of tutoring over 4-10 weeks , Targeted interventions for those diagnosed or at-risk of emotional or behavioural disorders , Programmes of two to six months, Programmes with a proven track record of impact, Training of facilitators or professional development , Includes parent or community involvement , There are approaches to support pupils working together, Tasks are designed carefully so that working together is effective and efficient, There are opportunities to make use of competition between groups to support pupils in working together more effectively within their group, Provides approaches that encourage lower achieving pupils to talk and articulate their thinking in collaborative tasks , Provides approaches for specific, accurate and clear feedback , Provides approaches for comparing what a learner is doing right now and wrong before , Provides approaches for a balance between support and challenge, Supports effective professional development for teachers, Provides teaching approaches which encourage learners to plan, monitor and evaluate their learning with careful implementation, Provides approaches to teach pupils explicit strategies to plan, to monitor and to evaluate their learning with and without support, Provides teaching approaches which encourage pupil engagement in planning and best approaches to tasks, Evaluation of process
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Teachers attend this workshop because they want to find answers to questions such as:

"How can I get my students to be more engaged with their learning?" … “How can I build my own enthusiasm for teaching?" … "How can I get my students to really achieve their best?" … "How can I and the students work more creatively when the curriculum is already prescribed?" … “How can I persuade my students to do their best without using extrinsic rewards or punishments?” … 

Evidence underpinning this approach

This workshop draws on more than 20 years of teaching practice as well as a weatlh of research and educational literature supporting a more creative and dynamic approach to teaching. Testimonials from teachers who have completed similar training are available from the provider's website.

How users/participants can evaluate success

Participants are asked to give written feedback after the workshop.  Follow up discussion is used to ascertain the longer term value of the workshop.

Follow-up activities and support

Extended development is strongly encouraged and supported where possible.


Creativity and rigour

We often expect students to engage with learning that is important to us (because it’s on the National Curriculum or because it’s in a predetermined plan for the term) without ensuring that it’s also important to them.  Young people are inclined to operate in the ‘here and now’ and the idea that learning is worth doing ‘because it will be useful one day’ is often not enough to keep them on board.

We look at how a more creative approach to teaching and learning can offer richer opportunities for engaging lively minds whilst still meeting school and statutory requirements. We look at how reference to the real world and a strong culture of collaboration can be used as inspiration for motivating students to work with high levels of independence and to achieve highly sophisticated results.


Workshop structure and facilitation

The workshop begins with a short talk to inspire ideas for future development.  Discussion is then facilitated to begin the conversation about how new ideas might be applied to teachers' current practice.

The workshop is facilitated by former Headteacher and founder of Enliven Education Lizzie Overton.

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