“Every child should benefit from a broad, ambitious, knowledge-rich curriculum, taught by highly skilled teachers.” (White Paper, 2022)
We are pleased to bring you our new Masterclass series as part of our CPD Programme for 2022 – 2023.
Masterclasses are subject-specific programmes with a focus on curriculum, teaching and assessment. Many are led by external subject experts with a national profile who are celebrated authors and speakers, and also include Ofsted inspector subject specialists.
The year-long programmes at both primary and secondary are designed to boost teachers’ subject knowledge through enjoyable and edifying topics, plus the opportunity to network with like-minded subject colleagues.
English | Writing Matters - Enabling Achievement for All
Session 1 - Understanding How we Write: Different Perspectives on Writing.
Session 2 - Grammar as Choice: bringing language and meaning together.
Session 3 - Going ‘Meta’: metacognition and metalinguistic understanding of writing.
Session 4 - Writing across the Curriculum.
Session 5 - Creative and Critical: Workshop Approaches to Writing.
Languages | Effective Assessment in Primary Languages and Transition to Key Stage 3
Part 1 - Effective and time-efficient ways to assess Primary Languages attainment at Key Stage 2
Part 2 - Ways to establish and maintain links between primary and secondary schools
Languages | Why Phonics Teaching in MFL is so Important
‘Why is teaching Phonics in MFL so important?’
Geography | What Does High Quality Teaching and Learning Look Like? Children as Geographers
Session 1 - Environment
Session 2 - Place and location
Session 3 - Processes
Session 4 - Diversity
Session 5 - Sustainability
History | What Does High Quality Teaching and Learning Look Like? Children as Historians
Session 1 - Continuity and change
Session 2 - Sources
Session 3 - Significance
Session 4 - Similarity and difference
Session 5 - Causation and consequence
English | Making Meaning in English with David Didau
Session 1 - Intent
Session 2 - Implementation
Session 3 - Impact
Session 4 - Responses to participants
MFL | Masterclass Series
Session 1 -The new GCSE and implications for teaching at KS2/3
Session 2 - Phonics
Session 3 - Vocabulary
Session 4 – Explicit Knowledge
Session 5 - Use of the Target Language
Session 6 - Quick wins for Year 11
Science | Masterclass Series
Session 1 - Modelling in Science
Session 2 - Checking for understanding
Session 3 - Retrieval practice and strategies for long-term learning and memory in Science
Session 4 - Assessment
Session 5 - Curriculum Design
Session 6 - Marking in Science/Whole Class Feedback in Science
Geography | Role and Practice of a Knowledge Rich Curriculum
Session 1 - The Opportunities and Challenges of a Common Curriculum
Session 2 - Making the Most of Fieldwork
Session 3 - Achieving Curriculum Coherence
Session 4 - Selecting and Contextualising Case Studies
Session 5 - Ofsted Speaker (to be announced)
History | Knowledge and Skills for Teaching
Session 1 - Literacy and Vocabulary, "The Power of Words"
Session 2 - Assessment in History
Session 3 - Revision Strategies in History Teaching
Session 4 - Local History: the pleasures and the pitfalls of researching disability History
Session 5 - A Representative Curriculum: Diversity in the History Curriculum
Find out more here and book your place