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John Tomsett – Seven starting points for curriculum conversations

In this talk, John delves into the realm of curriculum development, shedding light on the potential of invaluable synergy between school leaders and subject matter experts. Attendees will gain deep insights gleaned from experienced subject leaders, along with a wealth of effective strategies for empowering school improvement through curriculum enhancement. Hosted by Dr Steve Murray […]

Angela Browne – Practical solutions for addressing improvements to student belonging in schools

Join Angie Browne, seasoned equity strategist and former headteacher, for an interactive workshop designed for teaching practitioners, pastoral staff, and school leaders. This session will focus on enhancing DEI IQ, providing insights into theories, concepts, and vocabulary essential for fostering inclusive conversations about identity. Learn practical strategies to create a school environment where every student […]

Evidence-based approaches to improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners with Jean Gross

Drawing on her vast experience of working with disadvantaged communities, Jean describes the path that many children take, from early language delays to persistent literacy and numeracy difficulties, which lead to progressive disengagement from learning and underachievement. In this talk, Jean will set out how early intervention and low-cost, evidence-based, practical strategies can be used […]

What can I control to manage behaviour effectively in my classroom? with Jamie Thom

What can I control to manage behaviour effectively in my classroom? A webinar on securing positive behaviour and addressing common behavioural scenarios in our classrooms. After twelve years teaching and working in leadership roles across the UK, Jamie Thom left the classroom in August of 2022 to set up and run the English PGDE at […]

Attendance and Neurodivergent Students: Tips for an Inclusive School Culture

In this talk which will include numerous practical suggestions, Abby will discuss common neurodivergent traits and why it can be a challenge for neurodivergent students to attend and engage with school. She will share ideas from her research, which focusses on ADHD in primary school, as well as discussing how to address school attendance problems […]

The Science of Learning: A fresh look at retrieval practice with Bradley Busch

Retrieval Practice is now a mainstay of many schools and colleges. But the research on it is constantly updating what we currently ‘know’. Each study adds more context and nuance on how best to apply it. In this session, Bradley will explore the latest and greatest studies, combining seminal studies alongside those just released. This […]

Journal Club – Conversations

We look forward to welcoming Tracy Shand, author of Boardingology, to discuss her latest work, with a sneak preview of her new book and a Q&A on staff wellbeing. This is an informal event, offering an opportunity to discuss pedagogy and wider educational issues. All Key Stages and sectors welcome. * This event will be […]

Journal Club – Conversations

In collaboration with WomenEd and International Women’s Day, join us for an opportunity to hear 6 women working in education discuss issues of equity they have experienced in their own careers and how they try to ensure equity for those they lead now. This is an informal event, offering an opportunity to discuss pedagogy and […]

Supporting students with exam anxiety: In conversation with Natasha Devon

Join us for a timely discussion on how best to support students through exam season using tried and tested evidence-based tips and strategies, with mental health expert, Natasha Devon MBE. Natasha Devon MBE is a writer, presenter & activist. She tours schools and events throughout the world, delivering talks and conducting research on mental health, […]

Linking neurodivergence and physical health: Implications for student welfare and attendance

Neurodivergent children and young people’s attendance and attainment is not showing sustained improvement, despite all the current mental, emotional and sensory-related resources and support ‘thrown’ at it. Is there something we’re still missing? Using her varied personal, professional and parental experience, Jane Green MBE reviews the evidence to explain the sometimes misunderstood, ‘issues with our […]

Supporting students with Emotionally-Based School Avoidance

We know that our children and young people (CYP) who already have existing mental health issues will have found the experience of transitioning back into school post lockdown particularly stressful and increased levels of anxiety may be observed. However, it is probably also the case that every child may have experienced higher levels of stress […]

Rosenshine’s Principles: Questioning, with Tom Sherrington

Tom Sherrington is an education consultant and author. He writes the popular blog teacherhead.com and his books include The Learning Rainforest and best-seller Rosenshine’s Principles in Action. Most recently he co-authored the Teaching WalkThrus series with Oliver Caviglioli. With 30 years’ experience as a physics and maths teacher and school leader, Tom is in demand […]

Rosenshine’s Principles: Sequencing concepts and Modelling, with Tom Sherrington

Tom Sherrington is an education consultant and author. He writes the popular blog teacherhead.com and his books include The Learning Rainforest and best-seller Rosenshine’s Principles in Action. Most recently he co-authored the Teaching WalkThrus series with Oliver Caviglioli. With 30 years’ experience as a physics and maths teacher and school leader, Tom is in demand […]

Rob Webster: Leading without Limits

School culture is pivotal to implementing evidence-based practices, though it is the under-discussed side of putting research into action. This session will look at the role of culture and values in making sure ‘what works’ works, and why creating the right environment is essential to allowing new ways of doing things to flourish and ultimately […]

Behaviour: What are you permitting? with Sam Strickland

Chartered College of Teaching, Bristol Network event FREE online talk with Sam Strickland, author of ‘The Behaviour Manual: An Educator’s Guidebook’. Hosted by Dr Steve Murray, Lead Practitioner for Data and Research at Orchard School Bristol. Resources Webinar playback and resources: #ECSeries: Managing Behaviour in the Classroom with Amy Forrester Webinar playback: ‘Teach Like a […]

Engaging learners for lifelong skills – Lewisham CCT Research Network

Sara Baker is a Professor of Developmental Psychology and Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. She is also Vice Master of Darwin College. Her research aims to improve children’s lives by identifying factors at home and at school that can support their agency over their own learning. In this session Sara will […]

Improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners, with Marc Rowland

We are pleased to present this CCT Network event, with Marc Rowland as keynote speaker.  Marc has been supporting local and national organisations in the pursuit of improving the educational landscape for disadvantaged learners. Our Presenter Marc Rowland works with the Education Endowment Foundation’s national Research School Network on a range of programmes.  He is […]

CATS Canterbury TeachMeet #15 ‘Action Research’

Join CATS Canterbury TeachMeet #15 to share effective classroom strategies. If you have never attended one before, they offer a series of short presentations on pedagogy and a chance to network. Our theme will be ‘Action Research’ and invites speakers who have been carrying out small-scale projects to explore pedagogy or a school-based initiative. Speakers […]