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Course Date

November 26, 2019

Course Cost

£110.00 per day

Coffee and registration from 9.30 am (lunch included)

Course Time

10:00 - 15:30


Radisson Blu Hotel

The Royal Mile
80 High Street

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Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised in writing/email 6 working days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 6 working days prior to the event.
  • For residential courses cancellation must be advised 28 days prior to the event.

Course Description

Probationers and Developing Practitioners

All classroom practitioners, including probationers, are warmly invited to attend the day which will provide a valuable opportunity to re-visit aspects of pedagogy.

The day will be led by Mike Gershon, an educational consultant  Mike is the author of over 30 books on learning and teaching and is the creator of two bestselling online courses, covering outstanding teaching and growth mindsets, in conjunction with the 2016 BETT award-winning TES Institute.

The day will comprise of 4 sessions:

Session One - Questioning

This session will begin by analysing the role of questioning in the classroom and touching on key pieces of research about what makes good questioning. The bulk of the session will focus on practical strategies and techniques teachers can use in the classroom to enhance the quality of their questioning (and, in turn, student thinking, discussion and dialogue).

Session Two – Questioning in the context of AiFL

This session draws questioning and AiFL together. It begins by simplifying AFL for practical use and identifying where questioning sits within this. It will then go on to look at best practice for using questioning to support AFL; focussing on using questioning to elicit information, to open up success criteria and to promote metacognition.

Session Three – The role of feedback in AifL

This session will focus on the role of feedback in AiFL and, in particular, what effective feedback looks and sounds like in the classroom. Attention will be given to the often overlooked area of target implementation, presenting colleagues with strategies and techniques that help ensure students implement the feedback they receive, so as to secure the best progress possible.

Session Four – Stretching and challenging all learners

This session will look at stretch and challenge, presenting colleagues with a range of strategies, activities and techniques they can use to stretch the thinking of the most able students they teach and through which they can stretch and challenge the class as a whole.

All sessions will be highly practical in focus, giving plenty of material for colleagues to take away and employ in their own classrooms. As part of this, there will be plenty of opportunities for colleagues to try out techniques, experience strategies and reflect on these in light of their own practice.


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