Outstanding learning and teaching

  • Smarter marking and feedback – better learning whilst reducing teacher workload
  • Independent learning 1: Teaching critical thinking and problem solving
  • Independent learning 2: Developing creativity and imagination in the classroom
  • Independent learning 3: Using student centred active learning in the classroom


Training that is always popular with schools

  • Understanding boys’ learning – practical strategies to engage and motivate boy learners
  • Intervention and impact - Raising standards (staff or students) through mentoring and coaching
  • Stretch and challenge across the curriculum - Meeting the needs of our most able learners
  • Pupil Premium: Promoting Good Practice in Tackling Poverty & Disadvantage

Middle Leadership courses

  • Leading from the middle – impactful middle leadership
  • Leading and managing an outstanding department
  • Effective leadership for pastoral and support staff leaders

 Senior leadership courses

  • New to the senior leadership team - An overview for newly appointed senior leaders.
  • Tools and techniques for outstanding Senior Leadership in your school
  • Understanding the 2019 Ofsted framework - Preparing for inspection
  • Understanding impact – leading intervention to make most difference.

New staff

  • The effective teachers’ toolkit for NQTs and recently qualified teachers.
  • Behaviour management for NQTs and RQTs
  • Supporting new staff – induction, mentoring and accountability


Behaviour and stakeholders

  • Difficult conversations - Building positive relationships with difficult people / colleagues
  • Developing effective positive behaviour techniques for outstanding learning and progress
  • Engaging disaffected learners
  • Building positive relationships with parents and carers
  • Engaging with parents and carers to improve behaviour

Support staff

  • The outstanding PA
  • Developing the role of the school business manager
  • Front of house skills for support staff
  • The effective teaching assistant
  • Developing the role of non-teaching pastoral staff

Other CPD offered by Simply INSET

  • Safeguarding and safer recruitment – an overview
  • Recruitment and selection – from vacancy to appointment
  • Developing student leadership in your school
  • Developing trauma free transition

Consultancy offered by Simply INSET

Simply INSET can offer you bespoke consultancy to suit your school’s development needs. Recent clients have requested consultancy to:

  • Support colleagues through capability proceedings
  • Support colleagues dealing with stress and anxiety
  • Develop evaluative and well evidenced self-evaluation
  • Complete ‘learning walks’ and lesson observations independently or alongside school colleagues
  • Mini mock inspections
  • Supporting individual colleagues or departments with specific issues
  • Team building and development

For further information on our range of courses, or to book Simply INSET please visit our website, or call or email our training director Steve Burnage on 01302 571874 email:

Simply INSET looks forward to working with you.

Steve Burnage – Training Director