Training Courses for Teachers

Growth Mindset Training for Primary Schools

Course Teachings

Fixed and growth mindset is a simple idea put forward by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck after decades of research on achievement and success. However, it is a simple idea that makes all the difference. With a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like behaviours, intelligence, or talent, are fixed. They spend their time avoiding challenges that may threaten their self-beliefs, instead of welcoming them. They also believe that talent alone, not effort, creates success. They’re wrong.


With a growth mindset, people believe that their basic qualities can be developed through dedication and hard work – that effort is the path to mastery. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for lifelong success. Teaching about growth mindset creates motivation and raises achievement in the classroom and the staffroom. It also enhances wellbeing and relationships. Carol Dweck’s research shows us what all great leaders, parents, teachers, and students need to know.

Cracking the Phonics Screening Check

Course Outline

This training will arm you with essential skills and knowledge to help you maximise the number of children who pass the phonics screening check at your school. This solution-focused, interactive course unpicks the complex code and analyses the difficulties and barriers children have, so that you know what to look for and what to address. This training will also support practitioners and teach them how best to address the needs of children who do not meet the required standard.

Learning without Lessons - Chris Quigley Education

Course Outline

Pupils should study fewer things in greater depth - that’s the aim of the new curriculum. But count the bullet points in maths alone and what seems like a good idea becomes a major challenge. You can save up to one third of curriculum time with this brand new, exciting course from Chris Quigley. You will discover how:


  • Continuous provision in primary classrooms can be curated to provide ongoing opportunities for children to learn.
  • Conscious connections can be crafted so that several aspects of the curriculum can be learned at the same time.
  • Longitudinal learning can be designed to allow children to ‘take their time’ to learn the things that matter.
  • Learning can thrive and teachers can survive the demands of the curriculum without having to deliver every aspect as a lesson.

Throughout the curriculum, the presenter will share his ideas for learning without lessons. He will show you examples of how:

  • To cut your maths lessons by one third.
  • Composition objectives can be learned through other areas of learning.
  • Geographical knowledge can be best gained over time.
  • The computing curriculum can become intertwined with the maths curriculum.
  • Science challenges can be ongoing and evolving.
  • DT products can be developed and enhanced over time.
  • History can be revisited throughout a key stage to gain a developmental understanding of key events.
  • Art and design projects can be the basis for research and writing.
  • Languages can be learned through ongoing emersion.
  • Music can be part of everyday learning.
  • PSHE and learning behaviours can be embedded explicitly into every single day.

Contact us now, in Northampton, Northamptonshire, to find out more about the teacher training courses we offer as a school training provider.