Each year we run an extensive programme of CPD events for teachers.

There are no more events planned for this year. Please come back for next year’s events.

Department Immersion Visits

Date: To be arranged as best suits

Fancy spending a day seeing one of our departments in action?  We regularly hold department immersion visits giving colleagues the opportunity to see the teaching that takes place to bring success at The Cotswold School.  Each visit includes learning walks, pupil panel chats and a series of workshops with the subject leader on various aspects of their work and the developments and innovations they have been leading upon.  Best of all, it is a great opportunity to take away plenty of resources and ideas!  These days are bespoke and can be tailored to suit individual needs.  To discuss a visit and arrange a date, please get in contact with Ben Edwards (bedwards@thecotswoldschool.co.uk).

Cost: £100 per delegate.

Developing Unqualified Teachers

Dates to be arranged as best suits

A number of schools rely on HLTAs or Non-Qualified Teachers to meet their staffing needs.  Many have the potential to be strong practitioners but are somewhat ‘in at the deep end’ without having much, if any, formal training on becoming a teacher.

This three day training course, spread over one year, is intended to support unqualified teachers to improve their classroom practice.  The sessions will look at various aspects of the role including lesson planning, assessment, behaviour management, differentiation, understanding data, stretch and challenge, pastoral care and developing deeper learning (including homework, questioning technique and independent learning).  Each day at The Cotswold School also gives time to see outstanding practice in action and to gain the direct support and guidance from a subject specialist buddy who can provide ongoing support. 

Plenty of time is also given to seeing best practice in action via learning walks and drop-in lesson observations in an outstanding school.  It is also an excellent time to collaborate and discuss best practice with other unqualified teachers in similar contexts and also with more experienced qualified teachers.

Buddy Support: Each unqualified teacher is given a subject specialist buddy whom they have time with to meet, discuss their teaching and needs in a non-judgemental way and to help provide resources and teaching ideas in an ongoing relationship.

Coaching and lesson observation: An experienced coach from The Cotswold School will visit each unqualified teacher twice over the year to watch them teach and to help give support and guidance on areas for development.  This is entirely non-judgemental.

This is not an accredited course, but feedback from previous participants has been extremely positive with all attendees saying that the course helped them to improve their teaching and that the training was helpful, friendly and professional.

£500 for one delegate, £400 for each additional delegate from one school.