We offer bespoke training for schools, SIG groups, clusters of schools and larger groups too, such as Local Authorities and Regional Consortia. Other commissioned work includes Welsh Government, Flying Start and work with International schools.
Examples of our recent work includes The Mosaic Approach’ (Flying Start), Taking Action -The New Curriculum in Wales (Vale of Glamorgan Head Teachers and Foundation Phase Leaders), Project Wonder (Pembrokeshire), Using Growth Mindset to Enhance the Pedagogical Principles (SIG work), The Learning Environment (United World College, Maastricht).
We provide a range of planned courses throughout the year at different schools and locations. These are open courses for all schools who may wish address individual devolvement needs of team members or explore new opportunities through a particular lens.
We attract internationally renowned speakers to our conferences, such as Prof. Howard Gardner, Lord Robert Winston, Prof. Ferre Laevers, Baroness Susan Greenfield and Prof. Sugata Mitra.
We are regular contributors to conferences too, such as The Dutch International Schools Conference, Save the Children National Conference and Phorms International Schools Conference.
We are commissioned on a regular basis to run conferences on behalf of different organisations, such as Cardiff Headteachers, The Vale of Glamorgan Headteachers, Change4Life and Flying Start.
If you are running a conference and would like us to contribute to it, or to organise and run it for you, please contact us for details.
Developing Quality Practice
Working alongside your team as a facilitator, critical friend and professional guide, we take an agreed aspect of your School Improvement Plan and work with you through the year to secure measurable improvements. Recent examples have included Foundation Phase Practice and Provision, Observation and Assessment, Sustainability for Global Learning Goals, Outdoor Learning, Developing the School Offer for Reading, Well-being and Transition.
Contact us with your area of focus and let us continue the discussion and lead the professional learning in partnership with you.
A proven method for sustained and incremental improvement is to undertake your own action research project in school. But scoping, planning and deciding on the best research methods to use can be a daunting task.
Why not ask us to facilitate this work by using proven ways of working based on internationally recongnised mulit-method approaches? From formulating your research question, to choosing the method of research to gathering and critiquing the evidence and structuring your report, we are there every step of the way to guide, challenge and mentor you as the lead researcher.
Contact us for an initial discussion and to explore your research ideas and the exciting next steps.
Review and Report
So, what’s really happening in your school with regards to x, y, or z? Kick start a new development or shore up existing practice by engaging the service of an objective and critical friend. Through a Review, The Learning Partnership will work with you to build upon existing practice and uncover some next steps for improvement. Choose an aspect that you would like us to focus on and we will undertake a full Review, supported by a written report outlining some advisory next steps for your provision and practice.
Contact us for an initial discussion with regards to areas you’d like to explore, expand and develop.
Coaching and Mentoring
New to headship, to middle management or to teaching? Having an external, independent pair of eyes and ears to support and nurture you in your new role can be the key to clear decision making and the implementation of your big (or small) plan. As a coach or mentor, we utilise many strategies to provide you with the emotional space so that your clarity of thought leads to effective action.
For a confidential discussion to outline your ideas and needs, please contact us to arrange an initial meeting.
Professional Dialogue Visits
Looking for ‘excellence’ to set the benchmark for members of your team? Trying to explain ‘what a good one looks like’? Often the best way forward in situations like this is to see it happening in action. We arrange a variety of accompanied Professional Dialogue Visits throughout the year where practice at all levels is showcased, dissected and discussed.
If you are interested in joining us, in the UK or abroad, please contact us for details of up and coming visits.
A small sample of our course offer is listed below.
- Freedom to Learn – Foundation Phase Provision and Practice
- Take a Closer Look – Observation and Assessment in the Foundation Phase
- The Mosaic Approach – The Voice of the Child in Flying Start, Nursery and Reception
- See It, Think It, Solve It! – Developing Numerical Reasoning
- Word Wise – A Detailed Exploration of Teaching Phonics and Spelling in the Primary School
- Delving Deeper – Inquiry through the Primary Curriculum (Preparing for the pedagogy of the new curriculum)
- Questions! Questions! Questions – Developing Effective Questioning for Inquiry and Reflection Skills
- Asking or Telling? Leading the Learning for the New Curriculum for School Leaders
- From Good to Outstanding – Pedagogical Principles in Practice for School Leaders
Please contact us for further details …