INSET

In-school support and training

The in-school training sessions below are the most popular requested by primary schools, sometimes as a 1:1 with the science subject leader, or as a twilight training session or a half day school inset. 

Prices for in-school training or support will vary depending upon the school’s request (number of staff, time, distance), but will typically be between £200 – £500 depending upon whether a 90 minute twilight, or a half/full day training or support is requested.
If you would like to discuss options for your school, please contact the TVSN.  The details below

JOINT LESSON OBSERVATIONS

Adviser & HT/SL jointly observe

lesson(s) & corroborate judgments

Great for science Self Evaluation

HALF or WHOLE DAY (equiv.)

SCIENCE SELF-EVALUATION

Work jointly with the SL to review

current subject audit/self-evaluation

or previous OfSTED issues

WHOLE DAY

ACTION PLANNING

Help develop a focused action plan

with clear success criteria and

evaluation dates

HALF DAY

WORK SAMPLING

Agree with the SL/SLT on how the

sample will be gathered and how

used. Discuss outcomes with SL/SLT.

HALF DAY

ANALYSING PUPIL ATTAINMENT

Analyse pupil assessment data and

standards, consider value-added

issues, tracking systems etc

HALF DAY

 
CURRICULUM MAPPING

 

REVISION OF SOW (medium term)

Support teachers in revising and

resourcing a section of the SOW

a clear development focus in mind.

WHOLE DAY

RESOURCE EXEMPLIFICATION

Provide and demonstrate some

exemplification of work from other

schools and consider their usefulness

HALF DAY

EVALUATING ASSESSMENTS

Evaluate assessments, and discuss

samples of work eg. from Standards

Portfolio. Plan new assessments.

HALF or WHOLE DAY

WORKING WITH TEACHING AND

LEARNING GROUPS

Work with in-house teaching and

learning groups to promote developments

HALF DAY (S)

PRE-OFSTED PREPARATION

Science ‘Health’ check on planning and policies, handbook, general

management issues  etc.

HALF or WHOLE DAY

COLLABORATIVE PLANNING

Co-plan and team teach with

individual teachers, and share the

outcomes with the school

HALF DAY ( x 3)

‘BESPOKE’ SCIENCE TRAINING

Twilight training sessions on issues

identified as areas for development

within science/technology

HALF DAY (per session)

HEALTH & SAFETY ADVISE

Review the Health & Safety of science/technology and provided a detailed report and action plan.

HALF or WHOLE DAY

COACHING & MENTORING

Coach individual teachers by observing

specific features of lessons, followed

by developmental advice and guidance

HALF DAY (x 3)

INDIVIDUAL TEACHER SKILLS

e.g.  developing confidence in using

ICT, or an interactive whiteboard

and/or the creation of resources

HALF DAY

DIFFERENTIATION STRATEGIES

Review and develop the department

strategies for AGT students, and

EAL and/or less-able students

HALF DAY

VIRTUALISED LEARNING

Supporting development to make best use of your VLE and similar resources

HALF DAY

TRANSITION DEVELOPMENTS

Supporting schools to enhance transition KS1-2 and KS2-3

HALF DAY

ENHANCING TECHNOLOGY

Support the school in making most use of technology to enhance T&L

HALF DAY