Teacher Training Solutions with Ross McGill

Ross believes in using pragmatic teaching ideas that have impact in the classroom! In challenging times of teacher retention, it is critical to provide schools with sustainable solutions using the latest research and cognitive science. At Teacher Toolkit we understand what does / does not work and will focus on the fact that coming into your school is a decision not taken lightly by schools and school leaders. With over 25 years in education, influencing ideas and discussion nationally, Teacher Toolkit will support your professional development physically and remotely.

Ross Morrison McGill

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Assemblies

Assemblies

30 mins to 1 hour (for pupils and parents)

Motivational assemblies for students. This can be based on examination preparation or curriculum related topics e.g. Improving revison memory, eSafety, using social media effectively, mental health, surviving sexual abuse, what it takes to become an entrepreneur, being an author.

Coaching

Coaching

1-5 days (for developing techniques and culture)

To introduce, develop and embed a coaching culture across your school to replace one-off performance. This professional development is design for a small group of teachers to lead on coaching strategies across the school. Resources, insight and strategies will be offered, as well as potential problems. A timeline is offered here which explains what work I have completed in other schools where coaching is the default for all forms of observation.

Conferences

Conferences

1-2 hours

A tailored keynote presentation to align with your own conference programme. This can be connected into a workshop or series of presentations as part of your event. Typical topics include: leadership; CPD; teaching and learning; workload and wellbeing. Be prepared to be inspired, as well as hear one or two provocative thoughts...

Consultancy

Consultancy

2+ days y (for Schools and EdTech Companies)

School-based support working in a practitioner role: Department reviews are offered in a variety of subject specialisms to quality assure standards of teaching and learning. To support impact over time and to enable change, this package is only offered over a series of days . Other areas of consultancy support include conducting reliable observations, appraisal, human resources, social media strategy, recruitment and employee retention, workload management and motivation and wellbeing of individual teachers.

INSET

INSET

1/2 day, 1 day or 2 days

Typical training days involve provocative thoughts about 'good' teaching over time and what this means for schools, leaders, teachers themselves and the students. Practical solutions are offered so that they can be implemented into any classroom the very next day; ideas surrounding a simple Mark-Plan-Teach methodology for improving teaching and learning or Just Great Teaching it get a sense of perspective and learn . what other schools are doing.

Public Relations

Public Relations

1-2 days (for social media support and strategy)

How does your school manage it's PR? Ross can help you to manage your school profile with website support, marketing and social media channels. Analytics and applications can also be offered to support what works / what doesn't. One day on site and one day remote consultancy.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

5+ days (for  school improvement)

Are your classrooms lacking va-va-voom? Ross can support with policies and resources which can be offered as part of a whole-school Teaching and Learning health check. Various models include observations; moving away from graded lessons; quality assurance; progress over time; planning; marking; teaching; assessing the quality of marking over time; observation guidance; working with specific groups of students.

Webinars

Webinars

1-3 hours

Online webinars are mainly offered after school-hours, but not exclusively. Designed to suit the needs of any school(s), the online session is typically for one hour and can suit any of the topics listed above on this page.

Workshops

Workshops

1-3 hours (as part of INSET and Conference programmes)

A bespoke set of workshops, deliberately designed for small groups of teachers e.g. trainees; NQTs; RQTs; middle leaders and senior leaders. Themes include; marking, planning, teaching; leading a department or team and new to leadership. To support impact over time and to enable change, this is only offered when part of an INSET or conference.

Ross Morrison McGill

Ross Morrison McGill is the founder of @TeacherToolkit, the ‘most followed teacher on Twitter in the UK’. He is an award-winning teacher with over 20 years experience in the classroom. He writes the ‘most influential blog on education in the UK’ and has one of the most widely read blogs across the world. In 2015, he was nominated for ‘500 Most Influential People in the Britain’ by Debrett’s.

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