Professional Development

At Smart Teachers we won’t only find you the right job; we will do all we can to ensure you are classroom-ready. Our trainers are fully qualified and have many years’ experience in their specialist area. Each course is designed to be interactive, informative and refreshing, whilst providing you with the skills and knowledge to feel 100 per cent confident working in a UK classroom. 

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Introduction to the Primary National Curriculum

This interactive workshop is ideal for overseas candidates and will provide a contextual overview of the primary national curriculum; its objectives, outcomes, delivery, and recent changes across key disciplines.

Child Safeguarding Workshop

This session will address the key areas in which teachers and support staff must be vigilant in safeguarding the welfare of children, whilst also avoiding situations where a teacher’s own behaviour and actions are left open to questioning.

Introduction to Phonics

Phonics is a method used to teach children to read and write the English language. This course provides an in-depth introduction to the current UK government schemes that are widely used in schools.

Behaviour Management Workshop

Brush up on your behaviour management skills for a cool and composed classroom. This session will offer practical advice and useful tips for effectively managing pupils’ behaviour, covering a range of issues typically found within primary (KS2) and secondary school classrooms.

Teaching for Mastery & Greater Depth

New to mastery? Proven to raise achievement levels in the primary classroom, teaching for mastery is a transformational approach to teaching which has been developed from high performing schools in Singapore and Shanghai. Mastery is an inclusive method of teaching, designed to develop a deep, long-term and adaptable understanding of maths and English.

Teaching and Supporting EAL Pupils

This workshop looks at some theories behind teaching EAL (English as an Additional Language) pupils in the mainstream classroom and explores exciting and engaging ways for children to work and learn. It is full of practical, adaptable, fun, stimulating, tried and tested ideas for you to use with children. Although the course is geared towards KS1 & KS2, the theories behind good practice remain the same for secondary schools.

Whole School Special Educational Needs & Disability

Support staff, nursery nurses and those working with special needs will benefit from this workshop. During this session, we will provide you with a clearer concept of SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) and offer complementary strategies to empower teachers throughout the school to improve outcomes for SEND students.

EBD Workshop: Restorative approach to behaviour

Restorative Practices can provide a useful and non-punitive response to harmful behaviour, but more importantly they will help to establish a culture where positive relationships are valued and preserved. This full-day course will help you to recognise the behaviour levels that contribute to a crisis, choose an appropriate method of intervention, and maintain your personal safety in a crisis situation.

Primary Supply Teaching for Secondary-Trained Teachers

Are you curious about teaching primary children or simply looking for more supply work? This course will give secondary trained teachers an introduction to teaching supply in primary schools, highlighting the differences and expectations to give you the confidence to make the transition.

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