Heronsgate Professional Development for Primary School Teachers
At Heronsgate Primary School, we are passionate about enabling children and staff to realise their potential.
We consider high quality professional development to be vital
in raising standards in teaching and ultimately the progress of all our pupils and would like to share our approaches and practice with all schools.
Our ‘outstanding’ training programme which ‘inspires’ staff (Ofsted) is delivered by experienced practitioners at our Thamesmead campus and we are proud to be an Apple Regional Training Centre.
Below is our course list for 2017-2018 and details of how to book.
Feedback from past Heronsgate Training Courses
“I really enjoyed the session; it had a range of activities which I can put to use immediately and it tested my knowledge. Thank you.”
“It has made me excited to teach science again and inspired me to provide the best opportunities for my class to learn science. I’m so glad I was able to attend and I will definitely be telling my teacher friends about it.”
“Wicked session! It has really emphasised the importance of computing within the curriculum. I now really want to lead my computing sessions to make sure the children understand the theory behind the practise and make the biggest impact I can on their learning.”
“Totally practical and directly applicable. A most melodic whistle stop tour of some excellent apps and features.”
“Fab! Really engaging, felt like I have learnt lots of new skills and had fun at the same time! Thank you.”
“This training has opened my mind to many ways it will impact on my teaching. The creativity is endless, it will impact children’s confidence, relationships and more importantly their learning.”
“Another fantastic course from the trainer. Excellent ideas to get children motivated, specifically girls. Interesting to see how Science can be recorded in a more purposeful way for the children.”
“It was fantastic and very useful, especially the modelling. I will explicitly model comprehension skills more.”
“Very useful and interesting training! Gave me a lot of practical ideas to feedback to staff and make Science more inspiring and child-led.”
“A really enjoyable and useful day! I have now got some really good and practical ideas for explorative lessons. This includes some really engaging starters, all of which I will use.”
“Really fun and interactive. I will do more investigations and ideas of making difficult/seemingly boring topics e.g. rocks fun.”
“Very engaging and helpful at a good pace. Very much appreciated-gives me ideas/strategies to employ and what I should be looking for.”
“Fantastic range of resources, really useful when planning maths- I will use so many of these great resources to plan. It will help me differentiate.”
“Really great ideas which will be very useful for children to use in class- I will be using lots of the drama techniques during lessons as a stepping stone towards writing.”
“SO FANTASTIC!! I’m really inspired and refocussed. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”
“Really fantastic- this school has given the most relevant and consistent training I have experienced in my NQT year. Thank you so much!!”