"I will now make more effort to build in GIS and enquiry questions into my schemes of learning. "
"After today I will not focus on numerical work but instead look at deeper concepts"
"After this course I would consider feeding back to my department about the design of the curriculum and implement some of the resources and tasks"
"I will now tailor my fieldwork days to be more engaging and more relatable for my students, e.g. using technology, the geography of where they live."
"I will be using what I have learnt today with my year 12s and after listening and seeing what other people have done, I will be taking more risks in my lessons."
"I feel a lot more confident to include authentic literature materials wherever possible after today's session, even for short activities - thank you! Great inspiration for reading exercises. Really amazing actual teachers led inputs! Really practical and helpful, mind-opening and inspiring"
"Enjoyed the lesson about target language and determined to use target language in my lessons."
"Following this course I will tach more interesting, exciting and informative practicals which explain how entropy works and about the role of transition metals as catalysts"
"I’ve really been lacking confidence in my subject knowledge and I wish I’d attended this course sooner! Surely this is a course that any NQT, or teacher in their first few years, would benefit from. The speakers were fantastic - they showed a clear passion which was contagious. Explanations were clear, insightful and the topics challenged my understanding. I can clearly see how the subject days will benefit my students and I look forward to using these tools in future lessons."
"The talk on plants was very interesting and valuable as this knowledge is not readily accessible to teachers but very applicable to the classroom."
"Excellent amount of knowledge that has made me think deeper about how to teach my subjects"
"Today has given me brilliant ideas for how to introduce La Haine to year 12. I thought the teacher leaders were extremely useful and related every piece of advice back to real classroom examples and tips so we could see how each pedagogical technique would look in practice."
"The speakers had an in depth knowledge of their subject and offered fascinating insight. They all offered opportunities to ask questions. I have a range of strategies and activities that I can and plan to use. I also have better subject knowledge as I have had an opportunity to analyse and plan lessons around poems that I previously had been unacquainted with."
"The speakers were really enthusiastic about the topic and brought in fresh ideas that are easily transferable to the classroom. "
"Our NQT has come back to school with creative and original teaching ideas using authentic materials which we have been able to use straight away in the classroom."
"Another fantastic experience, full of useful, practical ideas to use in the classroom. Inspirational stuff!"
"The focus on subject knowledge and practice is exactly what is needed to motivate teachers and develop their confidence."
"There is now a well-established tradition of newly qualified and training teachers at our school attending the subject days. Their feedback is always, without exception, positive. They enjoy the opportunity to enrich their subject knowledge while also networking with like-minded professionals."
"Thanks a lot! It was very inspiring and interesting material. "
"Very inspiring. Particularly the teacher-led workshops were useful today. Lots of advice on making learning fun and engaging with games and incorporation of art. "
"So helpful getting practical ideas of how to teach the topic. Great forum for discussion. "
"I enjoy hearing how more experienced teachers approach the design/set up of lessons to teach a variety of topics. "
"Day was well organised - both speakers were engaging and enthusiastic."
"A lot of effort in preparing material- I really appreciate it. Will take away loads of ideas!!"
"The speakers were very interesting and informative. Great to see first hand research."