(40) HMC Teacher Training Cohort 2 Year 2 course, (Novotel London City South, 26 June 2018)


Course aims:

  • Structured reflection on how year two has gone - the main lessons learnt, progress made, challenges encountered. To what extent are trainees becoming the teacher they hope to be, and how can they continue to learn and improve?
  • Targets for the future, and trainees' potential for preparing to take on Middle Leadership responsibility
  • How trainees can ensure that their contribution to their schools is sustained and substantial - what further initiatives/responsibility could they take on in their current role to add value to the institution and help to prepare themselves for future challenges and opportunities?

This course is for:

Participants in the first cohort of HMC Teacher Training, i.e. those who began the programme in September 2015.


This course includes:

Meals and other refreshments for the duration of the course.


Course outline:

09:45 – 10:00

  Arrival, registration and coffee


10:00 – 10:30

Session 1: Structured reflection on Year 2

Jill Berry

10:30 – 11:30

Session 2: Classroom management for effective learning

Caroline Bagshaw, Stowe School

11:30 – 11:45


11:45 – 1:00

Session 3: Moving Towards Mastery: how to become very good almost all of the time.

The session will include:

  • Reflection on the different kinds of 'evidence' available for an early-stage teacher and how it might inform development priorities
  • Exploration of some teaching fundamentals - what we do every day that makes the most difference
  • Some reasons why we should avoid 'bandwagons'
  • Some advice on how to action habit changes when you're really busy

John Davies, Director of Teaching and Learning, Abingdon School 

1:00 – 1:45


1:45 – 2:45

Session 4: Marking and feedback

Gareth Johnson, Ashville College

2:45 – 3:00


3:00 – 4:00

Session 5: Next steps: Continuing to build your teaching skills and subject expertise, and career planning

Jill Berry

4:00 – 4:15

Closing remarks and depart