CPD and INSET for Primary and Secondary Schools2019-01-23T11:26:55+00:00

CPD training and INSET training for teachers, education leaders, support staff, playworkers and lunchtime/ midday supervisors, run on site for Primary and Secondary Schools.

Full day, half day or 2-hour twilight sessions available:

How can ATE’s training benefit your school?

  • Enhance lesson delivery with a repertoire of practical, engaging classroom games and activities, and versatile techniques to support student’s reasoning, perseverance, problem solving, active enquiry, and creative thinking and collaboration skills.

  • Motivate colleagues and students, raising confidence and morale, to nurture a happy, safe and inclusive learning environment and build a sense of community in the school

  • Bring learning alive, with imaginative and engaging activities, easily applied to a range of curriculum areas that will inspire learners and bring context and continuity to series of lessons.

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“I returned to the classroom raring to go. I have used a number of the activities, particularly the quiz ideas, and adapted them in a range of curriculum areas. We’ve played some of the outdoor games and I have even taught some of the songs which the children have loved.”

Secondary School Teacher, Birmingham

“ATE staff were excellent and the resources shared were very appropriate to our aims. The session has had a positive effect on our staff team relationships.”

Deputy Head, Juniper Hill School

What to expect from your ATE training session:

Learning through play

Our sessions enable you to experience and enjoy activities as the children would, so you’ll be invited to take part in all activities, before reflection and discussion. Being able to experience an activity from a child’s perspective helps teachers to understand what works best in a practical way and how to maximise the benefits for their students.

Unique Activities

Our activities are different to those widely known, so there are no pre-conceived ideas or social contexts of who should play or who shouldn’t. This means that children give it a try and are often surprised by what they enjoy and what they are capable of. These activities can act as a leveller in the classroom and playground, and build a sense of community as they’re shared with others.

Something for everyone

By incorporating activities that require a range of skills such as imagination, strategy, speed and tactics, we’ll demonstrate activities to suit a wide range of preferences, in order to value and include all children.

Social activities

We’ll demonstrate activities that facilitate teamwork and collaboration, as well as offering opportunities for children to learn about themselves and others, so that children develop social skills and strengthen friendships.

Tailored for you

We have developed an extensive repertoire over 50 years of delivering imaginative and educational activities to children on residential summer camps and school trips so sessions can be tailored according to your school’s aims.

Resource pack 

All attendees will receive a pack of resources detailing activities covered, so that you can enjoy the day without the need to take extensive notes.

“Staff haven’t stopped talking about INSET day. Without exception everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and the breadth of activities covered. Staff have already used a number of the activities in their classes and told me their highlights were the games we played outside and the variety of games they picked up to use with the children. Don’t change a thing for future training events – it was fantastic.”

Head Teacher, Orchard Primary, Kirkby in Ashfield

“The session exceeded our expectations. Thank you to all the staff at ATE who delivered a high quality and successful CPD session.”

Deputy Head, Juniper Hill School

Curriculum Activities

Training for teachers on fun and engaging games and activities to incorporate into your lesson, easily applied to a range of curriculum topics.

  • Practical Activities: We’ll demonstrate practical activities and immersive, character-based games which harness the power of make-believe and allow children to explore the world as a place of limitless possibilities.

  • Apply learning in context: These techniques can enhance lesson delivery, allowing children to develop reasoning, perseverance, problem-solving, active enquiry, creative thinking and collaboration skills, by providing the opportunity to apply knowledge in context.

  • Adaptable activities: We’ll demonstrate how to adapt these activities for a variety of curriculum topics and objectives.

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Training for all school staff on a variety of songs and how to bring singing into your classroom and playground

  • Songs: We’ll teach you action songs, rounds and harmonies, songs that will make you laugh, songs that tell stories, songs about historical events and songs that promote rhythm and rhyme, and we’ll show you how to incorporate these into the learning in your classroom. Our repertoire of songs spans across all age ranges and can be integrated into delivery across the curriculum.

  • Singing in the classroom: We’ll demonstrate how to make use of singing to develop a sense of community amongst staff and students, support children to learn about pronunciation and the use of poetic devices, help children to develop confidence in their own voice and develop a sense of rhythm, and to retain knowledge through lyrics.

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Training for lunchtime / midday supervisors on games, puzzles and activities for playtime.

  • Games: Large field games, focused team games, indoor games for wet-play or games for a few children looking for something to do; we’ll train you on group games that create opportunities for children to master their social skills, raise awareness of other people’s feelings, develop their ability to work as a team, as well as being hugely enjoyable, and often very amusing, for all involved.

  • Challenges and Puzzles: Pull a puzzle out of a pocket at a moments notice for a child that needs some quiet time or a group without a focused activity – we’ll share a chunky handful of challenges and puzzles that appear as if they are made up on the spot, but are much much cleverer and can be explored by just a few children, or more as the word spreads.

  • Songs and Rhymes: Action songs, rounds and harmonies, songs that will make you laugh, songs that tell stories, songs about historical events and songs that promote rhythm and rhyme; our repertoire of songs spans across all age ranges and goes down well in the playground.

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