First for Education has always been proud of the training and support that we have given to our supply staff, and it is the recognition and support of this fact from client schools that has lead to us offering a more structured curriculum of third party training provision to both our valued customers locally as well as regionally.

Cover Supervisors

The huge success of our Cover Supervisors had generated a direct demand from schools across several Local Authorities, all asking the same question : “will you come and train our Cover Supervisors?”. The answer of course is “yes”.

Training content varies depending on numbers and experience, therefore rather than being prescriptive, we offer a fully flexible package, each course being bespoke and tailored to your needs, based on the experience of your delegates and requirements of your school. Delegates leave the course feeling empowered, valued, motivated and ready to face anything!

Please contact our training team to talk to one of our experienced training professionals, for a no obligation discussion regarding options and costings.

Secondary Training

Below is a list of training areas that have been popular with schools. Should you have any requirements that are not listed, please talk to us – we will be more than willing to help.

Designing lessons

  • Structuring learning
  • Lesson design for inclusion
  • Starters and plenaries

Teaching repertoire

  • Effective use of question and answer
  • Active engagement techniques
  • Modelling
  • Creating effective learners
  • Assessment for learning
  • Leading in learning
  • Developing reading / writing

Creating conditions for learning

  • Improving the climate for learning
  • Learning styles
  • Classroom management
  • Assertive discipline
  • Effective classroom management focusing on verbal intervention and the language teachers use
  • Effective use of praise including the use of positive reinforcement versus correction

Ongoing CPD for Supply Staff

Teachers working on a supply basis are often excluded from INSET and CPD days in schools. As an agency, we recognise the impact of this and work closely with our teachers to fill this gap. Our ongoing twilight CPD sessions cover a wide and diverse range of subjects, tackling current issues along with some of the “old favourites”. All Teachers, secondary and primary, as well as Cover Supervisors are welcome to attend. A certificate of attendance is issued to all staff and a CPD record held centrally for everyone. This proves invaluable for supply staff when returning to full time positions.

If there is anything at all that you would like to discuss in relation to our training provision, please feel free to call us on 01384 444 222.

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