NORTH WALES (RUTHIN) Creating Independent Learners


Target GroupSMT, FP Leaders, Teachers, TA's


05 March 2019
Price: £ 216.00
Venue: Woodlands Hall Hotel Llanfwrog Ruthin Denbighshire LL15 2AN
Time: 9 am coffee and registration for 9:30 start
Cost of course is £180 plus VAT



Promoting and improving independent learning skills in young children.
ESTYN Inspections are regularly recommending that children improve these skills but how do we achieve this on a day to day basis in our schools? Independence is far bigger than children not interrupting teachers……
We have to ask ourselves:
What are we doing for these children that actually they could do for themselves-from the time that they come into school in the morning to the time that they go home?
The course will include many, many hints and tips that will enable schools to develop this vital life-long skill in their children
It will answer questions such as:

  • What does an Independent child ‘look like’?
  • How can we promote independence across both the school day and all areas of the curriculum?
  • What are the main barriers to creating independent learners?
  • How should we model, praise and reward it?

It will also discuss the following:

  • Are children responsible for tidying?
  • Do children have a financial responsibility for resources/materials/own belongings?
  • Are children involved in a wide range of roles and responsibilities?
  • Do children regularly have a say into how and what they learn? Pupil Voice-involvement in the planning process?
  • Are children skilled and independent in self and peer assessment systems and routines?
  • How often are the children given the opportunity to make a decision or a choice?

Course Provider: Cath Delve

Cath Delve has 26 years of teaching experience in three very different primary schools. She has been a senior leader in all three schools, a deputy head teacher in two and an acting head teacher in one. She has provided training and presented to many audiences on a wide range of topics all over Wales. She has been writing and presenting courses for the last 10 years on subjects such as: outdoor learning, pupil voice and well-being, raising the attainment of boys, progression in continuous provision, planning and the curriculum, being an effective Foundation Phase leader, literacy, numeracy, creativity, assessment, raising standards through display, transition, developing the role of the teaching assistant and the exemplary delivery of the Foundation Phase. She is very interested in and has completed a lot of work on, children’s well-being and engagement and how they have an impact on standards and life-long learning.

Some of her initiatives such as ‘Freaky Friday’ and ‘Messy Monday’ have been implemented and used by schools all over Wales and into England.

In addition to working for Collective Learning as a course provider she is also an independent consultant working alongside schools all over Wales providing help, support and guidance on the successful delivery of the Foundation Phase.