LIVE ONLINE VIDEO STREAM: Creating Independent Learners

Course date: 26th Apr 2021

Promoting and improving independent learning skills

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……

To give as real an experience as possible, the course will be filmed and broadcast live on the day. You will be invited to attend via an email link to an easily accessible platform, and our technicians will be on hand to guide you through the process.

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Target Group: FP Leaders, SMT, TAs, 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 attendee quote What people say about this course...

"One of the best courses I've been on in a while! Excellent delivery of information & resources." Course delegate March 2019

"Excellent ideas, discussions and ways forward for us to take back to school to develop and encourage our children to become more independent - and for us as staff to celebrate their independence." Course delegate March 2019

"Really inspiring day! Lots of practical ideas which I can't wait to take back to school. Looking forward to improving independent learning in my school." Course delegate March 2019


Course Presenter: Cath Delve

FOUNDATION PHASE/ OUTDOOR LEARNING/ WHOLE SCHOOL ISSUES - Cath Delve provides training, guidance and support to schools and LEAs all over Wales. Her courses cover a wide range of topics such as creating independent learners, outdoor learning, pupil voice and well-being, raising the attainment of boys, progression in continuous and enhanced provision, planning and the curriculum, being an effective Foundation Phase leader, literacy, numeracy, creativity, assessment, raising standards through display, transition, moving towards the new curriculum, developing the role of support staff and the exemplary delivery of the Foundation Phase. Some of her initiatives such as ‘Freaky Friday,’ ‘Igloo’ 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 Cath Delve is also an independent educational consultant working alongside many, many schools all over Wales to help them improve their environments, provision, curriculum, everyday practice with a view to raising standards and moving forward in every way. Search for Courses

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  • To give as real an experience as possible, the course will be filmed and broadcast live on the day.
  • Please provide Collective Learning with the email address of the attendee.
  • You will be invited to attend via an email link to an easily accessible platform.
  • Our technicians will be in touch to guide you through the process nearer the time.