Filmed Course: Creating Independent Learners

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……

Cath’s live presentation of this course has been filmed to bring the course content alive, once purchased is available for schools to watch over and over again from our training platform, but is not downloadable.

£400.00 + VAT (20%)

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 provides help, support and guidance to schools and local authorities all over Wales. She is a published author and has 26 years teaching experience in three different schools. She was a deputy headteacher of two and an acting head of one. She is passionate about the wellbeing of children and outdoor learning and presents a wide range of training courses across different areas of the curriculum. Some of her initiatives-such as Messy Monday, Freaky Friday, Igloo and Missions-have been implemented and used by schools all over Wales and even been introduced in England. Alongside her book, she has produced a wide range of resources to support teachers and schools. As well as being a member of the Collective Learning team she is also an independent education consultant, working alongside schools in a variety of ways all over Wales to help them to move forward in every way. Search for Courses

Course Location: Collective Learning Digital Platform

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Our ONLINE courses can be accessed whenever and wherever it best suits your staff and setting. Once purchased you may view them any number of times. The majority of our online courses come as a set of training sessions along with all the resources and printouts that would usually be handed out on our usual training courses.  A few of our online courses have been professionally filmed live, and a some are expertly presented voice-over PowerPoints.  We hope the mix of pre-recorded lessons, digital presentations, films and voice-over PowerPoints still carry a little of that personal, down to earth feel Collective Learning courses are known for.
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