TLC! passionately believes that all learners have the right to success. We strive to deliver the highest quality advice, consultancy, training, research and classroom materials. All our key messages and methodologies are based solely on sound educational research with proven success. We have worked with many high profile researchers in our former roles such as Profs Carol McGuinness, the late Philip Adey, Mary James, John Gardiner and Dylan Wiliam.
We were founded in late 2011, when our three Senior Partners decided to put our vision into practice. Our head office is in Caerphilly, South Wales, although we work bilingually across every nook and cranny of Wales. In addition, we deliver training and consultancy advice across the UK and have just started to work internationally.
As a company we:
Deliver pre-designed central and school-based coaching, mentoring and training
These courses cover a wide range of skills, competencies and subjects. They range from a suite of Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) courses, with numerical reasoning being the most popular, to Subject-specific courses, such as those focused on science, design and technology, geography, music etc. We also deliver more generic best practice courses such as those on effective marking, assessment for learning and higher-order thinking skills. These are within the suite of ‘Raising learners out of poverty’ and are complemented with behaviour management courses. Some of our courses are accredited, such as that entitled Developing numerical reasoning in the classroom, accredited as a Master’s module by Cardiff Metropolitan University. We also offer courses on Digital literacy and marketing. Further details of our current Inset calendar can be found here.
Design and deliver bespoke school-based coaching, mentoring and training
We have successfully developed many bespoke training programmes for schools or clusters of schools. Our most recent involve working with:
a School Improvement Group from 12 participating primary schools over 5 days to develop ideas and resources to improve delivery of numerical reasoning.
a secondary school Maths department to develop practice in numerical reasoning in four half-day sessions over three terms.
a special school over a day and a twilight session looking at ‘What makes a good lesson’ in terms of Estyn requirements.
a whole secondary staff to improve pedagogy in terms of quality questioning and rich task development over 3 days.
a primary school reviewing their marking practice and mentoring through changing to a more manageable, formative system.
This list is far from exhaustive. Please contact us with your requirements and we will endeavour to meet them.
Author and sell quality educational materials
We have years of experience in developing challenging and motivating classroom materials. Currently, we author rich activities which go across the curriculum and include the LNF. These are available to purchase from here.
We also produce supporting materials for quality classroom practice, which can be found on the Classroom resources page.
Fulfil educational public contracts
We have been privileged to be awarded a number of public contracts. These include the contracts to develop all the mainstream guidance and training on the LNF, in partnership with Tinopolis, for the Welsh Government, the British Council to deliver teacher CPD on their Core skills and Techniquest to deliver STEM Outreach in secondary schools. Further details of these and our many other contracted projects can be found on the Projects page.