TLC! delivers pre-designed central and school-based coaching, mentoring and training. These courses cover a wide range of skills, competencies and subjects and range in length from one day to three days. We deliver courses across Wales in the most relevant language for that location. However, all materials are available bilingually and are freely available to participants electronically for use back in school. All our courses are styled as interactive workshops focusing on sharing best practice.
For ease of use we have categorised the Inset courses, as shown below. Please browse the categories to make your selection as some courses cover multiple categories.
The LNF became statutory in September 2013, with assessment against the framework statutory from September 2014. TLC!, in partnership with Tinopolis, was privileged to be involved with supporting its introduction and produced the initial mainstream Guidance under contract to the Welsh Government. The Guidance includes: training workshops, advice on curriculum planning, classroom tasks and exemplars of learners' work assessed against the LNF. All these are currently housed on Learning Wales. Our expert consultants fully understand the challenges and opportunities its implementation presents, and will share their extensive knowledge and understanding with you through these courses. We pride ourselves in our understanding of best practice in planning for and delivering the LNF, progression through it and formative and summative assessment of learners’ literacy and numeracy skills. Our most popular courses are those on numerical reasoning.
We have a wide range of highly knowledgeable and experienced subject specialist facilitators. All have had whole school responsibility and have successfully taught their subject for many years. Therefore they are ideally placed to understand current issues within their field. They are all strong and engaging presenters who believe passionately that all children deserve success. Currently, we offer CPD inset in science, geography, modern foreign languages, music, English and Welsh second language from Foundation Phase, KS2, KS3 and post-16.
All our courses will support teachers and schools to raise their learners out of poverty as they focuson the best practice to give maximum impact on learner outcomes. However, more whole-school, generic courses, such as ones on effective marking and those on metacognition and assessment for learning fit best in this category.
We are pleased to have Nicola Morgan on our team of consultants. Nicola is an internationally renowned author and presenter on all aspects of behaviour management in the classroom. We also have four qualified Parent Group Leader trainers for Family Links and therefore have the breadth of knowledge and understanding to run high quality and effective courses with motivational facilitators.
Digital learning is a high priority in Wales, although many teachers feel ill-equipped to deal with its challenges. Our consultants will deliver practical school-based advice on how to use digital media effectively and safely to improve lesson quality. In addition, our consultants can enable schools to have a strong, meaningful on-line presence through our digital marketing courses.
We offer a range of CPD opportunities for aspiring school leaders. Our consultants in this field are all recent successful senior school managers from both the primary and secondary phases. We look at the role of middle and senior managers and how individual participants' skills and knowledge can be improved. This is supplemented with mentoring through the process of applying for a middle or senior management post, interview technique and strategies to improve participants' chances of promotion.
Through accreditation with Cardiff Metropolitan University, we offer two accredited courses. The first is a Level 7 (Masters in education) module entitled ‘Developing numerical reasoning in the classroom’ for practising teachers. The second is at Level 4 (Foundation degree level) and is more suitable for classroom assistants. For further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .