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CTfA Testimonials

Find out what some of our CTfA attendees think about the course

There has been whole staff training too…The benefits of this can be seen clearly in science and geography.” (Melior Community Acdemy’s Ofsted report – May 2019, the Academy moved from Requires Improvement to Good).

“Very helpful ideas and resources that can be applied in the classroom. Great to hear how strategies and ideas have been implemented in similar schools.”

“The students developed deeper thinking skills instead of only looking at the surface of the issue as a result of me coming on this course.”

“I found this training extremely beneficial and thoroughly enjoyable. I have used some of the strategies in my practice and have many more to use in the future. The training was delivered to an extremely high standard – thank you!”

“Good to have a go at some practical ideas to use across age phases. Nice to refresh some teaching strategies.”

“Incredibly useful information, great sharing ideas about classroom practice. Definitely made me a more effective teacher.”

“Good inspiration to take back to school. Inspired to make changes to next year’s curriculum.”

“Very helpful suggestions for resources and activities to encourage students to think critically across different attainment levels and key stages.”

“Really valuable session – great to share ideas of good practice, will definitely implement the flat chat activity.”

“When I used the techniques in the classroom, all were engaged and focused as they wanted their question answered. They learnt how to use question words correctly and how to ask appropriate, relevant questions.”

“Good practical ideas to adapt into the classroom for all key stages.”

“Lots of food for thought. Inspiring ideas applicable to whole teaching and learning curriculum.”

“The course has impacted my students hugely – they are enthusiastically sharing their ideas with each other and changing their minds as they listened to the ideas of others. I feel enthusiastic and keen to plan more exciting learning opportunities for critical thinking.”

“You could clearly see the children visibly learning when I used the strategies in the classroom. They enjoyed showing off about what they already knew and were engaged in the discussion and enjoyed the lesson.”

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