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Events & Training

We offer a selection of training events for schools and teachers. For a full list of forthcoming events please click here

Barbara Priestman Academy and Thinking Schools International invite you to join them on Friday October 13th for a day focusing on cognitive education. Our keynote speakers are Professor Steve Higgins and Gordon Poad. In addition, workshops where practising teachers will share classroom practice, are also on offer. See flyer here and call 01793 771506 or email to book your place.

  • Parent2Parent Programme®

    National research has repeatedly demonstrated that parents/carers are the most influential factor in the long-term academic success of their children. In response to evidence and requests from schools, Herts for Learning have developed a parental education programme aimed at helping parents and carers improve the learning experience at home by embedding key teaching and learning behaviours. The Parent2Parent® programme provides a support service to schools, enabling parents and carers to gain confidence and new skills that will actively support learning at home. Working in partnership with Herts for Learning an accredited Kestrel trainer can deliver the programme to parents in a school. Read more about the programme here.
  • Whole School INSET - Thinking Schools Training             

    From a Planning day (Growing a Thinking School from the Inside Out) to training in the Thinking Schools pathways including Visual Tools, Dispositions and Questioning for Enquiry.
    Please contact us for more information.
  • Write from the Beginning

    A tried and tested approach to the teaching of writing with primary age children, using David Hyerle’s Thinking Maps. Find out more


Durham Conference - 13th October 2017

Ramside Hall, Durham
Keynotes: Prof. Steve Higgins & Gordon Poad + Workshops
Click here for more details.
£165 + VAT
To book, call 01873 735010

Parent2Parent® Programme

**NEW** Parent2Parent® Programme
A new support service to schools enabling parents and carers to gain confidence and new skills that will actively support learning at home, embedding key teaching and learning behaviours. Read more here