Impact Workshops - 2018/19

All of our open workshops for the coming year

Impact Wales - All our workshops in one place!

We believe in school support that has real impact. We specialise in bespoke support that is tailored to each individual school's needs, but we also offer a handful of open workshops on key development issues each year. These workshops help delegates to understand what is important for their pupils and school and make the right strategic decisions for the greatest impact. All of our workshops are research informed and include practical, straight-forward strategies that have been tried and tested in schools from around Wales.


To find out more about a particular workshop or to reserve your place just drop us a line to enquiries@impact.wales and we'll do the rest.


We look forward to hearing from you!

5 Key Actions towards Donaldson Readiness - 26/06/18

A workshop for Senior Leaders that will cover:



  • How to set your strategic vision for preparation for the new curriculum
  • What structural changes are needed within your school to accommodate the new curriculum
  • Using the preparation phase strategically to improve standards of teaching & learning
  • A step by step guide to supporting all staff to feel confident with their own preparation
  • How to balance current accountability measures with the demands of innovation


Date: June 26th 2018 Venue: Welsh ICE Campus, Caerphilly Cost: £295 per delegate

Discounts are available for multiple bookings. Email enquiries@impact.wales to reserve your place.

Using the Professional Standards to Drive Improvement 28/06/2018

A workshop for senior and middle leaders that will cover:


  • Make sense of the structure, language and content of the Professional Standards
  • Understand what the Standards look like in practice
  • Practical strategies using the Standards to support staff improvement
  • Links between the Standards, Curriculum for Wales and Schools as Learning Organisations document



Date: 28/06/2018 Venue: Welsh ICE Campus, Caerphilly Cost: £295 per delegate

Discounts are available for multiple bookings. Email enquiries@impact.wales to reserve your place.

Embedding the 4 Purposes of Curriculum for Wales - 05/07/18

A workshop for senior and middle leaders that will cover:


  • The self-evaluation process - how well are you already at addressing the 4 purposes?
  • What the research says about the most effective ways to develop the kind of pupils outlined within the 4 purposes
  • Practical teaching and learning models to individualise and trial in your school
  • Creation of a 4 Purposes Toolkit that addresses your pupils' needs in line with Successful Futures



Date: July 5th 2018 Venue: Welsh ICE Campus, Caerphilly Cost: £295 per delegate

Discounts are available for multiple bookings. Email enquiries@impact.wales to reserve your place.

Addressing the 12 Pedagogical Principles - 4/10/18 & 16/10/18

A workshop for senior and middle leaders that will cover:


  • What the expectations of Successful Futures in terms of pedagogy means for schools

  • What each of the 12 pedagogical principles outlined by Prof Donaldson looks like in the classroom

  • How to create a strategic vision for the development of teaching and learning using the 12 Pedagogical Principles

  • How to enable and support all members of staff to develop their own pedagogy

  • The role of action research in developing pedagogical excellence


Date: Oct. 4th 2018 Venue: Welsh ICE Campus, Caerphilly Cost: £325 per delegate

Date: Oct. 16th 2018 Venue: Swansea Cost: £325 per delegate

Discounts are available for multiple bookings. Email enquiries@impact.wales to reserve your place.

Leading Curriculum Reform - 25/01/19

A workshop for senior and middle leaders who have responsibility for curriculum innovation & design. The workshop will cover:


  • How to engage staff with the curriculum reform & innovation process
  • Identifying 'What Matters' for your school in the curriculum development process
  • Creating a strategic plan for your school for curriculum reform journey
  • How to use Curriculum Reform to improve standards & provision for all pupils



Date: Jan. 25th 2019 Venue: Welsh ICE Campus, Caerphilly Cost: £325 per delegate

Discounts are available for multiple bookings. Email enquiries@impact.wales to reserve your place.

Making Action Research work in your school - 6/02/19 & 8/02/19

A workshop for senior and middle leaders that will cover:


  • Creating a research rich culture in your school
  • Research literacy - how to create confident, critical consumers of research
  • What is action research - examples of classroom enquiry to improve practice
  • Creation of an individual action research project specific to your school



Date: Feb. 6th 2019 Venue: Welsh ICE Campus, Caerphilly Cost: £325 per delegate

Date: Feb. 8th 2019 Venue: Swansea Cost: £325 per delegate

Discounts are available for multiple bookings. Email enquiries@impact.wales to reserve your place.

What people say about our support

"Hugely useful to my role. It has given me lots to think about in terms of writing and developing a workable action plan. You have a clear-sighted and uncomplicated approach to breaking things down! If only we could have more, more, more!" - Anna Parfitt - Assistant Head Teacher Cwmcarn High School


"Excellent! Thank you for enlightening us and giving us food for thought." Melissa Armishaw Deputy Headteacher Machen Primary


"This was genuinely one of the most useful courses I have attended in 20 years of teaching!" Clare Woodfine, Literacy Coordinator, Aberdare Community School

About Us

Who are we? - We are Finola & Jane, Literacy & Numeracy specialists, with 35+ years of teaching, training & leadership experience between us.

Can you trust us? - We have both worked for Welsh Government supporting schools & senior leaders across Wales. We have held senior leadership posts, delivered support to strategic education advisers, and published curriculum support guidance with Oxford University Publishing...but if you need to know more visit our website for testimonials from schools we've worked with.

Why should you book our support? - Put simply, because we believe in impact. We do exactly what our name suggests. Our workshop keeps things simple and ensures school actions really work. Our focus is always on delivering measurable impact for pupils