Professional Development

At Woodham Academy

Osiris Educational Partner

As a lead school for Osiris Educational we are pleased to host a range of new and exciting professional development courses here in County Durham. Cut out travelling time and access the courses you want, right on your doorstep.

Courses - 2013/14

Future of Mathematics

18th November 2013

Delivered by Helen Blanchford


  • Prepare to deliver the new curriculum in Sept 2014
  • What government proposals mean for you
  • Practical strategies for KS3/4


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Visible Learning Plus - Foundation Day

25th November 2013

Delieverd by Craig Parkinson


  • Reveal the most significant evidence-based research
  • Explore rigorous methods to monitor teacher effectiveness
  • Know how evidence-led teaching will benefit you
  • Embed the strategies proven to raise achievement


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Future of English

26th November 2013

Delieverd by Phil Jarrett


  • Prepare to deliver the new curriculum in Sept 2014
  • What government proposals mean for you
  • Practical strategies for KS3/4


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Outstanding Achievement

2nd December 2013

Delivered by Julie McGrane


  • What it now takes to be outstanding
  • How all students can make rapid and sustained progress
  • Tools to measure impact and demonstrate success to Ofsted


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The Perfect Lesson Every Time

10th December 2013

Delivered by Isabella Wallace & Leah Kirkman


  • 7 Key steps to meet Ofsted's new criteria and demonstrate outstanding progress
  • Shine under the pressure of observation
  • Tried and tested tools to elevate lessons to outstanding


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How to Demonstrate Progress

11th December 2013

Delivered by Claire Gadsby


  • New ways to show outstanding progress in 20 min observations
  • 5 Key steps to ensure all pupils progress in every lesson
  • Practical strategies to excel under the new Ofsted framework


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Managing the Challenging Class

17th January 2014

Delivered by Dr Bill Rogers


  • How to start fresh with a difficult group
  • Techniques for managing challenging behavior
  • Practical strategies for promoting cooperative behaviour


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