Training with Dandelion Learning 2019/20

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Dandelion Learning has cancelled all planned training for the Summer term 2020, look out for details of training for the Autumn term. For further details contact Tre on 07792349188 or Pet on 07779337450. Email treandpet@dandelionlearning.co.uk.


Guerrilla Teaching. Bringing the Curriculum to Life: Inspired Teaching: Irresistible Learning. Guest Speaker Jonathan Lear, (Guerrilla Education).

3rd June at Bedruthan Hotel, Newquay

In the morning session, Jonathan will explore the building blocks of innovative curriculum design: from the rigorous sequencing of knowledge, to the development of a concept-based learning approach rich in authentic experiences. Drawing on his ground-breaking work as an inner-city primary school teacher, this session will examine how to create the conditions needed for children to grow into empowered, knowledgeable and creative thinkers who are driven by insatiable curiosity.

In the afternoon session, Jonathan will explore how we can develop a blended pedagogy that draws on the latest thinking and research about effective learning. From direct teaching to developing independence and creative thinking, Jonathan will provide delegates with innovative, useful and easily transferable strategies that can be applied immediately in their own classrooms and schools.


Phonics First.

Wednesday 10th June 2020 at The Sands Resort in Newquay

  • Examine how successful schools have ensured impact on pupil progress through rigorous and consistent approaches to phonics teaching and learning.
  • Give teachers and TAs confidence in phonics terminology and subject knowledge.
  • Provide a wealth of practical games and activities to use immediately in the classroom.
  • Explore the teaching sequence for phonics and progression in learning linked to Letters and Sounds.
  • Examine assessment of phonics to ensure this feeds accurately into next steps for teaching and learning.

Speaking Stories, Talking Texts: Raising Standards in Writing

Tuesday 16th June 2020 at The Sands Hotel, Newquay

This course will explore the use of Storytelling for narrative and ‘Talking the Text’ to improve non-fiction writing. We will also examine the teaching sequence for planning for storytelling and example plans for KS1 and KS2. The day will include an opportunity to consider how to use quality texts to address next steps arising from assessment and the grammar curriculum and reflect on how to teach Invention to ensure successful independent writing.


B is for Boys! Raising boys’ engagement and attainment in the Early Years.

Alistair Bryce Clegg is back!

Thursday 18th June 2020 at Bedruthan Hotel, Newquay

Not all boys are the same, but many display common characteristics that can challenge the way that they are encouraged to learn and behave in the Early Years. During this training session Alistair will be looking at some of the science and psychology around the development of boys and role that adults can play in using this information to create environment that enables learning. High level engagement will maximise the potential for high levels of wellbeing and attainment. How do we ensure that we make this a reality for all of the children that we work and play with?


NOT TO BE MISSED!  Lessons from Top Performing Education Systems. Lucy Crehan author of ‘Cleverlands, The secrets behind the success of the world's education superpowers’.

Thursday 2nd July 2020, Bedruthan Hotel, Newquay.

Lucy’s research has given her a deep understanding of what outstanding teaching looks like. She is highly regarded in the world of education and is at the forefront of current education thinking.

Lucy will draw on her experience in schools around the world to share a ‘big picture’ of the pedagogical approaches and underlying philosophies of top-performing PISA systems. She will then outline practical approaches that schools can take, learning from these.


To book courses, contact Tre on 07792349188 or Pet on 07779337450. Email treandpet@dandelionlearning.co.uk

T. 01726 212892 E. info@caph.org.uk