A Day in the Life of a Teacher Trainer

October 4th, 2017

One of the best things about being a teacher trainer here at Carlton Training is that I get to go and visit our candidates in their workplaces to observe and monitor them teaching their own pupils and candidates. Everybody on the Level 4 CET and Level 5 DET courses has to carry out a certain amount of teaching which we monitor and grade according to Ofsted standards. This is a vital part of gaining the qualification, so it is my role to prepare and encourage candidates to be ready for when I visit them (we don’t just turn up by surprise!!!).

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Getting to Grips with Lesson Planning

September 25th, 2017

Why Plan a Lesson?

Imagine being the captain of a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean. You know the name of the idyllic island you have to reach and your responsibility is to ensure the passengers arrive safely and have a good time on the way there. A teacher is like a captain: they have to use ‘navigation tools’, develop good and detailed ‘maps’ to navigate the vast sea of knowledge, Read the rest of this entry »

Your Career in Teaching

August 2nd, 2017

Teaching is rightly considered an attractive career and a respected profession, there are various ways to start your career in teaching. Read the rest of this entry »

AET training and Toolbox Talks

June 15th, 2017

Are you faced with the task of preparing a toolbox talk? Dreading the experience, not knowing where to start or how? Find out more about “Toolbox Tools”, here. Read the rest of this entry »

Epipen at school. How you can help?

May 17th, 2017

Epipen devices have been in the news headlines recently for all the wrong reasons, but there are easy steps you can take if you have a pupil with an Epipen. Luckily you’re not expected to be a paramedic or doctor, just take some simple, common sense actions. Read the rest of this entry »