Workshop Overview

Workshops for Support and Curriculum Staff

Communication The Science of Persuasion – Candy Bowman from In-house Training Company This workshop focusses on influencing and persuasion skills, valuable for anyone who wants to pack more of a punch when communicating what you need from someone or something and getting things moving quicker!

Problem Solving Innovation and Logic – Inhouse Training Company Discover how to use a set of tools for tackling various types of problem. Learn to analyse problems, find new perspectives and apply the appropriate problem-solving technique.

Behaviour Management Handling Difficult Behaviours around College – Dr Anna James from March T&D (1.30pm only) Provide support staff with strategies to minimise inappropriate behaviours from rudeness to swearing.  Participants will also be shown that strategies that look to promote the positives in students’ behaviour can be far more successful. 

IT Excel at Excel – Quick Win IT for Managing Information One of the most popular and yet underused applications in the Microsoft Office suite. Whatever your role in the College, Excel has become a vital way to create, manage, and interpret data allowing you to analyse it and make decisions.

Flipped Classroom – Andrew Dowell, ILT Lead Canterbury College (3pm only) How can you share content, information and resources with learners apart from face to face?  Andy encourages you to do well with Innovative Learning Technology and find out more.

Student Support Who Cares? – The Who Cares Trust All of the trust’s facilitators are young care leavers themselves.  This workshop will cover building positive relationships with looked after children and care leavers: who are we, who are you and how do we work together and how to support young people to achieve high educational outcomes.

Supporting ASD – Can Do Training Students with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can find College difficult for a number of reasons, generally related to difficulties with communicationsocial skills and sensory sensitivity. However, there is plenty that can be done to help which will be explored in this workshop.

Improving Performance Marginal Gains – MADE Training On the final morning of the Olympic track cycling competition – a “competition” his team had almost completely subverted – British Cycling’s performance director Dave Brailsford went on BBC Breakfast and gave the game away.  So Dave, came the question, tell us about these “marginal gains” that underpin everything you do?

“The whole principle came from the idea that if you broke down everything you could think of that goes into riding a bike, and then improved it by 1%, you will get a significant increase when you put them all together,” MADE Training’s workshop is an interactive look at how we can all apply this to what we do.

Grit + Mindset – Helen Davies from Worthing High School (3pm only) What is resilience?  How can I have more of it?  How can I help students to pick themselves up and try again, face up to challenges and rather than run from failure, embrace it?  Helen will use this workshop to show you key steps to successful learning.

Literacy Skills Living Literature – Mark Grist Our favourite poet laureate is back!  With new material about his endevours to make his living from poetry and all the dead poets he’s learnt about along the way, promises to be entertaining and inspire the poet in you.

Getting the most from your LRC (3pm only) The LRC team have opened their doors and invite you to find out more about your LRC.

Literacy Support for Dyslexia – Can Do Training (3pm only) A practical workshop to raise awareness of supporting dyslexic learners with reading, spelling, writing and Study Skills.

Equality and Diversity/Safeguarding Being PC – Professional Clarity not Political Correctness (3pm only) Get a refreshing take on the E&D and British Values that are integral to any learning organisation. Understanding equality and diversity adds depth, breadth and creativity to learning and teaching, and prepare learners better for the world of work. They also strengthen an understanding of British values of democracy and the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of the beliefs and faiths of others.

PREVENT Pathways – Jo Ferris, FE and HE Prevent Coordinator for the South East region (3pm only) Workshop following Jo’s keynote on practical measures and strategies to safeguard young people from extremism and terrorist activity.

Workshops for Curriculum Staff

What are the Teaching and Learning Zones all about?

1pm to 2.30pm then 3pm to 4.30pm

Learning Zones have been created to highlight the 4 distinct characteristics of outstanding learning, teaching and assessment at Canterbury College as described in our strategic plan 2015 – 2018.

Zone 1 ‘Starting Points’ – These workshops all focus on developing an effective understanding of the starting point for each student and how each can be valued for what they can do, rather than what they can’t.

Zone 2 ‘Recognising the Individual’ – Outstanding teachers hold consistently high expectations with regard to student behaviour, participation and outcomes. These workshops aim to promote a culture that enables students and staff to display the resilience and persistence associated with becoming expert learners.

Zone 3 ‘Designing Learning’ – These workshops focus on the incorporation of a variety of strategies that provide opportunities for students to achieve. Outstanding teachers design stimulating learning activities and skillfully manage these to both maintain the engagement of each student within the task and check their progress in line with targeted learning outcomes.

Zone 4 ‘Checking Progress and Giving Feedback’ – The skilled use of Assessment for Learning strategies that provide variety, support, independence and responsibility for learning enables each student to make progress, be clear about what they have achieved and what they need to do next. These workshops focus on maximising student progress.

Starting Points Recognising the Individual Designing Learning Checking Progress and Feedback
Induction – High Expectations Prevent Pathways Getting the best from your LRC


Creative Demonstration of higher order thinking skills
Grit + Mindset Autism Literacy support for Dyslexia – LSPs T,L&A in the new Common Inspection Framework

3pm only

Who Cares?


Being PC – Professional Clarity not Political Correctness Practical Differentiation Maximising Progress in STEM
Developing Literacy in Level 1 Learners We are all Leaders – Leading Personalities in your Classroom Study Skills – Project Based Learning Maxmising Progress in Creative
NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) in Teaching and Learning Moving from D’s to C’s – Personalising GCSE Outstanding BTEC Managers Forum – Teaching and Learning
The Canterbury College Way
Mark Grist ‘Living Literature’

3pm only

Supporting ASD Creative Thinking Processes / The science of persuasion


Marginal Gains


Target Setting

1pm only

Flipped Classroom by DO_WELLFORYOURSELF



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