The training was a great introduction to cognitive science for our ITT students. It introduced our trainees to the evidence bases and challenged their thinking around how children learn. Chris demonstrated and reinforced the principles in his delivery which provided a model for their own teaching.
We’ve had a fantastic day today with Chris - just what I was looking for, the theory and support with where we are at and how to move forward. Thank you.
Superb. Thank you for your excellent pre course support and for Chris' time and care yesterday. Sharing different aspects of learning, mixing theory and practical from the Infusing Rich Vocabulary course was very useful.
The Making it Stick course we had booked was very good and it met the objective for the planned INSET day. It was useful to reflect on our practice and to identify areas for improvements. Our next steps are to revisit the theory research with a thirst to read more.
It was an absolute pleasure welcoming Chris again for 2 days of leadership CPD sessions. Chris's advice and guidance is always based on the most up-to date educational research and practice. His sessions are always completely bespoke to our context and personalised to our specific needs at any moment in time. He always listens intently and guides us with his empathetic approach and extensive knowledge of curriculum design and assessment. We found the sessions for assessment for learning, formative and summative assessment extremely useful especially in terms of purpose, definition, frequency and audience. Chris always finds time to help us QA our curriculum and this time was really helpful in guiding our approach to long and medium term planning.
Very helpful to sharpen focus on rationale for implementing the curriculum companion and enhancing the curriculum. Really enjoyed looking at the concept thresholds and how this could be developed to personalise our curriculum. I would rate the quality of my booking as excellent. Thank you.
Each session was very well presented. Chris was able to use pertinent examples to show how the theory and research can be put into practice. He structured the sessions effectively to allow time for discussions. His use of visual aides on his presentation was very effective. Chris was very personable, engaging and knowledgeable. The day went by very quickly and provided 'food for thought' as well as reassurances that as a school we are broadly on the right track.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Chris Quigley Education to other schools.
The work with Chris has changed our curriculum in a short period of time, we simply would not have been able to do this without him.
Chris delivered ‘Making it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning’ to the Methodist Academies Schools Trust, Birmingham:
Chris has a of wealth of valuable knowledge and it was a pleasure to take part in his training.
Valuable take away opportunities and ideas to enhance learning.
I would highly recommend this training and other training by Chris to others.
The knowledge shared was and is very beneficial and purposeful.
I now understand the importance of embedding the learning rather than focusing on the task type. Memory is the residue of thought.
Our day with Chris was amazing and has left us all with lots to think about it and excited about how we can implement writing to learn in the academies. It has been a seamless process from start to finish with great communication throughout and a genuinely inspirational day – thank you!
The whole of the CPD provided by Chris was invaluable and insightful as it was underpinned by key research with clear explanations and examples which can impact ‘Quality First Teaching’ across all career expectations (Early Teachers to SLT). It created a real professional buzz which was brilliant. All our staff were engaged and enthusiastic throughout the interaction.
Chris’ training was so engaging and relevant to our next steps in curriculum development. All members of staff who I have spoken to found it incredibly interesting and useful. His manner and extensive knowledge of the subject made the day highly motivating and enjoyable.
Chris was very engaging and clearly passionate, knowledgeable and well researched. This was well pitched for STARS in that we are already reviewing our curriculum intent, implementation and impact. This course affirmed what we are doing and gave us new knowledge and understanding to have a clear focus for further development.
Totally brilliant, thank you! Have booked Chris for this time next year already.
Professional discussion around curriculum organisation and delivery that best fits present thinking. Golden sentences- very excited about developing these across all subjects.
Chris’ work is grounded in sound research and pedagogy – staff really respected that and also the content is inspirational in its ambition for equity. This really helped me shift staff understanding as to why I want us to work on vocabulary.
The session was well paced and structured and the training materials were clear and easy to use/follow. The session was extremely well presented and Chris gave lots of great practical tips and strategies to take away and use in the classroom. The whole school approach to teaching vocabulary outlined was clear and easy to adopt. We really liked the links across the curriculum and the progression across subjects. Also great to have time to stop and reflect throughout and talk to other colleagues through chats in rooms.
All of Chris’ ideas are evidence based which impacts on whole school improvement. I would rate my booking as outstanding - Chris is so current.
Very bespoke implementation session with lots of real-life examples from schools. Plenty of opportunity for discussion and reflection despite being virtual. It was a brilliant session and gave us plenty of food for thought going forward with the development of our curriculum.