The whole day was extremely inspiring. The case studies helped show the potential of what could be produced and the opportunity to use Karen’s experience and knowledge in the afternoon supported staff in planning engaging, exciting activities which will motivate the children, but also staff that were enthusiastic about delivering. Signposting to free resources made the course ideas accessible and sustainable. Karen was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Arts. As well as delivering the content of the course, she was able to personalise it to meet the needs of the schools involved, the abilities of the teachers and topics being covered.
It was useful to see resources which could be used to enhance Continuous Provision at Shepherdswell. The training Karen provided was straight forward, helpful and tailored towards what the academy needed.
This was an excellent session, staff found it extremely helpful in developing and engaging creative ideas across the curriculum to develop deeper thinking.
Karen led a twilight session on Learning Without Lessons. As a school we work in a cross-curricular way and so this session was very affirming. We have begun to look closely at continuous provision and plan to do more on it on our next inset. Karen was a fantastic communicator.
We found Karen to be engaging and knowledgeable. The session was well planned and met the brief that I had given her. The most useful part of the day was in the afternoon when the staff were given practical ideas to take into their classrooms immediately. The staff valued being given time to engage in professional conversations with colleagues. The course booklet was high quality and relevant to the sessions. Excellent.