It was really helpful to actually take part in some retrieval work as part of the inset, it helped to demonstrate its value! It was great to hear practical ideas, and ideas that were relevant to all year groups (including Early Years). Hearing examples of experiences was really helpful as was learning about the science behind cognitive function. The session moved at a good pace and Matt was really engaging. Morning challenges have now been adapted as a result. The session was very thought provoking and gave as ideas that are actually achievable and therefore didn't make us feel overwhelmed. It was delivered in an engaging and enthusiastic way that left us feeling inspired!
Matt has worked in Education for more than 25 years, the last 23 of which in a senior leadership capacity. He is Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and chairs a collaboration of 18 schools. He is passionate about curriculum design and innovation embracing the challenges of preparing young people for a world that does not yet exist. A recent OFSTED inspection praised the 'inspirational curriculum' he has developed. He is an experienced school governor and is also a facilitator and coach for NPQSL participants.
The booking organisation and communication was excellent. Matt was engaging and really humorous in his delivery of the content. Having a headteacher as a facilitator was also interesting as he could put some of it into school context. Matt took the time to check that things were going as planned throughout the day and made sure he was pitching the content to what we required. An inspiring inset day.
Very clear and helpful guidelines for how to make learning memorable. Matt was an excellent presenter and pitched the session just right for our staff. It was a really great day and gave us lots of food for thought.
Everything about the day was useful and I would rate my booking as extremely high. This is the third time Matt has led our training. He always leaves our staff with plenty to think about and to act on.
We had an excellent day with Matt which re-energised our thinking and has really motivated us to continue with the journey we are on. The combination of the theory of learning with real life examples was accessible to everyone and enabled some deep discussions to take place. The addition of Matt’s humorous delivery kept everyone engaged. The feedback from staff was universally very positive and there was a very high level of consistency in the ‘take aways’ identified. Thanks to Matt and the Chris Quigley team for continuing to inspire us.
Matt delivered a fantastic session which will be fundamental in redesigning our curriculum. Searching course, queries handled, booking process very easy and supported at all stages. Thank you!
Matt was hugely inspiring. He gave a real sense of how curriculum design and implementation works on the ground, in schools. It was a great day, thank you.
All parts of the day were useful and I would rate the quality of my booking with Chris Quigley Education as excellent. We have booked Matt again for March and we would like to book him again for our conference for next year.
Matt spoke to me before the session on the phone and seemed to really understand what we needed as a new school. He then tailored the session to meet our needs mainly around establishing intent. We had a clear direct established by the end of the session. Matt also related a lot of the course to his own school and resources, again this was extremely helpful.
Talking to Matt beforehand made sure the training was tailored to our exact requirements. The enthusiasm was exactly the tone I wanted set and the practical ideas were incredibly useful and so manageable. The chance to talk to colleagues in between listening to Matt made the session interactive enough and kept it relevant to our schools.
All parts of the day were extremely useful. They closely matched the needs in our schools – to raise the bar in the teachers’ and children’s use of vocabulary. Matt made the link with my work on questioning and the importance of written vocabulary on working walls.
Great information on depth of learning and the need to consider progression of skills as well as lots of fantastic ideas to use immediately. Matt was a great trainer who communicated well to understand our school's needs and tailored the presentation brilliantly to meet this.
We had a very productive and enjoyable day with Matt. The course was pitched just right for the beginning of term. The day was well structured and Matt was very professional. He utilised his own knowledge, the power point presentation and elements from the on-going discussions to keep the staff on task. The focus of the day was constantly being reinforced. The staff (and one governor) were thoroughly engaged throughout the day and have each taken away a range of thoughts and suggested next steps for their own curriculum area. A very thought provoking day. High quality course which more than met our expectations.
Matt was great, everybody enjoyed the inset and we've got a lot to unpack from it. Matt gave solid examples of how to implement curriculum planning with plans and examples from his school. We particularly liked the discussion around school drivers and how to achieve depth of learning. I would rate my booking with Chris Quigley Education as excellent.