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We can deliver courses to your group as a live, online event or we can come to your school and deliver courses in person. You can book Chris to deliver a live, online course - just select the course you would like, click Book now, select the date you want the course to run and we'll do the rest. Prefer the course to be delivered in person? Select Course details & Enquire in order to give us a bit more information and we will get back to you with a price and availability. Need something more bespoke or not really sure what to ask for? We also offer consultancy.

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In this course, Chris Quigley introduces strategies and techniques aimed at helping students overcome the challenge of retaining academic content in their long-term memory. Participants will gain practical insights and effective tools to enhance student learning outcomes by exploring the fundamental principles of learning and memory. This course emphasises seven research-based strategies: Dual Coding, Graphic Organisers, Page Layout, Sketch Notes, Retrieval Practice, Metacognition, and Writing to Learn.
Research conducted by the Educational Endowment Foundation (EEF) indicated that there are five particular approaches which can be integrated into day-to-day teaching.
This course helps school leaders to answer two questions: How effective is your curriculum? How do you know? 
Small schools have unique challenges when designing their curricula: mixed-age classes; changing cohort sizes and, often, only a few members of staff to plan everything. This practical course will help you to consider how best to meet these challenges whilst keeping teacher workload in mind.
In this session, Chris will explore Paivio’s Dual Coding Theory and how it can be used to make learning stick.
This highly practical, evidence-based course will help you to teach your students to write effectively across the curriculum and, in doing so, help them to develop a deep understanding of the topics they write about.
This two-day course outlines how senior leaders can improve the quality of assessment in Foundation Subjects by using the curriculum as a progression model. 
Chris will guide you through some of the most important findings from Cognitive Scientists and how you can apply their findings to make learning stick.
This course is a practical guide to what we mean by retrieval practice, the evidence that supports its use and 30 practical strategies that can be used in the classroom.
Develop a whole-school vocabulary spine based on ambitious, rich, academic language
This course gives a clear overview of effective curriculum design in EYFS
This course will show you how Cultural Capital can be used to help determine the breadth of your curriculum.
This course explores 12 principles of effective teaching and 30 areas of focus to choose from for lesson observations.
This short course is for schools who use, or are considering using, our Essentials Curriculum and need a refresher on its key principles.
This course will help you to design and implement a curriculum that leads to students’ long-term retention and deep understanding of the subjects studied.
For many years, curriculum design in primary schools has focused on making content real, relevant, engaging and fun. Whilst there is nothing wrong with any of these things there has been a huge shift towards one of the biggest problems with learning: unless something is remembered in the long term it hasn't been learned; it has been experienced, and just because the curriculum is real, relevant, engaging or fun doesn't mean that it will be learned.
Discover how to plan an effective relationships and personal development curriculum
Find out how to use the Arts to promote promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
This course will help science leaders to review the intent and implementation of their science curriculum.

Lesley was fantastic in delivering Judging the Impact of your Curriculum to our school. All staff got a lot out of the day. We have had a lot of great training with consultants from Chris Quigley and it has allowed us as a school to evaluate and reflect on our next steps.  The quality of the training is excellent and we have already booked another day with you in January. 

Ronan Walsh, Headteacher, Gobowen Primary School, Shropshire

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!

Adrian Bates-Holland, Headteacher
Hassocks Infant School, West Sussex

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