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The prior contact I had with Richard meant that he shaped the content of the day to our school’s requirements. The afternoon where he was available for questions whilst staff attempted to apply their new knowledge to their own planning was very useful.
- Linda Smith, Deputy Head Teacher, Kippax North Primary School, Leeds
A huge thank you to Richard Mason for delivering three days of thought provoking and inspiring science based research. Great ideas to help us to improve outcomes for all our children. Excellent throughout! Thank you!
- Karen Hackman, Assistant Head (Primary), St Andrew's Preparatory School, Turi, Kenya
Yet again, it was an excellent course and we really enjoyed working with Richard. The progression of the learning within the course dealt with the 3 I's of the Ofsted Curriculum inspection model which was very informative and developmental. Richard is a great facilitator.
- Emma Harkins, Headteacher, Huntingtower CP Academy, Lincs
The time spent with Richard last week was invaluable - we knew where we wanted to get to, but we weren’t sure how to get there. Richard definitely set us on the right path. The idea of looking at the content of the National Curriculum, then the threshold concepts and milestones, and choosing topics that would allow us to cover all of this made complete sense. Designing a curriculum is a daunting task, but with Richard’s guidance and the Essentials curriculum, it feels like it is now a task that can be achieved in the near future.
- Elaine Mythen, Curriculum Coordinator, St George's International School, Luxembourg
Richard really was an excellent trainer. He got everyone on side, used humour and was skilful in ensuring everyone was included. He is clearly extremely knowledgeable and this came across in everything he said. We really enjoyed the day and gave us much food for thought.
- Lesley Blount, Headteacher, St Peter's CE Primary School, Bucks
Re-visiting and refreshing staff on curriculum aims and values was useful as were discussions about planning and how to teach discreetly or/and through interleaving. Richard was great.
- Alison Sinclair, Assistant Headteacher, Winton Primary School, Bournemouth
This course was booked with fortuitous timing given that Ofsted had released strategy guidance on 18th December! Richard was completely up to date and included this in his programme.
The staff reported that they felt there was the perfect balance of presentation and time given for reflection and discussion. It enabled us to reconsider so many things that really needed the stimulus of this thought provoking day.
Richard took the time to talk through all the relevant Chris Quigley resources that would support our needs. We have as a result booked a demonstration of the DepthofLearning Tracking System for our senior and middle leaders next week.
I am very grateful for Richard’s flexibility in adjusting the start time at very short notice.
- Evelyn Harper, Headteacher, English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School, Birmingham
Very good quality Inset. Richard was very personable and had a fantastic ability to support our journey into Chris Quigley and the milestones.
- Kate Benton, Bushbury Lane Academy, Wolverhampton
Richard was excellent and very good at facilitating discussions.
- Carolyn Ellis-gage, Parkside Complex Needs School, Norfolk
Thank you, we had a great day with Richard, everyone really enjoyed it and found it informative. It was a pleasure to meet and work with Richard. The day was very useful and promoted good discussion amongst the staff attending. It made us all re-think the idea behind the new curriculum and what greater depth actually meant.
- Sara Dangerfield, Headteacher, Peaslake Free School and Shere School, Surrey
I would rate my booking as 10/10. The event ran smoothly, everything was very professional, well organised and helpful. Good evaluations from all the delegates on the day.
- Sarah O'Gorman, North Dudley Learning Partnership
Richard came out for a pre-meeting to ensure it met our needs, therefore the training he gave on Continuous Provision gave us food for thought and was of high quality.
- Cathy Walsh, Head Teacher, Temple Meadow Primary School, West Midlands
Richard was well informed and led the sessions well. He promoted positive discussions around Continuous Provision and the training was useful. Staff commented that it was informative and had given them a better insight as to how to manage the curriculum. The ideas were well received and phase teams have reviewed their planning as a result of the training.
- Elaine Close, Head Teacher, Stonehill School, Herts
Really impressed with the materials and the day Richard delivered for us. Top notch!
- Karen Saywood, Head Teacher, Braidwood Primary School for the Deaf, Birmingham
Richard was superb with lots of real world/practical examples. His depth of knowledge came across well and the material fitted our needs well with staff having increased clarity on how to apply mastery.