We have a lot of experience in running INSET days. For an INSET to be really useful it’s important that not only must it be interesting, thought provoking, entertaining and moving, but there must be a strong call to action.
In other words, it’s not so much as what happens during the INSET but what happens afterwards.
Whether we facilitate a full day or contribute to part of an INSET, understanding your school’s context is key to the intervention’s success. There is no ‘one size fits all’ – we’re dealing with people after all. This enables us to take an alternative approach to developing your colleagues. We tend not to give a standard, ‘structured’ presentation. Rather, our style of delivery and wealth of material allows us to judge how delegates are responding and alter the course of the presentation as appropriate. This results in a dynamic session in which the audience feels engaged and part of the journey, so to speak.
INSET day at Anderton Park Primary school, January 2015