We like teachers to get as involved in the workshop as they feel is appropriate so that they have the opportunity to experience the activities along with the children or, alternatively, they can use the time to observe how the workshop is progressing. For example, they might want to use some of the techniques themselves when they return to the classroom, or find out if there are any children that are particularly benefiting from this type of learning technique. The children are fully supervised and there is usually a combination of group learning followed by individual or small cluster exercises during which workshop leaders are able to monitor individual pupil progress and help any children who may be struggling. It really is wonderful to see children come up with such creative ideas as a result of being taught the National Curriculum in an innovative and exciting way.

Unlike many other organisations, Teach UK provides a full support plan for schools and teachers both before, during and after all of the educational workshops that we run.

This can include:

  • In depth consultation with the school and its staff regarding the material being covered in the workshop and methods that will be used.
  • Pre-workshop training sessions for staff which encourage team-building, allow teachers to re-cap their own knowledge of what will be taught in the workshop, and enable staff to meet the Teach UK team before they start work in the school. There is also time to ask the Teach UK team questions about any aspect of the workshops.
  • Continuous evaluation by Teach UK staff as the workshop is delivered. This means
    that when team members notice areas of the curriculum that need more attention, they can adapt the workshops accordingly.
  • Post-workshop evaluation sessions where Teach UK staff can discuss pupil progress with teachers and answer any questions that they have about the workshop / activities.
  • On-going Teach UK support / help-line for school staff so they can contact us with any questions or queries that they come up with either during or after the workshop, or as they use some of the techniques for themselves in the classroom.