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T-Insight: How to Teach Primary Course

Consolidate knowledge, develop reflective practice and learn how to teach students effectively with our T-Insight Primary-level course. This course is ideal for beginning teachers in schools (including QTS assessment only applicants in England).

Course Summary

Target Audience Delivery Mode Time to complete
Beginning teachers (Primary level) Online 4 hrs

Learning Objectives

- Develop your emotion management, communication & empathy, resilience & adaptability, organisation & planning competencies.

- Reflect on teaching scenarios you are likely to encounter and consider how you might respond.

- Develop effective teaching behaviours in behaviour management, adaptive teaching, communicating effectively with parents and guardians and working with colleagues.

- Develop your teaching self-efficacy.

Module Overview
Module One: Behaviour Management This module introduces new teachers to sensitive approaches to managing behaviour and effective strategies to promote inclusive practices. Expert teachers share ways to help students regulate their emotions. They also discuss how to be proactive in your approach and discuss what the evidence-base says. Finally, experts talk about why building trust with parents is so important.
Module Two: Adaptive Teaching This module begins by looking at what student barriers to learning could be. Expert teachers talk about how they develop effective learning behaviours in their students and strategies that work for group work. Experts share the importance of having a ‘Plan B’ and why it’s important to consider progression across subject areas. Finally, the module looks at teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL) students.
Module Three: Communicating with Parents and/or Carers This module focuses on communicating effectively with parents and guardians. It takes a close look at preparing for parents’ & guardians evenings’, approaches to homework, building honest and transparent relationships with parents, working with classroom helpers, and having difficult conversations with parents.
Module Four: Working with Colleagues The final module takes a close look at mentor feedback and working with teaching assistants. Expert teachers share their thoughts on dealing with sensitive information and inappropriate comments by students. It explores the code of practice for teachers and why it’s important to set boundaries. Finally, it considers ways to prioritise extra responsibilities.

Course Structure

This course uses a ‘scenario-based learning’ approach to enable you to reflect on realistic school-based scenarios, consider how you might respond, and receive real-time, tailored feedback from experienced teachers. It is designed to support your continued professional learning by facilitating your engagement with a range of situations you may encounter in your own classroom in a virtual environment.

Get started

Once enrolled, participants will be sent an activation email. This will allow them to create a TSP account and access the course through the dashboard.


T-Insight: learn to teach, primary course. Scenario example.

Each module includes five scenarios where beginning teachers will view the scenario, rate the appropriateness of three possible responses and write a brief rationale for each. Next, they find out how experienced teachers rated each response and most importantly why.

Feedback reports

Feedback reports at the end of each module show new teachers their overall alignment with experienced teachers and include resources, readings and strategies for practice.


Once participants complete the course, they will be able to download a comprehensive report as well as a certificate of completion.

Track progress

Organisations can login to track participant progress, identify individuals in need of additional support and evaluate the effectiveness of the course by viewing individual and collective data.

Course resources

Hosting seminars in conjunction with the T-Insight courses is completely optional and depends on your requirements and preferences. However, guided group discussions can be a great way to encourage your students and/or staff to discuss the classroom scenarios and related educational concepts and issues in more depth. We offer resources and seminar guides that you can use to facilitate seminars following each T-Insight module that are designed to:

a) Stimulate discussion amongst participants

b) Enable participants to share multiple perspectives of teaching & learning

c) Further build participants’ teaching confidence and classroom readiness.