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T-Insight: Professional Engagement Primary Course

Our T-Insight Professional Engagement Primary course develops your reflective practice and helps build effective relationships with your colleagues and parents / carers. Ideal for beginning teachers within Primary education.

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, growth mindset and conscientiousness competencies.
Reflect on teaching scenarios you are likely to encounter and consider how you might respond.
Develop your understandings, skills and expertise of professional engagement;
Develop your teaching self-efficacy.
Module Overview
Module One: Reflective Practice This module focuses on the need for trainees to develop their ability – and willingness – to constantly reflect on their practice. This may be as a result of feedback from others, especially in the early years of their career, but can also be self-directed. If they are skilled reflective practitioners, they can continually improve their effectiveness as teachers’ while avoiding creating an unmanageable workload for themselves.
Module Two: Collaborate effectively with Colleagues This module focuses on the importance of building effective relationships with colleagues. It considers the nature of team working, tackling difficult situations with colleagues, as well as responsibilities for working with Teaching Assistants, cover teachers and other support staff.
Module Three: Engagement with Parents and Carers This module looks at the importance of building effective relationships with parents and carers. The amount of contact between school and home will vary enormously, depending on circumstances and the individual needs of the child. We also look at parents’ evenings, which can be a source of anxiety for early career teachers – but don’t need to be – and also how to deal with angry parents.
Module Four: Wider School Responsibilities This module looks at a teacher’s wider school responsibilities. This may include contractual obligations and responsibilities, discretionary contributions to the wider life of the school, and also expectations of teachers within society as a whole.

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.

Scenarios

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.

Evidencing

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.