The staff meeting the other night was absolutely fantastic (made me wish I was still in the classroom to try them out!) INSET, Seaford Primary, October 2018
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your session and support on Monday. The feedback from the day has been really positive and it feels like we have done a lot to create a much needed team feel within the school. (INSET, October 2018, Iford and Kingston School)
(Year 5 and 6 Teacher Network Meeting March 2018) I wish we’d had this course when I was teaching year 6 last year – teacher, Willingdon Primary School
Thank you Mark, for the company on a very productive afternoon and the resources! Good discussion points for hopefully some inspired writing. (Year 4 teacher Network June 2018)
(A selection of feedback from the Uckfield Alliance, GDS Writing and Mindfulness, January 2018)
Thank you for today! I found the meditation within lessons useful as I haven’t had this covered.
Thank you for actually explaining what mindfulness is.
Thank you – a very interesting INSET and it felt relevant to me embarking on my training placement.
Fabulous! Loved both sessions. Lots of great ideas to take away and try.
I liked the way the slides combined various elements e.g. Thinking Maps and hats – linking to writing, the WRITER sequence and mindfulness.
Practical ideas to take back into the classroom.
Found the content of this INSET very interesting.
Very thought provoking training.
Great session the other day – lots of useful ideas. (Teacher, Westfield Primary – Thinking Spelling course, November 2017)
Thank you so much for the training today. Once again, you’ve shared a whole stack of ideas we can use straight away in class – and it’s great to have all the resources. (delegate Thinking Spelling course)
Hi Mark, thank you for the training yesterday. My teachers loved it and found it so useful. (Head teacher, Manor Primary School)
It turned out to be a very useful course 😊 Mark had absolutely loads of advice and suggestions. (Thinking Spelling Delegate, Willingdon Primary School)
Our year 5 and 6 teachers were buzzing when they returned from your network meeting. (Deputy Headteacher, Cradle Hill, September 2017)
R came back buzzing from your training yesterday. (Headteacher, Nutley)
Many fantastic tips on embedding spelling practice and drafting and editing. A variety of activities to embed spelling and grammar even further. The practical activities to use in class. Small but vital spelling/grammar/editing games with dice. Hands on experience. Games and ideas. Ideas for spelling and grammar activities. All so practical -thank you! (feedback from Writing Well in Key Stage 2 July 2017)
We loved the spelling and sentences activities! (Year 6 team, All Saints, Achieving High Standards Through Mastery course)
An excellent day – thanks you! One of the best I have been to. (Rodmell teacher, Achieving High Standards Through Mastery course)
Superb ideas to try out. extremely useful. (Year 6 teacher, St. John’s Primary)
It was so useful in many ways: the exercises were valuable and thought-provoking, the discussions helped with realising new options and ways forward (with KS4 curriculum/exams etc) the learning walks in the three schools who were kind enough to act as venues were very illuminating All in all I would say it is one of the most beneficial and worthwhile courses I have attended. (English teacher Claverham School, SEEKs 4 course)
Thank you very much for your presentation and workshop at our conference on 12th November, Sussex University. Personally I felt there was a real buzz during the day. (Course organiser)
Thank you so much – it was a fabulous and very useful day. (delegate on Reading course)
Thank you so much for yesterday Mark – it was really enjoyable and so helpful. The feedback from the staff was great. (Headteacher, Fletching)
It turned out to be a very useful course 😊 Mark had absolutely loads of advice and suggestions.