Denbigh School

Burchard Crescent

Shenley Church End

Milton Keynes






2 weeks prior to course start


Refreshments provided


Booking Deadline:

£200 per participant



9.00am - 3.00pm

Wednesday 5th March 2014






Full day



To apply for this course or make an enquiry please click the link below.

Developing questioning skills, effective feedback, student independence and ensuring greater challenge


The ‘big four’ (questioning, feedback, independence and challenge) are the main-stay of outstanding quality teaching and learning the world over. As a result, all of the strategies demonstrated in this training day have been tried and tested in many schools to great effect. The techniques shared on this day are designed to have maximum effect from minimum teacher input and many are easily applicable to the widest range of subject areas and age groups. Sustained improvements in the quality of teaching and, subsequently, student progress over time are at the heart of this course.


In addition to the ‘big four’, the day will also involve many examples of integrating new technology, literacy and numeracy across the whole curriculum. ‘The Big Four’ is a MUST for all leaders of teaching and learning and middle leaders wanting new ideas for inspiring their teams and for raising the quality of teaching in their departments. It is even applicable to NQTs wanting to gain a greater insight into the ‘mystical world’ of “outstanding” teaching.


This course aims to:

· Develop the use of higher order questioning skills (for both staff and students)

· Ensure students make greater progress over time by developing effective feedback techniques in all subjects

· Raise attainment through increasing challenge in lessons

· Improve students’ ability to work independently by enabling teachers to increase opportunities for independent learning

· Help to secure outstanding teaching and learning in your school through an overall improvement in these four key areas of teaching





Course Details

The Big Four: Sustainably Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning

For more information please contact us:


 Teaching School Administrator
Denbigh School, Burchard Crescent,

Shenley Church End, Milton Keynes, MK5 6EX

Tel: (01908) 330529,