Schools (4-18)

Challenging Learning for all school staff

The majority of our work is with school staff.

The type and age range of the schools vary depending on the country. Typically, we cover K-12; elementary & primary; middle & intermediate; secondary & high; government & private; church & state; mainstream & special needs.

We are open to invitations to work with staff in any educational setting who wish to improve pedagogy, leadership and the learning culture for all students.

Our top recommendations for staff in schools include:

1

Engaging in a Challenging Learning Process (CLP) is our number one recommendation for schools of all types and locations. It is this process that leads to the most significant gains in terms of staff engagement, community support, and student learning. The CLP is a process, not a program; it begins with understanding your context and strengths, and then developing a process to perfectly match your starting point and your agreed vision for the future. Improvements will be embedded at every level: leaders, coaches, teachers, support staff and parents.

2

A keynote or on-site PD day with James Nottingham or Martin Renton will give you the inspiration and encouragement needed to strengthen the lives of your staff and students. These two directors of our company are known the world over as some of the most engaging and thought-provoking speakers in education. Their presentations are characterised by a rare skill for blending arresting anecdotes, hard-edged research, gentle good humour and practical advice into truly compelling narratives.

3

Join a study tour to learn from colleagues in other parts of the world. Our study tours typically include visits to schools benefitting from the Challenging Learning Process as well as workshops, tourist activities and of course, the odd trip or two to a public house (if desired!). We have possibilities across the Nordic region: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden (Iceland coming soon); Australia and New Zealand; three out of the four UK countries: England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland; plus, the Netherlands, Latvia and Canada. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll sort the rest.

1

Engaging in a Challenging Learning Process (CLP) is our number one recommendation for schools of all types and locations. It is this process that leads to the most significant gains in terms of staff engagement, community support, and student learning. The CLP is a process, not a program; it begins with understanding your context and strengths, and then developing a process to perfectly match your starting point and your agreed vision for the future. Improvements will be embedded at every level: leaders, coaches, teachers, support staff and parents.

2

A keynote or on-site PD day with James Nottingham or Martin Renton will give you the inspiration and encouragement needed to strengthen the lives of your staff and students. These two directors of our company are known the world over as some of the most engaging and thought-provoking speakers in education. Their presentations are characterised by a rare skill for blending arresting anecdotes, hard-edged research, gentle good humour and practical advice into truly compelling narratives.

3

Join a study tour to learn from colleagues in other parts of the world. Our study tours typically include visits to schools benefitting from the Challenging Learning Process as well as workshops, tourist activities and of course, the odd trip or two to a public house (if desired!). We have possibilities across the Nordic region: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden (Iceland coming soon); Australia and New Zealand; three out of the four UK countries: England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland; plus, the Netherlands, Latvia and Canada. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll sort the rest.

1. Engaging in a Challenging Learning Process (CLP) is our number one recommendation for schools of all types and locations. It is this process that leads to the most significant gains in terms of staff engagement, community support, and student learning. The CLP is a process, not a program; it begins with understanding your context and strengths, and then developing a process to perfectly match your starting point and your agreed vision for the future. Improvements will be embedded at every level: leaders, coaches, teachers, support staff and parents.

2. A keynote or on-site PD day with James Nottingham or Martin Renton will give you the inspiration and encouragement needed to strengthen the lives of your staff and students. These two directors of our company are known the world over as some of the most engaging and thought-provoking speakers in education. Their presentations are characterised by a rare skill for blending arresting anecdotes, hard-edged research, gentle good humour and practical advice into truly compelling narratives.

3. Join a study tour to learn from colleagues in other parts of the world. Our study tours typically include visits to schools benefitting from the Challenging Learning Process as well as workshops, tourist activities and of course, the odd trip or two to a public house (if desired!). We have possibilities across the Nordic region: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden (Iceland coming soon); Australia and New Zealand; three out of the four UK countries: England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland; plus, the Netherlands, Latvia and Canada. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll sort the rest.

Planning a Challenging Learning Process for your school

A Challenging Learning Process improves staff engagement and student learning. It strengthens your learning culture and leads to improved use of feedback, questioning and dialogue. It starts with your context and helps you make the changes you want.

We invite you to use this CLP wheel to support your planning.

Contact Us

Stronger Learning for Stronger Lives