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Metacognition for high quality teaching

This programme is being delivered in partnership with Red Kite Education and the Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon Locality Board to support schools in the Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon areas to understand and implement metacognition approaches in the classroom. 

Who is this course for?

Primary and secondary school teachers, teaching and learning leads (not recommended for ECTs with existing comprehensive training).

Learning Outcomes:

Effectively implement appropriate metacognitive pedological approaches for your students to support high quality teaching leading to achievement for all.

Course Overview:

Explore the high leverage dimensions of metacognition for classroom adaptation, encouraging a disciplined inquiry approach to implement learning.


The course will consist of a 'kick off' conference (full day on Friday 14th June 2024), 2 online sessions (1hour each), online peer learning community and a final showcase conference for half a day.


This programme is FREE to schools in the Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon Locality Board region.


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Leading Curriculum in a Small Primary School

This programme is designed to support small schools to sustain their development of a good-quality curriculum. It is being delivered in partnership with Red Kite Education to assist small schools in North Yorkshire and beyond, and is open to all schools (not just HART Alliance members).

In its inspection process, OFSTED acknowledges the importance of small schools’ unique contexts and the need for flexibility when evaluating their curriculum design. This CPD programme supports small school leaders to ensure the adjustments made to their curriculum still meet the essential principles for a strong and effective school curriculum.

Audience: Headteachers, leaders and teachers of small schools and those with mixed-aged classes.

The DFE/OFSTED definition of small schools is a school with 150 pupils or fewer and our programme will focus on a range of school sizes, all fewer than 150 pupils.

The programme will consist of four one-hour sessions, delivered online starting at 3.45pm.


Wednesday 20 March

Monday 22 April

Tuesday 21 May

Thursday 20 June

 The total cost for all four sessions is just £60 per participant. This price reflects our commitment to supporting small schools and understanding of the challenging financial context you are working within.  

This CPD will be delivered by Jo Robinson, Elaine Nayler and Don Parker (Curriculum and School Improvement Leaders of the HART Alliance) and include inputs and resources from small-school colleagues.

 The programme will provide all participants with a notebook including all course content and resources that can easily be adapted for use in participants’ schools.

 To book places on this programme, please complete this form.