Performance Learning Training
Targeted training to help you dramatically improve results at your institution

Your Time, Well Invested

Performance Learning® training days are designed to be as effective – and enjoyable as possible. We provide you with valuable tools and resources you can put into practice with your learners straight away. Our training will help you enhance how you predict grades AND decrease the amount of time needed to prepare progress reports.

100% teacher recommended

Measurable and proven results

We use formative, real-time assessment to track progress at the end of every lesson and to empower learners to succeed, with an emphasis on both academic attainment and emotional and social well-being. Our lessons have been rigorously tried and tested in different educational environments and we have continually succeeded in bringing about significant improvement.

Improve test and exam results by up to 84%

Unlocking the potential to learn with Performance Learning

Unlocking the potential to learn

We show you how to unlock your students’ potential to learn. We don’t teach subject content, but train you to teach your students what to DO with that content. How to remember it, retain it and use it in exams, assignments and beyond.

``I went from a C to an A* in my physics.``

“Performance Learning have really benefited our pupils, they have learnt new skills and how to approach test conditions. It has also benefited their emotional learning behaviours, looking at sleep patterns, staying calm and confidence in approaching new learning. The children have learnt about retention and learning and how to memorise new learning” – Lindsey Dixon, Beacon Academy

Performance Learning Training Courses

Our one-day training courses are ideal for INSET days as well as other support training designed to focus on targeted areas such as behaviour management and the psychology of how students learn. 

Psychology of Learning

The reasons behind why we learn in different ways – and how to manage and improve various types of learner.

Behaviour Management in the Classroom

Manage disruptive behaviour and help your learners get better results.

From how our breathing can effect our emotions to how those emotions can then effect our performance, this training provides you with techniques to help your learners understand where their own stress, strain and pressure exists.

We teach you how to harness Performance Learning strategies to diffuse anxiety so that they can feel better about themselves and learn more effectively.

As a teacher, how much time do you spend trying to control disruptive behaviour in the classroom? Every minute spent on trying to control an individual student or disruptive situation, takes away from the time you can spend actually teaching.

This course teaches you how to manage behaviour that disrupts or impedes learning and help your learners get better results.

Effective Teaching Styles

Resources and methods that will help you to more fully engage your students in the learning process.

Teaching Time Management

Teach your learners how to more effectively manage and schedule their time and workload.

Just as students learn in different ways, so too are there many different styles of teaching. The more you can understand your own teaching style as well as appreciating other methods, the better you can develop and adapt the learning environment for your students.

This course covers general principles, pedagogy and management strategies, and shows how they can prove effective for both you and your learners.

Time management is essential whatever the stage of your learner, from negotiating exam schedules at GCSE level to working independently at university.

Our training provides you with the tools to teach your learners how to effectively manage their workload to ensure they not only submit their work on time, but are also confident in their ability to stick to a timetable and allocate study time to various subjects and topics.

Unlocking Memory in Learning

Understanding and boosting memory across all subjects to improve results.

Predicting and Preventing Learning “Blocks”

Overcoming barriers to learning and help to improve mindset and grades.

Memory and information retention can be a huge problem for many learners and this course teaches you how to help them to train and begin to use their memory more effectively.

From understanding the importance of their mental and emotional state of mind to reading and organising information more effectively, we teach you how to help your learners uncover their own process for learning and remembering.

The course provides you with a range of resources and strategies to allow your learners to retain and recall information better and feel more confident and focused in their work.

Learning “blocks” can be anything from feeling demotivated after being told over and over again that we’re not good enough, to being overwhelmed and frustrated with all the work that we have to cope with and unable to organize our time effectively.

We help you to understand the reasons behind these barriers to learning, how they can effect the brain and it’s ability to learn and remember, and how to spot them in your learners. From using planners and setting goals and milestones to strategies for staying positive in the face of setbacks, this training will give you the tools to help your learners overcome their “blocks” and improve both their mindset and their grades.

Harnessing Memory in Science

In-depth training showing how you can improve retention and recollection in science.

Harnessing Memory In Math

Harnessing Memory in Maths

In-depth training showing how you can improve retention and recollection in maths.

Boosting Literacy Skills & Capability

Practical ways to understand, intervene, manage, and help your learners’ reading and writing to flourish.

Performance Learning - tracking and reporting

Setting Effective Outcomes & Goals for Teachers & Learners

Keeping everyone on track throughout the process.

Traditional literacy skills help students gain knowledge through reading and writing. Information literacy involves the ability to remember, understand, apply, analyse, evaluate and create information.

Students today are exposed to an excess of information in many forms, and need to develop the skills to assimilate it all. They also need to become effective producers of information and be able to appreciate the real-world value and consequences of what they write and produce.

This course provides educators with the tools to help students improve not only their reading and writing skills, but their overall capacity and confidence with how they process information.

Setting clear goals which students can measure allows them to take control over what they want to achieve and allows them to take pride in accomplishing those goals. Aiming towards goals allows students to improve academic performance and motivation to succeed as well as increasing their self-confidence.

This course shows how goal setting gives both students and teachers long-term vision and short-term motivation and provides you with the resources to set goals and priorities, and to effectively measure and track their outcomes.

Developing Meaningful Assessments

Making assessments more reliable and valuable for both teachers and learners.

Enhancing Performance Through Formative Assessment

How to use assessments.

Assessments are an essential part of academic life and can help to provide corrective instruction and help students learn, as well as serving as a useful resources for teachers to understand how they can improve their teaching.

This course focuses on how assessments can be more effectively used and the results interpreted to provide more useful feedback for students, help teachers identify learning problems and target their instructional improvement efforts accordingly.

The best formative assessment involves both students and teachers in an ongoing process to focus on learning goals, evaluate the current situation in relation to those goals, and take action to continue to move towards the goals.

Formative assessment does not involve grades, but allows students to progress to independent learning by monitoring and starting to take control of their own learning.

This course shows you how to use formative assessment to enable your students to understand both what they are learning and how they learn to help improve their achievement and motivation for learning.

Sleep & Learning

The secret to effective learning. How sleep affects how we study and how you can provide your learners with a process to maintain a good routine to stay focused, positive and energized.

Dealing With Difficult Behaviour

Stop wasting time and resources dealing with disruptive behaviour and improve the educational environment for all learners.

Sleep is the hidden secret to effective learning. Sleep deprivation studies have shown that learners who get higher marks get an average of 35 minutes more sleep per night than those who get lower marks.

The body and the brain both need to replenish themselves at night, not just to assimilate everything that has been learnt during that day, but to awake positive and energized for the next day’s activities.

This training focuses on how sleep affects learning and how you can provide your learners with a process to ensure they maintain good sleep, no matter how difficult or easy they may find their work.

With frequent interruptions to address behavioural issues, even from just one or two students, the whole class can lose focus and the actual teaching of the lesson can start to get pushed into the background.

Performance Learning Training will equip you with a range of resources to deal with such behavior and tools to get the teaching environment back on track so that you can teach the whole class effectively.

Time and resources that would otherwise be taken up in trying to stop disruptive or difficult behaviour can instead be directed to improving the educational environment for all learners.

Predicting & Preventing Mental Health Problems

Recognising and dealing with issues from stress and exam anxiety to sleep and social well-being,

Information Processing with Learning Difficulties

Aimed at those working with SEND learners – from basic processing skills to organisation and memory.

Educators are often in the front lines of their students’ lives and are sometimes the first to notice any symptoms of mental health problems. They can also strongly influence how students perceive mental health and how to deal with issues they may experience.

Mental health problems come in many sizes and shapes and at all ages and can manifest itself in many different ways in your students.

Performance Learning Training focuses on a wide range of factors that can affect a learner’s performance, from stress and exam anxiety to sleep and social well-being, helping you to recognise symptoms and take action.

Neurologically-based processing problems (or learning disabilities) can impact on how students typically learn basic skills such as reading, writing and/or maths. They can also interfere with higher level skills such as organization, time planning, abstract reasoning, long or short term memory and attention.

This course focuses on how both student and educator can better understand how they learn – how they receive, recognise, store, organise and use information – and how the educator can better support students with learning disabilities to perform to their best academic abilities.

Resilience In & Outside Of The Classroom

Dealing with fragile mindsets and helping your learners to develop more confidence.

Emotional & Psychological Preparation for Exams & Tests

Resources and practical solutions for your learners.

Resilience is essential for us to thrive in life and is vital for the development of healthy, happy, adaptable young people. Young people are often their own harshest critics and how they view success and failure – and adapt and learn from their positive and negative experiences – can have a profound effect on their well-being and development.

Resilience can be taught, and this training helps you to equip your learners with the resources they need to believe in themselves and their abilities, to thrive both in and out of the classroom setting.

Successful exam preparation involves developing – and sticking to – good study habits.  Even with good study techniques, there can be a wide range of issues that can inhibit academic performance, many of which are underlying psychological factors that need to be identified in order to address their negative impact.

This course teachers you to recognise the emotional and psychological issues – both overt and hidden – that can affect your learners, and gives you the resources and practical solutions  to help your students prepare and schedule revision, create better study habits, set achievable goals, refocus on positive outcomes and overcome barriers to exam success.

Developing Optimal Learning Emotions in Your Students

Understanding and dealing with trigger points.

Positive & Negative Emotions

How they can hinder or manifest genius in the classroom – and how to help learners take control.

“No matter how strong, talented or great you think you are, you cannot make it or success on your own.” – Tiger Woods.

Feeling overwhelmed and that we can’t ask for help can not only cause anxiety, but hinder our ability to achieve and work to our best abilities.

This training gives you the tools to help your learners understand their trigger points, what makes them feel certain emotions and how they can affect their studies. We provide you with a range of resources to help learners understand how they can control both positive and negative emotions, and set up strategies to manage their emotions.

Our mindset can be both the biggest barrier AND the greatest inspiration to success.

Understanding the effect of positive and negative emotions on how we learn is a key part of helping us to take control of our achievements, build on progress made and continue to improve.

This training equips you with the resources to help your learners to understand how their emotions impact their learning, and shows how they can positively acknowledge, review and control their feelings to enhance their performance and achieve their goals.

Dealing with Stress & Strain While Teaching

How to recognise the symptoms of stress and effectively manage its effects.

Teaching Stress Management

Helping your learners to control their levels of stress and get back into balance.

Increasing demands and decreasing resources, coupled with a feeling of lack of control, means that nearly half of teachers are struggling with mental health issues.

From time and workload management to sleep routines, our training offers you cognitive and practical ways to minimise your own stress and better manage the areas of teaching that you CAN control.

Your learners can experience a range of internal and external anxiety and stress, from the amount of pressure they put on themselves to succeed, to peer pressure and comparisons with classmates.

A certain amount of stress is natural and inevitable and it’s how we deal with it that makes the difference between success and failure.

This course equips you with the tools to help your learners acknowledge the pressures they may be feeling, and provide them with strategies to combat stress and achieve a more healthy balance.

Transitioning Between Year Groups - the Psychology & Effect On Mental Cognition

Year 4 - Year 6

Helping your students move successfully between year groups.

Year 6 - Year 9

Helping your students move successfully between year groups.

Year 9 - Year 13

Helping your students move successfully between year groups.

Moving from one year group to the next at school can be difficult, no matter what age the student might be. Possible problems and issues that might arise need to be understood and managed successfully if student’s learning and well-being is not to be affected adversely by the impact of changes that come with transition.

These courses look at good practice on supporting students who are transitioning between specific year groups to make the experience as positive and smooth as possible for everyone involved.

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