especially after the time we have had since March 2020, it is crucial that we are doing all we can to retain our good teachers; in our own schools and in the profession generally!
Noo Thinking is well equipped to support schools in any aspect of staff, pupil, family and community experience and engagement and change management practices.
If you would like to discuss any aspects of effective working, staff engagement, change management practices or school improvement, why not book a free, initial consultation.
Pre-existing Training and support Offers
Support for individuals
Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone to talk to, whom you are not accountable to, someone to run ideas by, ask for advice and help you to untangle your thinking.
Wouldn’t it be helpful to be able to tell someone that you are feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment, and not have it setting alarms bells off. Sometimes, we just need someone to listen and help us prioritise, or see things a little more objectively and in proportion.
Noo Thinking can offer a totally confidential support for any individual member of staff at school. This can be away from school and commissioned privately by an individual, or commissioned by school and take place at school. This is available for any member of support staff, teachers or senior staff. This can be by telephone, video conferencing or face-to-face meetings.
Targeted support to improve performance
Sometimes a senior leader or teacher will need an individual programme of support to improve their performance. There may not be the capacity in school to offer this, or it may be more beneficial to bring in someone external. Noo Thinking can offer this service.
It may be for your school, or group of schools, that support is needed to improve the performance of a targeted group. This could be at senior or middle management level, staff of a specific phase, administrative or premises staff, governors, or, for example, help may be needed to improve parental engagement or relationships.
If you would like to discuss any aspects supporting individuals or targeted groups at school, why not book a free, initial consultation.
“Giving Time to Leaders”
On many occasions, the skills that are needed for any task are already in school, but we just do not have the time to address everything to the standard we would like, and within the time available. Noo Thinking can offer extra skills and capacity for discrete pieces of work, when you need them and how you want them.
We have extensive experience of project management.
We offer a programme to build the resilience and capacity of overseas and returner teachers which prepares them for teaching in present day, English schools. We offer an ongoing mentoring scheme in addition.
“Inclusive and Engaging Practice”
A very practical and immersive day exploring and evaluating different methods of teaching, applying assessment for learning and relating these to the latest research.
This is a whole day course and is suitable for teachers and TAs of all experience levels from KS 0 to 5.
Targeting Support for TAs
Training for TAs and a lead teacher on developing confidence in reading in KS 1 and 2
This is a whole programme of support. Contact us for details.
Training for teachers and TAs on whole class, shared, guided and 1:1 reading KS 0 to 5
“Student Coaching Programme”
Our coaching programmes help pupils to explore their own hopes and ambitions, and support them to engage positively with their peers aspirations too.
These programmes promote best practice in line with Sutton Trust Research, Growth Mindset, Learning Pit, Assessment for Learning and Inclusive Practices.
If you would like to discuss any of our training and support offers, or any other aspect of school improvement, please get in touch.
Training, Facilitation and Support
Current Pre planned training offers
"Finding ME in My work team"
How do young people come to understand work culture?
How do they know if they need to be more resilient or speak up?
Working with expert team coach and director of Work In Harmony, Noo Thinking is offering this excellent training for career starters.
"Essential Communication Skills to Build and Sustain High-Performing Teams "
Never before have soft skills been so important. As we work more globally and remotely, we need to be able to apply a range of communication skills to develop and sustain high performing teams. Creating psychological safety, promoting mental wellness, managing hybrid work arrangements, all while focusing on business growth and success, demands complex levels of sensitive and effective intentional communication.
Also, with AI and machine learning integrating into the work place increasingly, we need to be the best humans we possibly can; collaborating, making complex decisions, showing empathy. If we can't do these, then let the machines do it better!
Noo Thinking and Work in Harmony can help you with these essential communication skills needed to build and sustain great teams.
Special announcement! We are running an open course on June 8th, East Croydon.
"Successfully Engaging, Retaining and Developing Your Young Talent"
High attrition rates, soaring mental well health issues, unfilled vacancies, exponential conflict leading to arbitration. We want good news and it's there for the taking, if you know how. Learn how to attract, keep and develop your young talent.
Noo ThInking and Work in Harmony's training and support will help you to celebrate and bring out the best in your young talent so that they shine for themselves and for your business.
"What does the "new normal" and hybrid working look like for your business?"
After the challenge to working practices the Covid pandemic has thrown at us, we need to stop, draw a breath and ask ourselves:
Which practices have worked better?
What does our business need to get back to?
What sort of office size, location and layout would suit us best?
These and many more questions will be going around. It is crucial that your staff are a part of these discussions; use their thinking, or lose their thinking!
"How happy are you with the performance and retention of your young staff?
Employing young people is amazingly rewarding. Invest time, expertise and support in their onboarding, working practices and development and you and your organisation, and society at large, will benefit enormously. Are you investing in our young people?
How often do you yourself think about avoiding confrontation?
How many work hours are lost due to issues and misconduct not being addressed at the early stages?
Creating a constructive work ethos and understanding what confrontation is, and is not, can have a hugely positive impact on the well-being, attendance, retention, engagement and productivity of your staff.
"Are you and your staff being the best you can be?"
How on point are you on staff experience and engagement at your workplace?
SMEs and larger companies and organisations who actively audit and assess these issues, make effective use of the results and communicate these ethically with their workforce, can show significant improvements in staff retention, attendance, well-being , pride in the workplace and productivity.
This is not just for the "Big Guns", SMEs can benefit too and get a huge ROI for this work.
If you think all is ok, make some time to know what you are doing well so that you can keep doing it, celebrate it and use it to attract top talent and excellent, employer reputation attention!
Developing Grit, Resilience and Emotional Intelligence
People, and the organisations they work in, need to embed grit, resilience and emotional intelligence, but how is it done?
Each of these words alone can have different meanings, and each of these different meanings will not be understood in the same way in all organisations and, by the people within them. We know we should focus on them, but where do we start, how do we develop and embed them and how will we know that we have?
Would you like to engage your staff in the success of the organisation?
Vision and values sign up, workstream analysis, skills matching and developing, remuneration, well-being, staff retention processes, levels of engagement, organisational growth and restructure, productivity analysis, the list goes on; too much for senior staff to sort out in isolation, yes?
Would you like achieve greater workforce engagement in strategic decision making?
Noo Thinking can provide experienced and expert facilitation and organise venue and accommodation organisation.
Contact us for a no obligation discussion.
"Maximising the positive impact of your Mentors"
Asking your staff to mentor young or new employees is a fantastic, proven, effective strategy for positive induction.
How did you choose your mentors?
What training have you put in place to support them?
How are you offering ongoing support and quality assurance?
What metrics are you using to judge success of your mentor programme?
Deciding to use mentors is an excellent, forward thinking induction strategy; invest in it to see a significant ROI.
"Let's Talk About Your Business"
Are you working at your best?
Do you have a clear vision and set of values?
Do these drive your policies and practices?
Are your team working well together?
Are you all managing your time well and working effectively?
Would it be helpful to take a step back and discuss your business with a thought partner?
"Career Coaching for Young People"
Getting started in the workplace and keeping a job can be a big challenge.
Get the best opportunity by being prepared: know what your strengths are, what jobs would be the best match and what areas you need to work on to.
"Career Coaching for Undergraduates and Graduates"
You've achieved a huge amount in attending university, so you should know what you want to do career wise, shouldn't you?
You are not alone if you are not sure.
Why not take some time with coaching to really think about it?
"Turn Goal setting into Goal Getting"
Wouldn't it be great to have someone to listen to you; someone to help you organise your thoughts and realise your ambitions?
"A dream is just a goal without a plan!"
Ready, Steady, Set and Get your Goals"
Do you dream as a family, or as a couple, of where you would like to be in 5 years' time?
Do you make time to discuss your ambitions with each other and plan how you will achieve them?
Wouldn't it be great to do this?
If you would like to discuss any aspects of training, why not book a free, initial consultation and let us help you.
See also training in the "Noo School Support" section.