Teaching & Learning

New Teacher Subject Days

Course Details
Audience: Early career teachers or teachers who want to increase subject knowledge
Date: Dates for 2021/22 tbc
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Cavendish Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, WA14 2NL
Cost: £425
Facilitated by: PTI and AGGS colleagues

Subject enrichment and pedagogy for those in their first few years of teaching

The PTI New Teacher Subject Days is a four day course specifically designed for new teachers. The course offers subject specific guidance on teaching strategies, access to subject based resources, and contact with the latest academic research.

This course, made up of four Saturdays:

  • is devised and run by experienced, practising teachers, ensuring it is relevant to the curriculum and classroom practice
  • features guest speakers from leading universities and industry to help teachers engage with new pedagogical approaches, up-to-date research and practical applications of their subject
  • gives access to thousands of teaching resources in the PTI’s online staffroom
  • provides new teachers with a network of peers and experienced teachers in their subject.

Benefits to schools

Now entering their eighth year, New Teacher Subject Days have consistently achieved fantastic feedback from participants and their schools. Heads of department tell us that the benefits of the course extend throughout their department. 

Why invest in developing teachers’ subject knowledge?


The most effective teachers are inspirational communicators with deep subject knowledge. The Sutton Trust and Durham University reviewed over 200 pieces of educational research and identified two factors that have the most impact on pupil learning and performance:  teachers’ subject knowledge and quality of teaching.  New Teacher Subject Days directly target these two aspects of teaching practice.

Resource sharing – the Learning Resource Assignment

As well as gaining resources from each day, participants will create, produce and implement an imaginative resource of their own which is linked to a topic they have explored on the course. On the final day of the course, participants share their resources and experiences of using them in the classroom.

These resources are made available to participants electronically, and are intended to be used within participants’ departments. The Learning Resource Assignment (LRA) can contribute to the core standards portfolio of evidence for NQTs who are compiling final end of year assessments.

Participants are also given access to thousands of resources on the PTI’s online Staffroom, normally only available to affiliated Schools Programme members.

Alliance for Learning
Cavendish Road, Bowdon
Altrincham WA14 2NL
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