We are Learn Spark!

We provide training and facilitation programmes for the education sector, charities and businesses.

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Discover Learn Spark courses and programmes

Teaching and Learning

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Every piece of research available tells us that high-quality teaching and learning is at the heart of improvements in students’ outcomes in the classroom. To achieve this teachers and classroom assistants need to be up to date with the latest research and strategies and given time to consider how these fit into their classroom. Our sessions will give them the knowledge, inspiration and space to do just that. Teachers will leave the session feeling challenged, yes, but also empowered and inspired to make effective change with their students.

Courses
  • Great Lessons and How to Structure Them
  • Metacognition and Self-Regulated Learning
  • ‘Thinking’ at the Heart of Classroom Practice
  • Next Level Differentiation
  • Marking and Feeding Back for Improvement
  • Targeting Effective Questioning
  • Structuring Classroom Dialogue to Deepen Learning


All courses can be delivered as short, half, or full day sessions. They can also be grouped together to make a programme of development.

The courses can be delivered ONSITE or VIRTUALLY to any location from our Learn Spark Studio.

For more information contact us at:

Email: cdoyle@learnspark.co.uk
Office: +44 (0)28 3083 3942
Telephone: +44 (0)79 8955 2330

Leadership Development

Many are called to leadership but as many are unprepared for the trials and tribulations of the role. They can quickly find themselves on the back foot or in deep water when attempting to lead and inspire those around them. Whether they are new to leadership or in the role for a while, our leadership courses will challenge, empower and transform them as leaders and help bring new momentum to your organisation.

Courses
  • Leading a Team During Challenging Times
  • Action Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating Standards
  • Handling Difficult Conversations with Staff
  • Handling Difficult Conversations with Parents
  • Leading Improvements in the Quality of Teaching
  • Moving into Leadership (Course for Aspiring Leaders)


All courses can be delivered as short, half, or full day sessions. They can also be grouped together to make a programme of development.

The courses can be delivered ONSITE or VIRTUALLY to any location from our Learn Spark Studio.

For more information contact us at:

Email: cdoyle@learnspark.co.uk
Office: +44 (0)28 3083 3942
Telephone: +44 (0)79 8955 2330

Study Skills Development

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Our study skills programmes for students in all year groups and parents directly answer the question: How do we study? Our hugely popular sessions will empower students to study independently and effectively, enabling them to reach their full potential. They will leave the session ready to take on the exam challenge!

During the sessions students will explore areas such as: organisation and time management; interrogating key notes; memory and retrieval practice; and wellbeing and resilience. Also check out our refreshed programmes year 8 student entitled KICKSTART, and our new advance study skills programme READY STEADY STUDY PLUS.

Courses
  • Year 8 KICKSTART: Big School ReadyFocusing in transition
  • Year 8 KICKSTART: Ready Steady StudyPreparing for early assessments
  • Years 9 and 10: READY STEADY STUDYBuilding mindset, motivation and organisation
  • Years 11 and 12: READY STEADY STUDYBeginning the pathway to exam success
  • Years 13 and 14: READY STEADY STUDYGetting to grips with advanced study
  • KS4 and KS5: READY STEADY STUDY PLUSFurther study skills
  • TOTAL RECALLStrengthening memory and recall during exams
  • PARENT READY STEADY STUDYSupporting, motivating and guiding your child


All courses can be delivered as short, half, or full day sessions. They can also be grouped together to make a programme of development.

The courses can be delivered ONSITE or VIRTUALLY to any location from our Learn Spark Studio.

For more information contact us at:

Email: cdoyle@learnspark.co.uk
Office: +44 (0)28 3083 3942
Telephone: +44 (0)79 8955 2330

Really engage in your revision with these recommended visual note taking tools. They have been proven to help students deepen understanding and strengthen their ability to recall key information.

Each study tool has a photocopy version (Colour and back and white). They also have an explanation sheet demonstrating how to use them, along with some quick tips on how to make them even more effective.

Watch more about Ready, Steady Study!

We all learn in different ways …

Learn Spark Virtual

Learn Spark are delighted to offer the following range of virtual courses which can be booked by schools and colleges for their students and staff.

Courses
  • Great Lessons and How to Structure Them
  • Metacognition and Self-Regulated Learning
  • ‘Thinking’ at the Heart of Classroom Practice
  • Next Level Differentiation
  • Marking and Feeding Back for Improvement
  • Targeting Effective Questioning
  • Structuring Classroom Dialogue to Deepen Learning


All courses can be delivered as short, half, or full day sessions. They can also be grouped together to make a programme of development.

The courses can be delivered ONSITE or VIRTUALLY to any location from our Learn Spark Studio.

For more information contact us at:

Email: cdoyle@learnspark.co.uk
Office: +44 (0)28 3083 3942
Telephone: +44 (0)79 8955 2330

Courses
  • Leading a Team During Challenging Times
  • Action Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating Standards
  • Handling Difficult Conversations with Staff
  • Handling Difficult Conversations with Parents
  • Leading Improvements in the Quality of Teaching
  • Moving into Leadership (Course for Aspiring Leaders)


All courses can be delivered as short, half, or full day sessions. They can also be grouped together to make a programme of development.

The courses can be delivered ONSITE or VIRTUALLY to any location from our Learn Spark Studio.

For more information contact us at:

Email: cdoyle@learnspark.co.uk
Office: +44 (0)28 3083 3942
Telephone: +44 (0)79 8955 2330

Courses
  • Year 8 KICKSTART: Big School ReadyFocusing in transition
  • Year 8 KICKSTART: Ready Steady StudyPreparing for early assessments
  • Years 9 and 10: READY STEADY STUDYBuilding mindset, motivation and organisation
  • Years 11 and 12: READY STEADY STUDYBeginning the pathway to exam success
  • Years 13 and 14: READY STEADY STUDYGetting to grips with advanced study
  • KS4 and KS5: READY STEADY STUDY PLUSFurther study skills
  • TOTAL RECALLStrengthening memory and recall during exams
  • PARENT READY STEADY STUDYSupporting, motivating and guiding your child


All courses can be delivered as short, half, or full day sessions. They can also be grouped together to make a programme of development.

The courses can be delivered ONSITE or VIRTUALLY to any location from our Learn Spark Studio.

For more information contact us at:

Email: cdoyle@learnspark.co.uk
Office: +44 (0)28 3083 3942
Telephone: +44 (0)79 8955 2330

Courses
  • LEAD WorkshopBuilding confident and inspirational leaders
  • STUDENT PRESENTATION Workshops
    KS3: Steps to Success
    KS4: Targeting Success
    KS5: Delivering Success
  • PEER MENTORING COURSES
    Subject Based Mentoring
    Paired Reading Mentoring


All courses can be delivered as short, half, or full day sessions. They can also be grouped together to make a programme of development.

The courses can be delivered ONSITE or VIRTUALLY to any location from our Learn Spark Studio.

For more information contact us at:

Email: cdoyle@learnspark.co.uk
Office: +44 (0)28 3083 3942
Telephone: +44 (0)79 8955 2330

Student Development

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Every school and college seeks the holistic development of their students. These courses will equip and empower students with the skills, attitudes and drive they need to achieve and thrive in school, work and life. The sessions are completely interactive with practical activities throughout. Students will be involved in team challenges, debates, discussions, self-reflection and role-plays. Their feet won’t touch the ground. They will leave the session energised and inspired, ready to take on the world!

Courses
  • LEAD WorkshopBuilding confident and inspirational leaders
  • STUDENT PRESENTATION Workshops
    KS3: Steps to Success
    KS4: Targeting Success
    KS5: Delivering Success
  • PEER MENTORING COURSES
    Subject Based Mentoring
    Paired Reading Mentoring
  • YEAR 8 Programmes
    Year 8 KICKSTART: Big School Ready – Focusing in transition
    Year 8 KICKSTART: Ready Steady Study – Preparing for early assessments
  • STUDY SKILLS PROGRAMMES
    Year 8 KICKSTART: Big School Ready – Focusing in transition
    Years 9 and 10: READY STEADY STUDY – Building mindset, motivation and organisation
    Years 11 and 12: READY STEADY STUDY – Beginning the pathway to exam success
    Years 13 and 14: READY STEADY STUDY – Getting to grips with advanced study
    KS4 and KS5: READY STEADY STUDY PLUS – Further study skills
    TOTAL RECALL: Strengthening memory and recall during exams


All courses can be delivered as short, half, or full day sessions. They can also be grouped together to make a programme of development.

The courses can be delivered ONSITE or VIRTUALLY to any location from our Learn Spark Studio.

For more information contact us at:

Email: cdoyle@learnspark.co.uk
Office: +44 (0)28 3083 3942
Telephone: +44 (0)79 8955 2330

Literacy Development

‘Lacking vital literacy skills holds a person back at every stage of their life. As a child they won’t be able to succeed at school, as a young adult they will be locked out of the job market, and as a parent they won’t be able to support their own child’s learning.’
– National Literacy Trust

Literacy permeates all aspects of life and is essential to allow all students to access the curriculum. Guiding students to effectively speak, read and write is at the core of high-quality learning and teaching, and in preparing students to acquire life-long Literacy skills.

Our courses are research based, and provide strategies and resources to help promote Literacy throughout the school community. Teachers, classroom assistants and parents will leave the sessions feeling confident, enabled and empowered to support children in developing their Literacy skills.

Courses
  • Empowering Classroom Assistants to Support Literacy
  • Strengthening Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Effective Literacy Co-ordinators (course for existing and newly-appointed Lit-Cos. Course available for delivery to partnering schools.)
  • Guiding Parents and Guardians: Helping Your Child with Literacy
  • Enabling Students with Literacy Difficulties (course for teachers in all subjects)


All courses can be delivered as short, half, or full day sessions. They can also be grouped together to make a programme of development.

The courses can be delivered ONSITE or VIRTUALLY to any location from our Learn Spark Studio.

For more information contact us at:

Email: cdoyle@learnspark.co.uk
Office: +44 (0)28 3083 3942
Telephone: +44 (0)79 8955 2330

Personal Effectiveness

To be effective in work and life we need to make use of all our talents, strengths, skills, energy and time. It’s the focus on the development of these areas, both personally and professionally, that will determine whether we achieve our career and personal goals. Our Personal Effectiveness courses will equip your staff with the skills and confidence they need to push through their barriers and overcome their obstacles helping them achieve success.

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Courses
  • Giving Great Presentations
  • Time Control

Effectively Managing your Time

  • Resilience Training

Building Coping Skills

  • Assert Yourself

Take Control of Communication


All courses can be delivered as short, half, or full day sessions. They can also be grouped together to make a programme of development.

The courses can be delivered ONSITE or VIRTUALLY to any location from our Learn Spark Studio.

For more information contact us at:

Email: cdoyle@learnspark.co.uk
Office: +44 (0)28 3083 3942
Telephone: +44 (0)79 8955 2330

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Facilitation Services

We’ve been running highly successful facilitated workshops for years. Our bespoke sessions are guaranteed to have everyone collaborating effectively by harnessing their collective strengths. We’ve facilitated hundreds of brainstorming sessions, meetings, focus groups, strategy workshops, team-building events and conferences. We are known for keeping the energy high and for building motivation and momentum that result in dynamic ideas and solutions.

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Courses
  • Framing the Future

Reconnecting with Ethos, Vision and Values

  • Strengthening Partnership Working

Supporting Collaboration

  • Releasing Stakeholder Voice

Informing Strategic Planning

  • Team Energy

Building and Motivating Teams


All courses can be delivered as short, half, or full day sessions. They can also be grouped together to make a programme of development.

The courses can be delivered ONSITE or VIRTUALLY to any location from our Learn Spark Studio.

For more information contact us at:

Email: cdoyle@learnspark.co.uk
Office: +44 (0)28 3083 3942
Telephone: +44 (0)79 8955 2330