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Would you like to host a course at your school?

We run a number of different types of courses as independent consultants and each has slightlydifferent venue requirements. Although we use a lot of schools as venues we also use other types of spaces e.g. specialist meeting room spaces in industrial venues, shops and hotels. We also use venues such as galleries and museums. We arealways looking for new venues so get in touch if you think you have anappropriate space.

The following links outline our requirements for the main types of courses we run.


Hosting a D&T:Connect after schoolpop up event

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D&T:Connect is our most basic type of course. It is an after school pop up event that we run for free. Anyone is able to attend but it is usually aimed at supporting schools in a local area. As this type of event is free, and runs at a loss, we mainly run thesecoursesclose to where we live in Nottingham. If, however,we’re running a course in another area it may be possible to run a D&T:Connect event afterthe main course, or occasionally the night before.

Downloada summary ofthe requirements to host a D&T:Connect pop up event


Hosting a standard one day course

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A school often offers to host a standard one day course because someone from their school would like to attend a course and this is a way of reducing costs such as travel fees. The type of course a school hosts is up to them and it’s often linked to the CPD needs of a delegate in the host school. For examples of current courses visit the course calendar; bespoke courses might also be available. Teaching schools sometimes also act as hosts without anyone from their school attendingbecause of their roles as centres of excellence.

Downloada summary ofthe requirements to host a standard one day course


Hosting a Roadshow event

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We run a D&T Teacher Roadshow for all D&Tteachers which includes all material areas, as well as a separate Textiles Teacher Roadshow that just focuses on textiles. The Roadshows are our biggest events and are more like a mini conference than a course. They travel around the country over an academic year, with thecontent changing each September. The advantage ofhosting this type of event is thecourse content changes each year so as host you get regular free training. The disadvantage hosting this type of event is there is potentially more work for the host to do, including having to be available on a Saturday. Our needs for this course are also a lotmore complex than other courses.Note the requirements for each type of Roadshow isslightly different.

Downloada summary ofthe requirements to host The D&T Teacher Roadshow

Downloada summary ofthe requirements to hostThe Textiles Teacher Roadshow


Bespoke courses just for your department

Allcourses mentioned above involve a school acting as host and the course being marketed as open to anyone. If you would like a more personalised course targeted at just your department we can also run a bespoke course in your school. Please email julie@julieboyd.co.uk for more details on costs andcourses that are available.



Whatelsewould youlike to know about our courses?

Find outhow to book a course

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Find out aboutcourse venues

Find outwhat makes our courses different

Gettips on persuading your school to release youto come on a course

Hearwhat delegates sayabout our courses


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