Delegate Feedback: Courses


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We have Lead Facilitator accreditation as part of the National STEM Learning Centre CPD Quality Mark

Examples of delegate feedback from courses & workshops

Visit each courses description to see comments from real teachers. Below is a summary of general comments delegates have made about our courses. 

Just to say a huge thank you for a great day today. You always provide fantastic resources, but what I think makes your courses so unique is the practical application you provide, even down to ideas for teaching in the class room!!! As a teacher with not enough hours in the day this is exactly what is so valuable. You give us the foundation and provide scope to develop the ideas.

I have attended several of your courses and always find them excellent

A super day. Well worth the money. The Boyd’s never disappoint!

Both Paul and Julie are in touch with what is really going on out there in our subject. 

Teaching and learning based courses 

Really enjoyed the course. Useful resources to use in the classroom. Excellent pace. Julie’s knowledge and enthusiasm are outstanding. 

Excellent course. Today has given me a clearer understanding and the confidence to deliver a variety of interactive activities during theory lessons. 

The best bits were the pace of the session, the variety of activities great, range of resources, value for money and overall enjoyment. The session has been absolutely fantastic. Thank you very much, I have enough to keep me busy for  months.

Easily achievable strategies and techniques and useful resources. 

Loved the practical strategies

A fab day! All ideas are ones I feel I can use in my day to day teaching.

Excellent - organised, clear and effective. Really helpful to see how Blooms / De Bonos can be used in textiles. Well worth coming for!

I had an observation soon after your course and got a ‘good with outstanding features’. I used Blooms and the SMART targets you showed us as well as the tablecloth idea. You deserve a chunk of that ‘good’ too!

KS3 New Curriculum

Fantastic - practical advice for the new requirements

Excellent, well worth it. It was all very well explained

Excellent course, really good resources

Great, lots to think about. Lots of information & practical activities

Probably THE most useful D&T course I’ve been on since I can remember and has saved me lots of time and inspired me

Back to Basics (developing practical making skills in textiles)

Very helpful with things I can use immediately next week. Would definitely recommend to others.

Brilliant. Thanks to Julie who shared every detail so carefully and gave great support.

Very flexible in terms of meeting people’s needs – thank you

E-textiles & STEM in Textiles courses

Fabulous - really enjoyed it and well worth the journey

Very worthwhile – good pace and range of support materials. Excellent resources generated for use.

The best course I have ever been on, I have learnt so much, thank you

Making the theory interactive with mini projects that are achievable in a classroom environment

I now know much more about smart and modern materials and about the uses in different areas. Things I have read about make sense. The electronics bits were great fun and circuits come into so many areas of work.

Very useful information and great strategies which can be used immediately.

Product Design A Level Textiles

Great speaker who understands the demands of the teacher and produces resources which are suitable for use straight away as well as providing food for thought!

Very detailed, time flew by and it was interesting and full of useful information & things to take away. Brilliant!!

Excellent delivery, resources and venue. Very well organised. Course content was very good and extremely helpful.

Excellent resources provided and fantastic examples of exam technique. Very enjoyable and informative and totally relatable to the classroom and school. 

Very good - excellent resources and very thoroughly planned. Professional and engaging delivery. 

A fantastic course – really good variety of activities, lots of creative ideas to take back into school. The resource pack is user friendly and clearly set out to maximise interaction. Practical work helped break up the day and gave samples to take back which is always a bonus. 

Great course that has made the thought of teaching  A level textiles a lot less scary.

I very much enjoyed the course and you have relieved some anxieties and made me aware of what I now need to do. The best bits were us being given stuff we can use straight away and the variety of teaching methods. 

GCSE and exam revision based courses

Very enjoyable and directly related to the classroom

Great course and detail. Very practical. 

An excellent course with so many ideas that are easy to use. Things to take away and use immediately in the classroom. 

I found this inspirational and highly instructive. It’s difficult to get subject specific help when you’re the only textiles teacher – this has made a real difference/improvement to my teaching.

The Textiles Event (annual open day event)

Absolutely loved it, really interesting and kept me motivated and gave me some fab ideas for lessons.

Informative and inspiring throughout 

So much to see and do - going back to school with so many ideas. 

Leadership Courses

Clear & detailed information, well conveyed by a knowledgeable expert.

Feel much more confident I have the tools to carry out my role now. 

Pitched well even though we were all at different levels of experience. 

Information covered links well to my job role 

Got a lot of ideas which I will be implementing in my school. A useful enjoyable course

Bespoke In School Training

Just wanted to say a big thank you for today. You covered everything I could have hoped for and more. It was a really positive experience for us and we have been left buzzing with ideas and inspirations.

The delivery was pitched at the exact level we wanted, pace was perfect and materials were excellent. However, the proof of the pudding is in the eating ……….. we have already had a flurry of peer observations. In addition we have now designated a member of support staff to administer the arrangements of observations and further coaching sessions. We have tried to launch this type of initiative previously and not had this level of success. You and your colleagues ….. have helped us bring this positive change and I grateful for the time you gave us.

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