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Retrieval and long-term knowledge – Virtual (Zoom)

15th June 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Long-term memory CPD

Why is it that students seem to forget what we have taught them?

Despite our best efforts to engage, stimulate and motivate students, they don’t seem to retain things for long. Teachers often feel they have been successful in teaching new content, where students have understood new concepts, knowledge and vocabulary. However, what teachers actually find is that students have little knowledge or recollection of the content in subsequent lessons.

This fascinating course aimed at supporting pupils’ retention of key knowledge and skills – a key focus of the OFSTED Inspection Framework. As part of the Deep Dive process, inspectors will closely examine how:

  • Teachers ensure that pupils embed key concepts in their long-term memory and apply them fluently
  • The subject curriculum is designed and delivered in a way that allows pupils to transfer key knowledge to long-term memory
  • How the curriculum is sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before and pupils can work towards clearly defined end points

This course covers:

  • How to develop your curriculum to provide opportunities for recall, retrieval and repetition
  • Short-term and long-term memory – theories and research
  • The importance of building schemata through a well-planned curriculum
  • Understanding the neuroscience involved in learning
  • The importance of Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary in developing schemata
  • Questioning and metacognition
  • Practical ways to develop pedagogy – classroom activities

The training covers the six cognitive strategies associated with supporting long-term memory and considers how best to support these strategies in teachers’ day-to-day practice, with practical ways of applying these strategies and how they should be used in planning to develop a dynamic and exciting curriculum.

This course is suitable for:

  • Teachers
  • Senior leaders
  • Subject leaders

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

The session was very well received by staff. It included lots of relevant theory and support for practitioners to provide them with a good overview of developing children's memory. There were some useful strategies for teachers to implement in class and aspects that we will pull together as a whole school to ensure consistency.

Mike Dixon Acresfield Academy Long-term memory and knowledge 24/04/2021


15th June 2022
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Course leader

John Musgrave Bolanos

  • Experienced Headteacher – NPQH (2006)
  • 26 years education
  • Data lead
  • Languages advisor
  • Secondary/16-19 advisor
  • Change management consultant
  • Curriculum specialist
  • School governor 25 years
  • EAL specialist
  • Safeguarding specialist
  • Experienced Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Inclusion and SEND specialist

Click here to find out more about John's experience and the training opportunities he provides.

JMB Education John

If you are interested in any of our courses as a twilight meeting, INSET or staff meetings for your school, please get in touch – contact john@jmbeducation.com for details.

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