Developing Independent Learners

Developing Independent Learners

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About this course

Developing Independent Learners is a CPD course aimed at Primary & Secondary School teachers that uses playful and creative activities to give teachers new tools, methods and strategies to improve the independent learning capacity of pupils. This course will support you to understand how curriculum intent might be implemented so as to achieve maximum impact on standards and learning.

On this course, you will learn how to develop a more creative mindset incorporating imagination, a drive to be inquisitive and the confidence to take controlled risks. You will be supported to develop vision, strategy and structures that support creativity and consciously nurture and develop the independent learning capacities of their pupils.

This is a free taster course that should give you an understanding of how our full Developing Independent Learning Course is delivered and what benefits you will gain.

Course content

Introduction to Developing Independent Learners through Creativity

Developing the 5 Year Old Mindset

Creative Teasers

Independent Learners



Learn the Creative Mindset

Developing Independent Learners uses playful, challenging activities to help teachers make new discoveries and open minds to ‘what if?’, ‘how can we…?’ and ‘let’s try this’.

Understand Curriculum Intent

You will gain a deeper understanding of what curriculum intent is and how it can be implemented so as to achieve maximum impact on standards and learning.

Encourage Independent Learning

Discover methods by which student-led learning can be built into lesson plans and school structures.

Improve Pupil Outcomes

Building the independent learning capabilities of pupils has been proven to: improve cognitive abilities; strengthen language development; improve literacy; greatly improve problem-solving capabilities, and build confidence and self-esteem.

Meet the experts

Drew Rowlands

Drew leads the development of the programmes IVE delivers across businesses, schools and young people to make sure that everyone can tap into their creative potential.

Jo Garnham-Parks

Jo has responsibility for looking after the ‘business’ of the organisation and leads the Finance & Operations team.

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