Great training! Thoroughly enjoyed it.
— Executive Headteacher, Salford, following whole-school training on High Quality Talk
The talk project experience with Topsy has opened my eyes into what my children are ‘really’ doing and has provided me with an abundance of new skills and strategies I can use to ensure that every moment of lesson time is truly teaching AND learning time.
— Phase leader, primary school in Eccles
Thanks for your help over the course of this term. I feel like it has had a huge impact in the teaching and learning in my classroom. Last week, a child made a statement which was took us in a slightly different direction - we ended up using talking strategies for the whole lesson. I used the talk toolkit to deepen the conversation further. In the following session the children wrote an information text to record the discussion. The writing was of a much better quality than it normally would be. The children felt more confident in the subject matter and a lot of my reluctant writers were enthused to write. The writing session began at 2pm on a Friday afternoon... I couldn’t believe the quality of the session and the focus from the children.
— Year 4 teacher, following her second coaching session
Topsy Page’s training is excellent, it is based on research and fits in perfectly with the reality of teaching in a turbulent climate. Staff have been inspired and refreshed by her honest and knowledgeable approach.
— Headteacher, Manchester
Very effective - high expectations, thoughtful interventions, considered questioning,
great level of challenge, valued all opinions.
— EYFS Leader, Manchester
Made me think, question and improve the way I teach.
— Year 5 Teacher, Manchester
An outstanding senior leader... well-respected... commitment, passion and drive... thrives on reflective dialogue... consistently high expectations... challenging and supportive.
— Deputy Head, Manchester
Given me more confidence to try different ways of teaching.
— Year 3 Teacher, Manchester
My pupils are becoming more independent and persistent.
— Year 4 Teacher, Manchester
“Topsy was an excellent member of the Review Team... Clear and accurate... Professional... Contributions were knowledgeable and incisive.”
— Lead Reviewer, Challenge Partners
She was so focussed. She didn’t ask for support. She didn’t give up. She was proud: “I’ve done it!” I’ve never seen her like that. Never.
— Teacher describing a pupil at a Forest School session
Thanks for another great outdoor session Topsy. We had such a fun time on a rather miserable January day... a great way to instil enthusiasm into my children.
— Teacher feedback following 'Using the Outdoors to Inspire Writing' workshop