Professional Development for Primary Teachers

Inclusive Approaches in Primary ELT

A change of direction for young learner teaching

Do you believe that education is stuck in the 20th century? Are you looking for inclusive, learner-centred approaches that will engage all your students? If so, you’re in the right place.

Learn how and why you should consider transforming the way you teach with Inclusive Approaches in Primary ELT. 

Here you’ll find CPD courses and resources to help you transition towards a learner-led English language classroom which works for all your students.

Do you want to make a difference?

Choose a learner-centred approach

Learner-centred approaches are flexible. They are inclusive because they allow learners with different needs to focus on their own strengths. Inquiry and Project-based learning are used in primary classrooms around the world. However, many ELT teachers are reluctant to adopt such approaches because they believe them to be difficult to implement and, perhaps, they are not sure how to go about it.  

I want to help you develop strategies that will enable you to implement such approaches in your own classroom.

I would love to see children around the world learn English through inclusive methodologies.

Where they are in charge of their learning.

Where they are learning about the real world through investigation and hands-on projects.

Where they learn critical and creative thinking skills, communication and collaboration skills. Where they become future-ready.

Where they are truly engaged and excited about what they are learning!

So how can I make this happen?

By helping you develop learner-centred approaches and by providing resources and materials to help you implement these approaches in your classroom.

Inclusive Approaches in Primary ELT

Inclusive Approaches in Primary ELT is a new series of professional development courses and resources for teachers who want to make and inspire change. Whether you’re familiar with educational approaches such as Inquiry-based and Project-based learning or these terms are new to you, the courses will help you develop your teaching skills, methodology and approaches in the young learner classroom. The resources will provide you with an easy way to get started with Inquiry-based learning, with enough flexibility for it to work with most primary-aged children.

Inquiry-based Learning Course

Comprehensive training for young learner teachers who want to move towards a learner-centred approach. Inquiry-based learning puts your learners at the heart of the classroom.

Inclusive Approaches for Primary Teachers

What is inclusion? How can we ensure our English programmes are inclusive? In this  course, we’ll explore the key principles of inclusivity through the Inclusive Pedagogies Framework, with a focus on young learner needs and wellbeing.

Inquiry Resource Packs

Themed inquiry resource packs ready to use in your classroom.

I came to the course a relative rookie to inclusivity. Although I’d attended a few workshops and had just taken part in Michelle’s ‘Back to School Challenge’, I would readily admit that I wasn’t doing enough to make my primary classrooms as inclusive as they should be. Having just stepped back into a DoS role, the timing was perfect. The course was structured with a good balance of theory and practical elements, allowing us time to delve into Michelle’s ‘Inclusive Pedagogies Framework’ and explore how it could apply to our contexts. No mean feat either, as many participants were from vastly different backgrounds and working contexts. The course community that Michelle created was another strength of the course and made the live sessions and reflection tasks both productive and enlightening. In the months since finishing, I’ve found myself thinking, planning, and teaching much more critically to make our lessons and materials as inclusive as possible. I wholeheartedly recommend this course to any educational professional looking to integrate inclusive practices into their classroom or materials.

Ben Crompton

ELT teacher, trainer & DoS

New year, new you?

What are your professional goals for 2023?

🎯Perhaps you are keen to work on your own professional development.

🎯Or maybe you have a class that didn’t get off to the best of starts in the autumn term.

🎯Or you have one student who things aren’t working so well for and who you really want to support.

🎯You might even be thinking of a career move and are starting to think about possible opportunities.




The new year is the perfect time to take action and that’s why I’m launching the new redesigned course: Inclusive Approaches for Primary Teachers.

Inclusive approaches for primary teachers

The course will run from 23rd January to 6th March.

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