Nurture the Ambitious and More Able

How to host Spectacular Saturday and Holiday Workshops, for able and ambitious students, at no cost to the school

As a school, you aim to provide the best learning opportunities for all students.  As a parent you want to give your children the best start in life.

This is why Spectacular Saturday and Holiday Workshops have proved to be so highly valued by schools and families throughout the UK.  They allow schools to host leading STEM workshops at no cost to the school, without affecting the timetable or adding to teacher workloads.

They allow participants to experience activities that are typically unavailable until they reach higher education and develop essential skills that give them an advantage in education and beyond.

With three exceptional workshops to choose from, all developing different skills and offering different hands-on practical activities, you can easily provide for your most ambitious and more able students.  And the parents will appreciate the additional support the school makes for their children.

Every workshop has been recommended by every host school for over a decade.  So, whether you choose ‘Dead on Time’ the ultra-realistic CSI workshop for critical thinkers, ‘Target Mars’ an adrenalin filled space adventure for creative thinkers or ‘Bunkered’ an exciting survival story – we make it easy for you but incredibly effective.

Quite simply, you choose a day on which you can host the event and we send you the literature to distribute to parents to book a place.  They pay for their child to attend, as they would for a school trip, or the school can choose to subsidise the cost using Pupil Premium funding.  It costs just £25 per pupil per day.

Once you have more than 20 pupils enrolled, we will confirm the event and run the entire day on the date of your choice.

The presentation team, all with full DBS checks, will simply need access to a hall or large room in which the workshop takes place from 8:30 to 15:45.  They will greet parents, supervise students from arrival to departure and deliver an unrivalled STEM experience.

Participants will each receive a certificate of achievement detailing the skills developed.  There are also prizes for members of the winning team and medals for the champions of the day.

For details of the Spectacular Saturday Workshops click here.  For details of 2-5 day Holiday Schools click here.

For further information, please call us on 01603 520866 or email

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This thirty-minute meeting will show you exactly how Doddle Science can transform teaching, homework, and assessment within your department.

Doddle’s interactive presentations, activities, and worksheets have been fully updated for the 2016 GCSE specifications and are exam board-specific. They also include maths for science and Working Scientifically resources to support you in meeting the new requirements.

Self-marking quizzes report automatically to your online markbook, allowing you to take a purely diagnostic approach to your lesson planning and delivery. This enables meaningful analysis of results at an individual, class, and departmental level, and aids tracking of key groups, such as Pupil Premium students.

Our Education Consultants look forward to discussing your school’s needs at a time and date to suit you.


Improve your students’ outcomes

The School Improvement Conference

Wednesday 26th April 2017

“We run our schools differently. Students want to attend them, teachers want to work in them and other schools want to learn from them.”

We have one School Improvement Conference left this year on April 26th 2017.  Our first two events this year have proven very successful with colleagues attending from across the country stating:

“Absolutely outstanding – most useful experience of my career to date”

“Excellent day with lots of discussion, good honesty”

“A thoroughly engaging, thought provoking day.  All presenters and presentations were excellent and at times inspiring”

“Great day, some superb ideas that can be implemented.”

Come and join us to see how our innovative resilience curriculum, behaviour policies, coaching model and approach to leadership have transformed schools in a short period of time. Three of our schools now sit in the top 10 for similar schools nationally.

For more information, please take a look at our brochure and booking form by following the links below. We look forward to working with you.

What show are schools raving about?

There’s a theatre show touring the country that schools are raving about!

“Absolutely brilliant – it kept very close to the book and was even better in parts. Everyone was truly amazing, with brilliant characterisations. You brought the West End to Nottingham!”

Highfields School in Newark was enthusing about David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny that’s now touring through until July prior to its West End summer season. It’s your chance to for your pupils to enjoy what Viscount Beaumont’s school in Coalville called “Excellent – much funnier than the book and very clever. The children loved it!”

GANGSTA GRANNY is the most popular book by the UK’s bestselling children’s author, David Walliams. It is now an acclaimed new play suitable for pupils at infant, junior and middle school level (ages 4 to 12) and it will help you cover part of the National Curriculum.

See venue details, photos, reviews and a trailer of the show plus download free teachers notes at

Special school ticket prices apply at all tour venues and many give free tickets to teachers on duty. Schools can also claim back the VAT on their pupils’ tickets to reduce costs further.

“How do you entertain a thousand deafening under ten-year-olds for two hours? The answer is this cracker of a show, brilliantly adapted and directed, which comes with a smashing cast. It’s totally grantastic!” * * * *  The Mail on Sunday

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake to eat and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be so boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could possibly imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!

“Kids adore David Walliams’ books and they loved this show. It has an infectious exuberance that answers the writing’s zest and theatricality. Every comic opportunity is grasped!”  * * * * The Daily Telegraph

Gangsta Granny follows Birmingham Stage Company’s hugely popular shows including Horrible Histories, Tom’s Midnight Garden and James and the Giant Peach.

We look forward to seeing you at this amazing children’s adventure!

STOP PRESS: David Walliams writes “The BSC’s Gangsta Granny is truly brilliant, so I’m hugely excited that next they’re bringing Awful Auntie to the stage. It promises to be a thrilling show and a total hoot – Wagnar and I can’t wait to see it!” BSC’s new tour of David Walliams’ Awful Auntie starts this autumn full details at