The Theatre On The Hill, St John's

The Theatre On The Hill, St John's
Granham Hill, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 4AX
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10 Metacognitive Strategies

Putting in place strategies for Metacognition and self-regulation has the same impact as feedback with greater evidence behind it and with less stress on the teacher. This workshop will be a quick review of what has been shown to work elsewhere and shine a spotlight on 10 tips to get the students thinking about thinking.

18 Stance Tai Chi Qi Gong

Qi Gong is a slow gentle form of exercise that stretches your whole body, removes tension, improves your immune system, calms your mind, helps lower blood pressure and enhances your outlook on life. It is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness and no previous experience is necessary. This course will cover the 18…

Afl Course Session 3 Of 5

This is the third session of the popular AFL course which gives staff from across departments the opportunity to learn new techniques and share strategies in a supportive group environment. The course lasts for 5 sessions and attendance is required at all sessions.

Afl Course Session 4 Of 5

This is the fourth session of the popular AFL course which gives staff from across departments the opportunity to learn new techniques and share strategies in a supportive group environment. The course lasts for 5 sessions and attendance is required at all sessions.

Afl Course Session 5 Of 5

This is the last session of the popular AFL course which gives staff from across departments the opportunity to learn new techniques and share strategies in a supportive group environment. The course lasts for 5 sessions and attendance is required at all sessions.

Basic Traditional Upholstery Skills

*This course is suited to a student who is interested in crafts, in particular those who are keep to restore old pieces of furniture. * Learn how to strip a piece of furniture using the correct tools and methods so as not to damage the frame. If needed you can repair joints, strip wood and prepare the frame for…

Classical Guitar - Beginners - Continuing

You will learn to play the guitar and to read music at the same time. You will need your own classical nylon strung guitar, a footstool or guitar support and a music stand – please do not purchase these until the course is confirmed. 8 Week Course

Computing - Moving On

This course is for those who know the basics but would now like to use the computer to do some work for them! The course will cover, getting the most out of Windows 7, being organised – saving your work and being able to find it again, how to use Microsoft Office 2013 to create documents and spreadsheets, how to use…

Creative Approaches To Teaching Computing (Computing Unplugged)- Peter Marshman

Peter Marshman is Head of Computer Science at Park House School in Newbury - a lead centre of excellence in Computer Science. Peter works with local secondary and primary schools to help develop their Computing curriculum through creative approaches, blending plugged and unplugged approaches which appeal to both boys and…

Digital Photography – An Introduction – Get Off Auto And Get Creative Control Of Your Camera

On this course we shall look at and experiment with techniques and rules all new camera owners should know. You will be introduced to: Handling and Caring for a Digital Cameras Understanding your Digital Camera by experimenting with useful modes and settings Basics of Exposure – Achieve creative control within…

Digital Photography – Building A Portfolio

A portfolio is an opportunity for you to present your work, but it is important to consider what the portfolio is for. Are you going University, preparing for a job interview or simply wish to build a portfolio to be proud of. On this course we will guide you through process of building a photographic portfolio.

Digital Photography – Developing Skills – What Makes A Great Photograph?

On this course we shall look at and experiment with techniques and rules all new camera owners should know. You will be introduced to: Handling and Caring for a Digital Cameras Understanding your Digital Camera by experimenting with useful modes and settings Basics of Exposure – Achieve creative control within…

Digital Photography – Walking Tours

By the end of this course you will have a better understanding of what is photographically possible with your camera as we teach you basic photography techniques, interesting use of composition and how to find interesting subject matter in your environment you would normally choose ignore. The course is designed to…

Effective Learning (How Our Brains Work Best)

A session informing how we approach our teaching by providing straightforward information on how the brain works and how we might learn best.

Excel Essentials

This practical session is an introduction to some of the essential features of Microsoft Excel 2013. It will provide “hands on” experience of some of the useful features and functions of the software. The course is a beginners’ course and suitable for those who would like to build confidence and skill in using the…

Thu 29 Jun

Floral Art : Contemporary Designs

Our Floral Art courses are suitable for anyone who likes flowers and wants to learn how to arrange them, to make the most of a limited selection, and to stretch the imagination and present flowers in a new way. The course will cover flower arranging and floristry skills in a relaxed and fun way. Students will provide…

Floral Art : Summers Bounty

Our Floral Art courses are suitable for anyone who likes flowers and wants to learn how to arrange them, to make the most of a limited selection, and to stretch the imagination and present flowers in a new way. The course will cover flower arranging and floristry skills in a relaxed and fun way. Students will provide…

French Advanced : Term 3 : Lesson 21 To 30

This course will allow you to consolidate your French and speak on a number of topics. Conversation will centre in current affairs and aims to strengthen confidence and knowledge about the language and the customs of French speaking countries. It will be helpful to be able to hold a conversation about daily life and have…

French Beginners - Term 3 - Lesson 21 - 30

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the language and culture of France. The main emphasis is on speaking and communication, with grammar being introduced gradually. The course is designed to be interactive and fun and is suitable for students who have little or no knowledge of French. The topics…

French Conversation Circle Level 1 - Term 3 - Lesson 21 - 30

This course is suitable for people who have studied the language for at least three years and wish to start conversing in a more spontaneous way. The course will be pitched at GCSE level. We will discuss topics such as holidays, leisure, family/friends & the media. There will also be the opportunity to study a…

French Improvers - Term 3: Lesson 21 - 30

The aim of this course is to build on your understanding of the French language and culture. The main emphasis is on the use of the language and being able to communicate effectively in a range of common situations. The course is designed to be interactive and fun and is suitable for people who have studied the language…

Introduction To Astrology

You probably know a little about your sun sign and may even have a quick glance at your stars in the paper now and again! One of the most influential planets in our solar system, both collectively and personally is the moon. Every month the moon moves through the 12 signs of the zodiac. This gives us the chance each…

An Introduction To Your Digital Dslr – Beginners – From Auto To Fully Manual Mode

This course has been designed to really get you confident with using your DSLR Camera. Each week you will be introduced to a new camera setting, photographic technique and genre for inspiration. Following class activities you will have the opportunity to complete independent shoots as homework to review in class the…

Ipad - Essentials

Got a new iPad and not sure where to start? This course is designed to cover the basics of using iPads to help people get up and running quickly. Come along to this day especially for beginners and find out how to set up your iPad, use the touch screen, security, understand the Apple ID, use email, find and download…

Ipad - Moving On

Got an iPad and want to start to use it to its full potential. This course is for those who have already set up their iPad and now want to unlock the power of this amazing tool. Come along to this day especially for iPad improvers and find out how to use iCloud, create movies, synch your iPad with an iPhone, create…

Italian Beginners - Term 3 : Lesson 21 - 30

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the language and culture of Italy. The main emphasis is on speaking and communication with grammar being introduced gradually. The course is designed to be interactive and fun and is suitable for people who have little or no knowledge of Italian. The topics…

Japanese Beginners - Term 3 - Lesson 21 - 30

The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the language and culture of Japan. The course will cover the basic language skills for communication in Japanese, plus an introduction to the written script and learning about the customs and culture of Japan. The topics covered during this 30 week course will…

Japanese Improvers - Term 3 - Lesson 21 - 30

The Improvers Japanese class is for people that have already studied Japanese for over a year and can read hiragana, katakana and some kanji. The emphasis will be on expanding your Japanese skills in language and culture; whilst consolidating what you already know. New kanji and intermediate grammar structures will be…

The Joy Of Writing

This practical and participative programme will be led by Mike Williams MSc, author of 21 published novels and textbooks. A member of the prestigious Historical Writers Association, he presented his trilogy about a secret espionage flotilla, based in the Isles of Scilly during World War 2, at the 2011 Marlborough…

Microsoft Excel 2013 - Essentials

This practical course is an introduction to the essential features of Microsoft Excel 2013. It will provide “hands on” experience of many of the useful features and key terms and concepts of the software. The course is a beginners’ course and suitable for those who have little or no knowledge of Microsoft Excel and wish…

Microsoft Excel 2013 – Moving On - Improvers

To get the best out of this practical course you should either have already completed the essentials course or be familiar with the basic features of the software. This course will provide “hands on” experience of many of the useful features of the software and is suitable for those who would like to explore further…

Mindful Body And Breath

This one day workshop includes gentle hands-on work as well as: Alexander Technique semi-supine position Mindful movement Energy exercises Guided meditation Tanya Whannell has taught mindful meditation over 20 years ago with the Phoenix Trust. She has a successful private practise as an Alexander…

Painted Silk Platters

This one-day workshop will show you from start to finish how to produce unique, colourful silk-on-glass platters. By the end of the workshop you will have completed one or two hand- painted silk designs and bonded them onto glass platters which can be decorative objects or used as serving dishes. They make ideal gifts…

Qi Gong – For Vitality And Well-Being

The practice of Qi Gong is rooted in the Chinese belief that mankind is balanced between heaven and earth and that we draw energies from both these sources. Qi Gong works towards healing the body, mind, soul and spirit and then maintaining their health. By slowing and deepening our breathing we regulate our blood flow…

Road Cycling For Fun

This session is aimed at anyone with a reliable bike, a helmet and a bit of enthusiasm! We would aim to complete a local route around Marlborough of approximately 15-20 miles.

The Role Of An Excalibur Tsa Mentor

Essential for staff who will be mentoring Excalibur TSA ITTs. The session will focus on how we can support ITTs as well as sharing good practice and contributing to course development.

Russian Beginners

This course is ideal for everyone who wants to gain or brush up on basic reading, writing and speaking skills in Russian. Lessons will have an emphasis on conversation, allowing learning to be enjoyable and natural. By the end of the course students will know Russian alphabet, will be able to talk on a range of…

Sen Carousel Two

Following on from Session One, this carousel continues to explore other challenges that some of our students face. Includes Dyscalculia.

Shakespeare And Democracy

This course provides a new way to grasp Shakespeare by looking at how certain themes change shape across the plays. Using short excerpts, and explaining their language and context, social researcher Gabriel Chanan explores Shakespeare’s vision of how societies, families and relationships hold together or break apart.

Silk Painting – A Practical Introduction

In this one-day workshop you will learn how to produce delightful, luminous silk paintings. At the end of the day you will have finished a simple silk painting. You will learn about The history of silk painting, the silks to use and their preparation How to make a simple frame on which to stretch the silk How to…

Smartphone Photography

This two day workshop is dedicated to helping you with the nitty gritty of smartphone photography: How to take a great shot on your phone, What editing apps to use How to share your images How to print your images How to keep your images safe.

Spanish Advanced : Conversation - Term 3: Lesson 21 - 30

Getting together with likeminded people to practise the language skills you learned in class. This is an advanced level course focusing exclusively on Spanish conversation practise. This course is designed to build your fluency skills for social settings. There will be practical, easy and enjoyable conversational…

Spanish Beginners - Term 3 - Lesson 21 - 30

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the language and culture of Spain. The main emphasis is on speaking and communication, with grammar being introduced gradually. The course is designed to be interactive and fun and is suitable for students who have little or no knowledge of Spanish. The topics…

Spanish Improvers Plus - Term 3 - Lesson 1 - 21 - 30

The aim of this course is to develop complex language skills in order to communicate in more depth. The course is designed to be interactive and fun and is suitable for people who are able to converse in Spanish with some confidence. The topics covered during the 30 week course will include: Revising personal…

Spanish Improvers Plus - Term 3 - Lesson 21 - 30

The aim of this course is to develop complex language skills in order to communicate in more depth. The course is designed to be interactive and fun and is suitable for people who are able to converse in Spanish with some confidence. The topics covered during the 30 week course will include: Revising personal…

Spanish Improvers - Term 3 - Lesson 21 - 30

The aim of this course is to build on your understanding of the Spanish language and culture. The main emphasis is on the use of the language and being able to communicate effectively in a range of common situations. The course is designed to be interactive and fun and is suitable for people who are able to communicate in…

Teaching Computing In Primary Schools - Peter Marshman

Peter Marshman is Head of Computer Science at Park House School in Newbury - a lead centre of excellence in Computer Science. Peter works with local secondary and primary schools to help develop their Computing curriculum through creative approaches, blending plugged and unplugged approaches which appeal to both boys and…

Tennis

All standards welcome – all you need is enthusiasm for the sport. Join us for a two hour session on the tennis courts after school – weather permitting!

Wed 7 Jun

Using Collaborative Co-Coaching To Develop Teaching

Co-Coaching is useful to a practitioner, at any stage in his/her career, and whenever professional learners are seeking to review and enhance practice. Co-Coaches each take the role of coach and professional learner, usually alternatively and partners are mostly self-selecting.

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