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Integrating Memory Skills into Teaching & Learning Systems – Leeds

Date: 02 October 2019
Registration: 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Course: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: leeds


Currently, there is little teaching or learning of memory techniques in the UK education system. Some teachers use them discretely as part of their subjects, some students are aware of memory techniques and access them, and some schools buy in the services of study skills organisations to teach these techniques to students.

Memory technique training is not part of the national curriculum at present


Memory techniques are an essential part of the learning process, and allow students to access study material in a helpful way. Some benefits of learning and using memory techniques include:

  • Access to large amounts of study material
  • Better levels of attainment in exams
  • Increasing levels of brain capacity
  • Increased levels of student confidence
  • Freeing of valuable lesson time to focus on application of subjects, rather than learning base facts
  • Linking in with latest thinking on learning, especially metacognition and growth mindsets


School curriculums are very crowded, controlled centrally, and there hasn’t been much interest in promoting memory techniques as an essential part of the process.

Memory skills have often been positioned as “elite” activities, accessible to the most gifted students and organised via national competitions. This needs to be repositioned as an activity for which there are benefits for all.


Our one day course is designed for teachers and curriculum managers to start the journey towards creating memory friendly classrooms, learning processes and whole schools. It is presented as a train the trainer approach, with all materials provided so that that attendees will be able to train students effectively, and share the resources with colleagues when back in school.

£199 + VAT (Early bird)
£230 + VAT (Standard rate)
Early bird offer is available 2 months before course date.
Includes lunch, refreshments, full set of course notes and CPD Certificate.


  • Understanding memory techniques and how to use them practically in the classroom
  • How to teach students memory techniques that they can have ownership of
  • How to design lessons with memory techniques in mind
  • Using memory techniques to encourage flipped learning and home study
  • Subject by subject review to show how and where memory tools are most effective
  • Using memory based technology to support learning

Course Leader

Charlie Warshawski


United Kingdom
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Target Audience

All staff in schools - primary & secondary
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  • Spot on! I left with lots of food for thought and lots of actions. The time flew despite it being a long day. The venue was super.

  • I found it to be an excellent course both in way of content delivery. Very thought provoking and of great benefit to me as a governor in the personnel and disciplinary committees. Thank you.

  • Absolutely brilliant. Good pace, snappy, relevant, great advice, ideas and content. Thank you.

  • Excellent trainer and training. Very good delivery. I am very interested in more courses available! The training has helped me to look back at ways of becoming effective.

  • Excellent-lovely manner of presenter – human, funny, engaging. Excellent content- just what I wanted – with very supportive work book. Really want to go on and try some of the techniques and read the book.

  • Absolutely fantastic. It was so relevant and so applicable. Ellen was so approachable for answering questions and opening up. Possibly life-changing! So adaptable to the needs/wishes of the group. Thank you very much.

  • Brilliant! Very knowledgeable trainer with lots of examples I can use in school. The whole day was packed full of great ideas and very current information from Ofsted. Lots of good practise that I can take back to school. Thank you.

  • Excellent! The most beneficial course I’ve attended in years. Re-inspired me to put into practise some of the things I’d stopped doing.

    L. Watt, Sharnbrook Upper School
  • Excellent! Clearly presented. Excellent course materials with practical ideas and resources which may be adapted. We look forward to implementing the 6 week programme which is highly relevant to the students we work with. This has left me with skills which may be used tomorrow and a programme to develop and implement in the future. Diolch!

    N. Morgan, Cyfarthfa High School, Merthyr
  • Training was highly relevant. Lots of good information and advice from both the trainer and staff from other schools. Really enjoyed this training today. Catherine did a great training session.

    L. Robb, Cranhill Primary, Scotland