Differentiation is a high-profile teaching strategy, but its quality and impact are hugely variable.

This training programme shows busy teachers how to personalise and differentiate learning effectively, in ways that raise standards and close the achievement gap – without placing unrealistic demands on planning time.

The course is written in a bitesize way to help you target the aspect of differentiation and challenge your school needs to focus on.

Aims and outcomes

  • Help teachers and school leaders diagnose areas for improvement in differentiation practice.
  • Radically improve teaching by providing strategies to help teachers respond to learning as it unfolds in the classroom.
  • Increase teacher confidence and reduce workload with tools to plan effectively for differentiation prior to a lesson.
  • Support senior and middle leaders to lead professional learning around differentiation and challenge.

Course content

  • Unit 1: Differentiation overview
  • Unit 2: Embedding differentiation
  • Unit 3: Leading differentiation


Julie McGrane is Director of Leading Learning (Education) Ltd, a development and research consultancy committed to helping individuals and organisations develop and innovate by making learning their core business. Having been a teacher and...