Old Hall Junior School

Old HallJunior School


What are Inset Days used for?


Inset stands for In Service Training. In Service Training ensures that teachers and teaching assistants access continuous professional development.


Inset days provide the opportunity for a school to train all the staff on issues that are important to the education of children in our care, such as addressing areas for development or implementing new initiatives. They are absolutely vital in developing our teachers and teaching assistants so that they are able to deliver the most up to date curriculum and teaching strategies.


At Old Hall our inset days focus on areas on our School Improvement Plan. During the last year we have focused on the teaching of maths, reading, spelling and punctuation and the Government’ Prevent initiative.  We will also be developing the work of curriculum leaders so that they are able to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning in, eg history, geography or PE.


We spread inset days throughout the year so that we can respond to the developing needs of the school and also so that we can reflect on the impact of the training that has been given.


Inset days ensure that all staff receive the same training and that consistency is developed across the school.


Inset day for the academic year 2018/2019 are:-


Monday 3rd September 2018

Monday 5th November 2018

Monday 4th February 2019

Monday 3rd June 2019

Monday 22nd July 2019