Honest to God that was the most useful CPD session I have ever attended. He was a great speaker and gave us very practical things to use in lessons.

Ormiston Park Academy Essex, July 2014

Absolutely brilliant! Would love to have been taught by Ali as a student, so engaging. I have learnt so much!! Thank you

Borden Grammar School Sittingbourne, June 2013

This INSET was amazing! One of the best sessions I have seen. Extremely useful ideas for AfL and independent learning which I will use in my class.

St Angelas Ursuline London, July 2014

In education, most charismatic speakers can often be substance over style. With Ali, you most definitely get both. Truly inspirational.

Oldbury Academy West Midlands, October 2013

I can say it is the best course I have ever been on. You are honestly inspiring.

Borden Grammar School Kent, July 2013

One of the best courses I have ever attended in my 12 years of teaching!

Goffs School Hertfordshire, November 2014

"Golden Nuggets" ...even from the first 10 minutes.

Wolfreton School Hull, July 2014

Was engaged from start to finish which is rare for me. One of the best INSET I have been on.

Piggott School Reading, July 2014

Probably the best course I have ever been on. Utterly valuable

Chigwell School Essex , July 2013

Mind blowing amounts of ideas, inspiring and terrifying too! I have come home and bored my girlfriend senseless with how inspiring my day was!

Saltash.net Community School Cornwall, July 2013

This is what CPD should be.

Hayes School Bromley, July 2014

Fantastic, helpful and resourceful. Ali is outstanding.

National Keynote Sixth Form Conference London, July 2013

★★★★★

Burgate School & Sixth Form Southampton, June 2013

Outstanding INSET for outstanding lessons, with outstanding outcomes. Truly excellent, thank you.

Downside School Bath, April 2013

Fantastic! Ali is always very thorough and directs his INSET to what clients need

Aman International School Jordan, January 2015

Tired of spoon feeding and hand holding your sixth form students?

 The reason why some students end up being supported as much as they do is down to teachers feeling pressurised by exam results, which causes them to offer too much support, stifling independent learning.

A culture of dependency is widespread today because some staff feel unsupported and unsure about what exactly they need to do about it, whilst others just don't see the rationale for the change.

​It's often all too easy to pick up the spoon and rush to the aid of students.

This is why high-quality professional development can be a powerful influence, if staff have received quality training they will be empowered to alter and change their practice for the better.



The Ali Abbas Group

Well it certainly helps if the INSET is run by someone with years' worth of real educational experience - Ali has been rated as outstanding in each of the four colleges that he has worked in.

To train teachers to be outstanding, you need to deliver an outstanding INSET course to teachers.

Ali and his team are able to accommodate your school / colleges timings and make it either a half or whole day's training. Many have used Ali for twilight sessions held directly after school, which allows staff to be updated on a specific topic but without the need for a lot of cover.

Others have used Ali for particular groups of staff such as NQTs, middle managers or Heads of departments. Ali has provided follow-up visits, learning walks and lesson observations to help measure the impact of the training. 

The group specialises in improving sixth form quality and standards to enable staff to promote independent learning and remove spoon feeding.

What have others got to say 

Clear and succinct, honest and pragmatic, extremely informative, supportive and trustworthy in knowledge

Nower Hill School London, June 2015

Fantastic, covered so much in so little time. I’d never get this quality of input online

Abbey College Birmingham, July 2015

Really really useful – so glad I attended. Presented in an organised, speedy, detailed and interactive manner. I know it will benefit my students, well worth a day off school!

Colchester High School Essex, February 2016