Moray House School of Education

Effective Timetabling

An intensive 3-day secondary school timetabling course for those involved in the construction of the school timetable for the first time or in need of an overview of the basics of the theory and practice of timetabling, particularly with a focus on curriculum for excellence.

Programme Overview

“How Good is our School 4” states that the school curriculum should have a clear vision of the school and its community. The needs of the learner should be at the centre of curriculum design and development. The school timetable is the vehicle which supports the delivery of an effective curriculum. The skills of the timetabler are key to bringing any curriculum design into fruition.

Programme Summary

The course will:

  • Develop the basic skills and techniques required to produce a secondary school timetable.
  • Provide a series of in-depth practical exercises based around a real school timetable and real curriculum designs.
  • Promote efficiency within timetabling.
  • Provide an opportunity to share curriculum structures and development ideas with fellow timetablers.
  • Introduce techniques that can widen curricular offerings to learners.
  • Demonstrate software that supports the timetabling process.

Engaging delivery, content was excellent, and I feel I have a solid grounding in the theory and basic application of timetabling

Participant on the October 2017 Effective Timetabling Course

Who is the course for?

Headteachers, Senior School Managers, Principal Teachers, Business Managers and staff with a keen interest in learning how to timetable.

Course Details

This is a 3-day course with a total cost of £625 for residential bookings and £490 for non-residential bookings. If you would like to add on an extra night at the hotel the night prior to the start of the course, that can also be booked for you. Bookings prior to an event are required. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

This course runs on the following dates:

  • *Additional provisional dates* Wednesday 21 February - Friday 23 February 2018 (please note: this additional course offering is based on demand and requires a minimum threshold of participants to run)

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Course Schedule

DAY 1  
Venue: Kings Manor Hotel, Edinburgh  
10.00 - 17.30 Day programme
19.00 Wine reception
19.30 Dinner
DAY 2  
Venue: Kings Manor Hotel, Edinburgh  
9.30 - 17.30 Day programme
19.30 Dinner
DAY 3  
Venue: Kings Manor Hotel, Edinburgh  
9.00 - 15.00 Day programme

It provides me with the confidence to create a timetable when the time comes.

Participant on the October 2017 Effective Timetabling Course