Continued Professional Development (CPD)

In addition to the Early Career Framework and range of specialist and leadership NPQs, we will also be offering a range of bespoke Continued Professional Development throughout 2021-22 to meet the needs of teachers and leaders in our region.

All our CPD will be high-quality evidence based CPD that focuses on developing quality teaching across the hub area. It is complementary to ITT, ECF and NPQ content and underpinned by and meets the Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development including:

A focus on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes

Underpinned by robust evidence and expertise

The inclusion of collaboration and expert challenge

Sustained programmes over time

Sustained programmes over time

Continued Professional Development

Staffordshire Research School

Research Schools aim to lead the way in the use of evidence-based practice, supporting the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), an independent charity, in their mission to break the link between family income and educational achievement and improve teaching practice and pupil outcomes. The Staffordshire Research School at John Taylor has been a member of the Research School Network since 2019 and is one of 32 Research Schools (and 8 Associate Research Schools) that make up the Research Schools Network. During this time, we have supported many teachers, leaders and support staff through our professional development offer and bespoke partnerships with schools, Trusts and Local Authorities from across the Midlands and beyond.

National Professional Qualifications
Nathan Morland

Research School Director

Continued Professional Development
Tom Bithell

Research School Operations Lead

Appropriate Body Services
Carly Kelly

Research School Co-ordinator

Continued Professional Development

For more information about Staffordshire Research School, our services, or to enquire about registering please get in touch.

Our Core Purposes

Mobilise knowledge from the wide range of evidence and research to make it accessible for school leaders and teachers.

Share effective practices and model how these can be strategically implemented through high-quality CPD and 1:1 follow-on support for schools.

Help leaders and teachers to make evidence-informed decisions to improve teaching, learning and outcomes for all children, with a particular focus on those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Our CPD & Support Offers

Each year we provide a range of CPD offers through training that is accessible to all schools and through bespoke partnership programmes. You can find out more about these opportunities here.

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CPD Curriculum Hubs

We are also delighted to work closely with and to signpost CPD offers from several specialist hubs and CPD providers from across Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and the West Midlands. 

Curriculum Hub Offer

Find below useful resources, links to courses and further information from our Curriculum Hubs.

Secondary Science Subject Leaders Network

2021/2022

Being a member of a Science Learning Partnership network gives Science Leads the opportunity to collaborate, share best practice, and have access to the latest developments in science education.
North Midlands Science Learning Partnership

Gateway Alliance

2021/2022

Gateway Alliance, who aim to be at the forefront of professional learning in education, pride themselves on listening to feedback and consistently refining and reviewing their CPD offer in order to continue to meet your needs.

Gateway Alliance

Apple Regional Training Centre Workshops

Autumn 2021 – Spring 2022

You can now book tickets for the upcoming Apple RTC workshops and webinars. There are 8 sessions available, beginning on the 26th November 2021 through to the 8th April 2022. For more information, download the PDF or view online. 

Apple Regional Training Centre

Supporting Recovery & Making Evidence Informed Choices

Spring/Summer 2022

Fully funded for West Midlands schools, these twilights and modular programme from the EEF and Research Schools Network support school teachers and leaders to purposefully identify key development priorities for their settings in the wake of the pandemic.

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Phonics & Reading Showcase

27th January 2022

The Little Sutton English Hub host free Showcase events to demonstrate effective SSP and early reading teaching. At the Phonics & Reading Showcase, delegates will see the teaching of early language and reading, including phonics, in the EYFS and Key Stage 1 in practice.

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Managing Self-Harm in Schools

27th January 2022

In this session, we will answer what leads young people to self-harm, what we can do in school to support young people who self-harm and how we can best respond to young people who self-harm. 

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Improving Literacy in Secondary School Subjects

March 2022

This course includes four remote modules (Introducing Disciplinary Literacy, Developing Oracy, Explicit Vocabulary Teaching to Enable Reading and Using Reading as a Vehicle to Support Writing) focussing on the practical application of evidence-based recommendations.

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Secondary Science Subject Leaders Network

2021/2022

Being a member of a Science Learning Partnership network gives Science Leads the opportunity to collaborate, share best practice, and have access to the latest developments in science education.
North Midlands Science Learning Partnership

Gateway Alliance

2021/2022

Gateway Alliance, who aim to be at the forefront of professional learning in education, pride themselves on listening to feedback and consistently refining and reviewing their CPD offer in order to continue to meet your needs.

Gateway Alliance

Apple Regional Training Centre Workshops

Autumn 2021 – Spring 2022

You can now book tickets for the upcoming Apple RTC workshops and webinars. There are 8 sessions available, beginning on the 26th November 2021 through to the 8th April 2022. For more information, download the PDF or view online. 

Apple Regional Training Centre

Supporting Recovery & Making Evidence Informed Choices

Spring/Summer 2022

Fully funded for West Midlands schools, these twilights and modular programme from the EEF and Research Schools Network support school teachers and leaders to purposefully identify key development priorities for their settings in the wake of the pandemic.

Staffordshire Research School Logo

Phonics & Reading Showcase

27th January 2022

The Little Sutton English Hub host free Showcase events to demonstrate effective SSP and early reading teaching. At the Phonics & Reading Showcase, delegates will see the teaching of early language and reading, including phonics, in the EYFS and Key Stage 1 in practice.

English Hub Logo

Managing Self-Harm in Schools

27th January 2022

In this session, we will answer what leads young people to self-harm, what we can do in school to support young people who self-harm and how we can best respond to young people who self-harm. 

Children's Hospital Logo

Improving Literacy in Secondary School Subjects

March 2022

This course includes four remote modules (Introducing Disciplinary Literacy, Developing Oracy, Explicit Vocabulary Teaching to Enable Reading and Using Reading as a Vehicle to Support Writing) focussing on the practical application of evidence-based recommendations.

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