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 28 Research Schools (and 10 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

Nikki Arkinstall

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.
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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

Computing Hubs (For Secondary)

Spring Term 2022

The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) was set up in November 2018 by the Department of Education to increase the number of pupils in schools and colleges who study computer science at GCSE, AS and A level, particularly girls and those in disadvantaged areas, and to ensure that there is a strong pipeline of digital skills in England.

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Online Network Subscription

Spring/Summer 2022

Network membership gives access to three Science Lead meetings a year and a secondary subject leads conference annually looking at key innovations in the Science education sector. This high quality CPD from STEM Learning will improve your opportunity to network with professional colleagues and access the latest national guidance and research around effective science leadership.

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MFL Curriculum Design and Pedagogy

Summer Term 2022

The CPD courses, offered by the National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy (NCELP), take an in-depth look at Modern Foreign Language (MFL) curriculum design and pedagogy. The course is free to attend and will consist of five 2.5 hour remote learning sessions over one term complemented by online peer and instructor support; applications are currently open for the Summer Term.

NCELP

Primary CPD Networks

Spring/Summer 2022

An introductory offer from Gateway for Staffordshire Primary Schools including: Senior Leaders, SENDCO, School Business Managers and English Network Meetings and DRB Leadership Briefings. Our networks, led by national subject experts, take place both online and face to face and provide opportunities for a wide range of school staff to learn, share and develop together by engaging with the latest educational thinking and research. 

Gateway Alliance

Primary Science Curriculum Development

Spring/Summer 2022

For Primary Science Leads, offered with Teacher Release Payment funding, the Primary Science Curriculum Development Programme covers Curriculum Mapping, Progression and Sequencing, Curriculum Development, Practical Resources, and Assessment Strategies over 3 sessions, hosted in Nuneaton.

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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.
Stem Learning Logo

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

Computing Hubs (For Secondary)

Spring Term 2022

The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) was set up in November 2018 by the Department of Education to increase the number of pupils in schools and colleges who study computer science at GCSE, AS and A level, particularly girls and those in disadvantaged areas, and to ensure that there is a strong pipeline of digital skills in England.

Teach Computing Logo

Online Network Subscription

Spring/Summer 2022

Network membership gives access to three Science Lead meetings a year and a secondary subject leads conference annually looking at key innovations in the Science education sector. This high quality CPD from STEM Learning will improve your opportunity to network with professional colleagues and access the latest national guidance and research around effective science leadership.

Stem Learning Logo

MFL Curriculum Design and Pedagogy

Summer Term 2022

The CPD courses, offered by the National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy (NCELP), take an in-depth look at Modern Foreign Language (MFL) curriculum design and pedagogy. The course is free to attend and will consist of five 2.5 hour remote learning sessions over one term complemented by online peer and instructor support; applications are currently open for the Summer Term.

NCELP

Primary CPD Networks

Spring/Summer 2022

An introductory offer from Gateway for Staffordshire Primary Schools including: Senior Leaders, SENDCO, School Business Managers and English Network Meetings and DRB Leadership Briefings. Our networks, led by national subject experts, take place both online and face to face and provide opportunities for a wide range of school staff to learn, share and develop together by engaging with the latest educational thinking and research.

Gateway Alliance

Primary Science Curriculum Development

Spring/Summer 2022

For Primary Science Leads, offered with Teacher Release Payment funding, the Primary Science Curriculum Development Programme covers Curriculum Mapping, Progression and Sequencing, Curriculum Development, Practical Resources, and Assessment Strategies over 3 sessions, hosted in Nuneaton.

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