Professional Development

Currently schools are working together as follows. Please get in touch with for further information.

    Teaching and Learning Forums

    These are open meetings for teachers which happen once a term. Each meeting is hosted by a school with a guest speaker followed by a more open session. For 2023-24:

    • Monday 9th October 2023, 4.00-5.15pm at The Woodroffe School. Guest speaker Professor Bill Lucas.
    • Monday 22nd January 2024 4-5pm, online
    • Monday 17th June 2024 4-5pm, online
    Network Meetings

    This is a scheduled set of times when Middle Leaders and teachers are able to work with their counterparts in other local schools. Each meeting has a common agenda but will be shaped by the attendees, who also decide a venue or meeting online. For 2023-24:

    • Monday 4th December 2023 4-5pm
    • Monday 11th March 2024 4-5pm
    • Monday 13th May 2024 4-5pm
    Early Career Teachers

    On behalf of South Central Teaching School Hub, we lead a cluster of Early Career Teachers in our locality who are developing their practice through the UCL model. Information about the UCL model can be found here. There are additional aspects for the ECTs as we are keen to develop a community of new teachers who can support and share with each other.


    Schools in the collaboration offer shadowing days whereby staff have the opportunity to shadow colleagues in other settings for the day to experience their role.

    We also lead some bespoke work to support schools in our locality. This includes working on Maths (primary and secondary), English, and the provision of PE through Sport England.

    More CPD Opportunities

    There are regular opportunities for professional development, please click on the links down the right-hand side of this page for further information.

    There are several National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) that are available fully-funded for teachers at present. For more information please click here.