Wider CPD and Resource Directory

This page will link to high quality resources and courses that are highly relevant and exceptional in quality.

Early Years

Primary CPD opportunities with the Liverpool City Region and Beyond Early Years Stronger Practice Group

Friday 15th March ConferenceFriday 22nd March ConferenceSaturday 23rd March ConferenceCPD Sessions for the Hub

SLP – Primary

Primary CPD opportunities with the Lancashire and Cumbria Science Learning Partnership

Lancashire and Cumbria Primary Science ConferenceWorking Scientifically Course

SAPERE School-Hosted Open Level 1

07 Feb 2024 09:00 – 16:00
28 Feb 2024 09:00 – 16:00

Robert Ferguson Primary School
East Dale Street, Denton Holme, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2 5LA SAPERE School-Hosted Open Level 1


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NNW Maths Hub

The NWW Maths Hub are offering fully funded professional development opportunities for 2023-24, starting September 2023.

All the programmes are designed to help develop both the individual teacher, as local leaders of mathematics education (LLME), and the school’s mathematical knowledge and pedagogy. Please find below flyer with information on the following CPD:

  • Primary Mastery Specialists
  • Secondary Mastery Specialists
  • Further Education Mastery Specialists
LLME Opportunities 2023-24

STEM Learning

Science for All

Cumbria Computing Hub

The main role of Cumbria’s Computing Hub is to provide FREE* Computing CPD that will support teachers as they deliver computing in their schools – whether specialists in teaching computing or non-specialists. A popular aspect of our work at secondary level has been working with teachers whose specialism is not computing, and ‘upskilling’ them to a level where they can confidently teach Computing at KS3 and be capable of transitioning to GCSE classes.

The hub is closely linked to other DfE funded bodies, STEM Learning, Science Learning Partnerships, Enthuse Partnerships, the STEM Ambassadors Program and Maths Hubs.

Useful Links:
• Computing CPD* https://teachcomputing.org/courses
• Teach Computing Curriculum resources (KS1 – KS4) https://teachcomputing.org/curriculum
• Isaac Computer Science (GCSE and A level) https://isaaccomputerscience.org/

To find out more, please contact Lynne (lblair@chs.bwcet.com) and/or our general hub contact (teachcomputing@chs.bwcet.com)

* Since April 2023, all CPD is free for state-funded schools

NATRE – Empowering teachers of Religious Education throughout their careers

NATRE (National Association of Teachers of RE) is the subject association for teachers of Religious Education (RE) run by teachers for teachers. It supports those in Initial Teacher Training (ITTs), Early Career Teachers (ECTs), subject teachers in each phase of education, and leaders at all levels and experience.

It offers free resources, support, pupil competitions, and more through its website. It provides membership packages, which are designed to meet your needs at every stage of your career. We also have special discounts including packages for groups of schools or multi-academy trusts.

NATRE is committed to working with others in shaping the future of RE teaching. It does this through lobbying the government, the Department for Education (DfE), Ofsted, Local Authorities and SACRE’s, telling your stories and experiences, and being a voice for all teachers.

There is a wealth of resources, professional development opportunities, and a vibrant community of experienced educators will provide you with the guidance and support you need to excel in your role. Whether you are looking for lesson plans, curriculum guidance, or networking opportunities, NATRE is with you every step of the way.

Discover how NATRE can help you become a confident RE teacher and make a positive impact in the classroom www.natre.org.uk/about-natre/teaching-school-hubs/

DfE-funded Computing CPD

The Cumbria NCCE Computing Hub provides and promotes Computing CPD to teachers and trainees and encourages networking between schools. We support teachers from EYFS to KS4 through offering CPD, a complete set of (free) Teach Computing Curriculum resources, advice on curriculum review/change, and other bespoke support. We also support students and teachers at KS5 through Isaac Computing, and support schools achieve the Computing Quality Mark offered through the CQF (https://computingqualityframework.org/).

A wide variety of CPD is available with a mix of delivery modes: face-to-face, remote and online. Since April 2023, all CPD is free for state-funded schools.

To find out more, please contact Lynne (lblair@chs.bwcet.com) and/or our general hub contact (teachcomputing@chs.bwcet.com)

All CPD from the NCCE

SLP – Primary

Primary CPD opportunities with the Lancashire and Cumbria Science Learning Partnership

Are you inset ready?Summer Primary conferencePrimary teachers CPD updatePrimary SKE package

SLP – Secondary

Secondary CPD opportunities with the Lancashire and Cumbria Science Learning Partnership

ECT individual sessionsSubject knowledge chemistryECT network packagePedagogy individual sessionsPedagogy packageRequired practicalSubject knowledge biology

Primary & Secondary Science Funded CPD Packages

DfE funded CPD packages that allow you to identify your CPD needs for your school and then access support to address your needs.

Click the buttons below to see the packages on offer.

Primary Packages

Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Research Schools Network (RSN) – Supporting education recovery by making evidence-informed choices

Together, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Research Schools Network (RSN) are offering free online sessions. These sessions are funded through the Department for Education’s Accelerator Fund, and have been developed specifically to address current challenges facing schools.

Following these online sessions, there will also be the offer of sustained professional development programmes that will provide further support you to bring your ideas to life.

Please consider sharing these opportunities with colleague who may benefit.

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Teach First Careers Leader Programme

  • Fully funded and free for schools
  • Helps schools create a 3-year whole-school careers strategy
  • Allows schools to build evidence towards Quality in Careers Standards and progress towards all eight Gatsby benchmarks
  • Connects schools with businesses and access to exciting opportunities for their pupils
Further Information