Wider CPD

Our aim in time is to fill this page with a full suite of courses that are highly relevant and exceptional in quality. They will be refreshed regularly and split in to three domains:

  • Courses that are driven by emerging issues as identified by the Cumbrian system to tackle issues ahead of need.
  • Courses that supplement the already exceptional quality all through curriculum of ITT to NPQEL.
  • Courses that provide additional professional development in areas that broaden our workforce’s skills and experience for the impact they can have on the provision for our children. These are typically offered each term or year and are linked to the cycle of our system.

DfE-funded Computing CPD

The Cumbria Computing Hub provides and promotes Computing CPD to existing teachers and trainees and encourages networking between schools. They support teachers from EYFS to KS4 through Teach Computing (National Centre for Computing Education) CPD as well as bespoke CPD; they also support students and teachers at KS5 through Isaac Computing events.

The personnel based in Cumbria are Lynne Blair (primary) and Paul Revell (secondary), plus other subject specialists, who can support schools undertaking curriculum review/change and support individual teachers on their CPD journey.

Their CPD is a mix of live online, face-to-face, and remote delivery – generously funded via bursaries and with financial incentives.

To find out more, please contact Paul (prevell@chs.bwcet.com) for secondary or Lynne (lblair@chs.bwcet.com) for primary.

Upcoming primary CPDUpcoming secondary CPD

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.

Further Information and Book Your Place

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

NCELP Free CPD Course – MFL Curriculum Design and Pedagogy

Research-informed French, German and Spanish teaching at KS3 and KS4 for higher uptake and greater success at GCSE. Five free 2.5 hour remote learning sessions over one term, complemented by online peer and instructor support. Applications will open in 2021 for afternoon or twilight courses running in 21/22 Spring, Summer and 22/23 Autumn Terms. Schools will be asked to nominate one teacher to apply to attend, typically Head of Department or Trust Subject Lead.

Places are free but will be limited.

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