Continuing Professional Development
Welcome to the Salop Teaching School Alliance CPD offer. The alliance prides itself on high quality provision which is relevant to the needs of the local workforce.
We host and offer a range of courses and programmes aimed at both Teaching and Support Staff, across both the secondary and primary sector. You can find out more about each course by clicking on the relevant course heading listed on the left hand side. All course details and booking information will then be provided to you.
If you are looking for a specific course and cannot see a set date for it please contact us so we can clarify if we will be hosting an appropriate session in the future.
If you have a group of staff you would like to enrol on a course, we can offer on-site delivery at your school or organisation. Please email Sandra Cooper firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more details.
We are pleased to announce the following courses delivered by the Salop Teaching School Alliance have been accredited by the University of Chester:
Our Specialist Leaders in Education deliver the Teacher Enrichment Programme and have put their feedback on the course below:
The ‘Teacher Enrichment Programme’ has been designed to allow teachers time, outside of their usual work setting, to reflect on their own practice and revisit some of the core teaching and learning principals that are covered in training. When designing the TEP, we did not want to create a course that offered new, innovative approaches that were going to create an increased workload for the delegates. Instead, we wanted to focus on ‘doing the simple things well’ to rejuvenate or enhance the passion the delegates had for teaching when they initially started their training which may have been lost in the day-to-day hectic lifestyle of a teacher. The TEP encourages delegates to reflect on what they already know, unpick what works well for them and re-focus their attention within their classroom practice on improving specifically targeted areas.
When contemplating the delivery of the TEP, we wanted to establish a relaxed environment which allowed delegates to feel comfortable communicating with us and sharing any issues that they had. It was also important for us that they shared their successes and this is a key focus at the beginning of each session. Where things do not go as planned, ample discussion time is given to allow delegates to find solutions.
Delivery of this course has allowed us as facilitators to craft our mentoring and coaching skills and to continue our own professional development. It is important for us to see the wider picture of education, rather than just the picture in our own school; working with teachers from a variety of settings allows us to broaden our view and understanding of the profession as a whole.
Secondary & Primary Phase
There are 9 regional networks, aimed at supporting women at all stages of their career with career progression, facilitating leadership development and coaching, and providing opportunities to network and share effective practice which the Salop Teaching School Alliance is supporting.
The WLiE website is a place where you can find out about the sub regional events that may be of interest to women at any stage in their leadership journey. http://www.wlie-wm.co.uk/
We have termly network meetings which are extremely popular. Our second meeting focused on the key skills needed to secure a middle leadership post, at secondary level and addressed the key issues and challenges once you are in post. Please see presentations below. If you would like more information or would like to attend the meetings please email email@example.com.
Interview Skills Alison Bell, Deputy Principal The Priory School
Creating a Vision Samantha Morris, Head of English Ercall Wood School
Challenges, Jennifer Whitfield, Assistant Headteacher Thomas Adams School
Assertiveness, Ruth Shaw, Assistant Headteacher The Priory School
The alliance has been successful with the following CPD supporting grants:
Teacher Subject Specialism Training Grants Maths - Secondary Schools
These courses will focus on existing Maths teachers, with the aim of building the capacity of non-specialists who may be able to move into a maths role. In addition it aims to upskills non-specialists who are currently teaching this subject and those looking to return to the profession. All courses are free of charge and some funding is available for supply.
Subject Knowledge Enhancement SKE
Building capacity through post initial teacher training (ITT) SKE a school led model - purpose of the project is to increase teacher capacity in Maths by providing a range of SKE training
Salop & Herefordshire Maths Hub
Working to improve maths learning by developing teachers, CPD and producing resources. Please click here to find out more.
To view additional CPD opportunities, primarily primary phase, please visit the North Shropshire Teaching School Alliance and St Peters Learning Centre, please see links below: