Our Core Offer

There is no improvement for pupils without improvement in teaching, and no improvement in teaching without the best professional development for teachers

(Barker, J. and Patten, K. (2022). Professional Development in School Trusts - capacity, conditions and culture. Confederation of School Trusts. Available here.)

Whatever your stage of career - whether you are a new teacher on the Early Career Framework, a member of support staff or a senior leader, there are a variety of professional development opportunities available, including NPQs

Trust provided professional learning

Our professional learning schedule for 2021-22 can be found here.

Bookings (where applicable) for these opportunities can be made via the Events page, by clicking on the session that you would like to join. Please note that bookings are not required for Network Meetings. Joining details will be sent to applicable persons by the Director of Education who is leading on the specific area.


All our employees and local committee members have free access to a variety of e-learning provided through Educare. Please contact your in school administrator if you do not have a login or are unsure which courses you should be undertaking. 

Please contact us if you would any further information about these or any other topics.

Learning materials

Please find below some materials from recent Trust CPD sessions:

Annual Safeguarding Update For All Staff (KCSiE 2021)

Safer Recruitment (KCSiE 2021)

The role of local committee members in safeguarding (KCSiE 2021)

Safeguarding Supervision in The Good Shepherd Trust (KCSiE 2021)

Exploring the management of allegations and low-level concerns (KCSiE 2021)

Cultural behaviour management

Appraisal - The coaching approach

What does it mean to be a subject leader?

Assessment for LGC members

Being an LGC Member in a Church School

Approaches to Guided Reading

SIAMS - Evaluating the impact of your vision

Planning for Progression in Spelling

Effective Minute Taking

School Effectiveness Cycle

The Management of Safeguarding for Trustees (KCSiE 2019)

Exclusions Panels

Ofsted Framework: Curriculum Focus

What does it mean to be an LGC member?

Disguised Compliance

Health and Safety Lessons Learned

Clerks Briefing

Assessment in the Foundation Subjects

Induction for new LGC Members

Teaching The Trinity in Primary Schools

An Introduction to The Trinity in Primary Schools

NFER Assessment

No More Marking Training

Assessment Leader Briefing

Local Governing Committee Members Evaluating Christian Distinctiveness

Securing Effective Team Performance

Mental Health in Schools

School Leaders Residential Conference

Lead Like Jesus

Peep at Teep

Courageous Advocacy

Spiritual Development in the Primary School



Group working

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