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Continued Professional Development (CPD)

Peninsula Teaching School’s CPD offering for 2018-19

The offer this year is exciting, providing a range of opportunities to develop varying cohorts of staff with aspects of teaching and learning and leadership skills.  The courses and training on offer ensure that NQTs, RQTs, middle/senior leaders as well as aspiring leaders have an opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding.  Similarly, due to the success of this year’s Exceptional Leadership course, we are again using inspirational and renowned speakers, bringing the national agenda of education to Cornwall.

This coming year, we also have a high quality Coaching programme, with Level 1 ‘Introduction to Coaching’ training and Level 2 ‘Advanced Skills Coaching’ which is accredited by the Institute of Educational Coaching. This training will give middle leaders/senior leaders the toolkit to support both underperforming and exceptional staff, promoting effective change, as well as considering how to develop a school CPD model based around coaching principles.

We are also developing collaborative CPLD opportunities with Teaching Schools across Cornwall to forge links with Kingsbridge Research School and the EEF.

Brief Overview of CPD offer for 2018-2019

Bold Beginnings – A high quality NQT induction programme

The Peninsula Teaching School Partnership is an accredited Appropriate Body for the registration of NQTs to continue to support staff during the early part of their teaching careers and beyond. We offer a comprehensive support package to meet the needs of schools and help develop NQTs, bridging the gap from the ITT year. 

Conference 1: 02/10/18 1:30pm-4:30pm venue: Penrice Academy
Conference 2: 05/02/19 1:30pm-4:30pm venue: The Atlantic Centre Newquay
Conference 3: 14/05/19 1:30pm-4:30pm venue: Penrice Academy


Encouraging Innovation – Leading Through Coaching

Suitable for colleagues embarking on the coaching process to develop core skills and for those leaders who have already undertaken some coaching responsibility in school. Level 1 Introduction to Coaching training (1 day) and Level 2 Advanced Skills Coaching (2 day), both are accredited by the Institute of Educational Coaching.

Level 1 – Date: Saturday 29th September 2018
Level 2 – Date: Friday 9th November 2018 and Saturday 10th November 2018 – BOOK NOW

*Please note colleagues can attend Level 2 without attending Level 1 due to there being an online pre-learning platform available.

Excellence in Teaching and Leading – 5 Saturdays of High Quality CPD

The Saturday sessions provide a range of CPD for different groups of teachers/leaders. The programme of 5 Saturday sessions gives classroom based practitioners and school leaders the opportunity to listen to high profile guest speakers, bringing the national agenda of education to Cornwall.  The Saturday CPD sessions are targeted at; classroom teachers, middle leaders, aspiring leaders and senior leaders.

Day One: Coaching Level 1 with Will Thomas (9am-3:30pm) 29th September 2018.
Day Two: Growing Leaders, Developing Young People Inspirational Leadership – 17th November 2018 (Middle Leaders/Senior Leaders) – BOOK NOW
Day Three: Leading a Learning School – 26th January 2019 (Middle Leaders/Senior Leaders) BOOK NOW
Day Four: Maximising the Achievement of Disadvantaged Learners – 2nd March 2019 (Teaching and Learning) BOOK NOW
Day Five: Metacognition and Memory Retention – 27th April 2019 (Teaching and Learning) BOOK NOW

Raising Aspirations – Teaching and Learning development days

The teaching and learning development days are opportunities for varying cohorts of staff to experience immersion days within other schools. These will be hosted and run by some of the 12 partnership schools across the alliance on a reciprocal basis.  Programmes will be bespoke for visiting cohorts in order to support a personalised programme of CPD that aligns to performance management targets and/or professional goals.

Dates TBC with individual schools within the Teaching School alliance.

Specialist Leaders of Education Training and Accreditation

The Peninsula Teaching School Partnership is supporting Specialist Leaders of Education Accreditation. We are looking for Headteachers to nominate candidates for the SLE core training programme.  The training will, outline the primary role of a SLE, focus on how to ensure effective school-to-school support and give candidates the opportunity to successfully complete a diagnostic task in school.

Autumn and Spring Term dates TBC

During the year there will be additional CPD courses on offer and details of these will be available on the website.

Please find below listings for CPD courses and opportunities during the 2018-19 academic year, in date order. Please follow the links for more detailed information.

NQT Bold Beginnings

Coaching Level 1

Coaching Level 2

Excellence in Teaching and Leading

Raising Aspirations

SLE Training

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