Online Course / Webinar

Governing the Finances - Academy Schools

This course will provide an overview of how schools are funded and explain the school budget setting process and budget system amongst other topics

Suitable for all governors but recommended for those chairing a resource committee or with a lead governor responsibility for finance. There will be time for networking and opportunities to focus on your individual school.

For Academy Schools only.

Event Date 30-03-2021 10:30 am
Can't write, won't write - Secondary

This interactive and hands-on workshop focusses on strategies to support reluctant writers to get their ideas down on paper in a range of subject settings and a range of genre, including report/recount, discussion/persuasion and fiction . The strategies will reduce cognitive overload and provide practical solutions to address the three key reasons why writing can be so difficult for some learners. 

Event Date 30-03-2021 1:00 pm
Event End Date 30-03-2021 3:30 pm
Individual Price £50.00
Supporting Children & Young People with Autism Using Social Narrative Resources and Strategies

The Communication and Interaction Team (C&I) are delivering a workshop designed for school staff to develop their knowledge and skills in supporting children and young people with autism using social narrative resources and strategies.

Event Date 28-04-2021 1:30 pm
Working with a Child with Dyslexia


This training will enable delegates to explore the use of a number of assessments that can be administered by teachers and teaching assistants both to develop a more precise understanding of a pupil’s language difficulties and to inform the full diagnostic process.

The tests examined will include non-word reading and short-term memory tests. In addition delegates will be shown how to use a test of phonological skills that they can readily use in schools.

This training will build upon the course offered by the Teaching School in February.

This course scored 9.2 out of 10 last year


“Really useful and lots of 
practical applications.”




Event Date 28-04-2021 4:30 pm
Event End Date 28-04-2021 5:30 pm
Individual Price £30.00
Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) Training

This is a mandatory training course for staff new to the role of EVC in schools. This DfE approved course covers the management checks and procedures for visits required by the DfE and the local authority/employer.  This course is also recommended for those that are new to the role of Head.

(Various dates from February to April)

Event Date 29-04-2021 9:30 am
NQTs: Learning about maths teaching through studying lessons - KS1

There is much that can be learnt from studying lessons, noticing teaching decisions and considering the impact of these decision on learners. For new teachers, the study of a lesson can be enhanced by listening to experienced teachers discussing their observations and then reflecting on this discussion.

These days will provide NQTs with an opportunity to observe a lesson alongside experienced teachers, listen to the teachers discuss their observations of the lesson and then discuss their own observations with peers. It is an opportunity to consider the intention, implementation and impact of teaching within a single lesson.

Event Date 14-05-2021 10:45 am
Primary English Subject Leader Meetings

Subject leaders will have access to cutting edge thinking and research, and guidance on managing their subject leadership role.

(Various dates from February to May)

Event Date 24-05-2021 9:30 am
Pupil Exclusions Procedures

Suitable for maintained, academy and free schools this course provides an overview of governor/trustee responsibilities in relation to the DfE Exclusion Guidance for maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units in England. Suitable for maintained, academy and free schools this course provides an overview of governor/trustee responsibilities in relation to the DfE Exclusion Guidance for maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units in England. 

Clerks may also find this training useful and are welcome to attend. 

Event Date 25-05-2021 10:00 am
Early Career Programme

The two half-days in this programme will explore key ideas in mathematics teaching including the principles underpinning teaching for mastery, the importance of reasoning and assessing understanding. Participating teachers will have an opportunity to discuss areas of mathematics teaching they find challenging and explore ways to be more effective. Targeted at early career teachers, the day will also be suitable for returning teachers and teachers new to primary.

(Various dates in May)

Event Date 25-05-2021 1:30 pm