Continuing Professional Development

We know that teaching is an ever changing landscape, so at STSA we want to ensure that we meet your needs, so that you keep pace with current educational thinking and pedagogy, enabling you to fulfil your role and responsibilities, whether you are just starting out on your career, training to be a teacher, in your first two years of teaching, a middle or senior leader, an aspiring Headteacher or an Executive Leader, we are here to support your journey.

Research tells us that high quality professional development can have an impact on improving the quality of teaching, which leads to improved outcomes for children and young people.  As James Zuccollo and Harry Fletcher Wood note, ‘the impact of high quality PD on pupil attainment compares to the impact of having a teacher with ten years experience rather than a new graduate’.

As well as Train to Teach, and as part of STEP with Early Career Teachers and a suite of National Professional Qualifications, we want to ensure that we meet the local need of our teaching profession with high quality professional development.  This includes a range of professional development courses and network meetings to ensure that practitioners and leaders have the knowledge and skills to deliver high quality provision that will impact positively on pupil outcomes.  These will be evidence based and include practical application and time for reflection and action planning.

Our professional development is about sustainable change and long term impact on practitioners, leaders and outcomes for children and young people.

Please note that the charge stated in bold alongside each training course is for our Core Package subscribing schools only – details of charges for other settings, if different, are included in the course outline for each session.