Continuing Professional development

What we offer

CECD staff have decades of experience in providing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training for teachers and educational professionals. We adopt a portfolio approach to CPD for teachers, connecting our different training events as part of a coherent programme of development. This personalised portfolio approach allows teachers to develop best practice that is innovative, critical, cohesive and forward-thinking, while encouraging retention and the development of in-school expertise. At CECD we tailor the content of our CPD provision to meet the specific needs of educational practitioners and schools.

In addition to our portfolio model, we design one-off CPD and training courses and events.

Primary Computing short courses

Our Primary Computing short courses are designed to be hands on and engaging; strengthening your subject knowledge and providing you with ideas and strategies to embed into your teaching that will impact across the whole curriculum.

Primary Literacy short courses

Our Primary Literacy short courses are designed to be exciting and engaging, to let our courses inspire you to think outside national curriculum standards and to enhance the experiences your pupils will have with literacy.

Primary Mathematics short courses

Primary mathematics is a challenging and ever-evolving subject; in light of this our maths short courses are at the forefront of current research aimed at supporting you to instil deep conceptual understanding in your learners.

Primary NQT Training

Supporting and developing Newly Qualified Teachers in their first year of teaching is hugely important. The NQT Training Programme has been developed to reinforce key subject knowledge areas, as well as provide informal links and support throughout the year.

Each workshop will have a specific theme as well as focussed discussion about progress and support. Your ongoing development as a primary teacher is our main aim.

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Early careers primary teacher training

New for 2015–16, this course is aimed at teachers in the early years of their career who want to develop excellent classroom skills. Working with a small group of peers, to ensure both networking and personalised support, you will develop leading edge, evidence based classroom practice.

Course leaders

The Centre for Educational Consultancy and Development prides itself on offering courses led by inspirational academics, ex headteachers and learning consultants, all with a wealth of experience both in teaching and research.

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The Centre for Educational Consultancy and Development prides itself on offering high quality consultancy and continuing professional development training courses founded on research based evidence.

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Postgraduate Certificates

We offer Postgraduate Certificates to develop your professional Practice in Challenging Behaviour; Children’s Literature; Primary Mathematics; Teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL); Artist Teacher Scheme; Early Childhood; SENCO; and Working with Children with Literacy Difficulties.

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Accreditation: We also offer fast-track routes from our CPD provision into qualifications, including a Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in Education and Master’s courses accredited by Oxford Brookes University.

Encouraging Research in Schools: We believe that a commitment to innovative, critical educational research is a fundamental part of best practice in schools. However, we also recognise that much more can be done to facilitate knowledge exchange and interaction between researchers in education and busy teachers. With this in mind we prepare regular free research digests for our partner schools so that they can have quick and easy access to the most recent research in education. Click on Research Resources for Schools to access our free research digests.

Find out more about International CPD and Consultancy provision.