Courses & Programmes

There are a wide range of courses available across the county, many of which are currently being delivered online. These range from programmes for Teaching Assistants, subject-specific area for Teachers as well as training for Governors and Clerks.

See our Course Directory for a full list of available courses.

Our CPD programmes are carefully planned for coherence over a period of time and are grounded in practice. They are focussed on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes, underpinned by robust evidence and expertise, and include opportunities for collaboration and expert challenge. This is because we know that to have a long-term, positive impact on pupils’ learning, CPD must be relevant to teachers’ current classes and contribute towards whole school development.

The Chartered College of Teaching sees educational research at the heart of what it means to be a professional. Research helps teachers reflect on their practice and find ways to improve. We work with Durrington Research School to bring national research closer to East Sussex schools. Our CPD offer is evidence-informed and promotes outstanding practice through sharing examples of best practice both locally and nationally. For recent research and articles, visit our R&D section.

Subject Networks

We have established Subject Networks across the county for both primary and secondary level teachers. There are a number of primary Subject Network meetings held throughout the year for PSHE, SEND, English, Maths, Science, RE, Computing, Art, MFL, Music and Careers Information.  Search our Course Directory for details.  

Our wider partnerships

Kingsnorth English Hub

Funded by the DfE each year, the English Hub delivers intensive in school support for phonics and early reading. To register for support in this area please apply here.

The Hub also provides a range of CPD covering synthetic phonics, vocabulary development and love of reading. See the current offer here.For further information about the English Hub please visit our website or contact us via email.

Sussex Maths Hub

The Sussex Maths Hub is one of a network of 40 Maths Hubs in England funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and coordinated by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM).

The Maths Hub works with various stakeholders including schools (nursery/primary/secondary/post-16), teaching schools, universities and maths organisations to improve maths teaching and learning across Sussex.

The full offer and details about how they work can be found on their website here. For further information or to discuss any requirements you might have, please telephone 01444873905.

National Professional Qualifications in Leadership (NPQs)

Beacon Academy Teaching School Alliance, St Richard’s Catholic College/Rother Teaching School Alliance and Leadership CoLab at UCL Institute of Education are delighted to be working together to offer professional development opportunities for educational leaders in:

• National Professional Qualification in Middle

• Leadership: NPQML – Leading a team

• National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership: NPQSL – Leading across a school

NPQs will develop talented leaders from all backgrounds who can deliver educational excellence in a self-improving system and high-quality outcomes for students.

The programmes have been developed collaboratively between school leaders, UCL teaching staff and researchers and are built upon high-quality leadership practice, evidence and research. They offer a varied programme of study that enables participants to self-reflect and apply their learning in their own context.

Beacon Academy Teaching School Alliance and St Richard’s Catholic College/Rother Teaching School Alliance will run a joint cohort of Middle Leaders and Senior Leaders starting in November 2020.

Applications for our NPQs have now closed, but keep an eye on this page for future opportunities.

SLE Training

We run training for our new Specialist Leaders in Education several times a year. If you are an SLE who has been sent the password for this page, you can access it here. If you need to receive the log-in details again, please contact Jo Clayforth-Carr.