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In addition to the Early Career Framework and National Professional Qualifications, there is also a variety of other high-quality CPD programmes available, covering all phases.

Please click on the relevant sections below to find out more, or click the green button to visit the booking system.

Our colleagues at the Children's Hospital School offer a wide range of CPD programmes and support, and further details of their offer can be found here - Children's Hospital School

Information about the CPD and support available from the Inclusion & SEND Hub at Ash Field Academy can be found here - Inclusion & SEND Hub

Learn-AT Associate Research School work in partnership with Kyra Research School and they support evidence-informed school improvement across Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland.  You can find out more here - Associate Research School

TELA (Thomas Estley Learning Alliance) also offer a range of professional development opportunities and further details can be found here - TELA

Olevi TLC programmes (POC, OTP, OTAP, OLE)

OLEVI’s collaborative programmes inject energy, skill and the highest standards of professional teaching practice into your school.  Devised by world leaders in the field of education, OLEVI’s unique teaching, learning, leadership, and coaching programmes (TLC) have made measurable improvements in the quality of teaching in schools, with consequent improvements in outcomes for students. They help teachers develop their skills to ensure their continued development and to improve teaching and learning in school environments. They build on the teaching wisdom already in place in schools, and develop and empower teachers, teaching assistants and leaders to kick-start action and steer reaction in your school.

As a Designated Olevi Centre (DOC) the Teaching School Hub is currently running the following programmes (please click on the programme title for more information):

To find out dates and costs, please visit our online booking system or email [email protected]

Leicester History Network

This programme of five sessions across the year focuses on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes by providing opportunities for subject specialist history teachers, and others, to focus on improving subject knowledge, as well as considering their curriculum design.  This in turn ensures teachers are able to impart rich subject knowledge required for GCSE / A Level specifications, as well as providing teachers with the opportunity to develop their curriculum to meet the aims of the National Curriculum - “to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.”

Each workshop is led by an acknowledged expert in the field of history teaching and provides a distinct focus. In the past these workshops have included topics such as embedding local history, making best use of retrieval practice, ensuring accessibility for lower prior attaining GCSE students, developing a diverse and representative history curriculum, and developing a curriculum with historians at its heart. 

There are also opportunities for colleagues to share ideas, resources, ask questions and seek guidance from experts in the field of history education.

Between each session there is time for colleagues to embed what they have learnt into their practice.

To find out dates, topics and costs for 2021-22 network meeting / workshops, please click here, or visit our online booking system or email [email protected]

Boosting Primary History Subject Knowledge

Whether you are a history subject lead or an ECT teaching KS1/KS2 for the first time, do you have the deep subject knowledge required by the new OFSTED framework? Are you looking for guidance on shaping and sequencing content into coherent medium-term plans?

These content-based workshops will deepen your knowledge of British history study units at KS1 and KS2, and help you to construct rigorous medium-term plans based on accessible enquiry questions linked to key National Curriculum concepts.

The workshops are led by Andrew Wrenn, who is a knowledgeable history specialist and an honorary fellow of the Historical Association. He is an experienced teacher, trainer and writer, former LA adviser and co-author of the HA`s report on Teaching Emotive and Controversial History 3-19.

In Autumn 2021 we are running a series of 'Beyond Black History Month' workshops which will look at diversifying the primary curriculum. Click here for further information.

In Spring 2022 we will be running a series of workshops looking at teaching history in EYFS and KS1, developing 'past and present', thinking about teaching history within living memory and beyond living memory, and also looking at significant individuals. Click here for further information. 

In Summer 2022 we will be running a series of 3 workshops (Intent, Implementation and Impact) that will use Primary History as an example, to show how foundation subject leaders can overhaul planning effectively to develop knowledge-rich content but which retains a creative and inspirational impact on children. Click here for further information.

To find out further topics, dates and costs for forthcoming workshops, please visit our online booking page or email [email protected]

Boosting Primary Geography Subject Knowledge

Whether you are a geography subject lead or an ECT teaching KS1/KS2 for the first time, do you have the deep subject knowledge required by the new OFSTED framework? Are you looking for guidance on shaping and sequencing content into coherent medium-term plans?

These content-based workshops will deepen your knowledge of places studied at KS1 and KS2 and help you construct rigorous medium-term plans based on accessible enquiry questions which link to key knowledge and skills in the National Curriculum.

These workshops are led by Ben Ballin, a knowledgeable geography specialist and a member of the Primary Geography editorial board.  Ben is an experienced teacher and trainer who leads primary geography networks in the West Midlands and London.  He has written teaching materials for the Geographical Association, the RGS (with IBG) and the online primary geography website Oddizzi.  In 2019, he created a primary teaching atlas for the publisher TTS.

To find out dates and costs for the workshop series starting in October 2021, please click here to view the flyer, visit our online booking system or email [email protected]

Cognitive Science in the Classroom

This programme consists of 3 sessions which will introduce teachers to research-informed and evidence-proven strategies to effectively promote recall, retention and memorisation in the classroom. 

What will delegates achieve?

  • Increased knowledge of cognitive science and how it impacts on student learning
  • An understanding of the potential impact of interleaving and spaced practice on children’s learning
  • Strategies to effectively implement the use of Knowledge Organisers to aid retention
  • Practical, easily transferable examples of strategies to develop retrieval practice in your students

The programme is suitable for ECTs, teachers and leaders from primary, secondary and special school settings.

Facilitated by Ashley Bartlett, an experienced teacher, SLE and trainer, these sessions aim to share with delegates practical and easily-implemented strategies, based on the latest pedagogical thinking.  The programme also incorporates a number of inter-sessional challenges which provide delegates with the opportunity to reflect on their current practice and work with their teams to develop their pedagogy.

To find out dates and costs for the Summer 2022 workshops, starting on 19th May 2022, please click here to view the flyer, or visit our online booking system or email [email protected]

Safer Recruitment in Education   

Schools and educational settings have a duty to safeguard the children in their care. Implementing safer recruitment practices is an important aspect of fulfilling this obligation. This one-day workshop considers all aspects of safeguarding through recruitment and gives school staff recruiters the information and understanding they need to recruit safely and comply with relevant statutory guidance.

By the end of the training, delegates will be able to:

  • Identify key features of staff recruitment that help prevent or deter the appointment of unsuitable people
  • Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure it’s prompt reporting
  • Begin to review their own organisation's policies and practices with a view to making them safe
  • Maintain an on-going culture of vigilance and action planning

The programme includes full participation and group discussions. An assessment is included at the end of each session, so participants must be prepared to complete the whole day.

The course is facilitated by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation and participants will receive a record of attendance and a certificate confirming their performance during assessment.

Please contact the Teaching School Hub for details of future training dates.

Data Leaders Network

The Data Leaders Network has been running for many years and is very well attended by senior data leaders, data managers and administrators from secondary schools across the city and county. 

It provides a forum to share what is happening in education in terms of assessment and reporting, and to share expertise and develop practice in effective use of data, to help drive improvement in secondary schools.

There are 3 sessions across the academic year (one per term) and often there are visiting speakers, who share their expertise on specific subjects, often requested by network members.

For further details on joining the Data Leaders Network, please email [email protected]

Secondary EAL Network

The Secondary EAL Network is attended by co-ordinators and leads with responsibility for EAL and ethnic minority achievement

It provides a forum to share and develop good practice for working with EAL / Minority Ethnic learners at secondary level, disseminates strategies and raises awareness of useful resources. It also provides an opportunity to network and to share information with colleagues.

There are 3 sessions across the academic year (one per term) and the network is facilitated by Sharon Mitchell-Halliday, who is an Independent Education Consultant, specialising in English as an additional language (EAL), literacy, language and communication and Closing the Gap. Sharon has over 18 years teaching experience as a secondary French and English teacher in Leicestershire and Hertfordshire, and was the British Council EAL Nexus CPD Specialist for the East of England in 2014-15. She is also a licensed LiLAC tutor (Language in Learning across the curriculum, a professional development course to support the teaching of EAL learners and to develop literacy in mainstream classrooms) and a licensed Elklan tutor (Speech, Language and Communication Course).

To view the network dates for 2021-22, please click here. For further details on joining the Secondary EAL Network, please visit our online booking system or email [email protected]


The National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO) is a mandatory requirement for all SENCOs appointed new to the role and is an excellent opportunity for professional development for aspiring SENCOs.

The programme provides the opportunity for participants to reflect upon and improve their practice whilst learning more about the coordination of special educational needs, policy and supporting the individual needs of children and young people.  It is delivered by Best Practice Network and is accredited by Bath Spa University (BSU), this programme is worth the first 60 credits towards a Master’s (MA) degree.

The 6 day programme currently costs *£2,250 (+VAT) and participants need to register with Best Practice Network -

Applicants are asked to state whether they have been recommended to the programme and should select ‘Leicester and Leicestershire Teaching School Hub’ from the drop-down list as well as inputting the partner code ‘LLTSH’ (in order to gain a place on the Leicester cohort). 

Please click HERE to see the details for the 2022-23 Leicester cohort, starting in Autumn 2022.

*Applicants using the 'LLTSH' code will receive a £50 discount.


Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status is a recognised progression route for school support staff that can make a real difference to schools and pupils.

It provides confidence, capability, and credibility to carry out advanced roles in teaching and learning.

What’s included?

  • 2 days of live group facilitation with tutor and peers
  • Independent online course study
  • Independent writing of tasks and creation of e-portfolio
  • 1.5 hour assessment (interviews with candidate, teacher and Headteacher)

The cost of the programme is *£290 (+VAT) for preparation, plus £450 for assessment, and participants need to register with Best Practice Network -

Applicants are asked to state whether they have been recommended to the programme and should select ‘Leicester and Leicestershire Teaching School Hub’ from the drop-down list as well as inputting the partner code ‘LLTSH’ (in order to gain a place on the Leicester cohort).

*Applicants using the 'LLTSH' code will receive a £50 discount.

HR Workshops for Senior Leaders

Various HR workshops are available for senior leaders, looking at specific aspects of knowledge that may be required.

Please click on each of the workshop titles below for further information:

          Find out what you need to know about HR, as a Senior Leader

          Restructuring to balance the books or make fit for purpose

          Avoiding pitfalls, minimising risk, motivating staff and handling difficult conversations

          How to investigate allegations of misconduct fairly

For further details and queries about HR Workshops for Senior Leaders, please email [email protected]

To book places, please visit our online booking system.

Historic England - Teaching Local History (DfE approved)

Teaching Local History is explicitly mentioned for all Key Stages in the National Curriculum, however many schools struggle as their teachers lack local knowledge.  Having Local History as a golden thread that runs through the curriculum can provide a fantastic opportunity to design a bespoke curriculum that is directly relevant to the community and the children you teach.  OFSTED has said that the curriculum should reflect the pupil’s identity  -  pupils should be able to see themselves in their school’s curriculum.  By learning local stories, linked with a familiar place, the learning becomes internalised and becomes part of the long-term memory; the pupils deepen their understanding about how the past has shaped the present. 

It also provides pupils with the opportunity to learn how historians study the past and construct accounts, and gives them the opportunity to lead enquiries and conduct research using documents, primary evidence and processes that historians use. 

A series of workshops is available, for both primary and secondary colleagues, that will consist of an online introduction, a face-to-face heritage trail and a face-to-face research and feedback session.

The training will be led by Ismail Dale, the manager of Historic England’s Heritage Schools Programme.  This is a successful national programme, supporting schools in using local heritage resources and the built historic environment to deliver and enhance the curriculum. The workshops are FULLY FUNDED by Historic England.

Please click on the flyers below to view both the Primary and Secondary programmes.

Teaching Local History - Primary Settings

Teaching Local History - Secondary Settings