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The Department for Education offers professional development and support to help schools develop their leadership, staff and curriculum, so that they can improve their results and performance.

Approved training, support and funding is available to help improve teaching, leadership and governance.

Guidance around all of the Department for Education’s approved CPD offers can be found by visiting:

The Department for Education also approves and designates specific curriculum hubs, and further information about each of their offers is available by clicking on the relevant link below:

Roade English Hub

Roade English Hub provides support to local schools, academies and free schools to improve the teaching of phonics, early language and reading in reception and Year 1.

Maths Hub

The East Midlands South Maths Hub is part of a national network, funded by the DfE and coordinated by the NCETM.  It covers Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland, Corby, Daventry, East Northamptonshire and Kettering, and is led by Beauchamp College, Oadby, Leicestershire.

The Computing Hub

The Computing Hub, led by Beauchamp College, will work with you to identify your computing needs and provide a targeted programme of support. High-quality CPD with generous bursaries is available, along with teaching and learning resources and school-to-school support.

Science Learning Partnership

Forest Way Alliance are delighted to be working with The STEM Learning Network to offer the Science Learning Partnership CPD Programme.

Language Driven Pedagogy

Building on the success of England’s first MFL Centre for Excellence, the National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy (NCELP), LDP continues the successful partnership between The University of York and The Cam Academy Trust to sustain the approach of strong partnership between academic research and teaching practice for translating educational research into effective classroom practice. They provide a comprehensive programme of CPD showing how the recommendations from the MFL Pedagogy Review (2016) can be operationalised through a language-led, knowledge-rich and practice-based curriculum. 

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Behaviour Hub

The DfE’s new Behaviour Hub Programme will enable schools with exemplary behaviour practices to work with other schools to improve their behaviour culture. Keyham Lodge is the lead school in a designated behaviour hub.