Continuing Professional Development

CPD at Waverley Education Foundation

Our CPD offer across the primary and secondary phases is continually evolving and aims to respond quickly to local demand. It encompasses training events drawing on local expertise in promoting diversity and tackling radicalisation and extremism

  •  Structured programmes carrying external accreditation
  •  Annual programmes targeted at specific career phases
  •  Phase-specific and subject-specific courses
  •  Training days delivered by nationally recognised experts
  •  One-off events in response to demand

These training opportunities addressing whole-school and curriculum innovation are of relevance to schools nationally. As licensed provider for a number of structured programmes which aim to develop colleagues at different stages of their career, we are also fortunate in having a talented team of accredited trainers within the trust.

We additionally design and deliver our own training programmes to meet the needs of our schools, such as the annual NQT programmes for primary and secondary.  These programmes are rigorously evaluated for year-on-year improvement. This year we are focusing courses on Maths and literacy in primary, as well as on subjects for which provision tends to be limited, such as Music and PE. We are working with our local subject networks to identify further training needs as we address the challenges of new curricula. 

The Association of Central Teaching Schools (ACTS) of which we are a member,  are offering NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH, in partnership with Ambition School Leadership. Applications are now open and can be accessed via this link http://www.acts.education/npqalliance/ with courses commencing this term.

Click on the links below to download more information about this year’s courses

To discuss how we can work with your school to provide high quality CPD, please send an email to James Abley email: james.abley@waverley.bham.sch.uk in the first instance or phone 0121 566 6600 ext. 31062.