CPD programmes generally produce positive responses from teachers, in contrast to other interventions. Access CPD Programmes from an extensive range of providers in the SW England. Each of the programmes listed offer a wide variety of tailor-made training for individual schools and their staff.

National Professional Qualification in Senior Leadership (NPQSL)

A personalised, inspirational programme for senior leaders with cross-school responsibilities including experienced middle leaders, deputy heads, SENCOs, subject leaders working across MATs and SLEs. We welcome applicants from across Devon and the South West. Starts in October 2020.

The range and quality of our training including face to face, online learning and individual coaching is highly rated: “DTSP holds a very strong quality rating with a 100% pass rate. Support for participants exceeds expectations, demonstrating exceptional performance, 100% of participants would recommend this programme” Tribal QA report 2020

The NPQSL programme is designed to develop the leadership potential of Senior Leaders leading a team across their school. They will be supported to further develop key leadership behaviours: Vision, Collaboration, Personal Drive, Resilience, Interpersonal and Intra-personal Awareness, Integrity and Respect.

They will achieve this through an improvement project that they will work with a team across the school to reduce variation in pupil progress and attainment and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of teaching. The programme will last 4 terms by which time they will have submitted for assessment a 5,000 word assignment which covers the initiation, implementation and evaluation of the project.

Key Features:

  • Led by an experienced Headteacher and the Director of DTSP who understand whole school improvement processes and the key part distributed leadership plays within its success.
  • A personalised programme that endeavours to support Senior Leaders develop their own leadership style and apply their learning within their own context.
  • Inspirational trainers who have developed the key skills of Senior Leaders within their own schools and beyond
  • Excellent face to face leadership training days aligned to a core theme of transformational change
  • School visits: Membership of an Action Learning Set to compare and analyse change in different schools.
  • Two coaching sessions provided within the SL’s school to explore their personal leadership development
  • High quality online research and reading across four modules to challenge thinking and support your project

Application deadline Monday 28th September 2020

For further details, including course outline and facilitators, please visit our website at:

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Primary NQT Induction - Training and Development Programme

Support programme for Primary NQTs run over 7 sessions. For more information click the 'Register Button' below.

This programme is delivered through South Somerset Partnership Teaching School.

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Diploma in Trauma & Mental Health-Informed Schools

To train school staff and community staff to be mental health literate and trauma informed practitioners. Delivered by Clare Williams.

  • The neuroscience and psychology of child and adolescent mental and ill-health
*What do trauma and mental health-informed schools & communities do?

  • Bodies, minds, behaviour and learning

  • The healing power of talking about feelings & making sense of painful life experiences 
  • To learn practical skills to empower school staff to help vulnerable children and those who have suffered a trauma or have a mental health issue. 
  • To provide practitioners with key insights and skills as well as vital support and encouragement
* Use online tools for assessing, improving, and measuring change in emotional health and well being 

The event is delivered through the Ambitions Teaching School

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Please contact the event provider if you have a question.