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Professional Development

We provide a wide range of professional development opportunities for staff throughout their career journey from NQTs to headship. Full details are listed in the tabs above, with a summary below.   

  • NQT CPD programmes for primary and secondary (and NQT ratification)                                                                                                                                   
  • Improving Teacher Programme (in collaboration with OLEVI, The Centre for Leadership in Teaching & Learning). This is delivered through six 3-hour sessions including learning walks and lesson observations                                                                                                                                                       
  • Leadership Programmes (including Emerging Leadership; NPQ Middle Leadership; NPQ Senior Leadership; NPQ Facilitator training; Shepherding Talent (for those aspiring to leadership in a Catholic School); and leaders for London/Aspiring Heads programme) We can also facilitate shadowing opportunities for your staff. If you wish these can be reciprocal, but this is not a requirement.                                                                                                                        
  • Good Practice Networks for both primary and secondary. WLTSA coordinates free Good Practice networks which meet termly for a range of primary and secondary subjects.                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • Directed CPD: We have an extensive range of pre-planned primary CPD opportunities and full details are available through the tab.  Further details on our secondary CPD will follow..                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Research & development: access to key research documents through this tab and opportunities for your school to become involved in WLTSA research; and to suggest areas of focus.