Professional development courses for teachers
The Inspiration Teaching School Alliance offers a broad range of continuing professional development courses for teachers and school leaders, including leadership training under the National Professional Qualifications banner.
Our courses are led by some of the country's leading educational thinkers, bringing fresh perspectives to East Anglia.
We aim to make our courses as accessible as possible and offer substantial discounts for schools in Norfolk and north Suffolk. Our alliance partners receive priority booking and further discounts on places for their staff.
About our professional development courses for teachers
Our courses are led by some of the best-known and well-regarded education thinkers from around the UK together with the alliance's own locally-based experts.
Courses generally run in the late afternoon, fitting into twilight CPD slots and offering flexibility for teachers and leaders to attend with minimal disruption to school duties.
Most courses are held at the Inspiration Curriculum Centre, 256 Hall Road, Norwich, NR1 2PW. Free car parking is available on site; please note access is from Hall Road and not from the main Hewett Academy entrance. We do occasionally other locations around the region and beyond, so please check your the course page for details.
If you have any questions about our courses, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01603 733447.
Upcoming professional development courses
Autumn term 2018
|September 17, 2018||Summer Turner||Norwich|
|September 19, 2018||Direct instruction and grammar: How to deliver Expressive Writing||Dr Anthony Radice||Norwich|
|September 19, 2018||Tim Mullis||Norwich|
|September 20, 2018||Teaching a knowledge-rich religion and philosophy KS3 curriculum||Dr Richard Kueh||Norwich|
|September 24, 2018||Teaching the Anglo-Saxon period||Michael Fordham||Norwich|
|September 27, 2018||Boosting MFL progress and attainment in Key Stage 4||Barry Smith||Norwich|
|October 1, 2018||Exploring the use of GIS in a knowledge-rich geography curriculum||Dr Katie Hall and Grace Healy||Norwich|
|October 2, 2018||Tim Mullis||Norwich|
|October 8, 2018||Steve Mastin and Sarah Buckley||Norwich|
|October 10, 2018||Steve Mastin||Norwich|
|October 11, 2018||Revision: effective strategies which harness knowledge for rapid school improvement||Steve Mastin and Lucy Austin||Norwich|
|October 15, 2018||MFL: Patterns to proficiency||Dr Gianfranco Conti||Norwich|
|October 31, 2018||Decoupling formative and summative assessment in schools: why and how||Christine Counsell and Michael Fordham||Norwich|
|November 12, 2018||Michael Fordham||Norwich|
|November 13, 2018||Sarah Buckley and Dr Richard Kueh||Norwich|
|November 14, 2018||Implications of memory research for teaching||Kristopher Boulton||Norwich|
|November 20, 2018||Tim Mullis||Norwich|
|November 22, 2018||John Stephens||Norwich|
|November 28, 2018||Developing high-quality writing in geography||Grace Healy||Norwich|
|November 29, 2018||Teaching a knowledge-rich primary RE curriculum||Dr Richard Kueh||Norwich|
|December 6, 2018||Revision: effective strategies which harness knowledge for rapid school improvement||Steve Mastin and Lucy Austin||Norwich|
Spring term 2019
|January 17, 2019||What does an 'entitlement curriculum' look like for low attainers?||Summer Turner and Lucy Austin||Norwich|
|January 31, 2019||Powerful knowledge, disciplines and subjects in secondary schools||Christine Counsell, Dr Richard Kueh, and Tim Mullis||Norwich|
|February 5, 2019||Primary writing: getting beyond teaching through genre||Sarah Buckley and Steve Mastin||Norwich|
|February 11, 2019||What does teaching and learning look like in a ‘knowledge-rich’ secondary lesson?||Tim Mullis and Michael Fordham||Norwich|
|February 27, 2018||Teaching ecology in Key Stage 3 science||Lucy Austin||Norwich|
|March 4, 2019||Teaching the Renaissance in Key Stage 3 history||Steve Mastin||Norwich|
|March 6, 2019||The role of subject-based communities of practice in improving subject teaching in secondary schools||Christine Counsell and Michael Fordham||Norwich|
|March 7, 2019||John Stephens||Norwich|
|March 11, 2019||Summer Turner||Norwich|
|March 13, 2019||Tropical rainforests at Key Stage 2||Grace Healy||Norwich|
|March 21, 2019||Teaching chemistry in Key Stage 2||Lucy Austin||Norwich|
|March 25, 2019||Sarah Buckley and Christine Counsell||Norwich|
Summer term 2019
|May 2, 2019||Teaching anatomy and physiology at Key Stage 3||Lucy Austin||Norwich|
|July 1, 2019||Summer Turner||Norwich|
|July 4, 2019||John Stephens||Norwich|
|July 11, 2019||The crucial role of RE in the knowledge-rich curriculum||Dr Richard Kueh||Norwich|
|July 15, 2019||Teaching principles of chemistry at Key Stage 3||Lucy Austin||Norwich|
Booking and discounts
Places can be booked online via our ticketing partner Eventbrite. Click the course name in the listings above for full details, pricing, and to book instantly.
We keep course prices as low as possible, with a 50% discount for schools in Norfolk and north Suffolk for our courses in East Anglia, and a priority rate for Inspiration Teaching School Alliance members.
Discounted rates are also available for trainee teachers - please email email@example.com for details.
If you can't make a course you've booked, we are happy for a colleague to attend instead; please just let us know their name. If you do have to cancel, we will refund the course cost minus a £25 administration fee if we are notified more than 14 days before the course date; cancellations closer to the course are not eligible for any refund.