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Faculty of Education Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hub

We are delighted to be able to present you with a range of opportunities to engage with our academic colleagues across the Faculty of Education in relation to their areas of expertise and research. All CPD hub sessions are free and open to you or any of your colleagues. As a faculty, our vision is “to work collaboratively with others to enhance life chances” and we hope that this is another way we can do this.

If there are any particular topics you would like to see appearing more regularly or you have suggestions for others, please contact us on [email protected] to let us know.

We have themed the CPD offer into:

  1. Behaviour and wellbeing
  2. Curriculum
  3. Early career teacher sessions
  4. Evidence-based practice

These sessions should meet your needs, but let us know if there are other sessions or additional content that would be helpful. We have the expertise to support professional development across education including, but not limited to:

  • Practitioner research for teachers
  • Learning outside the classroom
  • Special educational needs
  • Dyslexia
  • Leadership
  • Early years education
  • Primary curriculum and pedagogy
  • Secondary curriculum and pedagogy
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Subject-specific support in sciences, mathematics, modern languages, physical education and computing

Early years sessions

Our departmental CPD sessions aim to support our partnership, students, staff and early years practitioners/teachers working in our wider partner settings.

Sessions are designed and delivered online or in-person by our own expert early years education tutors and partners at Edge Hill University. They are free to attend.

If you want to book multiple participants onto a session or have any suggestions for other CPD training, please email us on [email protected].

Explore our upcoming sessions below and book your place online.

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Early Number Sense: Subitising and Counting – Wednesday 2nd November 2022 (Online)

Early Reading for under-threes– what this is and what it is not- Thursday 3rd November 2022 (Online)

ECT Induction and the ECF – Wednesday 9th November 2022 (Online)

Supporting children who have English as an Additional Language -Thursday 10th November 2022 (Online)

EYFS Reforms/ Leading Change – Thursday 17th November 2022 (Online)

Early Years Music with SEN/D – Friday 2nd December 2022 (Face-to-face)

The Environment as a Third Teacher – Thursday 8th December 2022 (Online)

Collaborative Practice A Conversation – Wednesday 14th December 2022 (Face-to-face)

Leadership in the Early Years – Thursday 26th January 2023 (Online)

Early Years Music with SEN/D – Friday 27th January 2023 (Face-to-face)

Big Questions – Thursday 9th February 2023 (Online)

Developing mathematical opportunities in play – Tuesday 28th February 2023 (Face-to-Face)

Quality talk for under-threes – Tuesday 14th March 2023 (Online)

The Child as a Competent Learner- Theoretical Perspectives – Wednesday 15th March 2023 (Online)

Teacher Twitter: Personal and Professional Boundaries – Wednesday 22nd March 2023 (Online)

Early Reading for under-threes – what this is and what it is not – Wednesday 12th April 2023 (Online)

Supporting children’s emotional well-being – Thursday 27th April 2023 (Online)

Developing knowledge of geometry in Key Stage 1 – Tuesday 2nd May 2023 (Online)

ECT Induction and the ECF – Tuesday 2nd May 2023 (Online)

Developing Emotional Intelligence In Early Years Settings – Thursday 4th May 2023 (Face-to-face)

Teaching SSP outdoors – Thursday 11th May 2023

Introduction to working with young children on the Autism Spectrum -Thursday 11th May 2023 (Online)

Leadership in the Early Years – Tuesday 16th May 2023 (Online)

Primary Music and Computing (1) – Wednesday 17th May 2023 (Face-to-face)

Using visual supports and resources – unlock their potential! – Wednesday 17th May 2023 (Online)

Big Questions! – Thursday 18th May 2023 (Online)

Forest School Taster Session EYFS – Monday 22nd May 2023 (Face-to-face)

Intergenerational Practice – Tuesday 23rd May 2023 (Face-to-face)

Introduction to Autism and Girls – Wednesday 24th May 2023 (Online)

‘Wild Weaving’ Outdoor Session – Thursday 25th May 2023 (Face-to-face)

Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder in children with SEND and Emotional Behavioural Difficulties

Primary Music and Computing (2) – Wednesday 24th May 2023 (Face-to-face)

Primary and childhood education sessions

Our departmental CPD sessions aim to support our partnership, students and early career teachers. Sessions are delivered by our academic colleagues in relation to their
area of expertise and research. Sessions are free to attend. If you have any suggestions for sessions or would prefer something more bespoke, please do contact us
on [email protected] to let us know.

Explore our upcoming sessions below and book your place online.

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Spirit Gym – Thursday 19th January 2023

Secondary and Further Education

Our department CPD sessions aim to support our partners, staff and professionals working in a wide range of settings. Sessions are designed and delivered online or in person by our own expert Secondary and Further Education teams here in the Faculty of Education. They are free to attend.

Explore our upcoming sessions below and book your place online.

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Mindful Nature Pedagogy: building subject specific links with nature and young people’s wellbeing – Monday 10th October & Monday 17th October (in person)

Mindful Nature Pedagogy:building subject specific links with nature & young people’s wellbeing – Wednesday 16th November & Wednesday 23rd November (in person)

Session 1: LGBTQ+ religious experiences: Narrating alternative stories in RE- Tuesday 15 November 2022

GCSE & A-level Computer Science – Mock exam moderation – w/c 28th November 2022

Religious Literacy and the Challenges of Social Media – Wednesday 7th December 2022

Empowered Worldviews Rebellious and Defiant RE – Tuesday 24th January 2023 (Face to Face)

RE/Religion – Worldviews What do people mean and can we really study them? – Wednesday 8th Feb 2023

Session 2: Queer theologies: Bringing the basics to the RE classroom – Tuesday 14 March 2023

Supporting Disadvantaged Pupils through RE – Wednesday 10th May 2023

Representing Gender and Sexuality in RE – Tuesday 13th June 2023

Bespoke sessions

We can offer bespoke sessions – please get in touch with us to discuss your request.

Bespoke children’s rights CPD sessions for schools

Our Professor of Children’s Rights (Carol Robinson) can provide children’s rights sessions to your school staff/groups.

The focus of the sessions would be on  “What are children’s rights and what implications do these have for practice in early years and school settings?“.

The sessions would include looking at children’s rights as outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) (UN, 1989) and at the core principles underpinning the articles within the UNCRC. The aim would be to provoke discussion around factors to consider when implementing these principles in practice and for participants to gain a critical understanding of considerations and dilemmas relating to implementing children’s rights in practice.

As part of this work, there would also be a focus on educating children about their rights and what this mean in the context of early year and school settings. This will include introducing participants to the key characteristics of human rights as outlined in the United Nations World Programme for Human Rights Education (UN, 2006) and outlining how everyday practices in early year and school settings contribute to children and young people’s human rights education. A further aim of the sessions would be to increase awareness of factors to consider when developing practices to educate children and young people about human rights.

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