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 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

Please enjoy browsing the full range of sessions using the following sections. We want these sessions to meet your needs, so 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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Assessment in early years settings: “I really do care” – Thursday 28 April 2022, 4pm – 6pm

Teacher Twitter: Personal and Professional Boundaries – Wednesday 4 May 2022, 2pm – 4pm

Teaching SSP outdoors – Wednesday 11 May 2022, 3pm – 5pm

An introduction to Reggio Emilia – Monday 16 May 2022, 1pm – 2pm

Helping boys to succeed in year one – Wednesday 18 May 2022, 2pm – 4pm

Leadership in the early years – Thursday 19 May 2022, 2pm – 4pm

Intergenerational practice – Monday 23 May 2022, 1pm – 2.30pm

‘Wild weaving’ outdoor session – Thursday 26 May 2022, 2pm – 4pm

Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder in children with SEND and Emotional Behavioural Difficulties – Tuesday 7 June 2022, 4pm – 6pm

Forest school taster session EYFS – Thursday 9 June 2022, 2pm – 4pm

Teaching SSP outdoors – Friday 10 June 2022, 3.30pm – 5.30pm

‘Wild weaving’ outdoor session – Wednesday 15 June 2022, 2pm – 4pm

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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Five fundamental movement skills for under 5’s – Tuesday 14 June 2022, 4pm – 6pm

Introduction to restorative practice for schools – Thursday 16 July 2022, 4pm – 5pm

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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Inclusive teaching practice within the secondary humanities education: Representing class in geography – Wednesday 27 April 2022, 4pm – 5pm

Secondary and Further Education Teacher (FET) Early Career Teacher (ECT) CPD – Tuesday 24 May 2022, 5pm – 7pm

Secondary and Further Education Teacher (FET) Early Career Teacher (ECT) CPD – Tuesday 21 June 2022. 5pm – 7pm

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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