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Professional Development

We believe that supporting teachers in their professional development leads to improved outcomes for learners.
Good-quality training and reflective professional development are essential parts of a teacher’s professional life.
Everything we do is designed to encourage development, learning and the sharing of ideas.
We offer a range of professional development for Teachers and Teaching Assistants number that are both licensed and home grown to meet the needs of the ever developing education system.

Early Career Framework
Ladywood Teaching School are delighted to confirm that we are working in partnership with The Education Development Trust and the roll out of the Early Career Framework (ECF).
This support package for teachers, new to the profession, has been created as a two year cross phase programme, designed to support teachers with high quality support material and a robust mentor system.
It is the intention of the DfE to roll out the programme from Sept 2020 ( given the current COVID 19 crisis)
The programme is designed and incorporates elements of face to face sessions/ mentor led sessions / webinars/ online and self-study materials.
The ECF is designed to further raise the quality of teachers and teaching as well as improving the retention rates within the profession thus impacting on quality of education and life chances for our children and young people.
Please note that the ECF is fully funded by the DfE and therefore comes at no direct cost to the school.
Please note that Bolton will remain the Appropriate Body
To register or find out more contact

Further details regarding specific courses can be found on the following pages within the website:
Leadership Development

Teaching and Learning


We also offer bespoke training to meet specific needs. For further details please contact the Teaching School directly.

All our products are quality assured and evaluated for impact.

Please click here download the Ladywood CPD booklet and click here to download a booking form.

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