CPD and Developing Leaders

CPD Core Teaching Alliance Aim

To identify and co-ordinate expertise from across the alliance, using exemplary teachers and leaders to provide high quality training and  leadership development for staff across the local area, in order to support the achievement of excellent learner outcomes.

Developing Leaders Core Teaching Alliance Aim

To ensure that our most talented people are given leadership opportunities which will strengthen schools and create future capacity.

We have been working hard to redesign our CPD programme, to take teachers all the way from Initial Teacher Training through to System Leadership. We have identified 10 career stages and have then reviewed the CPD which we will offer at each stage.

The 10 Stages are as follows:

Stage 1 Initial Teacher Training and Education
Stage 2 NQT Support and Development Programme
Stage 3 RQT and Early Career Support and Development Programme
Stage 4 Middle Leadership/ NPQML
Stage 5 Moving from Middle to Senior Leadership
Stage 6 Senior Leadership/NPQSL
Stage 7 Thinking About and Preparing For Headship
Stage 8 Headship Development/NPQH
Stage 9 New to Headship Support and Development Programme
Stage 10 System Leadership

In addition, we run courses on outstanding Early Years practice, SEND, Leadership of Pupil Premium, Subject Leadership, interventions (Reception Literacy Programme, Boosting Reading at Primary, Talk Boost, Inference Training, FFT Wave 3, Guided Talk), Good to Outstanding, High Impact Interventions.

All of our courses have consistently achieved 5 star ratings for delivery of training and content of training! Due to the current lockdown restrictions we are exploring alternatives to the delivery of our training, please keep revisiting this page or the calendar for more information about upcoming courses.

To book a place on any of our courses please email Rachel on rswann@aet.cheshire.sch.uk.

Please see below for further information regarding our courses. We will also be providing training on 

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as soon as we have confirmed dates and venues. Please contact rswann@aet.cheshire.sch.uk for further details