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The department of Childhood, Education and Professional Development within the School of Education is delighted to announce a series of free CPD sessions throughout the academic year. We're proud of our provision in how it supports students and the education workforce with their strategic priorities, individual career aspirations and personal development.

"We strive to make a difference to children, families and society through education."

Our online sessions provide the valuable opportunity to gain knowledge and insights from our teaching staff (who are experts in their fields; with extensive workplace, research and management-based experience) and to collaborate with your peers, expand your network and share your own expertise. These one-hour sessions are designed to be developmental yet informal, so grab a coffee and join us from the comfort of your own home - or workplace - and tune in. We hope to see you there!

Please use the links below to sign up and find out more about each session - we have now added more sessions in the New Year.

Autumn Term 2023-24

Digital Childhoods - Exploring research on the impact of technology on children from birth to 8 years (and beyond) 

Thursday 7th December, 5.00 – 6.00pm

Maximising your post-16 funding 

Tuesday 12th December, 5.00 – 6.00pm 


Spring Term 2024

Developing the art of storytelling as a pedagogical tool

Thursday 18th January, 4.30 - 5.30pm  

Ofsted and SEND

Thursday 25th January, 4.30 - 5.30pm  

Developing children's resilience through relational approaches to behaviour

Thursday 1st February, 4.30 - 5.30pm  

Learning from experience: approaches to experiential learning for teachers and school leaders

Wednesday 7th February, 4.30 - 5.30pm  

Inclusive Mathematics Classrooms: teaching students who face barriers and difficulties, including Dyscalculia

Thursday 15th February, 4.30 - 5.30pm  

Bilingual children’s roles as language brokers in educational settings: sharing effective practice when working with bilingual families

Wednesday 6th March, 5.00 - 6.00pm  

Transition for Learners with SEND: 10 Top Tips

Thursday 15th March, 5.00 - 6.00pm  


If you have any queries, or would like details of future sessions, please don't hesitate to contact the team at