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Professional development courses for teachers

The Inspiration Teaching School Alliance offers a broad range of continuing professional development courses for teachers and school leaders, including leadership training under the National Professional Qualifications banner.

Our courses are led by some of the country's leading educational thinkers, bringing fresh perspectives to East Anglia.

We aim to make our courses as accessible as possible and offer substantial discounts for schools in Norfolk and north Suffolk. Our alliance partners receive priority booking and further discounts on places for their staff.

About our professional development courses for teachers

Our courses are led by some of the best-known and well-regarded education thinkers from around the UK together with the alliance's own locally-based experts.

Courses generally run in the late afternoon, fitting into twilight CPD slots and offering flexibility for teachers and leaders to attend with minimal disruption to school duties.

Most courses are held at the Inspiration Curriculum Centre, 256 Hall Road, Norwich, NR1 2PW. Free car parking is available on site; please note access is from Hall Road and not from the main Hewett Academy entrance. We do occasionally other locations around the region and beyond, so please check your the course page for details.

If you have any questions about our courses, please contact or call 01603 733447.

Upcoming professional development courses

Date Course Tutor(s) Location
April 17, 2018 and May 17, 2018 Towards a model of senior curriculum leadership Christine Counsell and Summer Turner Greenwich, London
April 26, 2018 Direct instruction and grammar: How to deliver Expressive Writing Dr Anthony Radice Norwich
May 2, 2018 What does an 'entitlement curriculum' look like for low attainers? Summer Turner and Lucy Austin Norwich
May 3, 2018 Improving mathematics rapidly: what every teacher should know about memory David Thomas Norwich
May 9, 2018 Inclusion, literacy and knowledge: Tackling disadvantage in secondaries through a knowledge-rich approach Christine Counsell and Summer Turner Norwich
May 10, 2018 The importance of music education in the knowledge-rich curriculum John Stephens Norwich
May 15, 2018 What does teaching and learning look like in a 'knowledge-rich' secondary lesson? Michael Fordham and Tim Mullis Greenwich, London
May 21 and June 7, 2018 Towards a model of senior curriculum leadership Christine Counsell and Summer Turner Norwich
June 14, 2018

The crucial role of RE in the knowledge-rich curriculum

Dr Richard Kueh Thetford
July 10, 2018

Boosting MFL progress and attainment in Key Stage 4

Barry Smith Norwich


Booking and discounts

Places can be booked online via our ticketing partner Eventbrite. Click the course name in the listings above for full details, pricing, and to book instantly.

We keep course prices as low as possible, with a 50% discount for schools in Norfolk and north Suffolk for our courses in East Anglia, and a priority rate for Inspiration Teaching School Alliance members.

For our London courses, Royal Greenwich Teaching School Alliance members also qualify for a discounted rate.

Discounted rates are also available for trainee teachers - please email for details.

If you can't make a course you've booked, we are re happy for a colleague to attend instead; please just let us know their name. If you do have to cancel, we will refund the course cost minus a £25 administration fee if we are notified more than 14 days before the course date; cancellations closer to the course are not eligible for any refund.