Westbridge Teaching School Alliance

Continuous Professional & Leadership Development

Courses and Events 

Westbridge offers CPD for all staff based on their needs, experience and interest. From newly and recently qualified through to more experienced staff, we aim to provide an inspiring choice.

We aim to “Bridge the Gap” in CPD between what is available locally and nationally. Some CPD will be bespoke and tailored to the work strands of the Teaching School. Training will be both designed and delivered in house and commissioned from partners or independent consultants.

Westbridge Teaching School Alliance provides the opportunity for those who wish to see outstanding practice in action, speak to our teachers, middle leaders and senior leaders and have the opportunity to engage with professional dialogue throughout your visit.

Platt Bridge Community School is an outstanding primary school and would be able to make your visit bespoke to your needs. If you are interested in the School Visit Learning Walks, please click here for more information or to book on one of our dates and indicate which school you would like to visit.



Course/Event Delivered by Date

 Leadership Courses 

 Our leadership courses and training for heads and senior leaders are designed to empower professionals and raise standards in schools. Current  icourses on offer are listed below

Ben Gordon  To be confirmed
David Porritt |  Karen Ardley Associates 

 Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th November  12020 

 Karen Ardley | Karen Ardley Associates 

 Thursday 26th November - Friday 27th November and 1Monday 30th November - Tuesday 1st December 2020 

Mary Myatt 

 Wednesday 10th February 2021

 Secondary / Primary Programme
Jane Walton | Karen Ardley Associates   To be confirmed
 Primary Courses  
Rosie Instone Ruth Miskin Training   Thursday 8th & Friday 9th October 2020 
Simon Cox  Wednesday 27th January 2021
 Early Years Courses
Nicola Evans  To be confirmed
Fay Holderness  To be confirmed
 Kingsbridge NQT Programme
  • Builds on ITT
  • Practical, hands on, workshop style sessions
  • Meet, liaise and connect with other NQT's and Early Career Teachers
  • Sessions delivered by Specialist Leaders of Education and outstanding practitioners in schools
  • A mixture of facilitators - Kingsbridge Teacher Training; Westbridge Teaching School Alliance and partners
  • A mix and match approach - choose the sessions which suit you best
Carla Newton  To be confirmed
Martin Haskayne   To be confirmed
 Adult Learning 

Our consultation with schools did not lead to any requests for secondary training, however should you wish to contact us we are happy to commission training.

Our regular leadership seminars are suitable for leaders from every key stage and these can be located via the leadership tab.





 Working with Blackpool Research School https://researchschool.org.uk/blackpool/events