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  Thursday 19th March 2020 EVENT POSTPONED
David Porritt |  Karen Ardley Associates 

 Tuesday 2nd June, Wednesday 3rd June & Thursday 4th 1June 2020 EVENT POSTPONED

 Karen Ardley | Karen Ardley Associates 

 Tuesday 16th June - Wednesday 17th June and Tuesday 17th July - Wednesday 8th July 2020 EVENT POSTPONED

Mary Myatt 

 Tuesday 24th November 2020  EVENT POSTPONED

 Primary Courses  
Jane Walton | Karen Ardley Associates   Friday 5th, 12th and 19th June 2020 EVENT POSTPONED
 Early Years Courses
Nicola Evans  TBC - Please click the link to register your interest 
Fay Holderness  Wednesday 13th May 2020 EVENT POSTPONED
 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  Tuesday 9th June 2020 1.30pm - 3.30pm EVENT POSTPONED
Martin Haskayne   Tuesday 7th July 2020 1.30pm - 3.30pm EVENT POSTPONED
 Adult Learning 
Our Autumn Term Events

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