Professional Development (CPD)

Professional Development (CPD)
  • Early Career Framework:
  • We are the Delivery partner on behalf of the Teaching School Hub for the Education Development Trust’s (EDT) Full Induction Programme for the ECF. If you have ECTS starting in your school, please make sure that they, and their mentors, are registered on the DfE online service and can access a programme of induction.

    1. Let the DfE know that you've employed an ECT.

    2. Complete an Expression of Interest:

    3.  Contact your Appropriate Body to purchase the ECT Induction package.

    Further information can be found here:  Getting ECF Ready

    Enquiries related to this should be sent to

  • Targeted Leadership Programme for Middle and Emerging Leaders (new programme starting in Autumn 2022):

This is a leadership development programme for middle and emerging leaders to help them to provide support for sustainable improvement in their own and other schools, to help them become experienced system leaders.
• To improve a key element in school, whatever their area of responsibility, resulting in a positive impact on pupil outcomes
• To provide opportunities for existing and emerging middle leaders to develop their leadership skills
• To develop an understanding of the wider educational landscape of system leadership

4 twilight training sessions over the academic year, held virtually - £300 per pair (£180 for one person from your school). To find out more, please contact

  • School Improvement Group meetings – open to all Pickwick Learning network of schools at no charge. These SIG meetings are held 3 times a year and aimed at Heads or senior leaders. Our Pickwick Learning SIG network are also warmly invited to attend our Inspirational Leadership Talks (3 per year) which are open to wider leadership teams. This year, our focus areas are:

    • Rhetoric V Reality: the difference between what we say is happening in our schools and what is actually taking place (led by Melanie Warnes, British School Brussels)

    • Metacognition: how we can embed this in our schools (led by Naomi Sly, Meta Hub, Even Primary School, Swindon)

    • Sustainable schools: embracing sustainability across our school community (led by Ruth Jennison, THINK education projects and Greentrees Primary School, Salisbury)

To find out more about SIGs or book onto our Inspirational leadership talks, please contact

  • National Professional Qualifications:

The NPQ suite of courses is available through our Teaching School Hub. Teachers and leaders employed in state funded schools are able to access a fully funded NPQ from Autumn 2021:

National Professional Qualification for Leading Teacher Development: NPQLTD Supporting the training and development of others, including early career teachers.

National Professional Qualification for Leading Teaching:NPQLT Developing teachers who are subject leads or responsible for improving teaching practice in a subject or phase.

National Professional Qualification for Leading Behaviour and Culture:NPQBC Developing teachers who have responsibilities for leading behaviour and culture.

Senior Leadership:NPQSL for teachers or school leaders who are, or who are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities

Headship:NPQH for leaders who are, or who are aspiring to be, a headteacher or head of school with responsibility for leading a school. (The DfE is also introducing a targeted support package for teachers new to the role of headship).

Executive Leadership:NPQEL for leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, an executive headteacher or have a school trust CEO role with responsibility for leading several schools

Register your interest with the DfE here Register for a National Professional Qualification ( and contact us to find out more about the providers in our area

  • Professional Development for all ITT mentors: We are working with North Wiltshire SCITT to provide all our ITT mentors with the opportunity to complete a mentoring and coaching programme of development at Level 1 or level 2. We will also be offering a chance to do an Instructional coaching programme and, for tutors, a leading exceptional CPD programme (again, both with NASBTT accreditation).

This is free to all our ITT mentors and tutors working with our Pickwick Learning trainees. Please contact more information.

  • We work closely to support the work of our curriculum hubs:

Information on the Ramsbury English Hub can be found:

Information on the Mobius Maths Hub can be found:

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