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Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Other CPD

The Teaching School Hub signposts training offered to you by outstanding providers and schools in the region. This page will be updated regularly.


Surrey Maths School (SuMS) 

The vision for the school is that it becomes a centre of excellence for the delivery of mathematics and further mathematics at A level for students from across Surrey and beyond. The school will provide an innovative, specialised curriculum delivered through exceptional teaching for students who have a passion and flair for mathematics and other STEM subjects. The school will serve up to 200 16-19 year olds from across Surrey and beyond. SuMS is a new state-funded specialist 16-19 maths school based in a brand-new state-of-the-art building in central Guildford and will join a small number of maths schools across the country. SuMS will work in close partnership with the University of Surrey. It is expected that students of SuMS will progress to world-class universities or degree-level apprenticeships based on high quality teaching and the unique opportunities available to them.


Senior mental health lead training

The Department for Education (DfE) is offering a grant of £1,200 for eligible state-funded schools and colleges in England to train a senior mental health lead to develop and implement a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing. This training is not compulsory, but it is part of the government’s commitment to offer this training to all eligible schools and colleges by 2025.

Click here to find out how your school or college can apply for a grant and access DfE quality assured training to help develop a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing.

SEND training, resources and support

SFET Teaching School Hub offer the National Award for SENCOs (NASENCO). Click here to find out more or express an interest in joining our 2023/24 cohort.

NASEN Connect magazine November/December 2023 is now available

The November/December edition features an article about forming an inclusive culture in schools and other education settings.

Click on the image below to view the online version:

 Nasen LIVE 2024 - 05.07.2024 - Resorts World, NEC, Birmingham

Unlock a world of innovation, inclusion, and inspiration at nasen LIVE 2024! Join leading specialists, educators, and advocates as we explore the future of SEND. Be part of an unmissable experience, gain invaluable insights, and help make a meaningful impact to the sector at this in-person CPD conference.

nasen LIVE 2024 is committed to serving the diverse interests and needs of all attendees. We look forward to seeing you July 5th, 2024!

nasen LIVE 2024 logo. Text reads nasen LIVE 2024 Inclusive Practice in Action

Whole School SEND launch second edition of popular free resource – The Teacher Handbook: SEND

Whole School SEND has published its highly anticipated second edition of the Teacher Handbook: SEND – a free reference book designed to improve the educational experience of children and young people by helping education practitioners put inclusion at the heart of their practice.

With contributions from specialists across the sector, the handbook is a comprehensive resource for teachers to use over time, with each of the nine sections intended to be used as required rather than being read in sequence.

It brings together practical examples of high-quality teaching - placing focus on removing barriers to learning, getting to know and understand individual learners, and bringing to life the graduated approach.

Whole School SEND Resources (WSS)

The Whole School SEND website, hosted by nasen, provides you with free, easy access to high quality information, resources and CPD to support a whole school approach to inclusion.

You can get in touch with your regional team to find out what’s happening in your area. Check the 'Upcoming CPDL' page of the website to view some of the upcoming events available to book. Some of the free events available this half-term include:

Whole School SEND Regional Teams



The Universal SEND Services Programme is delivered through Whole School SEND - a consortium of charities, schools and organisations.

Our core team of Regional SEND Leaders offers support to help improve SEND provision. They are school-based practitioners who understand local context and can support on various levels - from individual practice to whole school support - through a range of services.

Whether you are considering taking part in a professional development group or you'd simply like to network with other professionals from similar settings, your regional team would love to hear from you!

Is Ofsted a force for improving the education for all learners with SEND?

In this webinar, Malcolm Reeve shares practical tools and templates to help schools reflect on SEND as they prepare for an Ofsted inspection. We explore Ofsted inspection outcomes under the current framework from a SEND perspective, and consider whether this framework is improving the education for learners with SEND. Angela Holdsworth MBE shares a Trust and school level perspective, having engaged in 7 inspections  under the current EIF.

Suitable for: Assistant Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher, Governor, Head Teacher, Inclusion Manager/Leader, SENCO, Senior Leader, Teacher

Improving Autism Practice in college

The number of exclusions of autistic students at college level education is part of a growing number of education exclusions.

The Autism Education Trust has created a FREE guide specifically to meet the need of practitioners supporting Post-16 learners in college to achieve positive outcomes.

‘Improving Autism Practice in College to Support Placement Sustainability and to Avoid Escalation of Need’  has been co-created with Autism Education Trust partners at NAS and funded by the Department for Education, and was commissioned and designed as part of the government’s National Strategy vision that autistic children and young people are better able to achieve their potential in education. 

By helping practitioners to support better understanding and proactive autism practice in colleges, more autistic learners will be able to achieve their potential in college and beyond.

Click below to download your FREE copy from the Autism Education Trust website today!  

The Bell Foundation - Guiding learners using EAL through the school transition process

The Bell Foundation - Guiding learners using EAL through the school transition process

The Bell Foundation aims to improve policy, practice and systems to enable children, adults and communities in the UK that speak English as an Additional Language (EAL) to overcome disadvantage through language education.

Training & Events

The Bell Foundation provides a calendar of high-quality training opportunities which are developed and taught by EAL and ESOL experts. Training formats include webinars, online courses, blended courses (a mix of online and face-to-face), and face-to-face courses, all of which consistently receive positive feedback and achieve high recommendation rates.

The calendar of training events is available here. This includes free webinars covering a range of topics. For example, Guidance and Strategies to Support Learners Using EAL. 


The resources section of the website offers a comprehensive range of resources to support English as an Additional Language (EAL) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teaching and development in UK and international schools and colleges, and the UK criminal justice system. 

These resources are designed to develop the knowledge and skills of everyone who works with English language learners.  They have been created by EAL and ESOL experts and have been tried and tested within relevant settings. The resources aim to improve the outcomes for children, young people, communities, offenders and victims of crime who use EAL.

The National Institute of Teaching 

Closer to the classroom: Teachers' professional development research priorities 

What burning questions about professional development do teachers and leaders want answered?

The NIoT is dedicated to bridging the gap between research and practice in education, connecting those who conduct research with those who use it to enhance teacher and school leader training and support. 

They asked the sector to articulate the questions that it would be most useful to know the answers to. The NIoT took this consultation on the road and spoke to schools up and down the country; conducting surveys, and interviews, and ran facilitated events designed to spark thought and conversation. 

They received over 2,000 responses, with 91% of those coming from current teachers and school leaders. The questions received during the consultation were analysed and grouped thematically into four broad categories:

  • Supporting people
  • Quality and impact of professional development
  • Leadership of professional development
  • Practical realities

The insights gathered from this consultation will guide the NIoT's school-led research agenda for the next three years. Cross-cutting themes, such as special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), and economic disadvantage, are essential considerations and will be integrated into all research projects.

The NIoT believe these insights will also be useful for other organisations who support professional development, helping bring research priorities a step closer to the classroom.

Click on the image below to read the full report:

The University of Buckingham ~ BA (Hons) in Primary Education ~ Designed for Teaching Assistants who want to become primary school teachers

This three-year BA degree course is designed for those working as teaching assistants in schools who wish to become primary or prep school teachers. 

About the course
  • Three-year part-time BA degree course, designed for full- or part-time TAs who do not have a first degree

  • Focuses on primary education, policy and practice, giving you a strong foundation for a teaching career

  • Delivered online, and available on smart devices and laptops, so you can learn when you want, where you want and at your own pace

  • A University of Buckingham tutor will support you throughout the course.

Click here to find out more. 




OFSTED Outstanding EYFS and KS1 - training and support

Join our team at the recently inspected OFSTED Outstanding Wallace Fields Infant and Nursery School (South Farnham Educational Trust). Training sessions or bespoke support available.

Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery


1. One-hour virtual Q & A session (bespoke)

Are you looking for the opportunity to ask any questions you have regarding our OFSTED inspection experience?

Your questions answered by a member of our SLT via a Teams or Zoom meeting.

Our OFSTED inspection took place in December 2021 and we achieved Outstanding in all areas. We want to share our experience with school leaders and can provide additional support/training as requested.

  • This opportunity is aimed at Senior leaders
  • Location - Online
  • Cost - £120 per person

This course is available on:

  • 6th March 2023

Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery

2. EYFS practice at an Outstanding Infant and Nursery School

EYFS practice at an OFSTED Outstanding Infant and Nursery School

(Ofsted Inspection December 2021)
  • This course is aimed at senior leaders, teachers and practitioners
  • Location - Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery, Epsom, KT17 3AS
  • Duration - Half day (9am to 12pm)
  • Cost - £80 per person

During this half day training course, discover more about our Ofsted Outstanding Early Years Practice. This course takes an in-depth look at all the elements that contribute to our setting excelling in its provision. We will assist you to evaluate your current Early Years provision and assess the progress of children to ensure that the learning opportunities are correctly matched to the individual child’s needs.

This training course includes:

  • An opportunity to tour our Nursery and Reception classes
  • Come and discover the top 10 principles and approaches that make our EYFS provision OFSTED Outstanding
  • Learn about the pedagogy and approach we use at WFIS and Nursery, including our powerful approach to teaching language and vocabulary (including WELLCOMM)
  • Take away effective approaches that you can immediately apply in your school or classroom
  • This course will outline the different ways we give children ownership of their own learning
  • Ways to enhance indoor and outdoor learning environments, ensuring all staff and their interactions promote high quality learning/talk opportunities
  • Preparing for inspection: EYFS focused
  • The full process of inspection from preparation to the phone call through to the end of day 2 inspection (EYFS focused)

Available on:

  • Thursday 16th November 2023

Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery

3. Curriculum approach in KS1

KS1 Curriculum approach in KS1 at our OFSTED Outstanding Infant and Nursery School

(Ofsted Inspection December 2021)
  • This course is aimed at senior leaders, teachers and practitioners
  • Location - Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery, Epsom, KT17 3AS
  • Duration - Whole day (9.30am to 3pm)
  • Cost - £120 per person

During this whole day training course discover more about our Ofsted outstanding, dynamic and sequenced approach to teaching our curriculum.

This training course includes:

  • An opportunity to tour the school (Reception, Year 1 and 2) with a focus on wider curriculum subjects
  • Come and discover the top 10 principles and approaches that make our bold curriculum OFSTED Outstanding
  • Discuss the implementation of our Curriculum knowledge and skills progression, milestone assessments and subject stories
  • Discover our approach to assessment of foundation subjects
  • Discuss and see examples of action planning and impact statements
  • Achieving strong and highly skilled Governance around the curriculum
  • Deep Dives: including the full process of inspection, questions asked and preparation for the 2-day inspection

Available on:

  • Thursday 5th October 2023
  • Thursday 9th November 2023


Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery

4. Outstanding SEND Practice

Outstanding SEND practice at an OFSTED Outstanding Infant and Nursery School

  • This course is aimed at inclusion leads and SENDCOs
  • Location - Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery, Epsom, KT17 3AS
  • Duration - Half day (9.30am to 12pm)
  • Cost - £80 per person

This half-day training course is designed around principles of evidence-based SEND practice and interventions draws on evidence Ofsted. The aims and objectives of this course is to support staff in becoming an outstanding inclusion lead for their school and empower a more inclusive and positive approach to teaching and learning.

  • An opportunity to tour the school observing SEND practice sessions
  • Discussion with our SENDCO about how to manage and organise resources
  • Come and discover the top 10 principles and approaches to SEND that make our school OFSTED Outstanding
  • Learn about outstanding leadership and management of SEND, identifying and assessing learner needs and working with professionals and parents
  • Discuss and see examples of action planning and reporting impact SEND
  • Q&A on the OFSTED SEND meeting

Available on:

  • 10th October 2023
  • 28th November 2023

Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery

5. Teaching and learning walk-around with 30 minute Q & A session

Teaching and learning walk-around with 30 minute Q & A session

Come and see our outstanding teaching and learning practice (rated Outstanding in all areas by OFSTED in December 2021). Spend a morning, afternoon, or whole day with our team. Your staff can come and enjoy a tour around our school (including EYFS and Key Stage 1) with a focus on what outstanding teaching and learning, adult interactions, vocabulary and much more looks like.

  • This course is aimed at teachers or teaching assistants (or leaders)
  • Location - Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery, Epsom, KT17 3AS
  • Duration - Half day or whole day options available
  • Cost - Morning (£60), afternoon (£60) or whole day (£110) per person
  • Please note this course requires 6 people as a minimum to run

The visit includes a 30-minute coffee break where staff can ask questions to a member of our senior leadership team, opportunities to look through children’s work, planning, displays or discuss aspects of our recent Ofsted inspection etc.

Available on:

  • Tuesday 17th October 2023
  • Tuesday 14th November 2023


Option A - Morning Training Session

KS1 & EYFS Core subjects classroom tour:

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  KS1 Core subject classroom tours (Maths, English, Phonics)
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  General question and answer session with a member of SLT
  • 11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m. Early Years classroom tours (Nursery and Reception classes)
  • 11:45 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Conference room – Opportunities to look through children’s journals, Curriculum topic boards, planning and books

Option B - Afternoon Training Session

KS1 & EYFS Wider curriculum classroom tours:

  • 1:30-2:30pm KS1 wider curriculum classroom tours
  • 2:30-3:15pm Early Years wider curriculum classroom tours (Nursery and Reception classes)
  • 3:15-4.15pm Conference room – General question and answer session with a member of SLT, opportunities to look through children’s journals, Curriculum topic boards, planning and books.

Option C - Whole Day Session

Incorporates option A and B above.

Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery

Bespoke Training

Are you looking for bespoke training to support you in your Ofsted Outstanding journey? Come and see our Ofsted rated OUTSTANDING teaching and learning in practice!

Individualised face to face support and guidance tailored to the individual needs of your school. CPD of the highest quality delivered by experienced senior leaders rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

Experience first-hand how Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery provide an Outstanding quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, Personal development and Leadership and management.

This course can be tailor-made to fit with your school’s budget and priorities.

This training can be aimed at senior leaders, curriculum leaders and/or classroom teachers - up to you!

Contact us to find out more! 0208 394 0647

Location - Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery, Epsom, KT17 3AS

Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery




The Digit<all> Vision: For all to have an active lifestyle and unleash their full potential through an understanding of computer science and data science.

What they do: Digit<all> provide training for teachers and workshops and enrichment camps for young people both in school and in the community. These opportunities are linked to the context of digital roles such as in space, sport and cybersecurity.

Digit<all> also generate resources to enable teachers to deliver creative computing content within their curriculum and engage young people through community and educational workshops.

Please click on the image below for a link to the most recent catalogue of CPD from Digit<all> which has some selected CPD for this academic year under the strands of:

  • Subject leadership
  • Programming
  • Make and create
  • Data structures

Digit<all> has a large number of grants to give out up to £1200 for coding or digital literacy activities.  Schools can obtain this through PTAs with a charity number or through another non-profit organisation. Click on the image above for some FAQs linked to this opportunity. Further details are available here:

If you would like to stay updated with grants programmes, free training and resources and volunteering opportunities, you can sign up to the mailing list here: 

Schools Alliance for Excellence - SAfE

SFET Teaching School Hub work with Schools Alliance for Excellence - an education partnership established in 2019. Outstanding professional development for colleagues in all settings.

About SAfE

Schools Alliance for Excellence is the education partnership established in Surrey in 2019. We are an inclusive school-led partnership where all children and young people have the opportunities to flourish, enjoy learning and achieve the best possible outcomes through excellent education.


By bringing together all schools, providers, the Local Authority and key partners SAfE is more than the sum of our parts, sharing our expertise and providing a safe community that enables challenge, support, improvement and innovation to flourish. SAfE is committed to providing the highest quality professional learning that supports schools to drive improvement, develop staff, share best practice and provide professional challenge. SAfE is delighted to be working with SFET as a key member of their alliance.

SAfE Leadership Conference 2024

School Leadership for the Future : Be part of the conversation, be ahead of the curve

  • Join colleagues for a half day conference: with 3 nationally renowned keynote speakers and inputs that stimulate your thinking around what transformative change is, and how it benefits every child. This is a face to face event, for all Heads and CEOs from all phases.
  • The day will inspire leaders to look beyond 2023/2024, to lead change at a time of societal /behavioural challenges and to embrace new ways to prioritise educational equity and excellence for all, to meet the needs of every child. With opportunities to discuss a vision of change for education, with leaders building the legacy for future generations.



SAfE’s Professional Learning Programme 2023/24

SAfE’s offer provides a wide range of opportunities for colleagues at all levels in schools linked to the Teacher and Headteacher Standards including:

  • Classroom practitioner programmes and networks to support classroom practice
  • Inclusion and Additional needs
  • Leadership programmes and networks to support leaders from new to experienced and whether at middle or senior levels
  • Governance support

Click on the image below to access a copy of SAfE's Professional Learning and Development Programme for 2023-24:


Surrey schools: for all events please log-in and book through the bookings portal:


Hampshire Schools: If you are a school that is based in a county other than Surrey and are interested in accessing services, SAfE would be delighted to hear from you. 

Please contact SAfE on or call 07368 934 356

Please visit the SAfE website for further information about our work as an education partnership and links to our strategic partners.


SAfE’s Professional Learning and Development Offer 2023/2024

SAfE School Improvement & Governance Services 2023-24

SAfE is passionate about supporting all schools, whether they are maintained or academies. Their mission is to work in partnership with the school community to deliver a high quality, cohesive, coordinated school-led improvement system serving Surrey and the wider area from nursery to post-16. They are committed to a strong school-led system, delivered by great practitioners including Headteachers, Deputy Heads and Specialist Senior Teachers.

SAfE are pleased to share this expertise from the Surrey system through their School Improvement and Governance Support offer for all LA maintained, academy, free schools and trusts. They have developed this offer in collaboration with Headteachers and CEOs to ensure that they can support your school or trust’s development journey.

If you have any questions or would like to have further discussion please contact: or call 01483 749 954.



Considering a return to teaching as a career?

Return To Teaching

Considering a return to teaching? Are you a qualified teacher looking to return to teaching in the primary classroom?

South Farnham Educational Trust is delighted to be delivering a Return to Primary Teaching course for qualified teachers looking to update their knowledge of the educational landscape and regain confidence in the classroom.

The two-week course involves a variety of taught sessions delivered by expert primary practitioners as well as observation and teaching experience in our outstanding infant or junior settings. Taught sessions focus on key changes that have taken place at national level, such as, the new National Curriculum and assessment procedures as well as providing practical training regarding the most up to date pedagogy and methodology. The teaching placement is a bespoke element of the course allowing us to personalise your training to your needs and experience.

The course will cover:

  • The New Primary National Curriculum
  • Numeracy and Literacy
  • Planning and Assessment
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • Behaviour Management
  • Computing and Technology for Learning
  • The Teachers’ Standards
  • Advice on applying for teaching positions.

To be eligible for the Returning To Primary Teaching course you need to hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). We also welcome applications from teachers who have trained overseas but whose qualifications have been endorsed in the UK. In addition to completing the application form you will need to provide:

  • Proof of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Your Teachers’ Reference Number (previously known as the DfE number)
  • You will also need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check previously known as a CRB.

Contact us to register your interest. Cost: £350

Please click here to express an interest.

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded on completion of the course which may benefit future applications for teaching posts.

'I have felt very privileged to have had the opportunity to refresh my skills in this outstanding teaching environment. It has enriched and further inspired my desire to return to teaching.' Participant February

'I am returning to teaching next week and have a great range of ideas and knowledge to help me in my new role.' Participant November

'The chance to reflectively observe teaching approaches and methods whilst being reminded of the key principles underpinning current pedagogy was particularly useful. Such a worthwhile course.' Participant February

National and regional events

Events that are really worth considering.

The 14th Festival of Education - 4th - 5th July 2024

  • When: 4-5 July 2024
  • Where: Wellington College, Crowthorne

The 14th Festival of Education will take place at Wellington College on the 4 & 5 July 2024. It will host over 300 leading speakers and over thousands of attendees from the world of education.

It promises to be one of those Festivals we talk about for years to come as we plan to deliver more than ever, defining and evolving the education debate to ensure we continue to lead, stimulate, discuss and showcase what is vital for all our futures.

At the heart of the Festival is an understanding that learning should be inspiring, engaging and fun. The Festival is no ordinary education conference. From challenging debates to expert orators, and from renowned headliners to unexpected new connections, the Festival of Education is an event where those who inspire find their own inspiration.

Don’t miss the 14th Festival of Education in 2024.

IncludEd Conference 2024 - Saturday 13th January 2024

IncludEd 2024 will build on The Difference's sell out conference in January 2023, when over 550 teachers, leaders and experts from across education came together for one of the most highly rated conferences of the academic year.

Confirmed speakers: Lemn Sissay, Jeffrey Boakye, Mary Myatt, Dave Whitaker & Mark Finnis, Tom Rees, Prof. Tamsin Ford & more.

Confirmed contributors: #BeeWell: Measuring student wellbeing in schools, The Childrens' Society, Football Beyond Borders, Diverse Educators, Milk & Honey, Power The Fight & The Contextual Safeguarding Network.

What's happening at IncludEd 2024? - Sessions and Speakers

Since its inception in 2018, IncludEd conference has brought The Difference’s community together. It has become the gateway for a national network of teachers, school leaders, and wider practitioners to access best practice, share learning, and seek out support that grows inclusive schools and improves outcomes for all students.

Join us at UCL's Institute of Education (5 minutes from London Euston Station) from 9.00am to 4.00 pm on Saturday 13th January 2024.

This year, IncludEd will bring together a stellar line-up of more than 40 school leaders, teachers and academics, delivering across 3 strands of professional development and learning

Access and Success: How can we improve access and success in the classroom?

Wellbeing and Safety: What does it mean to be safe and happy at school?

Diversity and Equity: How can we challenge and champion diversity and equity

Tickets cost £60 per person, or £50 when you buy a group CPD package for 5 or more (group discount available until 30th November). There is an option to invoice your school or organisation for tickets.

Ticket price also includes a delicious lunch and refreshments throughout the day.


Training that has been delivered (or may be delivered again in the future) can be found here:


South Farnham School - Developing Middle Leadership

South Farnham School - Developing Middle Leadership 

South Farnham School's Developing Middle Leadership is aimed at existing, new and aspiring middle leaders or simply to build capacity in your school. The programme will enable middle leaders to develop their leadership skills and qualities and will give them the confidence to make a difference to the quality of children’s learning in schools.                 

 It is delivered through five afternoon sessions in Farnham over six months, beginning in the Spring Term.

 Key features of the Programme:

  • practical, interactive approach
  • school-based leadership project
  • leadership trios for participants (combined with visits to other schools)
  • school-based mentor to support participants

 Our core themes include:

  • leading learning and teaching
  • leading and managing others (including understanding emotional intelligence, and managing accountability)
  • leading teams
  • leading change

                  The cost of the programme is £250

All participants rated the programme as ‘excellent’.

All coaches and participants said they would recommend this programme to other middle leaders.

Please click here to express an interest.

What people are saying about the impact of training on their practice.

South Farnham School - Developing Senior Leadership

South Farnham School - Developing Senior Leadership

South Farnham School's Developing Senior Leadership is aimed at existing, new and aspiring senior leaders or simply to build capacity in your school. The programme will enable senior leaders to develop their leadership skills and qualities and will give them the confidence to make a difference to the quality of children’s learning in schools.   

 It is delivered through five afternoon sessions in Farnham over six months, beginning in the Spring Term.

 Key features of the Programme:

  • practical, interactive approach
  • school-based leadership project
  • leadership trios for participants (combined with visits to other schools)
  • school-based mentor to support participants

 Our core themes include:

1.   Values, Vision and Motivation

2.  Change and Emotional Intelligence

3.  Holding others to account – Impact on performance

4.  My personal effectiveness – Holding myself to account

5.   Communication and influence

                  The cost of the programme is £250

Please click here to express an interest.

What people are saying about the impact of training on their practice.


Undershaw- SEND Training


Undershaw CPD – L2 or L3 Elkan Speech and Language Support for 11-16s

This course is written for those of you supporting pupils with a range of SEND but especially speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in secondary schools and special units. It will equip you with innovative tools and methods to enhance pupil learning in the classroom and promotes quality first teaching. You will be taught using engaging and relevant teaching methods which includes practical activities, videos and group discussion.
The course will be run by a fully accredited Elklan leader who is an experienced Speech and Language Therapist working in a secondary SEND setting. The course will be 2 hours a week at Undershaw school (in person), for 10 weeks. There will be assignments that need to be completed throughout the 10 weeks to achieve the full accreditation at Level 2 or Level 3 (both are available).


Undershaw - Occupational Therapy and Speech & Language Therapy - Tips for Teachers (23rd November, 2021)

Occupational Therapy & Speech & Language Therapy strategies to support students with difficulties accessing the classroom and curriculum.

Supporting young people with speech, language and communication difficulties in the classroom

Our aim is to outline common speech, language and communication difficulties and provide some key takeaway strategies and resources to use in lessons and around school.

Twilight teaching session on 23rd November (5pm to 7pm) encompassing the following:

  • Welcome to Undershaw and overview of our learners, what we offer and our facilities
  • Occupational Therapy strategies to support students with difficulties accessing the classroom and curriculum

Topics covered will include:

  • Difficulties with handwriting
  • Attention
  • Following routines
  • Emotional regulation

Q&A Session with therapists

Tour of Undershaw school site

Certificate provided for attendance & CPD record

To book please follow this link:


Stepping Stones School, Portsmouth Road, Hindhead, GU26 6AQ

Whole School SEND Resources (WSS)

We're delighted to present a new free member networking opportunity, made possible by the Universal SEND Services programme, which is delivered by nasen through the Whole School SEND consortium, in strategic partnership with the Education and Training Foundation and the Autism Education Trust. 

They are free to access and will take place between 4pm and 5pm, making them a great choice for whole school team SEND CPD.

Spaces at these sessions are limited, so book today through the links below to secure your place!


As part of the Universal SEND Services programme, we've created a series of online learning units to support those who work with children and young people in schools and further education settings to develop inclusive practices.

Building on the learning from our Ambitious About Inclusion modules, these free-to-access, 20-minute units provide users with the information and skills required to build a holistic understanding of individual learners’ personal characteristics and context, and offer clear guidance on adaptations to teaching across the age-range with the aim of meeting the needs of all learners.

Units covering the following themes will be available from early October:

  • Language and Communication
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Safety
  • Belonging

Register your interest here.

Whole School SEND (WSS) has recently launched a SEND Teacher Handbook. This free resource is a comprehensive one-stop-shop resource aimed at supporting teachers to develop and embed SEN and inclusive practices in their classrooms. It is cross-phase and subject specific and is a resource we would encourage you to become familiar with and share with your local schools. WSS is also running a series of online events this term that you and your schools may find useful. You can find further information here.

This handbook has been developed as a resource for teachers to use over time as they embed inclusive practice in their classrooms: it is not intended that it is read cover-to-cover. It has been written for both primary, secondary and specialist colleagues: teaching assistants, teachers, senior leaders and headteachers.

The handbook includes whole-school and whole-class approaches as well as subject-specific and condition-specific guidance. It aims to bring together, in one cohesive document, the perspectives of children and young people and their families, teachers and support staff, subject specialists, special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCOs) and other senior leaders, Headteachers, Educational Psychologists and specialist external agencies, including speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, mental health workers, physiotherapists and specialist teachers.

The graduated approach is the golden thread of this handbook, and will support all school staff in noticing, and being curious about, the children and young people in their classes: their strengths and interests, times when they are successful and times when they experience challenges to engagement and curriculum accessibility. The graduated approach, the assess-plan-do-review learning cycle, enables teachers to create an environment where children and young people can maximise their potential and develop the skills needed to prepare for the next stage in education and beyond to adulthood. 

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SAfE’s Professional Learning Programme 2022/23


Primary Phase: Upcoming Events


Secondary Phase: Upcoming Events


Special Phase: SAfE Upcoming Events


We look forward to you joining us on our upcoming events.

For all events please login and book through our bookings portal here

If you are unsure of your login details or have any queries please contact us on or call 07368 934 356



The Kite Academy Trust Emerging Leaders Course 2021-22

The Kite Academy Trust are leading an exciting professional development opportunity for emerging leaders this year.

The Emerging Leader Course takes place over one academic year and is designed for those colleagues who are new to the role of ‘Academy Leader’. This encompasses our curriculum, EYFS, achievement, inclusion and wellbeing leaders. It is expected that these leaders will join Leadership Team meetings that are relevant to their role to support the distributed leadership of your academy.

This CPD event is hosted by Katie Lye and Tammie Wisnia, Improvement Advisors at the Kite Academy Trust.  Katie and Tammie are experienced school leaders who now use their expertise to develop and support the leadership of colleagues in the teaching profession.  In their role, they keep abreast of current and up to date educational thinking and use this to adapt their training accordingly.  Katie is also a support tutor for SSF SCITT and Tammie is an Evidence Lead in Education (ELE) for Charles Dickens Research School.

For more information, to book and download a flyer, please click here.

Wallace Fields Infant School Outstanding OFSTED Training

Outstanding safeguarding, attendance and behaviour practice

OFSTED Outstanding safeguarding, attendance and behaviour practice

  • This course is aimed at DSLs, Deputy DSLs, attendance and/or behaviour leads
  • Location - Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery, Epsom, KT17 3AS
  • Duration - Half day
  • Cost - £80 per person

This half-day training course takes you through our outstanding approach to Safeguarding, improving and monitoring attendance and developing a culture of outstanding behaviour across the school.

  • The full process of inspection including preparation for inspection of safeguarding, attendance and behaviour
  • Discover our 10 approaches to Safeguarding and behaviour that make our school OFSTED outstanding
  •  Q&A with our DSL and Attendance lead on the OFSTED meetings for safeguarding (including SCR), attendance and behaviour
  • Learn how to effectively monitor and improve attendance across the school effectively
  • Discover our approach to creating a culture of outstanding behaviour

Available on:

  • 28th April 2022
  • 26th May 2022
  • 23rd June 2022
  • 22nd September 2022


Mastery Maths at an Outstanding Infant and Nursery School

Mastery Maths at an OFSTED Outstanding Infant and Nursery School

  • This course is aimed at Maths Subject leaders and class teachers
  • Location - Wallace Fields Infant School and Nursery, Epsom, KT17 3AS
  • Duration - Half day
  • Cost - £80 per person

This half day training course takes you step by step through implementing and embedding Mastery Maths approach in Reception, Year 1 and 2. The aims and objectives of this course is to equip leaders and teachers to effectively implement, embed and monitor a best practice approach to teaching mathematics across the school.

This training course includes:

  • An opportunity to tour the school observing maths sessions
  • Come and discover the top 10 principles and approaches in Maths that make our school OFSTED Outstanding
  • How to embed a new scheme (Power Maths)
  • Learn how to equip teachers to improve pupils' understanding and attainment in maths in line with best practice from the NCETM
  • Discover our approach to developing reasoning and fluency across the school
  • Discuss and see examples of action planning and reporting impact for Maths
  • Q&A on the OFSTED Deep Dive in maths

Available on:

  • 29th April 2022
  • 13th May 2022

Wallace Fields Infant School & Nursery


Literacy Across the Secondary Curriculum

Literacy Across the Secondary Curriculum

2nd March 4:00- 5:00pm please click here to book

For all secondary subject teachers, for English teachers and/or senior leaders with a lead on literacy or a line management responsibility for literacy within the schools.

The ticket price is per school, and you are encouraged to involve as many staff as have the time for each session.

                         This programme includes two information sessions in March and May, and a reflection session for learners in July. Content covered to include:

  • Foundational understanding of early reading and literacy from a primary curriculum perspective.
  • Understanding the DfE framework for literacy
  • The importance of literacy in secondary schools across the curriculum, and not isolated to English
  • The research driving development of literacy provision in schools
  • How to develop and lead a secure literacy strategy and empower staff to embrace their classrooms.
  • Reflection on strategy developed for school, and next steps.

Intended impact on practice:

  • Provide opportunity to explore a range of practical strategies based on up-to-date educational research,
  • Explore gaps within the literacy provision within the context and how to develop a literacy strategy within their school,
  • Reflection of impact strategy in school and next steps
  • Understanding of the English hub and the benefits of engaging,

Intended impact on pupil outcomes:

  • Improve literacy in secondary schools by empowering colleagues with a responsibility for literacy to make effective changes within their context

Intended outcomes for disadvantaged pupils:

  • A focus on literacy and subject specific vocabulary in secondary schools will ensure all, including those with fewer opportunities to gain a varied vocabulary can access the curriculum more effectively.


Whole Education SEND

Tuesday 8th March, please click here to find out more.

Intent: developing a strategy to improve outcomes for the most vulnerable
Marc Rowland is a nationally recognised expert on Pupil Premium and disadvantage.

In this session Marc will explore the importance of having a clearly defined ‘intent’ for supporting vulnerable learners.

Ali McClure Education and Parenting

The Brilliant Behaviour, Learning and Self-Regulation masterclass series has been designed to encourage you to reflect on your practice with a ‘depth that makes the difference’. It has been created so that what you learn can be applied in partnership with parents and practitioners to make tangible, long-lasting improvements for your team and families.

Click here to download more information.

Raising Reflective Learners

Moving Learning on Through Language

SENCo New to Role

SENCo New to Role

8th March- 09:30- 12:30pm, please click here to book

This event will provide information about Surrey’s policies and procedures on Special Educational Needs and Disability, in a period of constant change and challenge.

There is also guidance for new SENCos on strategies and approaches that will help them manage their role.

Intended impact on practice:

  • New SENCos aware of the appropriate paperwork to use when working with children, families and the Local Authority.
  • Analyse current approaches to identifying SEND to ensure need types are accurate and all learners with SEND are receiving additional to or different from provision.
  • Greater awareness of how to engage professional support services across Surrey.
  • Reflect on how they can ensure the graduated approach is understood and implemented consistently across their setting.
  • Gain an insight into systems they can adopt in order to manage their SEND workload.
  • Understand how to monitor and track interventions in order to be able to gauge the impact they are having on learners.
  • Appreciation of the different person-centred approaches that can be used in order to work with and engage learners and their families.

Intended impact on pupil outcomes:

  • Clearer awareness of Surrey’s approach to supporting SEND pupils will help new SENCos to target how additional provision meets the needs of pupils to help them better access the curriculum.
  • More focused support to help pupils engage with the curriculum will help support overall progress.
  • Person centred approaches will help pupils to develop skills that will help prepare them for the next stage of their education.

Intended outcomes for disadvantaged pupils:

        • Support for disadvantaged learners targeting their needs with input from professionals across Surrey.
        • Tighter monitoring of interventions will help in refining content so that support meets the needs of this group of pupils.