CPD & Leadership Development Events

CPD at Innovate Teaching School Partnership

At Innovate Teaching School Partnership we aim to deliver a wide range of CPD opportunities aimed at both Teaching and Associate staff.  Courses range from a series of sessions run over the course of the year to one off twilights and all will result in a completion certificate to add to delegates personal CPD records.  We appreciate the budget restrictions that schools are working under in the current climate and always strive for affordability with the CPD offered whilst maintaining high quality expert delivery.

As well as our advertised courses, we are very happy to put together Bespoke CPD to meet the specific needs of your staff which could be delivered at your own centre or through the Innovate Training facility depending on your requirements.  Please contact us to discuss this if you think this service may be on interest.


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Mental Health and well-being in the Primary Phase

Thursday, 02 May 2019 3:45 pm -5:00 pm

This course will look at how we can identify and cater for the mental health and well-being needs of primary phase children and staff  

The course will be led by Gabrielle Wood who is the Mental Health lead and a member of middle management. Gabrielle has completed the Level 2 certificate in ‘Understanding children and young people’s mental health’ 


innovate: Teachers as Researchers - Celebration of practice

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 4:00 pm - Thursday, 30 November 2017

A celebration of the incredible work put into the innovate journal over the lastacademic year. 


Science for Year 4

Wednesday, 05 June 2019 4:00 pm -6:00 pm

This course is aimed at Year 4 Science teachers and Science leaders

The course with cover:

  • Animals, including Humans – the digestive system
  • Sound – how sound is made and how it travels, drawing links between the object that made the sound and the type of sound produced
  • Electricity – an opportunity to bring along your own equipment (this is optional – we will also have some available) to practice setting up simple circuits and identifying conductors and insulators.

The course will be lead by Science teachers from Oakgrove School. 


Science for Year 5

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 4:00 pm -6:00 pm

This course is aimed at Year 5 Science teachers and Science leaders

The course will cover:

  • Properties and Changes of materials – Solubility, Conductivity, Changes of State and evidence that a Chemical Change has taken place.
  • Forces – Gravity, Friction, levers, Pulleys and Gears
  • Planning an Investigation – suggestions of ways to fulfil the requirement to show students are ‘working Scientifically’

This course will be lead by Science teachers at Oakgrove School


Primary Subject Leadership

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 1:30 pm -3:00 pm

This course will provide an overview of Leading a Curriculum area in the Primary Phase including:

  • How to co-ordinate a subject area
  • How to Liaise with your designated governor
  • How to collect evidence and prepare for an OFSTED visit

Course Leader: Tara Trail 

Tara is a Senior Deputy Head Teacher at Middleton Primary School which was awarded Outstanding in their last OFSTED inspection.


Science for Year 6

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 4:00 pm -6:00 pm

This course is aimed at Year 6 Science teachers and Science leaders.


The course will cover:

  • Living Things and their habitats – Classification of Living Organisms
  • Animals Including humans – The Circulatory System and the effect of exercise on it.
  • Light – Refraction and bending light, Making a Periscope
  • Electricity – An opportunity to bring your own equipment along (though this is optional – we will also have some available) to practice setting up circuits to investigate the effect of Voltage on components in a circuit and the construction of other useful circuits (eg Burglar Alarms)

the course will be lead by Science teachers at Oakgrove School


Rocket Launchers Make and Take

Thursday, 27 June 2019 4:30 pm -6:00 pm

Build your own “rocket” launcher. You can then use the compressed air launcher in the classroom to engage students with the design of the rockets. Through modifications such as adding fins or altering the shape of the nose cone, students can theorise and then try out how a rocket’s flight path can be affected.


Workshops are fully funded by the Institute of Physics and free for all teachers of Physics to attend.  For further details or to book a place please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr Liz Nourshargh is currently Director of Science at Lord Grey School, having taught Physics in Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire since 2001.   She has also been the Institute of Physics Teacher Network Coordinator for Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes since 2010.

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