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Information Sessions – email to register  

NPQ Information session –16th June 2022 (3.30 – 5.00). This virtual session will be suitable for school CPD leads who are considering which programmes will suit staff for the coming year. You will hear about all of the NPQs both the Specialist programmes (lasting 12 months) and the Leadership programmes (which last 18 months). You will gain clarity on programme structure, dates, commitments and benefits. We will be joined by a current facilitator and participant so that you can hear from their perspective too.    

ECT Information session –14th June 2022 (3.30 – 5.00). This virtual session will be suitable for school leaders and induction co-ordinators who have ECTs in their school in the coming year. You will hear about the ECT support and the role of the mentor in your school. You will gain clarity on the registration process, the link to the Appropriate Body, the ECF programme structure and commitments for your mentor and ECT. We will be joined by a current Induction Tutor, Mentor and a colleague from the AB so that all your queries can be covered.   

Subject Network Meetings

Working with local schools across the Black Country we are developing a series of Networks where practitioners can share good practice and the latest news and developments. Click below to find the forthcoming dates for both primary and secondary networks.

Curriculum Hub News

An important role of the Teaching School hub is to signpost relevant high quality professional development run by the Curriculum Hubs. We promote the work of the Maths, English, Computing, Science and Behaviour Hubs as well as signposts CPD from local Research Schools. Click below to go to their websites for the most up to date information.

Find out more HERE.


STEM Curriculum sessions – run by the STEM Learning Centre, these 3 sessions will give opportunities to Science Subject Leaders and teachers to develop a vision and intent for their curriculum and understand the elements that go into a strong curriculum.

Starting in March there is a £90 cost for involvement. Find out more HERE.


Online EdTech Conference: Personalised CPD from the Department for Education’s EdTech Demonstrator Programme


Deep Dives: Planning, reviewing and building your primary science curriculum

Online - 30 March 13:30-15:30

What to expect in a Primary Science Deep Dive.


Leading Primary STEM online conference

Online full day on 25 March

Cost £100 with £75 bursary for eligible schools


Teaching KS4 Chemistry

24 March day 1 - Venue - Stoke (bursary for eligible schools)  

As a non-specialist are you daunted by teaching KS4 Chemistry? This course will address subject specific knowledge, student misconceptions, core practicals and supporting your students with the final written exams.


Effective GCSE practical work in Physics

24 March day 1 - Venue – Wolverhampton (bursary for eligible schools)  

This course will provide you with a range of both practical and pedagogical experience to support the required practicals, developing students' apparatus and techniques skills.

Featured Programmes

EYFS programmes – Firmer Foundations in Early Maths and Communication, Language and Literacy

Coming in Summer 2022 new EYFS programmes for co-ordinators or the whole EYFS team. Further information can be found under the wider curriculum tab above.


As part of the EEF’s involvement in the DfE's Accelerator Fund, Research Schools are now promoting and recruiting for the 6-module Supporting Recovery programme. This new programme is linked to recovery and evidence-informed leadership and teaching. We are delighted to be able to offer this programme for free to all schools within our area.

Learn more HERE.