Juniper’s Mobile Professional Development Collection

Juniper’s Mobile Professional Development Collection of over 130 staff development courses for education professionals, designed for on-demand, convenient training.

Available offline via the Juniper mobile app or online via the web portal, The Collection is a cost-effective way of ensuring everyone from trainee teachers to school leaders can access expert training all year long.

View our Mobile Professional Development Collections below. Included are example modules; for full details please download the brochures.

School Leaders must ensure that school staff receive focused and highly effective professional development which leads to improved practice and improved pupil outcomes. Leaders also have a duty to ensure that their workforce receive appropriate training and regular updates in statutory duties, for example safeguarding.

The training needs of a school workforce are typically diverse making focused professional development difficult to source. Juniper’s Mobile Professional Development Collection offers a broad range of professional development opportunities aimed at different audiences: primary school teachers, secondary school teachers, school leadership at all levels, teaching assistants and support staff.

Because The Collection is delivered through a mobile app, learning can be undertaken at a time to suit the learner. There is no need for travel or days off-site so school staff can maximise time in school while being supported by high quality professional development. Remote delivery also means that that professional development can continue regardless of any restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For school leaders, this offers a time-effective way of ensuring their workforce can access personalised expert training all year long.

“Staff have found the CPD sessions useful and feedback has been and continues to be very positive. The packages on offer allow you to reflect on your own professional practice at any level within the operations of a school setting. I would fully recommend to other senior leaders to embed within their school. The process was smooth and easy and as a result our staff development has become an area of strength.”

Paul Barrett, Assistant headteacher, St. Anthony’s School, Chichester

Teaching and Learning: Primary Pathway

For primary school teachers who need a time-effective way of ensuring they can access personalised expert training all year long, Juniper offers interactive learning, straight to mobile.

Unlike other professional development resources, every one of our courses is interactive, trackable and delivered straight to your mobile, tablet or computer. Our mobile modules offer self-directed study through an engaging and media-rich platform which makes learning as interesting and effective as possible. All courses are downloadable on mobile apps for uninterrupted, on-demand learning or available online through any web browser.

Learning is optimised for engagement, with short, frequent study periods. Teachers can write, reflect and revise with notes, bookmarks and long-text answers. They are motivated and assessed with instant quiz scores and progress indicators and can rate their learning experience as they go. Each completed module is mapped to the Teachers’ Standards and rewarded with a digital badge.

100+ Guided Learning Hours (GLH) of Professional Development for up to £100 per teacher per year.

This pathway gives one staff member access to any and all of the courses below.

How Pupils Learn

Building Growth Mindsets CPD
Building Growth Mindsets

Building Growth Mindsets explores how teachers can support students in developing growth mindsets and becoming more resilient learners. This course suggests practical steps which teachers can take such as reconsidering their use of language, the way they approach pupils’ mistakes and the way they design assessments.

Embrace Challenge CPD
Embrace Challenge

Embrace Challenge provides overview of what effective challenge looks like in the classroom, along with suggestions on how to increase challenge to effectively involve all learners. It includes advice on helping students to work at their optimum challenge threshold to encourage ‘learning flow’. The course helps teachers to stretch students to their limits through having high expectations and using effective questioning.

Study Skills CPD
Study Skills

This course outlines the importance of study skills in academic achievement and gives advice on how to effectively teach these skills in the classroom. It includes guidance on promoting metacognition to help students to become active learners. Self-assessment and written exercises throughout encourage teachers to reflect on their own practice and set targets for development.

Subject and Curriculum

Developing Comprehension

This course will help teachers to support children’s early comprehension skills by improving inference and deduction. Explaining methods such as questioning techniques and gaining parent support, Developing Comprehension offers practical advice as well as giving teachers the opportunity to reflect on their own practice.

Primary Geography

Focusing on the importance of helping children to understand the world around them, this short course for primary teachers relates geography teaching to the EYFS ‘Understanding the World’ principle as well as the KS1 and 2 curricula. With plenty of ideas for engaging pupils in their local area, doing fieldwork and learning about sustainability, as well as top tips for planning and assessment.

Primary History

A short subject-teaching course to support primary teachers with teaching, planning and assessment in history, focusing on maintaining a historical overview as well as in-depth topic study. With resources for progression planning, guidance for developing teacher knowledge, ideas for assessment and developing challenge in history lessons as well as ideas for resources to use.

Primary Maths

This course, suitable for specialists and non-specialists, supports teachers in their teaching of primary maths. It offers concrete, pictorial and abstract strategies that can help to facilitate mathematical talk in the classroom and build pupils’ confidence. Primary Maths introduces techniques, such as the use of manipulatives, to support understanding and also suggests games to encourage engagement.

Primary PE

Learning to move and moving to learn come hand in hand. Primary PE explores the importance of Physical Education in developing children’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills. Suggesting tasks that help to encourage a child-centred pedagogy, this course outlines the ways in which teachers can prepare engaging and effective PE sessions to fit the needs and interests of each child.

Primary Science

Aimed at non-subject specialists in primary schools, this course looks at how pupils learn in science, discussing education theory and ways of addressing misconceptions. With guidance on the national curriculum and top tips for planning and assessment as well as ideas for teaching resources and plenty of useful links.

Reading and Phonics

Reading and Phonics is a course supporting teachers and staff working with children who are learning to read. Looking at the principles of reading, writing and spelling, this course introduces the fundamental concepts of reading using a systematic synthetic phonic approach, with practical advice and a number of useful resources.

The EYFS Framework

This course will give you the opportunity to build your understanding, awareness and confidence in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Covering the background to the development of the EYFS framework and its key principles, this course discusses learning and development, the Early Learning Goals and the characteristics of effective learning.

Grammar for Writing

This course introduces the principles and practice of grammar for writing, an approach to teaching grammar and understanding how it is used. Helps teacher sharpen their own grammar subject knowledge and find out how to make grammar teaching meaningful and relevant in the context of reading and writing. Developed from the East Sussex Improving Writing project.

Reading Into Writing

Aimed mainly at teachers of Lower KS2, and relevant to all English teachers, this course is designed to help teachers bring reading and writing together in a way that encourages pupils to consider the impact and effect of their work on an audience. Developed from the East Sussex Improving Writing project.

Broader Curriculum: Early Career

This course explores the importance of a broad and balanced curriculum in helping children become well-rounded and informed individuals. It will help NQTs and early career teachers to give all pupils access to a broad curriculum, with guidance on curriculum capacity, teaching and planning the foundation subjects and science and the importance of personal development.

Developing Stronger Writing

Aimed at teachers looking to help pupils develop their composition skills, especially at KS2, this course promotes an experimental, evaluative and risk-taking attitude to language as well as outlining how to use model text structures and language. Developed from the East Sussex Improving Writing project.

Rich Texts

Aimed mainly at Upper KS2 teachers, but relevant to all English teachers, this course will help teachers enthuse their pupils to read and write for pleasure. With guidance on how to select and use ambitious and diverse texts, teachers can further engage the pupils in their learning. Developed from the East Sussex Improving Writing project.

Classroom Practice

Active Reading

This course provides an introduction to the principles of active reading. It is designed to help teachers develop strategies for using complex and challenging texts in their lessons in ways that encourage pupils to engage and build their comprehension and critical thinking skills. The course outlines a range of active reading strategies, examples and practical applications.

Collaborative Learning

This course provides an introduction to the principles of collaborative learning and is designed to help your pupils learn together in outstanding lessons. It outlines a range of collaborative learning strategies and practical applications. Self-assessment, self-auditing and written exercises throughout encourage teachers to reflect on their own practice and set targets for development.

Engagement

This course discusses engagement with learning and suggests practical strategies to implement in the classroom. Topics include: defining engagement, drawing on prior knowledge, scaffolding and modelling. Self-assessment, self-auditing and written exercises throughout encourage teachers to reflect on their own practice and set targets for development.

ICT in the Classroom

This introduction to using ICT in the classroom helps teachers develop their skills and improve teaching and learning. The course outlines a range of approaches to using technology aligned to an overall philosophy of blended learning, where ICT is used to enhance face-to-face and traditional teaching methods. Self-assessment, self-auditing and written exercises throughout encourage teachers to reflect on their own practice and set targets for development.

Improving Writing

This course provides teaching staff with ideas for improving writing across the curriculum, encouraging them to think about how they could use new strategies in their classroom to support their pupils. With tips for using talk for learning to help pupils articulate their ideas before writing, suggestions for linking writing with reading using exemplar texts and guidance on effective modelling and use of writing frames.

Independent Learning

This course provides an introduction to the principles of independent learning. It outlines a range of independent learning strategies and practical applications, including a dedicated section on setting meaningful homework to enhance learning. Self-assessment, self-auditing and written exercises throughout encourage teachers to reflect on their own practice and set targets for development.

Inspiring Images

Understanding that the brain processes images far more quickly than words gives teaching staff another set of tools to help support learning. This course explores the benefits of using images in the classroom to develop thinking, understanding and creativity. With ideas for activities to try with any subject.

Lesson Design

This course explores the key aspects of planning lessons, in order to support teachers in preparing lessons which move learning forward in an inclusive and engaging way. Covering teaching models, learning objectives, assessment and more, Lesson Design is full of guidance and advice helping to put effective planning in practice.

Storytelling

Storytelling is a resource for teachers wanting to develop their ability to excite, engage and inform their pupils. This course highlights the importance of stories and storytelling to the learning process, and offers strategies helping teachers to develop their own skills as well as a range of storytelling games for children.

Talk for Learning

This course for classroom teachers explores ways to improve teaching and learning by promoting positive talk in the classroom. Topics include: Bloom’s taxonomy, effective questioning strategies, preparing for group work and strategies for group work. Self-assessment, self-auditing and written exercises throughout encourage teachers to reflect on their own practice and set targets for development.

Adaptive Teaching

Learning Needs CPD
Learning Needs

Learning Needs provides a pocket guide to a range of learning needs, covering topics including learning difficulties, dyslexia, autism, behavioural and communication needs, and gifted and talented children. This two-hour course for all staff offers information and a chance to reflect on issues around learning needs and their own experience as well as being a convenient guide.

Supporting EAL Learners CPD
Supporting EAL Learners

This course helps staff in schools and other educational settings to gain valuable understanding about children with English as an Additional Language and the knowledge required to both assess and continually support EAL learners. Combining theory and practice, this course contains detailed definitions, guidance for the classroom and beyond, templates and activity and support ideas with opportunities for reflection on practice.

Supporting SLCN - Early Years CPD
Supporting SLCN: Early Years (C&I)

This course helps adults to support children in the EYFS with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Introducing different types of SLCN, this course discusses communication and learning strategies such as appropriate interaction, modelling and vocabulary development which adults can use to improve children’s ability to learn, behave and socialise. Includes video examples of best practice, resources and useful links.

Supporting SLCN - Primary CPD
Supporting SLCN: Primary (C&I)

This course helps adults to support primary pupils with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Introducing different types of SLCN, this course discusses communication and learning strategies such as sequencing, modelling and multi-sensory approaches which adults can use to improve children’s ability to learn, behave and socialise. Includes video examples of best practice, resources and useful links.

Understanding Autism CPD
Understanding Autism (C&I)

This course provides information about autism, the different ways it affects people and practical strategies to support the challenges people on the autism spectrum experience. It explores how people on the autism spectrum experience social communication, repetitive behaviours and sensory differences. It also provides information on getting an autism diagnosis and links to useful resources. Through a greater understanding of autism, professionals and families alike can promote inclusion and help people on the autism spectrum to utilise their unique strengths.

Understanding Dyslexia (C&L)

Understanding Dyslexia is a practical tool for school practitioners and will also be useful for parents and carers. The course explains what dyslexia is, how it can impact on learners and the importance of early identification, as well as ideas for developing a dyslexia-friendly classroom and a pathway towards effective intervention.

Attachment CPD
Attachment (SEMH)

This resource covers the history of attachment theory and its role in relationships and professional practice. It offers practical advice and guidance for those who need an increased awareness and understanding of attachment issues. Attachment is essential for practitioners and carers supporting children and young people.

Mental Health CPD
Mental Health (SEMH)

Mental Health is an introduction to common mental health issues, how they affect pupils, and what teachers can, should and must do to support them. ​Topics include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD and many other conditions. The material constitutes a short two-hour course suitable for all school staff and will also act as a helpful reference source.

Building Growth Mindsets CPD
Promoting Inclusion (SEMH)

This course helps teachers to raise the achievement of vulnerable learners through inclusive pedagogy. Darren Martindale, Virtual School Head for Wolverhampton, discusses the issues around exclusions and challenging behaviour. He outlines the key principles for engaging hard-to-reach pupils and recommends intervention strategies to help improve attendance, raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and reduce exclusions. It will also help schools to plan their Pupil Premium use effectively.

Understanding ADHD CPD
Understanding ADHD (SEMH)

This course introduces teachers to ADHD and the challenges faced by pupils with ADHD. It encourages users to evaluate their current practice and improve their communication with pupils through the coach approach. It also suggests strategies for managing challenging situations in the classroom.

Medical Conditions CPD
Medical Conditions (SPN)

Medical Conditions is a short course that looks at long-term conditions and disability, and how they affect pupils. It discusses general issues such as how to support affected children and what to do about long-term absence, and gives specific information on a range of conditions including asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and many more. This course will give staff a good overview of what they need to know, and will remain on staff devices as a valuable reference source after the course has been completed.

Assessment

Active Questioning CPD
Active Questioning

Active Questioning introduces a classroom questioning technique that pushes pupils to give more specific and detailed answers. This course introduces the theory behind the active questioning technique and explains how it can increase engagement, build classroom discussion, improve literacy and develop key learning skills.

Assessment for Learning CPD
Assessment for Learning

This course provides an introduction to Assessment for Learning (AfL), and is designed to promote embedded AfL to help your staff teach outstanding lessons. The course outlines a range of assessment strategies and practical applications. Self-assessment, self-auditing and written exercises throughout encourage teachers to reflect on their own practice and set targets for development.

Marking and Feedback CPD
Marking and Feedback

This essential course outlines the features of effective marking and feedback. Using the current research and theories behind marking, author Ian Cant explores how to make a difference to learning outcomes as well as strategies to make marking more streamlined, productive and manageable. Marking and Feedback also includes multiple self-reflection activities that teachers can use to re-evaluate and improve their own practice.

Managing Behaviour

Managing Behaviour CPD
Managing Behaviour

A pocket guide to life in the classroom and how to manage challenging situations. Interactive and engaging with a wide range of suggested activities, this resource will encourage and aid continual professional development. This resource is essential for developing pupil management skills and raising engagement in the classroom.

Professional Behaviours

Working with TAs CPD
Working with TAs

This course gives classroom teachers crucial guidance on how to make the most of their teaching assistants. It focuses on involving TAs in the planning process, roles, expectations and feedback about pupils. Reflection tasks encourage teachers to consider how they interact with their TAs and how they could strengthen the relationship to help improve pupil outcomes.

CPD Explained
CPD Explained

This short guide helps individual staff members to understand how and why they should make the most of the continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities they’re given. It outlines what CPD is and how it beneficial to the individual staff member as well as to their school/college and students. It helps staff members think about how to incorporate CPD into their work and how to ensure their CPD is effective as possible, particularly in relation to mobile learning and the CPD Library.

Teaching and Learning: Secondary Pathway

For secondary school teachers who need a time-effective way of ensuring they can access personalised expert training all year long, Juniper offers interactive learning, straight to mobile.

Unlike other professional development resources, every one of our courses is interactive, trackable and delivered straight to your mobile, tablet or computer. Our mobile modules offer self-directed study through an engaging and media-rich platform which makes learning as interesting and effective as possible. All courses are downloadable on mobile apps for uninterrupted, on-demand learning or available online through any web browser.

Learning is optimised for engagement, with short, frequent study periods. Teachers can write, reflect and revise with notes, bookmarks and long-text answers. They are motivated and assessed with instant quiz scores and progress indicators and can rate their learning experience as they go. Each completed module is mapped to the Teachers’ Standards and rewarded with a digital badge.

80+ Guided Learning Hours (GLH) of Professional Development for up to £100 per teacher per year.

This pathway gives one staff member access to any and all of the courses below.

How Pupils Learn

Building Growth Mindsets CPD
Building Growth Mindsets

Building Growth Mindsets explores how teachers can support students in developing growth mindsets and becoming more resilient learners. This course suggests practical steps which teachers can take such as reconsidering their use of language, the way they approach pupils’ mistakes and the way they design assessments.

Embrace Challenge CPD
Embrace Challenge

Embrace Challenge provides overview of what effective challenge looks like in the classroom, along with suggestions on how to increase challenge to effectively involve all learners. It includes advice on helping students to work at their optimum challenge threshold to encourage ‘learning flow’. The course helps teachers to stretch students to their limits through having high expectations and using effective questioning.

Study Skills CPD
Study Skills

This course outlines the importance of study skills in academic achievement and gives advice on how to effectively teach these skills in the classroom. It includes guidance on promoting metacognition to help students to become active learners. Self-assessment and written exercises throughout encourage teachers to reflect on their own practice and set targets for development.

Supporting HPA Students CPD
Supporting HPA Students

This course outlines the importance of study skills in academic achievement and gives advice on how to effectively teach these skills in the classroom. It includes guidance on promoting metacognition to help students to become active learners. Self-assessment and written exercises throughout encourage teachers to reflect on their own practice and set targets for development.

Subject and Curriculum

Improving Boys’ Writing

This course looks at practical ways for teachers to help narrow the attainment gap in literacy between boys and girls. Creating a stimulating learning environment and looking at all aspects of literacy (including reading, talking and listening) can help boys to flourish as writers. A range of ideas are suggested to motivate boys such as integrating ICT, recommending books they might enjoy and organising drama activities.

Teaching Creative Writing

This course helps teachers to support pupils in their progress towards being effective writers. Examining the key writing methods of narrative and description, Teaching Creative Writing offers a variety of ideas and advice on how best to enhance the writing of pupils, in line with the English national curriculum.

Teaching Poetry

This course helps English teachers and departments to encourage pupils to explore and respond actively to poems, developing their engagement and enthusiasm. With suggested approaches including studying songs and exploring context, as well as ideas to help pupils write their own poetry.

Teaching the Class Novel

Teaching the Class Novel supports teachers in developing an engaging approach to the whole class novel. The course examines various ways to help pupils read and enjoy a book together as a class while developing reading skills and exploring new methods – such as drama approaches and creative writing – to get to grips with the story.

Classroom Practice

Active Reading

This course provides an introduction to the principles of active reading. It is designed to help teachers develop strategies for using complex and challenging texts in their lessons in ways that encourage pupils to engage and build their comprehension and critical thinking skills. The course outlines a range of active reading strategies, examples and practical applications.

Collaborative Learning

This course provides an introduction to the principles of collaborative learning and is designed to help your pupils learn together in outstanding lessons. It outlines a range of collaborative learning strategies and practical applications. Self-assessment, self-auditing and written exercises throughout encourage teachers to reflect on their own practice and set targets for development.

Engagement

This course discusses engagement with learning and suggests practical strategies to implement in the classroom. Topics include: defining engagement, drawing on prior knowledge, scaffolding and modelling. Self-assessment, self-auditing and written exercises throughout encourage teachers to reflect on their own practice and set targets for development.

ICT in the Classroom

This introduction to using ICT in the classroom helps teachers develop their skills and improve teaching and learning. The course outlines a range of approaches to using technology aligned to an overall philosophy of blended learning, where ICT is used to enhance face-to-face and traditional teaching methods. Self-assessment, self-auditing and written exercises throughout encourage teachers to reflect on their own practice and set targets for development.

Improving Writing

This course provides teaching staff with ideas for improving writing across the curriculum, encouraging them to think about how they could use new strategies in their classroom to support their pupils. With tips for using talk for learning to help pupils articulate their ideas before writing, suggestions for linking writing with reading using exemplar texts and guidance on effective modelling and use of writing frames.

Independent Learning

This course provides an introduction to the principles of independent learning. It outlines a range of independent learning strategies and practical applications, including a dedicated section on setting meaningful homework to enhance learning. Self-assessment, self-auditing and written exercises throughout encourage teachers to reflect on their own practice and set targets for development.

Inspiring Images

Understanding that the brain processes images far more quickly than words gives teaching staff another set of tools to help support learning. This course explores the benefits of using images in the classroom to develop thinking, understanding and creativity. With ideas for activities to try with any subject.

Lesson Design

This course explores the key aspects of planning lessons, in order to support teachers in preparing lessons which move learning forward in an inclusive and engaging way. Covering teaching models, learning objectives, assessment and more, Lesson Design is full of guidance and advice helping to put effective planning in practice.

Storytellingg

Storytelling is a resource for teachers wanting to develop their ability to excite, engage and inform their pupils. This course highlights the importance of stories and storytelling to the learning process, and offers strategies helping teachers to develop their own skills as well as a range of storytelling games for children.

Talk for Learning

This course for classroom teachers explores ways to improve teaching and learning by promoting positive talk in the classroom. Topics include: Bloom’s taxonomy, effective questioning strategies, preparing for group work and strategies for group work. Self-assessment, self-auditing and written exercises throughout encourage teachers to reflect on their own practice and set targets for development.

Academic Literacy

This course highlights the importance of academic literacy in helping students to succeed academically. It outlines the features of academic language and includes advice and tips for teachers on how to help students to engage with academic language when reading and listening. The course also contains many practical teaching strategies to use in the classroom to help students use academic language themselves when writing and speaking.

Grey and Invisible Students

Grey & Invisible Students helps teachers to recognise middle-ability students who are often overlooked by schools focusing on vulnerable or high-achieving students. This course highlights ways you can identify these students using teacher experience and existing school data, and suggests simple ways teachers can change their practice to ensure middle-ability students develop academically and emotionally as learners.

Adaptive Teaching

Learning Needs CPD
Learning Needs

Learning Needs provides a pocket guide to a range of learning needs, covering topics including learning difficulties, dyslexia, autism, behavioural and communication needs, and gifted and talented children. This two-hour course for all staff offers information and a chance to reflect on issues around learning needs and their own experience as well as being a convenient guide.

Supporting EAL Learners CPD
Supporting EAL Learners

This course helps staff in schools and other educational settings to gain valuable understanding about children with English as an Additional Language and the knowledge required to both assess and continually support EAL learners. Combining theory and practice, this course contains detailed definitions, guidance for the classroom and beyond, templates and activity and support ideas with opportunities for reflection on practice.

Understanding Autism CPD
Understanding Autism (C&I)

This course provides information about autism, the different ways it affects people and practical strategies to support the challenges people on the autism spectrum experience. It explores how people on the autism spectrum experience social communication, repetitive behaviours and sensory differences. It also provides information on getting an autism diagnosis and links to useful resources. Through a greater understanding of autism, professionals and families alike can promote inclusion and help people on the autism spectrum to utilise their unique strengths.

Understanding Dyslexia (C&L)

Understanding Dyslexia is a practical tool for school practitioners and will also be useful for parents and carers. The course explains what dyslexia is, how it can impact on learners and the importance of early identification, as well as ideas for developing a dyslexia-friendly classroom and a pathway towards effective intervention.

Attachment CPD
Attachment (SEMH)

This resource covers the history of attachment theory and its role in relationships and professional practice. It offers practical advice and guidance for those who need an increased awareness and understanding of attachment issues. Attachment is essential for practitioners and carers supporting children and young people.

Mental Health CPD
Mental Health (SEMH)

Mental Health is an introduction to common mental health issues, how they affect pupils, and what teachers can, should and must do to support them. ​Topics include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD and many other conditions. The material constitutes a short two-hour course suitable for all school staff and will also act as a helpful reference source.

Building Growth Mindsets CPD
Promoting Inclusion (SEMH)

This course helps teachers to raise the achievement of vulnerable learners through inclusive pedagogy. Darren Martindale, Virtual School Head for Wolverhampton, discusses the issues around exclusions and challenging behaviour. He outlines the key principles for engaging hard-to-reach pupils and recommends intervention strategies to help improve attendance, raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and reduce exclusions. It will also help schools to plan their Pupil Premium use effectively.

Understanding ADHD CPD
Understanding ADHD (SEMH)

This course introduces teachers to ADHD and the challenges faced by pupils with ADHD. It encourages users to evaluate their current practice and improve their communication with pupils through the coach approach. It also suggests strategies for managing challenging situations in the classroom.

Medical Conditions CPD
Medical Conditions (SPN)

Medical Conditions is a short course that looks at long-term conditions and disability, and how they affect pupils. It discusses general issues such as how to support affected children and what to do about long-term absence, and gives specific information on a range of conditions including asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and many more. This course will give staff a good overview of what they need to know, and will remain on staff devices as a valuable reference source after the course has been completed.

Assessment

Active Questioning CPD
Active Questioning

Active Questioning introduces a classroom questioning technique that pushes pupils to give more specific and detailed answers. This course introduces the theory behind the active questioning technique and explains how it can increase engagement, build classroom discussion, improve literacy and develop key learning skills.

Assessment for Learning CPD
Assessment for Learning

This course provides an introduction to Assessment for Learning (AfL), and is designed to promote embedded AfL to help your staff teach outstanding lessons. The course outlines a range of assessment strategies and practical applications. Self-assessment, self-auditing and written exercises throughout encourage teachers to reflect on their own practice and set targets for development.

Marking and Feedback CPD
Marking and Feedback

This essential course outlines the features of effective marking and feedback. Using the current research and theories behind marking, author Ian Cant explores how to make a difference to learning outcomes as well as strategies to make marking more streamlined, productive and manageable. Marking and Feedback also includes multiple self-reflection activities that teachers can use to re-evaluate and improve their own practice.

Managing Behaviour

Managing Behaviour CPD
Managing Behaviour

A pocket guide to life in the classroom and how to manage challenging situations. Interactive and engaging with a wide range of suggested activities, this resource will encourage and aid continual professional development. This resource is essential for developing pupil management skills and raising engagement in the classroom.

Professional Behaviours

Working with TAs CPD
Working with TAs

This course gives classroom teachers crucial guidance on how to make the most of their teaching assistants. It focuses on involving TAs in the planning process, roles, expectations and feedback about pupils. Reflection tasks encourage teachers to consider how they interact with their TAs and how they could strengthen the relationship to help improve pupil outcomes.

CPD Explained
CPD Explained

This short guide helps individual staff members to understand how and why they should make the most of the continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities they’re given. It outlines what CPD is and how it beneficial to the individual staff member as well as to their school/college and students. It helps staff members think about how to incorporate CPD into their work and how to ensure their CPD is effective as possible, particularly in relation to mobile learning and the CPD Library.

Leadership Pathway

For school leaders who need a time-effective way of ensuring they can access personalised expert training all year long, Juniper offers interactive learning, straight to mobile.

Unlike other professional development resources, every one of our courses is interactive, trackable and delivered straight to your mobile, tablet or computer. Our mobile modules offer self-directed study through an engaging and media-rich platform which makes learning as interesting and effective as possible. All courses are downloadable on mobile apps for uninterrupted, on-demand learning or available online through any web browser.

Learning is optimised for engagement, with short, frequent study periods. Leaders can write, reflect and revise with notes, bookmarks and long-text answers. They are motivated and assessed with instant quiz scores and progress indicators and can rate their learning experience as they go. Each completed module is mapped to the National Professional Qualification (NPQ) Content and Assessment Framework and rewarded with a digital badge.

This pathway includes a comprehensive school improvement planning tool (SE+), a Bid Writing Toolkit and a guide to making the best of your Primary School Library.

100+ Guided Learning Hours (GLH) of Professional Development and School Improvement resources for up to £100 per school leader per year.

This pathway gives one staff member access to any and all of the courses below.

Strategy and Improvement

Education Issues

This course gives a broad overview of the current state of affairs in the education sector, including current policies, approaches and issues. It looks at key developments in government policy, government spending, school reform, assessment and attainment, mental health and technology in education. Prompts for reflection help teaching staff put their own experiences in context. It will be particularly useful for trainee teachers, NQTs and early career teachers, as well as new governors.

Managing Change

This short course helps aspiring, middle and senior leaders understand how their colleagues are likely to react to change. Leaders are encouraged to think about why schools change, how change in their own school has been managed and how to deal with resistance to change. With many different approaches to managing change discussed, each section has opportunities for reflection on practice and prompts to identify and follow up action points

SE+

SE+ is a comprehensive self-evaluation tool that enables you to evaluate your schools against the research-based 25 Characteristics of High-Performing Schools and get a clear view of your strengths and areas for improvement.

Teaching and Curriculum Excellence

Broader Curriculum CPD - SLT
Broader Curriculum: SLT

This course explores the importance of a broad and balanced curriculum in helping children become well-rounded and informed individuals. It will help senior leaders to deliver a broad curriculum to all pupils and gain a wider perspective on how the foundation subjects and science can be planned and taught. It also looks at Ofsted views, planning, monitoring and reporting.

Broader Curriculum CPD - Subject Lead
Broader Curriculum: Subject Lead

This course explores the importance of a broad and balanced curriculum in helping children become well-rounded and informed individuals. It will help subject leaders/heads of department to deliver a broad curriculum to all pupils, with guidance on curriculum capacity, planning and teaching the foundation subjects and science, departmental CPD and evaluating and reporting.

Intervention in English

Intervention is designed to support pupils who for a variety of reasons may have fallen behind their peers. This course focuses on how a teacher responsible for intervention can design a strategy to improve the progress of targeted pupils who are underachieving.

Whole School Intervention

Intervention is designed to support targeted pupils who have been identified as underachieving and who are at risk of not fulfilling their potential. With an effective intervention model and route map, as well as in-depth discussion of each stage of intervention, this course helps senior staff to consider their current provision for underperforming pupils and action plan a whole-school approach to intervention.

English Leads

Aimed at English and literacy leaders looking to improve writing throughout the school and across the curriculum, the activities in this course are designed to help leaders support colleagues, quality assure writing tasks and implement new strategies.

Developed from the East Sussex Improving Writing project.

Primary School Libraries

A well-managed primary school library giving children access to a broad collection of high-quality appropriate reading materials can play an essential role in engaging them with reading, both for pleasure and for purpose.

This course looks at the issues involved in developing and maintaining a book collection and the strategies and skills required to run the library effectively with limited time.

Leading with Impact

Digital Strategy

Having a comprehensive digital strategy helps school leaders and executive bodies plan and execute successful engagements with their target audiences. Digital Strategy contains guidance on how to build a coherent message, the main social media platforms and crucial advice on measuring impact.

Effective Communication

The ability to communicate effectively with team members underpins all of the work that leaders undertake. This short course helps current and aspiring leaders in schools to understand, develop and extend their communication skills. Areas covered include: active listening, the importance of context, features of effective feedback and methods of delivering feedback.

Effective Meetings

This short course helps current and aspiring leaders in schools to develop the skills and strategies needed to make meetings more effective. The course outlines common mistakes and features of ineffective meetings, and gives structured guidance on how to plan, deliver and follow up a meeting while encouraging appropriate engagement from the whole team.

Managing Your Time

This short course will help you understand how you use your time as a leader and suggest strategies that will enable you to become more efficient at time management, prioritisation and delegation. Including opportunities for reflection on your practice and prompts to identify and follow up action points.

Media Engagement

Senior leaders are increasingly required to engage with wider audiences through a variety of media. Media Engagement explains how digital journalism has changed the face of the media and how it influences more traditional media, and offers key advice for giving interviews and managing press conferences.

Middle Leaders: Raising the Game

This course is designed to help current and aspiring leaders in schools develop a better understanding of the role and importance of middle leaders. Professor Bernard Barker introduces key ideas and practical applications through a series of mini-lectures, theory, case studies and written exercises. The course is equally helpful for middle and senior leaders. This course is part of a four-part series on School Leadership that also includes Organisational ClimateManaging Difficult People and What Makes a Great Head.

Organisational Climate

This course is designed to help current and aspiring leaders in schools understand how to create a positive climate for organisational effectiveness. Professor Bernard Barker introduces key ideas and practical applications through a series of mini-lectures, theory, case studies and written exercises. This course is part of a four-part series on School Leadership that includes Middle LeadersManaging Difficult People and What Makes a Great Head.

Public Speaking

School leaders communicate with a wide range of audiences on a daily basis, from internal staff to government ministers. This course covers different communication needs, dealing with nerves and verbal/non-verbal communication as well as how to structure and present different material.

Resilient Leaders

With continual pressure from looking after pupils and staff members, leaders need to be proactively managing their own needs and emotions. Written by David Gumbrell, creator of The Resilience Project, this short course includes guidance and reflection exercises to help structure projects and achieve realistic goals whilst supporting team members.

Team Leaders

This course will help team leaders at all levels develop and improve their leadership and management skills. Topics include: effective communication, motivating members of the team and working as a team towards school aims, as well as how to appoint staff, review performance and deal with any challenging issues. Each unit ends with a series of reviews and activities to help team leaders reflect on their skills and set targets for further development.

What Makes a Great Head?

This course is designed to help current and aspiring leaders in schools understand how to take leadership to a new level, moving beyond short-term, results-centred paradigms. Professor Bernard Barker introduces key ideas and practical applications through a series of mini-lectures, theory, case studies and written exercises. This course is part of a four-part series on School Leadership that also includes Organisational ClimateMiddle Leaders and Managing Difficult People.

Working in Partnership

Evolution of a MAT

Evolution of a MAT is a detailed evaluation tool to help trustees and senior leadership teams of ’emerging’ multi-academy trusts to improve their trust and anticipate issues they’re likely to face. Alongside best practice guidance and examples of success criteria, the red, amber and green (RAG) rating tool allows leaders to rate 50 aspects of development and evaluate where their MAT sits on the MAT evolution journey. The results of the RAG rating can be collated into a comprehensive report that allows leaders to have constructive discussions about the future of their MAT.

Managing Resources and Risks

Bid Writing Toolkit

Bid Writing Toolkit is a comprehensive guide designed to help you acquire external funding. You can use this resource to develop an effective project idea and supporting grant application, underpinned by a detailed funding strategy that meets your school’s needs.

The step-by-step approach allows you to develop a robust road map of actions, aided by templates and policies that can be personalised to your school or cluster of schools. In-depth case studies also demonstrate each stage of the planning in action.

Developing an ICT Strategy

Despite spending significant amounts of money on implementation, few schools have a clear view of the effectiveness of their ICT provision and use. This course gives a step-by-step approach to formulating a high-level ICT strategy that meets the needs of curriculum delivery, administration and management functions, delivering an affordable, long-term solution.

Managing Wellbeing

This course for school leaders covers the main issues and current thinking around wellbeing, with ideas for supporting and developing staff mental health provision. With suggestions for auditing staff opinions and examples of the barriers to wellbeing which may occur, as well as ideas for creating a whole-school culture of wellbeing.

Increasing Capability

Coaching Fundamentals CPD
Coaching Fundamentals

Written by an experienced coach and former headteacher, Coaching Fundamentals is designed to introduce you to the power of coaching and its application in educational organisations. Combining theory and practice, Richard talks you through a range of coaching models, skills and tools. Throughout the course, you will be prompted to reflect on your current practice, new learning and possibilities for the future.

First Steps in Leadership CPD
First Steps in Leadership

This course provides effective guidance to teachers looking to advance their career and take on a more senior role. It encourages staff to try out a leadership role through leading their own school improvement project and guides the reader through each stage, from building suitable relationships with colleagues to evaluating personal performance. Useful features include regular opportunities for self-reflection as well as helpful case studies and external links throughout.

How to Pick Winners CPD
How to Pick Winners

This course is designed to help current and aspiring leaders in schools to develop recruitment processes that will improve selection and, by extension, retention. Professor Bernard Barker introduces key ideas and practical applications through a series of mini-lectures, theory, case studies and written exercises.

Leading Departmental CPD
Leading Departmental CPD

Leading Departmental CPD helps CPD leaders and subject leaders organise effective staff training. Central to this are suggestions for encouraging staff collaboration and self-evaluation, with ideas for activities to develop subject knowledge, focus on pupil outcomes, reduce workload and follow Ofsted’s guidelines about curriculum knowledge.

Managing Difficult People CPD
Managing Difficult People

This course is designed to help current and aspiring leaders in schools understand how to overcome barriers to change and deal with challenging members of a team. Professor Bernard Barker introduces key ideas and practical applications through a series of mini-lectures, theory, case studies and written exercises. This course is part of a four-part series on School Leadership that also includes Organisational ClimateMiddle Leaders and What Makes a Great Head.

Mentoring Trainee Teachers CPD
Mentoring Trainee Teachers

Mentoring Trainee Teachers is designed to help teachers tasked with supporting and nurturing trainee and new teachers, helping them develop their understanding, confidence and self-reflective practice. Starting with the origins and theory of mentoring, this short course also features suggestions for practice, quizzes and reflection activities to help schools develop supportive learning communities, considering benefits for both the individual and the organisation.

Successful CPD
Successful CPD

This short guide is designed to help CPD leaders to plan and implement a successful CPD programme in their school/trust using the CPD Library. Featuring guidance on programme design and the principles of effective CPD, this course will help leaders build confidence in articulating a CPD vision, securing staff engagement, integrating CPD into routines and creating effective action plans.

When Is My Time Up CPD
When is My Time Up?

This course is designed to help current and aspiring leaders understand the concept of individual and team life cycles and how to minimise their impact on schools, staff and personal wellbeing. Recounting his experiences of the stages of headship and life after headship, Professor Bernard Barker introduces key ideas and practical applications through a series of mini-lectures, theory, case studies and written exercises.

Statutory Duties Pathway

For school leaders who need a time-effective way of ensuring their staff are up-to-date with training in statutory duties, Juniper offers interactive learning, straight to mobile.

Unlike other professional development resources, every one of our courses is interactive, trackable and delivered straight to your mobile, tablet or computer. Our mobile modules offer self-directed study through an engaging and media-rich platform which makes learning as interesting and effective as possible. All courses are downloadable on mobile apps for uninterrupted, on-demand learning or available online through any web browser.

Learning is optimised for engagement, with short, frequent study periods. School staff can write, reflect and revise with notes, bookmarks and long-text answers. They are motivated and assessed with instant quiz scores and progress indicators and can rate their learning experience as they go. Each completed module is rewarded with a digital badge.

25+ Guided Learning Hours (GLH) of Professional Development for up to £50 per school staff member per year.

Additional Modules addressing the following can be purchased at an additional cost:

  • Staff and Volunteer Induction – £60
  • Educational Visits – £100
  • Visit Emergencies – £25

This pathway gives one staff member access to any and all of the courses below.

Statutory Duties

Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct helps staff in educational settings practise high standards of personal and professional conduct. Based on the Teachers’ Standards, the course contains key information on how to uphold pupils’ safety and welfare, build respectful, appropriate relationships with children and behave with integrity and maturity. It covers 17 key elements of professional conduct, including confidentiality, behaviour and appearance, reporting concerns and safeguarding.

Designated Teachers CPD
Designated Teachers

Now updated to reflect the new statutory guidance for designated teachers, this resource covers the main responsibilities of a designated teacher and gives advice on how to support children in care. Includes key information on the legal processes related to care and the funding available for the support of children in care.

Equality and Diversity CPD
Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity is a short course aimed at increasing awareness of equality and diversity issues in schools. It will help staff identify and deal with discrimination, and encourages them to be prepared to plan adjustments to policy and consider their own behaviours to counteract discriminatory practice.

GDPR Toolkit CPD
GDPR Toolkit

GDPR Toolkit is a short course explaining the key things you need to have in place to ensure your educational institution complies with GDPR. This course outlines the key changes resulting from GDPR, the compliance measures you may already have in place and the actions you need to take to upgrade to GDPR standards. It also contains links to useful online resources as well as pre-populated templates for key documents so that you have a good starting point to work from.

Safe Information Handling CPD
Safe Information Handling

Handling sensitive information is part of running a school, and schools have a duty under GDPR and the Data Protection Act to make sure personal data is handled safely and appropriately. With Safe Information Handling educational institutions can provide evidence of compliance and ensure all staff have the training they need to deal with the risks associated with technology and data protection.

Staff Induction (+£60)

Our exciting new programme introduces new staff and volunteers to key information relating to working in a school.

It covers:

  • Code of conduct
  • Introduction to safeguarding
  • Equality and diversity
  • Introduction to health and safety
  • Key contractual provisions
  • Key policies

Staff can work through the programme at their own pace. It will take a maximum of 1.5 hours.

Assigned managers can access a range of information to monitor the progress of those undertaking the induction programme. This will enable schools to be satisfied that individuals have received and understood key information and direct specific additional support and training where needed.

Staff Induction: Volunteers (+£60)

Our exciting new programme introduces new staff and volunteers to key information relating to working in a school.

It covers:

  • Code of conduct
  • Introduction to safeguarding
  • Equality and diversity
  • Introduction to health and safety
  • Key contractual provisions
  • Key policies

Volunteers can work through the programme at their own pace. It will take a maximum of 1 hour for volunteers.

Assigned managers can access a range of information to monitor the progress of those undertaking the induction programme. This will enable schools to be satisfied that individuals have received and understood key information and direct specific additional support and training where needed.

Starting Invigilation CPD
Starting Invigilation

Starting Invigilation addresses the main issues invigilators need to be aware of, helping to develop the skills of new invigilators or refresh the knowledge of current invigilators. It helps invigilators consider the pressures and responsibilities of their role, update their knowledge of exam regulations and develop effective exam management skills. Topics include malpractice and maladministration, access arrangements, dealing with candidates and reporting incidents.

Stop Cheat CPD
Stop Cheat

Stop Cheat helps invigilators to spot, deal with and prevent cheating. It describes methods candidates use to cheat, giving you key strategies to spot the cheats, including behaviours to watch out for. Including guidance on what to do if you do spot cheating and practical steps to prevent cheating happening.

Whistleblowing CPD
Whistleblowing

Whistleblowing is a short course providing essential training for all staff. It describes what whistleblowing is, the aims of a school’s whistleblowing policy and the procedures and considerations for raising a concern. The course ensures all staff are confident in the steps to take if they feel they need to raise a concern.

Health & Safety

Educational Visits (+£100)

Our ever-popular Visit Leader training is now available through our app.

Employers are required to provide training for visit leaders; our comprehensive training covers all aspects of visit leading, health and safety, safeguarding, and roles & responsibilities through induction, updates, and reinforcing good practice.

Fire Safety CPD
Fire Safety

Written by experts TP Fire & Security, this course is a crucial introduction to fire safety for all school staff. It introduces you to fire safety procedures including fire hazards, types of extinguisher and what to do if you discover a fire.

Visit Emergencies (+£25)

Statistically, pupils are safer on a school visit than at school, at home or on holiday with parents – providing the school has robust visit procedures supported by reputable and appropriate training.

This course will help senior school leaders or the school’s Critical Incident Management Team identify procedures required to manage educational visits and ensure that the likelihood of incidents is reduced, and what needs to be in place should the worst happen.

This course will give your staff a better understanding of:

  • different types of incidents
  • planning for emergencies
  • keeping in contact
  • prevention
  • emergency contacts

This course is endorsed by EVOLVE and the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.

Safeguarding

Child Protection CPD
Child Protection

This short course takes members of staff through the basics of their responsibilities towards the children they work with, signs of abuse they may encounter, current concerns and what to do if they have a concern about a child. Staff can explore case study reports of incidents which have happened in the past, and reflect on what their own response would have been.

Effective DSL

The role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead requires a range of skills in order to carry it out effectively. This course offers key advice and guidance on the role, including the four main groups of people skills that are crucial to being an effective Designated Safeguarding Lead: clarity, active listening, relationships and collaboration.

Online Safety CPD
Online Safety

Written by award-winning online safety education expert John Rutherford, this course introduces the principles of online safety, covering statutory requirements, online risks and how to support pupils and staff. Topics include social media management for pupils and staff, bullying, grooming, adult content, digital footprints and health issues.

Preventing Radicalisation CPD
Preventing Radicalisation

Written by community cohesion expert Kamal Hanif, this short course provides information on the government’s Prevent duty and guidance for school staff on what they can do to help safeguard the young people in their care. Topics include different types of extremism, possible signs of radicalisation, promoting ‘British values’ and more.

Understanding CSE CPD
Understanding CSE

This course aims to promote understanding and awareness of child sexual exploitation. It explores what CSE is, who is at risk, how to spot it and what you can do if you have concerns.

Understanding Street Gangs CPD
Understanding Street Gangs

Understanding Street Gangs is a short course helping teachers and adults working with children to understand gang culture and exploitation, particularly child sexual exploitation (CSE). Gangs thrive on secrecy, and this course aims to break some of the barriers so that adults can protect and support children and young people. It includes information about the language used, the structure of gangs, the activities they partake in, warning signs that indicate a young person may be at risk and safeguarding procedures.

Staff and Pupil Wellbeing Pathway

For school leaders who need a time-effective way of ensuring their staff are provided with training to support their pupils’ personal development and their own wellbeing, Juniper offers interactive learning, straight to mobile.

Unlike other professional development resources, every one of our courses is interactive, trackable and delivered straight to your mobile, tablet or computer. Our mobile modules offer self-directed study through an engaging and media-rich platform which makes learning as interesting and effective as possible. All courses are downloadable on mobile apps for uninterrupted, on-demand learning or available online through any web browser.

Learning is optimised for engagement, with short, frequent study periods. School staff can write, reflect and revise with notes, bookmarks and long-text answers. They are motivated and assessed with instant quiz scores and progress indicators and can rate their learning experience as they go. Each completed module is rewarded with a digital badge.

25+ Guided Learning Hours (GLH) of Professional Development for up to £50 per school staff member per year.

Additional Modules addressing the following can be purchased at an additional cost:

  • Staff and Volunteer Induction – £60
  • Educational Visits – £100
  • Visit Emergencies – £25

This pathway gives one staff member access to any and all of the courses below.

Staff Wellbeing

Being Resilient CPD
Being Resilient

The daily challenges of teaching and caring for children and young people can wear staff down over time. Written by David Gumbrell, creator of The Resilience Project, this short course includes guidance and reflection exercises to help rejuvenate staff and build resilience through focusing on achievable changes.

Managing your NQT Year CPD
Managing Your NQT Year

This course features advice and activities to help new teachers manage the challenges of the NQT year and avoid the sort of pitfalls that can lead to unnecessary stress and work. Features tips for managing an increased workload, developing personal organisation strategies and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Relaxation CPD
Relaxation

Relaxation features a series of everyday exercises to help you relax and feel more in control. Discover breathing techniques and visualisation tools to help you become more calm and mindful in your everyday life.

Stress and Wellbeing CPD
Stress and Wellbeing

This resource is designed to help all members of staff identify and reduce causes of stress in their work and personal lives. Stress and Wellbeing provides tips and tools alongside a series of reflective exercises to help readers understand and manage stress and to take action to protect their wellbeing.

Trainee Teachers CPD
Trainee Teachers

This course features advice and activities to help trainee teachers understand and manage the challenges of their training year. It is designed to help trainees make the most of the opportunities the training year provides, while also being prepared to deal with sources of stress and potential problems. Includes tips for managing different expectations and relationships, reflecting on practice in the context of the Teachers’ Standards, dealing with observations and maintaining wellbeing.

Pupils' Wellbeing

Alternative Provision CPD
Alternative Provision

Public perception often views pupils who attend alternative education provision as ‘bad’ kids. In fact, alternative provision can be a positive move forward for many young people who are not thriving in mainstream education. This course discusses the reasons why we need AP, which young people might be referred, practical suggestions for choosing an alternative education programme and monitoring pupils in AP, and an overview of the current debate around AP.

Beat Bullying CPD
Beat Bullying

Beat Bullying outlines how and why bullying occurs. It explores school obligations and suggests practical anti-bullying strategies, providing sample documents that can be used in schools. Included are stories, poems and plays by children’s author Roger Hurn which can be used to teach KS1, KS2 and KS3 pupils about bullying. Discussion points encourage children to think about why bullying is problematic and how it can be resolved. Beat Bullying can be used by all staff as part of school anti-bullying strategies. It will also help parents and carers understand problems their child might be facing.

Considerate Form Tutor

The role of the form tutor is vital, with a direct impact on classroom dynamic. This course groups the skills form tutors need into four areas – consideration of context, others, yourself and time – and advises on how best to meet the challenging responsibilities of a form tutor.

Family Issues CPD
Family Issues

Family Issues provides a short introduction to how children’s family situations can affect them, with a focus on their impact on education and the roles and responsibilities of teachers and other school staff. Topics covered include divorce, bereavement, domestic violence and sibling relationships.

Partnerships with Parents

This course helps teachers to develop their understanding of what constitutes an effective partnership with parents in an early years setting. Focusing on the EYFS principle of ‘positive relationships’, this course offers key advice and downloadable resources to help build and maintain an effective parent-staff partnership.

Role of the Key Person

This course focuses on the importance of the key person in an early years setting and offers crucial advice on establishing an effective key person approach. With guidance on attachment theory, transitions and more, Role of the Key Person is an important source of information both for the understanding and implementation of the key person’s responsibilities.

Social Needs CPD
Social Needs

Social Needs is a short course covering a range of social and well-being issues, how they affect pupils and what teachers can do to give young people the support they need. ​Topics include staying safe, friendships, gender identity and fostering resilience. The material constitutes a short two-hour course suitable for all school staff and will also act as a helpful reference source.

Supporting HE Applicants

This course provides a short introduction to the main aspects of the university application process and what you can do to support your students. With detailed advice on writing references, encouraging HE applicants and guiding personal statements, as well as a timetable of key dates in the application process. The resource also provides detailed guidance on supporting children in care and students applying to Oxford or Cambridge.

Supporting Adopted Children CPD
Supporting Adopted Children

Children who have been in local authority care may need extra support at school to help them overcome the disadvantage of their pre-care experiences. This course explains the role and responsibilities of the school, classroom teachers and designated teacher, and gives guidance on admissions and how to access the extra funding available. It also discusses the mental health problems that previously looked-after children may experience, and emphasises the support that the local authority can offer to the child, staff members and school.

Teenage Life

Many schools now provide parents and carers with information on the challenges and risks faced by teenagers as an important part of their community work. Teenage Life helps you to encourage support for students at home, as well as demonstrating your school’s commitment to safeguarding, personal development and welfare in line with the new Ofsted framework.

Trauma and ACEs

Childhood trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have a significant impact on a child’s life, from brain development to physical health and emotional wellbeing. This course explains the different types of trauma, how it can affect a child’s biology from birth and how children can be supported on the road to recovery. It includes ideas for protective and compensatory experiences (PACEs) as well as support the school can provide.

Understanding the Child

Understanding the Child is an ideal reference for anyone who works with children or young people. It provides detailed information on medical, social, cultural and developmental needs that children may have. The resource is an excellent way to help teachers, support staff and governors create a supportive environment where every pupil feels understood, respected, included and able to realise their potential.

Year 7 Transitions

Year 7 Transitions offers guidance and ideas to help teachers and form tutors support their students through the transition process as they leave primary school and begin secondary school. The course includes crucial advice for those responsible for aiding the transition process, such as tips for structuring induction days, communicating with parents and setting new rules and boundaries.

Home Learning Collection

Our Home Learning Collection is designed to support pupils’ learning through localised lockdowns and periods of self-isolation.

The Collection helps schools who need high-quality resources build on their remote learning strategy, especially in these uncertain times. Unlike other learning resources, our modules are interactive, trackable and downloadable on mobile devices or available online through any web browser. Our mobile modules offer self-directed learning in short, frequent study periods through an engaging and media-rich platform making learning as interesting and engaging as possible.

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