Training & Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
A comprehensive training and development offering, designed to support school staff in all areas and at all stages of their career.
We recognise that continued staff development is vital to the success of any school, and we are committed to supporting education professionals in improving their practice. Whether you are looking to enhance and broaden your professional knowledge or learn a new skill, we have a wide range of courses to suit you and your staff.
We are pleased to offer a new self-directed e-learning course ‘Teaching Phonics’. This course provides an introduction to phonics covering elements such as terminology, enunciation and progression. A typical lesson sequence is presented along with practical ideas for teaching. The course is relevant to teachers, teaching assistants and others who are involved in supporting pupils through the early stages of reading.
You will have probably seen the news that Ofsted will be inspecting all schools by Summer 2025. An integral part of Ofsted’s methodology for the quality of education judgement is the ‘deep dive’, with leaders expected to talk about their subject area in great depth, including curriculum rationale, content choices and subject sequencing.
We are pleased to be able to offer deep dive courses for reading, writing and foundation subjects to help prepare for what can be a daunting process, so whether you are ‘Ofsted-imminent’ or just want to upskill your middle leaders, both established or new-to-role, come along to our webinar to find out more – go to junipercpd.org and search for ‘deep dive‘.
We are working hard to add maths and science-specific courses and also an introduction for governors – we’ll let you know when they’re available.
Statutory assessment is back this year and that means getting back up to speed with the myriad of requirements and in particular the changes to previous years.
Our ever-popular SALs updates continue to run (visit junipercpd.org and search for ‘SALs‘), but this year we are delighted to offer a new on-demand version, incorporating both video and a useful slide deck.
The updates are run by Jane Downes who has many years of experience as a moderation manager and is an accredited LCI consultant. She is a former DST for the standards and testing agency and former Ofqual subject expert. She has published materials with the Primary National Strategy, Mantle of the Expert and the Basic Skills Agency.
Each update (one term) costs just £25 for 2 months of access per person and can be booked now. The Spring term update is available now – look out for the Summer one later this year
Available Training and CPD Courses
Available courses include:
Mobile Professional Development
Juniper’s Mobile Professional Development Collection includes 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.
Resources to Support the Teaching of Phonics
This resource bundle includes instructions and templates for more than 50 different activities, ranging from simple listening games to activities that involve different representations of one of the phonemes. Some activities focus on reading and others on spelling. The resources have been widely and successfully used in schools and on training courses.
The resources are divided into three sections: Activities to support the Teaching of Phonological Awareness Skills (phase 1) Activities to support the teaching of one representation of each phoneme and of adjacent consonants (phases 2-4) Activities to support the teaching of alternative representations of phonemes.
Resources to Support the Identification of Gaps in Reading, Writing and Maths for Years 1-6
Our Resources to Support the Identification of Gaps in Reading, Writing and Maths for Years 1-6 (or ‘Purple Grids’ for short) provide a clear and simple solution to identify quickly gaps in learning. They enable your teachers to focus on accelerating pupils’ learning and are a vital component of your school’s recovery plan.