George Spencer Teaching School Alliance provides training for teachers in the early years of their career with a suite of CPD opportunities including our Leadership Pathways Programme, Subject or Phase Networks or participating at the EMSYH Pathways to Leadership Programme. Keep up to date with our new programmes and opportunities by subscribing to our mailing list in the sidebar.



Leadership Pathways

Primary and Secondary Programme for 2019


Our Leadership Pathways Programme is aimed at aspiring middle leaders taking their first steps in leading a whole school improvement project. This programme aims to support participants to identify and realize their career aspirations through the use of a 360 leadership competency diagnostic, high quality coaching, role shadowing in others' schools, and in-school leadership project opportunities. Alliance heads and senior leaders play a crucial role in this programme in contributing to the coaching pool and ensuring that all possible role shadowing requests can be met.


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An Introduction to School-Based Research

Primary & Secondary Programme for 2019-2020

  • Build your research literacy skills
  • Grow confidence in running your own small-scale practitioner and enquiry project
  • Develop a critical approach to evidence
  • Become evidence-informed in approaches to classroom practice


All workshops will be hosted at The Derby Research School Training Hub, Derby (DE24 0EP) and will facilitated by Tammy Elward, Director of the Derby Research School and George Spencer Teaching School Alliance.


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Developing Academic Literacy in your Students

Secondary & Upper KS2 Programme 2020

This programme aims to explore specific strategies which have been proven to raise proficiency in the use of academic language amongst learners and how to apply these strategies in order to raise attainment. It is specifically designed to help you support and further challenge students to:


  • extend academic vocabulary and communication skills
  • understand and interpret examination questions
  • explore and develop critical writing


All workshops will be held at George Spencer Academy and will last for 90 minutes.


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Teacher Educator Programmes


Programmes for 2019-2020


The George Spencer Teaching School Alliance is pleased to offer the following Teacher Educator Programmes for 2019-2020. Develop self-awareness and deepen reflection in our settings to nurture a powerful learning environment.


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