STEP Continuing Professional Development
Join STEP professional development as you journey through your teaching career. We offer a range of high quality professional development to support your current roles and responsibilities as well as responding to the local and national educational landscape to keep you abreast of changes.
Shropshire and Telford Education Partnership (STEP) is an inclusive partnership comprising SALOP Teaching Partnership, The Alliance of Leading Learning (ALL) Shropshire Primary Partnership (SPP) and Severn Training and Schools Alliance (STSA) - representing all phases and contexts, including Special and Alternative Provisions, across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.
An “Innovation Hub” across Shropshire and Telford offering a "One Stop" provision for Professional Learning.
Why Professional Development?
We know that teaching is an ever changing landscape, so at STEP we want to ensure that we meet your needs, so that you keep pace with current educational thinking and pedagogy, enabling you to fulfil your role and responsibilities, whether you are just starting out on your career, training to be a teacher, in your first two years of teaching, a middle or senior leader, an aspiring Headteacher or an Executive Leader, we are here to support your journey.
Research tells us that high quality professional development can have an impact on improving the quality of teaching, which leads to improved outcomes for children and young people. As James Zuccollo and Harry Fletcher Wood note, 'the impact of high quality PD on pupil attainment compares to the impact of having a teacher with ten years experience rather than a new graduate'.
As well as Train to Teach, Early Career Teachers and a suite of National Professional Qualifications, we want to ensure that we meet the local need of our teaching profession with high quality professional development. This will include a range of professional development courses and network meetings to ensure that practitioners and leaders have the knowledge and skills to deliver high quality provision that will impact positively on pupil outcomes. These will be evidence based and include practical application and time for reflection and action planning.
Our professional development is about sustainable change and long term impact on practitioners, leaders and outcomes for children and young people.
How to apply for courses
You can use the Department for Education website to search for the course that you wish
Browse the four providers to find the continuing professional development that meets your needs.
What are Curriculum Hubs?
In line with the DfE’s ‘Golden Thread’, STEP want to ensure that all schools in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have access to high quality professional development. We are working in partnership with the DfE designated Maths, English, Computing, Science and Behaviour Hubs to provide high quality professional development, bespoke support and advice to our schools.
We are also proud to be able to be working with Staffordshire Research School. We will be signposting professional development and sharing any research projects that may be of interest to you.
To find out more about the Curriculum Hubs working in partnership with STEP Teaching School Hub, please follow the links below to their dedicated pages:
Staffordshire Research School
Fully funded Spring Term twilights from the Research Schools Network
This new offer of two free 90-minute online sessions, will support schools to purposefully identify key development priorities for their setting in the wake of the pandemic. It will give guidance on using evidence to identify potential solutions to challenges schools are facing and provide tools and worked examples of putting new initiatives into practice.
Please click on the link below to find out more information.
Sources of Evidence to inform practice Staffordshire Research School Free Twilight for School Leaders and Teachers - please click here to view more information and register
St. John Bosco English Hub
SHAW Maths Hub
North Midlands Science Learning Partnership
(Telford and Wrekin schools)
If you have any queries please contact:
CPD Strategic Lead: Sian Deane
Telephone: 01952 387237