Continuing Professional Development

Teaching School Alliances are expected to offer a range of professional development opportunities for teachers and school support staff, extending their strong learning culture to schools they work with and building on initial teacher training and induction.

North West Catholic Dioceses Training Partnership

Excellence and Innovation Day 1 - Primary

An open day at St Ambrose, Primary has been organised on 7th December 2017. Key foci for the day include:

  • Examples of Good Practice around teaching RE across the curriculum
  • Developing outdoor learning environments
  • Asking "BIG" questions 

To register and for further details - click here

Excellence and Innovation Day 2 - Primary

Day 2 will take place on 22nd January 2018 at Loreto Grammar School. To register and for further details - click here

Developing and delivering effective PSHCE

Click here for information regarding a two day specialist course for staff with responsibility for PSHCE set to run in the Autumn term 2017

Teaching Relationships and Sex Education in a Catholic school

A must for all teachers of RE in the catholic sector, compliant with new statutory guidelines and CSE requirements. For information click here

NCTL Teacher Subject Specific Training : Modern Foreign Languages 

Applications for TSST is now open. For programme outline, click here. Application form available here

Behaviour Management and Emotional Literacy development

We are pleased to welcome Mrs Susan Pennington to our training team from September 2017. The following courses will be running in the Autumn term 2017 to support both primary and secondary school colleagues:

Creating a calm classroom – for more information click here

The emotionally literate approach to anger management– for more information click here 

Restorative practice – for more information click here

Raising self-esteem – for more information click here


Primary specific support:

Lunchtime assistants training – for more information click here


Whole school well-being - for pupils/staff

Relaxation for beginners – for more information click here



Working in collaboration, the five Trafford Teaching Schools join together to present the OLEVI Teaching and Learning Programmes.

Now well established and highly valued CPD opportunities, the OTP (Outstanding Teacher Programme)and ITP (Improving Teacher Programme) are run by experienced and licensed trainers.

Each Programme is delivered at several venues over the academic year (to offer diversity of location) by the same Lead Facilitator thus providing a stable point of contact for the group.

Courses are advertised throughout the year and applicants can book a place with any of the schools involved.


Wider CPD opportunities within Trafford

Please see links below:

NCTL Teacher Subject Specialism Training - Secondary Maths

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