The Learning for Life Partnership
Shavington 033

Sharing Best Practice (CPD)

The Learning For Life Partnership is passionate about investing in all stakeholders through continuous, high-quality professional development. As an employee of the Learning for Life Partnership, every individual will benefit from the wealth of skills and expertise of all colleagues across the partnership schools.

Staff are encouraged to engage with the CPD, by both attending and also by delivering training sessions. Irrespective of age or experience, we believe that all staff have skills and knowledge that we can benefit from. External providers of training are sourced in some instances, for example, Wellbeing training delivered by Visyon.

We strive to deliver continuous development in a variety of ways:

  • Annual Cross-Partnership INSET day
  • Sharing of best practice through workshops
  • Termly networking meetings for Middle Leaders
  • A continuous programme of professional development

To sign up for these sessions, please contact Rachael Rivers at:

Some quotes from staff:

The training session had "lots of personal experiences that gave weight to what was shared. Lots of useful information provided and ways share of how to promote LGBT in school."

"Practical, useful, lots of resources and a chance to discuss."

"Ideas and support on how to show progression across the curriculum."

"A very interesting, fun and worthwhile course. Resources excellent. Course leader very knowledgeable. Definitely recommend to other staff."

NQTs are warmly welcomed into the Partnership schools and are given a comprehensive package of support. This includes regular CPD sessions, lesson observations and one-to-one discussions with a school mentor and professional mentor.

We welcome students from local universities and support them whilst on their teaching practice. Some students have chosen to do all of their placements with the Partnership and we have been able to develop strong relationships with them over three years. Other students prefer to have one placement within the Partnership. A number of students have become NQTs in our schools because of the good relationships that have built up with the trainee and staff.