CPLD Introduction


The Nucleus Teaching School Network are delighted to share with you our joint CPLD Professional Learning offer for 2018-2019. To view our CPLD programme for 2018/19 please click here.

We are five established, cross-phase alliances working together across Cambridgeshire and Suffolk to meet identified professional learning needs that cover every stage of a teacher’s career progression and enrichment from NQT to preparing for headship. Another key feature of our provision is the professional development of the school wider workforce.

All of our programmes are delivered by outstanding practitioners from across our alliances, and we aim to provide bespoke, high-quality professional learning that informs, challenges, and makes a sustainable impact on practice and leadership.

We have developed our programmes in line with recommendations from the DfE’s Standard for Professional Development and seek to incorporate it’s characteristics of effective practice:

  1. a focus on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes
  2. robust evidence and expertise
  3. collaboration and expert challenge
  4. programmes that are sustained over time
  5. prioritisation by school leadership

We use a robust quality assurance framework to help us measure the impact of our programmes and inform future planning. This includes:

  • Ongoing feedback during the programme
  • End of programme feedback
  • 3—6 month follow ups to evaluate impact against programme’s intended outcomes

We can work with individual or clusters of schools to develop and deliver CPD packages that respond to local needs.  If you would like to find out more about how The Nucleus  Teaching School Network can help support leadership and CPD in your school please contact our Network Administrators.

Anglian Gateway Teaching School Alliance
Bottisham Village College, Lode Road, Bottisham, Cambridge, CB25 9DL
Contact: Sheree Forbes
Email: admin@angliangatewaytsa.org
Tel: 01223 811250 ext. 232
Cambridge and Suffolk Schools Alliance
Linton Village College, Cambridge Road, Linton, CB21 4JB
Contact: Teresa Carter
Email: admin@cassateaching.co.uk
Tel: 01223 891233 ext. 389
Fenland Teaching School Alliance
High Street, Doddington, March, PE15 0FT
Contact: Alison Chandler
Email: achandler@lionelwalden.cambs.sch.uk
Tel: 01354 740405
The Lark Teaching School Alliance
All saints CEVC Primary School, The Street, Lawshall, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 4QA
Contact: Clare Lamb
Email: head@allsaintsprimary.org.uk
Tel: 01284 828223
Morris Teaching School Alliance
Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX
Contact: Sarah Giles
Email: hellomtsa@tmet.org.uk
Tel: 01223 200400 ext. 3236