Best Practice: Research and Evidence-based CPD

BestpracticeResearch and evidence-based continuing professional development is crucial to ensuring best practice, ultimately offering the best education for our children. Aspire Teaching Trust offer a selection of professional development opportunities that are open to teaching and non-teaching staff from any school – not just those in Aspire Academy Trust. 

We ensure that the best teachers and leaders are delivering high-quality professional development; we can tailor courses to meet the needs of schools, also offering coaching and mentoring to ensure effective implementation. The impact of professional development is evaluated to ensure maximum value and effective implementation.

Leadership development and leaders at every level is something that we are extremely passionate about. Identifying strengths and qualities in individuals to help them to fulfil leadership roles in the future is a key part of this. We are committed to developing future leaders including helping more women and leaders from black and minority ethnic backgrounds to become senior leaders. As part of our wider Trust, we have built strategic governance and partnerships to ensure our leadership development is of the highest quality.


Just some of the development opportunities we are supporting this year include:

Developing Leadership Across a Multi Academy Trust

An opportunity to build and develop skills to support leadership across more than one school. Cost to non-Aspire staff: £95 per day

Day 1  25th January 2019   9.30am—3.00pm
Day 2      3rd May 2019       9.30am—3.00pm


Incremental Coaching

This course aims to build participants’ understanding of how coaching can be used to transform practice and drive school improvement. Cost to non-Aspire staff: £95 per day.

Day 1  13th November 2018   9.30am—3.00pm
Day 2    23rd January 2019  9.30am—3.00pm




This course explores the principles of effective differentiation and aims to provide participants with a strong understanding of how to help all pupils make good progress. Cost to non-Aspire staff: £95 per day


 Day 1  12th February 2019  9.30am—3.00pm
Day 2  5th April 2019  



To book a place on any of the above courses, please visit the Training page and book via the Eventbrite system. The cost of attendance will be managed by way of invoicing following the event.     


Maximising the Impact of Pupil Premium

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We've teamed up with Teaching School Alliance partners in Cornwall and the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), the Research Schools Network to offer 'Maximising the Impact of Pupil Premium', three days of high-quality CPD for Heads of School and Pupil Premium Champions. 

 Day 1  15th January 2019  Wadebridge
Day 2 1st March 2019


Day 3  2nd April 2019 Wadebridge

Programme places: £295 per person or £395 for a team of two

Bookings can be made here. Email for more information. 

Click here to view the event flyer.