Aspire Academy Trust

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 In a MAT

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

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. New dates to be confirmed. 


ICT & Digital CPD

A range of ICT CPD is available - please see our Digitial Learning Cornwall page for more details. 


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. 


Collaborative CPD Available

We've teamed up with Teaching School Alliance partners in Cornwall and the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), the Research Schools Network to offer a range of CPD. We have recently supported delivery of a 3-day CPD programme - Maximising the Impact of Pupil Premium. 

Education endowment foundationResearch Network

We will share updates and news here of our future plans for CPD in parternship with Cornwall Teaching Schools Together and the Education Endowment Foundation in due course.