Courses & Programmes

There are a wide range of courses available across the county, many of which are currently being delivered online. These range from programmes for Teaching Assistants, subject-specific area for Teachers as well as training for Governors and Clerks.

See our Course Directory for a full list of available courses.

Our CPD programmes are carefully planned for coherence over a period of time and are grounded in practice. They are focussed on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes, underpinned by robust evidence and expertise, and include opportunities for collaboration and expert challenge. This is because we know that to have a long-term, positive impact on pupils’ learning, CPD must be relevant to teachers’ current classes and contribute towards whole school development.

The Chartered College of Teaching sees educational research at the heart of what it means to be a professional. Research helps teachers reflect on their practice and find ways to improve. We work with Durrington Research School to bring national research closer to East Sussex schools. Our CPD offer is evidence-informed and promotes outstanding practice through sharing examples of best practice both locally and nationally. For recent research and articles, visit our R&D section.

Subject Networks

We have established Subject Networks across the county for both primary and secondary level teachers. There are a number of primary Subject Network meetings held throughout the year for PSHE, SEND, English, Maths, Science, RE, Computing, Art, MFL, Music and Careers Information.  Search our Course Directory for details.  

Our wider partnerships

Kingsnorth English Hub

Funded by the DfE each year, the English Hub delivers intensive in school support for phonics and early reading. To register for support in this area please apply here.

The Hub also provides a range of CPD covering synthetic phonics, vocabulary development and love of reading. See the current offer here.For further information about the English Hub please visit our website or contact us via email.

Sussex Maths Hub

The Sussex Maths Hub is one of a network of 40 Maths Hubs in England funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and coordinated by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM).

The Maths Hub works with various stakeholders including schools (nursery/primary/secondary/post-16), universities and maths organisations to improve maths teaching and learning across Sussex.

The full offer and details about how they work can be found on their website here. For further information or to discuss any requirements you might have, please telephone 01444873905.

National Professional Qualifications in Leadership (NPQs)

Sussex Coast Schools Alliance has joined with University College London Centre for Educational Leadership to provide NPQs across the region.

Sussex Coast Schools Alliance have an experienced team dedicated to the running and delivery of NPQs, supported by the team at UCL. All Sussex facilitators are trained directly by UCL Institute of Education to ensure a contextualised professional learning experience.

For full details, for all the NPQs on offer, click here.

Each NPQ programme will have a November and a February cohort (starting in November 21). To apply to the NPQ programmes please register on the DfE website and state working with UCL CEL as a National Provider when opened. More information about NPQs and a full list of providers is available here.

As part of the government’s long-term education recovery plan, £184 million of new funding for NPQs was announced on 2 June 2021 to be spent over the course of this parliament. You can find more details about eligibility criteria here.

SLE Training

We run training for our new Specialist Leaders in Education several times a year. If you are an SLE who has been sent the password for this page, you can access it here. If you need to receive the log-in details again, please contact Jo Clayforth-Carr.