Continuing Professional Development

Working with their strategic partners, ETSA offers a range of professional development opportunities for teachers. These include three workshops each year led by members of the Professional Learning Community (PLC) which are open to teachers from across the borough at all stages of their career. ETSA views the continuum from ITT to NQT programmes and beyond as crucial and designs its support accordingly. ETSA identifies schools and individuals that have the skills, capacity and willingness to work outside their own school to deliver bespoke or generic taught programmes as well as coaching and peer-to-peer support. In addition to this, professional development opportunities taking place within schools, such as key note speeches from external experts, are open to all members of ETSA.

Subject Network Information

Subject Network meeting dates for 2020/21:

  • Wednesday 11th November 2020
  • Wednesday 10th March 2021

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Subject Best Practice Conferences

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 - 2.00 - 5.00pm

Venue: Various

Target Audience: All post holders

For full details and to sign up please go to the Ealing CPD Website


Tuesday 27th April 2021 - 4.30-6.00pm

Venue: William Perkin CofE High School, Oldfield Lane North, Greenford, UB6 8PR

Target Audience: All Teachers

Effective Questioning

Wednesday 23rd February 2021 - 8.30am-3.00pm

Venue: Dormers Wells High School, Dormer's Wells Lane, Southall UB1 3HZ

Target Audience: Trainee Teachers (all routes)

Exploring effective questioning techniques Differentiating questioning linked to Blooms.

Planning & Assessment for Progress Over Time

Friday 5th March 2020 - 8.30am-3.00pm

Venue: Twyford CofE High School, Twyford Crescent, Acton, W3 9PP

Target Audience: Trainee Teachers (all routes)

This workshop will explore the impact of planning and assessment on progress, as well as reviewing evidence of our Curriculum and Assessment projects in action, to then reflect on your own practice and consider how you might develop your practice in light of today.

Beginner Teacher Day: Pupil Power! Enabling the student and empowering classes to take control of their progress

Thursday 11th March 2021 - 9.00am - 2.50pm

Venue: William Perkin CofE High School, Oldfield Lane North, Greenford, UB6 8PR

Target Audience: Beginner Teachers

This workshop will explore ways to ensure your students are resourceful, resilient and reflective. We will offer practical, easy to implement strategies that enable you, the teacher, to better empower your students to take positive control of their progress and to thrive in your classroom.

INSPIRE (the Innovative Scheme for Postgraduates in Research and Education)

INSPIRE is an intensive, ten-month PGCE training programme. It was launched in 2007 by Imperial College London's Outreach team in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University.

INSPIRE is designed to bridge the gap between STEM research and school science and mathematics by recruiting able researchers who are good communicators.

For more information, please view the videos below;