Continuing Professional Development

Shireland Teaching School Alliance is proud to host numerous Continuous Professional Development sessions and events within Shireland Collegiate Academy. This page is constantly updated so please check back regularly.

Safeguarding Training

​As part of the Teaching School training programme, the Module One (two hour) session will be provided by Shireland Collegiate Academy’s Safeguarding Manager. Shireland have been consistently judged to be Outstanding in this area, are a recognised lead for safeguarding, and have always prioritised safeguarding the welfare of young people. The Safeguarding Manager, Ella Savell-Boss has worked at Shireland for eleven years and is an accredited NSPCC Child Protection Trainer. The session will be an opportunity to learn about the following areas and will provide a direct link for continued support regarding safeguarding and child protection.

• An outline of child protection and safeguarding

• Sandwell specific information

• Signposting details for support and information

• Understanding what to do and how

• To identify definitions and categories of abuse

• To recognise signs and symptoms of abuse

• A familiarity with a child protection policy

• To identify messages from legislation

• To understand the role of the Local Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB)

• To identify the referral procedure

• To understand the allegation procedures

• An opportunity to ask questions


If a school purchases the MathsFlip package there are two days of training contained within the package. In these two days, delegates will learn and experience:

• How a flipped pedagogy can be used to extend pupils progress at all levels

• How flipped learning impacts on planning in the maths classroom, and   supports the new primary curriculum

• Tools and resources that will support teachers and pupils in setting and   completing flipped tasks

• Tools and resources that will support teacher planning in the changed   classroom

• Hands-on support in the practical implications of adopting a flipped   pedagogy

Training dates to be confirmed. Details will be posted here, or alternatively contact Nikki Jones - nicola.jones@collegiateacademy.org.uk

CPD Secondary Maths PD Lead

Shireland Collegiate Academy is proud to deliver the NCETM Secondary Professional Development Lead Accreditation on behalf of the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics).

The Accreditation is designed for those who lead professional development for teachers of mathematics. There is a choice from four possible pathways to accreditation depending on the phases of the teachers with whom PD leads work: primary, secondary, A Level and Further Education mathematics.

NCETM Accredited PD Lead status is gained by successfully completing a three day development and accreditation training programme (PDLDA) which involves face-to-face sessions, coupled with an interim task, leading to accreditation by the NCETM. Once accredited, there is an ongoing re-registration process and support for PD Leads to maintain accreditation.

Building on good practice identified both nationally and internationally, and focusing on key national priorities, the programme provides the opportunity to:

• debate and explore priority areas in mathematics learning and teaching

• debate and explore what makes good mathematics-specific CPD

• share good practice in mathematics CPD with fellow colleagues and become part of a professional community of mathematics PD leads (an online   community will be set up to facilitate networking)

• plan, undertake and evaluate work with a group of teachers as part of an interim task.

If you are interested, apply by clicking here or contact Nikki Jones - nicola.jones@collegiateacademy.org.uk