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Professional Development and Leadership Courses For Teachers

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Teaching and school leadership is complex and multifaceted and if we are to create excellent schools we need excellent continuous professional development. I specialise in offering teacher CPD and leadership CPD, providing a suite of training courses designed to enhance leadership development and improve academic outcomes.

  • I offer a range of central courses, a cornerstone for teacher cpd and leadership cpd, each year that enable colleagues to come together from a range of schools to train, to think, to share practice, to access research, to make improvements.  These are delivered via zoom in small groups. 

  • Additionally, I design bespoke leadership CPD and teacher CPD training courses tailored to your school's or MAT's specific priorities and needs.

  • Explore our self-paced training courses, a flexible option for teacher CPD, focusing on in-depth issues related to improving academic outcomes, particularly in relation to closing the gap for disadvantaged pupils.

To make improvement usually requires you to change one or more of the following: skills, knowledge, ideas, mindset, strategy, motivation, practice, routines, systems.  My courses are carefully crafted to ensure change is facilitated.


Training courses enable you to grapple with complex problems with someone who has knowledge on the issues and themes you are seeking to improve.  Feedback from colleagues who have attended my courses serves as a testament to the knowledge and expertise imparted.

To make a difference, ideas and theories have to be implemented.  I ensure that all my courses are accompanied by resources to support you in your leadership or aid implementation. 

Central courses

A range of live courses are offered each year that enable leaders from a different schools to train together.

Bespoke training

Schools, MATs and groups of schools can have a bespoke training package developed to meet their needs.

Think pieces

In-depth education articles, case studies and associated resources  can be accessed via my blog and shop.


STIMULUS materials for leaders with a focus on skills, thinking, application, reflection, and connections.

Inspire - Facilitate thinking - Empower

Vicky is a school improvement consultant offering a range of senior leadership courses and continuing professional development (CPD) courses for teachers. From short live Zoom courses to self-paced training courses, there are several teacher cpd options aimed at boosting performance. With over twenty years of teaching, leadership, and consultancy experience in the education sector, Vicky understands the demands leaders face in both the day-to-day running of a school and forging ahead with a school improvement agenda. From senior leadership courses for newly appointed Deputy Headteachers to developing a growth mindset school and using metacognition in the classroom, Vicky has put together a range of high impact courses for teachers CPD particularly related to improving leadership and increasing academic achievement.  

These continuing professional development courses are designed for teachers and senior leaders in primary schools. From training for new to post Deputy Heads to how to lead with a focus on disadvantaged pupils, these courses are designed to be challenging, yet rewarding.

All our courses are currently underway - but please get in touch if you would like to attend one of these courses in 2024-5

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Courses can be designed to suit your need across a range of teaching and leadership issues, from single events to year-long programmes.


Hear from leaders who have benefited from our leadership CPD programs:

“After the final session I cannot tell you how many staff burst through my door very inspired by the activities they had been part of. I am delighted by the way this programme has developed all my leaders and managers. I know it will have a lasting impact on everyone who has been a part of it which of course will translate to the continued success of our school. I cannot thank you enough for understanding what I needed to achieve and being able to inspire and engage at such a high level.” Headteacher in reference to a year-long leadership programme.

“Just a quick email to say a massive thank you for the training you did on Tuesday. I have had many positive comments about it and people have made a point of coming to tell me about some things they have tried or changed over the past few days...which is great so thanks very much.” Headteacher in reference to a full training day focusing on reading.


“Just to say a very big thank you for your work on Friday. I very much appreciated your direct approach and your hard work.  I know the day will move the school on in our marking and feedback and increase the impact on pupil progress.” Headteacher in relation to a marking and feedback review day.

“A massive success and I thank you for your first class training and organisation.” Headteacher in relation to a multi school event for over 90 teaching assistants.

“I appreciate everything you've been doing with EYFS and transition. Staff have spoken extremely highly about everything. Both EYFS and KS1 have had successful moderations with the authority, and transition strategies that were worked out with you are going extremely well. You've really helped with helping to move both these key stages forward, and have a really successful year. A real credit to all involved.”  Headteacher in relation to an EYFS / Year 1 writing project.

My guiding principle is to empower primary teachers and leaders through focused teacher CPD and leadership CPD, ensuring professional growth. To achieve this, I believe in:

  • Balancing theory and practical application.  Colleagues need to be able to turn research and theory into reality.

  • Encouraging colleagues to challenges themselves, be open-minded, ask questions, analyse current practices, and remain curious.

  • Supporting colleagues to acquire a deep knowledge base so that they empowered to take action and implement quality solutions that are right for their schools.

  • Facilitating critical thinking to enable colleagues to explore problems from multiple perspectives.

  • Providing equal levels of challenge and support - high expectations and a commitment to excellence.

If you are someone committed to growth and achieving excellence, then I am the right training provider and school improvement partner for you.

Other training and development options for primary schools

In addition to bespoke training, I offer a variety of online self-paced options, emphasising teacher CPD, tailored to close the gap for disadvantaged pupils.

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If you have not worked with me before, why not book a 'discovery meeting' to see how I can be of assistance.  Choose a date and time to discuss your requirements and ask questions about the service you can expect.

Or, if you are a school who has worked with before but you have a new project in mind, book a 1 hour discovery meeting to map out the deliverables.

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