Continuing Professional Development
Within our region we have a number of curriculum hubs and national organisations who provide fully funded or subsidised high quality professional opportunities to schools/settings.
Within our region, there are a number of curriculum hubs who are responsible for providing our local schools/settings with access to high quality professional development.
These professional development opportunities and curriculum hubs offer, is either fully funded or subsidised by their national lead organisation. For example, Maths Hubs professional development opportunities are funded by the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM).
If you would like further information about curriculum hubs, please follow the link to the DfE’s guidance on Subject hubs.
In the menus below, you will find the contact information about the curriculum hubs who serve schools/settings within our region. If you are interested in accessing their funded or subsidised professional development opportunities, please use these details to identify which curriculum hub is local to you and get in touch with them directly.
Maths hubs provide support to schools and colleges to help them continuously improve mathematics education.
This consists of working with teachers and leaders from reception through to key stage 5 via CPD, leadership communities and early career teacher professional communities.
Maths Hub East Midlands West
Arthur Mee Road,
Turing NW Maths Hub
English hubs offer a range of support and continuing professional development (CPD) to primary schools to improve the teaching of early reading, with a particular focus on systematic synthetic phonics, early language and reading for pleasure.
This consists of tailored support from a literacy specialist, CPD and funding to buy phonics and early language resources.
Flying High English Hub
Cotgrave Candleby Lane School,
Candleby Lane, Cotgrave, Nottingham,
Learners First English Hub
Whiston Worrygoose Primary School,
Science Learning Partnership
Science learning partnerships offer CPD and networking support to local schools and colleges, to improve the teaching of science and increase attainment and progression in the sciences.
Science learning partnerships work with teachers from reception to key stage 5 to identify CPD needs and address them.
Derby Teaching Schools Alliance
Computing hubs offer CPD, guidance and support to local schools and colleges, to improve the teaching of computing and increase participation in computer science qualifications.
Computing hubs work with teachers from key stages 1 to 5 via development programmes, certification and peer networking. They also signpost to teaching resources and lesson plans.
City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College,
Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Music hubs bring together schools, trusts, local authorities, and art, community and voluntary organisations to make sure all children and young people access high quality music education in and out of school.
Music hubs also ensure their teachers have access to music CPD.
Derbyshire Music Hub
The National Consortium for Languages Education (NCLE) was established on 3 March 2023 to deliver the language hubs programme. Under contract with University College London’s Institute of Education (IOE), NCLE will work with up to 25 lead hub schools to support between 5 and 7 partner schools in each hub area.
NCLE will build on the work of the National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy (NCELP).
The NCELP Resource Portal provides resources to support teaching in:
Littleover Community School Language Hub
Early Years Stronger Practice Hub
Our work will specifically focus on supporting children who have been the most affected by Covid-19 to recover from its impact. We will be building peer-to-peer networks and supporting settings with areas of development that research informs us have been most impacted by COVID-19: - personal social and emotional development, - communication and language, - early literacy and maths. We are excited to work with you to enable and provide a stimulating programme of information, training, activities and events for all early years practitioners and to support the needs of your children and families.
Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Early Practice Stronger Practice Hub
Alfreton Nursery School,
0115 989 1915
Other CPD Organisations
Research School Network
The Research Schools Network is a network of schools which support the use of evidence to improve teaching practice.
The Research Schools Network aims to lead the way in the use of evidence-based teaching, building affiliations with large numbers of schools in their region, and supporting the use of evidence at scale.
Research Schools work with the other schools in their areas to help them use evidence more effectively to inform their teaching through:
encouraging schools to make use of evidence-based programmes and practices through regular communication and events; and
providing training and professional development for senior leaders and teachers on how to improve classroom practice based on the best available evidence.
Derby Research School
Wyndham Primary Academy Wyndham Street Alvaston Derby
East & East Midlands
Whole School SEND
Whole School SEND is a consortium of charities, schools and organisations. We are committed to helping children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) or learning differences reach their full potential.
Hosted by nasen, we lead the Universal SEND Services with our strategic partners Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and the Autism Education Trust (AET). We are also delivering a randomised control trial funded by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).
East Midlands, Yorkshire and South Humber WSS Lead