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Developing Your Teaching Skills

CPD, Workshops and Training Courses for 2018

Published: 17/07/2018

In the school sector, the pressure to perform has never been higher. Ofsted inspections, league tables and ever-changing policies – expectations are rising just as real term budgets are going the other way!

To succeed as a school leader or teacher in today’s environment requires dedication, hard work, patience and the right skills.

Investing in yourself and developing your teaching skills can make everything much easier, helping you to manage your time better, take advantage of new roles and deliver on your objectives in the face of mounting expectations.

Thankfully, there are plenty of workshops, events and training courses available, designed to help teachers in London do just that – here are a few ideas to get you started.

Take an NUT training course

The National Union of Teachers offers an excellent range of funded and self-funded professional development training courses. Options include a full programme of single day events, workshops and residential training courses running throughout the year, at venues across London and around the country.

Whether you are newly qualified, returning to teaching or just want to brush up your skills and develop your knowledge, you’re sure to find something to suit. Courses are available to both members and non-members – often, attendance is fully funded if you’re an NUT member.

A full calendar of events can be found at

Share knowledge at a local Teachmeet

Learn new skills, share your experience and develop your practice by networking with other teachers at a local Teachmeet event.

These professional development sessions can be either informal get-togethers or big, organised events, with a full programme of expert keynote speakers – and there’s a regular programme across the capital.

In addition to learning new skills, working towards your CPD and keeping up with the latest developments, it’s also a fantastic provide the opportunity to network with other teachers in London.

Follow @teachmeetlondon on Twitter for regular updates on Teachmeet events across the capital.

Sharpen skills with online CPD workshops

You don’t have to leave your home to hone your skills or fulfil your continuing professional development requirements. There are hundreds of online courses available online that count towards your 35 hours of CPD – from workshops that take a few hours, to more in-depth training courses you can work through at your own pace.

There are plenty of dedicated providers out there, but you’ll find a good selection from TES Institute at - they’re ideal if you’re looking for ways to improve engagement with your students inside the classroom.

Free online courses from The Open University

The Open University offers an excellent programme of online training courses for secondary school teachers, designed to help you develop your practice. Courses cover everything from general classroom skills and teaching methods, to more in-depth training focused on specific subjects.

Courses are available for free, immediate delivery, and take from 5 to 11 hours to complete. Additional information on all of the free teacher and student teacher courses from The Open University can be found at

Supporting teachers in London at Future Education

At Future Education, we’re here to help you build your teaching career in London. Whether you’re looking to start your career or want a new challenge, we have access to supply, part time and full time opportunities in primary, secondary and SEN schools in and around the capital.

We’re also here to provide you with career support – from advice on training, development and CVs, to matching you with the right opportunities, we’re here to help.

For further information, call our team today on 020 8256 0910 or email your CV to Alternatively, check out our latest available roles at


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