Summer Term remotely delivered CPD

Posted on: 11th May 2020

In recent weeks we have seen Herculean changes in how teachers teach. The delivery of the curriculum has continued. As has the pastoral care. Therefore, we are delighted to say that Saffron Alliance is also continuing with its CPD programme.



Coaching for Impact

Run by staff from SWCHS which is accredited with a prestigious national Coachmark Gold Award in recognition of its excellent coaching programme, the Coaching for Impact programme will cover both the theory behind coaching as well as the practical skills required. There will be an emphasis on ‘rigour’ in coaching to ensure that we maximise our own impact. During the programme, there will be time to practise some of the skills that we will be covering as well as time to talk to experienced coaches. This course would suit any teacher who has a role in developing others, or anyone in a leadership role.


Times and dates

1.30pm to 4.00pm

Session 1, 17th June 2020

Session 2, 24th June 2020

Delegates must attend both sessions


£150 per delegate

SEN and the Law for schools and colleges

This two-hour session will aim to introduce delegates to the relevant parts of the SEN Law framework. Including topics such as:


·      Governors’ Responsibility

·      SEN & EHCPs: The Process

·      Law and Legislation

·      Appeals & Tribunals

·      Case Law


Times and dates

9.00am to 11.00am

21st May 2020



£30 per delegate



Saffron Alliance Digest Club

Summer Term: "Leadership: Leaders are learners too"

Introduced this academic year, the Digest Club offers free termly seminars. The Summer Term’s session will be a joint discussion by the President and Vice-President of the Chartered College of Teaching, Stephen Munday and Sam Twiselton, on Leadership. More information on the Chartered College can be found at:


Times and dates

4.15pm to 5.30pm

2nd June 2020






Journal Club

Summer Term: “Giant - Sweller"

Another new feature this academic year is our Journal Club. This offers a series of free seminars focussing on the work of Educational “Giants”. This session will look at John Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory.  Everyone who wants to participate will be sent a link to some reading material but are welcome to supplement this with their own resources.

Come along ready with your thoughts on how the Giant’s ideas are useful and could be shared with staff more widely.


Times and dates

4.15pm to 5.30pm

8th June 2020








Science Leadership network meeting

Saffron Alliance Science Network meeting aims to give secondary school Heads of Department and science teachers. The opportunity to network with colleagues and discuss current issues..


Times and dates

4.00pm to 5.00pm

23rd June 2020






SEN Seminars

We are introducing a series of additional of short SEN seminars which we hope will be beneficial to SENCos as well classroom teachers, LSAs, TAs and staff providing pastoral support. These will cover:


·      Behaviour Motivation

·      Autism

·      Attachment

·      Dyslexia


Times and dates

10am to 11am followed by half-an-hour’s discussion time.

Friday 19th June: Behaviour Motivation

Friday 26th June: Autism

Friday 3rd July: Attachment

Friday 10th July: Dyslexia






Because we recognition that the school CPD budgets are very stretched in the current climate yet the need for good quality training still exist. And because CPD is often more effective if multiple delegates attend from one school. We offer discounts for booking more than one member of staff onto that same course.



Please email Jane Catley: if you wish to attend any of these events or would like further details.