Early Professional Development 2018-2019

Learners First is delighted to share with you details of the 2018/19 Early professional Development (EPD) CPD offer. The seminars and workshops included in the EDP offer are open to all teachers but have been specifically designed for those in the early stages of their teaching careers. The EPD offer aims to provide a more flexible approach which can be tailored to individual needs and current priorities. Colleagues can select the sessions that are most relevant and pertinent to their role in school and their own development needs. The sessions are open to colleagues from all phases and school contexts, although naturally, some of the EPD themes are phase specific.


All sessions are designed by National and Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs and NLEs) and are rooted in current classroom practice. The sessions aim to complement existing in-school CPD opportunities and add value by providing a wider perspective on key challenges and current priorities. These changes have been implemented in response to feedback from participants, facilitators and school leaders to ensure the provision evolves to reflect the current educational landscape and recognises the changing nature of initial teacher training (ITT) and the roles and responsibilities of teachers in the early stages of their teaching careers. The ‘Early Professional Development’ sessions outlined overleaf aim to provide a comprehensive offer although additional CPD opportunities may be added during the course of the academic year in response to feedback and the changing landscape.

Booking Details

There is no expectation that colleagues wishing to engage with the ‘Early Professional Development’ offer need to attend all or a set number of sessions. Instead, with the support of a mentor and/or line manager colleagues are encouraged to select the session(s) most pertinent to their development needs and role.

To book on a session please email teachingschool@learnersfirst.org clearly stating the:

  • Relevant booking code(s)
  • Name of the Participant
  • Email Address of the Participant
  • School Name
  • Subject Taught

For an overview of the programme, please see below.

Programme Diary – Autumn Term 2018

EPD 1 – Developing effective professional relationships with colleagues
(Primary only)
3.45 – 5.15pm, 8th November 2018
Abbey School


EPD 2 – Succeeding in Teaching & Excellence in the Classroom
(Primary and Secondary)
3.30 – 5.30pm, 15th November 2018
Oakwood High School


EPD 3 – Effective Support and Challenge for EAL Learners
(Primary and Secondary)
3.30 – 5.30pm, 4th December 2018
Wales High School


EPD 4 – Effective Use of Learning Environments & Resources to Engage Pupils
(Primary and Secondary)
3.45 – 5.15pm, 13th December 2018
Abbey School

Download full diary of events below