Continuous Professional Development


Voice 21 CPD Session for Teachers and Leaders (primary)
Tuesday, 12th January 2021 (Online Webinar 2.00pm-4.30pm)

“The things we say and how we say them can inform, influence, inspire and motivate others and express our empathy, understanding and creativity. It is our ability to communicate that enables us to build positive relationships, collaborate for common purpose, deliberate and share our ideas as citizens. It is through speaking and listening that we develop our views, apply knowledge and extend our capacity to think critically. These skills are needed today more than ever before. Yet, while schools devote hundreds of hours of teaching time and teacher expertise to the development of pupils’ writing and reading skills, barely any time is spent developing the vital verbal communication skills we all need to succeed in work and life.” (‘The State of Speaking in Our Schools’ Report, Voice 21).

Voice 21 transform teaching and learning through talk. Oracy develops students’ confidence, articulacy and capacity to learn and that’s why Voice 21 supports teachers and schools to provide a high quality oracy education which empowers students, regardless of their background, to find their voice for success in school and in life. Learners First is delighted to be working with Voice 21 to facilitate a series CPD opportunities for teachers and leaders focused on key areas of oracy development.

The first session of the Voice 21 webinar series will focus on Oracy and Curriculum.

Cost: This webinar is fully funded for delegates attending from schools/academies subscribing to Learners First. For delegates from non-subscribing schools the cost is £50 per person.

Future sessions in the series include:

  • Oracy and Vocabulary – Wednesday 10th February 2021
  • Oracy and Assessment – Tuesday 16th March 2021

Dfe Funded and Accredited RSHE


There are new compulsory requirements for Relationship Education (for primary aged pupils) and Relationships and Sex Education (for secondary age pupils) and Health Education (for all age phases) – RSHE – coming into force this academic year. Learners First is delighted to announce new working partnerships with two TSAs in the East Midlands, L.E.A.D Equate TSA and Flying High designed to bring schools a number of DfE funded, accredited and quality assured RHSE training opportunities.

Schools accessing the training will receive £50 for their attendance. Further details, including training dates, times and details of how to book are included on the respective flyers from each of the Teaching Schools.  

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