Professional learning

Professional learning is when teachers develop their professional knowledge and ensure that their practice is critically informed and up-to-date.

We believe that by undertaking a wide range of high-quality, sustained professional learning experiences, teachers are more likely to inspire pupils and provide high quality teaching, enabling stdents to achieve their best. It is important that professional learning provides rich opportunities for teachers to develop and enhance their professional knowledge and practice, in order to improve the quality of learning, teaching and school performance.

The North Herts Teaching Alliance also run subject specific Cluster Groups throughout the year with Heads of Departments meeting from all schools in the Alliance to share knowledge and ideas. The Cluster Groups taking place are for English, Mathematics, Sciences, Art, History, Geography, PE, Musics, Drama, Computing/ICT/Business, Technology (Product Design/Food/Textiles/Graphics), MFL, SENCO, Sociology and Health & Social Care and Psychology. If you would like to get involved please contact us at

The Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP)

Wed, 20th Nov 2019 9.00am -3.00pm

Designed by OLEVI and facilitated by experienced school leaders and teachers, the Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP) gives good and outstanding...

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NQT+1 - for Recently Qualified Teachers

Wed, 20th Nov 2019 2.00 - 5.00pm

This course runs throughout the academic year and comprises of 6 sessions rotating around host schools, to include a tour...

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National Professional Qualification Middle Leaders (NPQML)

Thu, 28th Nov 2019 1.00 - 6.00pm

The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) is a qualification that provides national recognition of your leadership development and...

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Aspiring Middle Leaders

Wed, 15th Jan 2020 4.00-5.30pm

This course runs throughout the academic year and comprises of 6 twilight sessions. Each session will contain a core element...

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Supporting you in your Head of Year role

Wed, 29th Jan 2020 4.00 - 5.30pm

About our Programme A course for teachers undertaking/new to a Head of Year or Pastoral Leadership role. Are you looking for practical...

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Departmental Cluster Groups

Wed, 5th Feb 2020 4.15 - 5.15pm

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Women into Senior Leadership

Thu, 6th Feb 2020 4.00 - 6.00pm

Objectives To support delegates in reviewing and evaluating own strengths and areas for development To support delegates in developing a direction for...

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The Improving Teacher Programme (ITP)

Wed, 3rd Jun 2020 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Designed by Olevi and facilitated by experienced school leaders and teachers, the Improving Teacher Programme (ITP) gives teachers, who want...

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