Below you will find the courses we currently on offer. To enquire about a courses please contact us.

Science Learning Partnership Cornwall – Summer Programme

Science Learning Partnership Cornwall – Summer Programme

13th June 2018 – Primary Science Share

An inaugural meeting of a new sharing platform for pooling ideas and developing good practice.

Venue: St Joseph’s School, Launceston


21st June 2018 – Developing the role of practical work in 11-16 secondary science

Explore the place of practical work, look at how an effective curriculum will develop skills progressively through KS3 and KS4 and consider how getting this right can lead to success in exams.

Venue: Eden Project

Fee: £140 + VAT

22nd June 2018 – Working Scientifically in the Primary Curriculum

This one day course will provide lots of innovative and practical ways to embed working scientifically in your school. It is being held in the brand new science laboratory at the Eden Project.

Venue: Eden Project

Fee: £120 + VAT

4th July 2018 – Inspiring pre-16 Physics

NQTs and non-specialists will explore the core physics practicals to improve confidence in the classroom.

Venue: Truro College

Fee: £100 +VAT

6th July 2018 – Impact Chemistry Day

Link with industry professionals to develop an understanding of chemistry and STEM career pathways in the industry.

Venue: Impact Fluid Solutions, Truro


For more information on any of these courses and for details on how to book a place click here.

Phonics Screening Checks

Phonics Screening Checks

A briefing session for teachers of Y1 and Y2 pupils, Literacy Subject Leaders, Phonic Leaders, Assessment Leaders and members of the SMT who will be involved in administering phonics screening checks this June will be taking place at Truro College on Wednesday 18th April 2018 from 1pm until 3:30pm.

This briefing will:

  • cover all statutory requirements for administering the check
  • provide the opportunity to become familiar with the Check Administration Guidance document (CAG)
  • provide the opportunity to look at check materials from previous years to ascertain the scope of the check and understand how they can be adapted for pupils
  • provide top tips for ensuring pupils do their best on the day
  • ensure you are well prepared for an unannounced Y1 Screening Check Monitoring Visit
  • finish with a general question and answer session

The session will be delivered by Tracey Matthews, Phonics Specialist and experienced Y1 Phonics Screening Check Monitor.

Places cost £25 per person plus VAT. Please contact Emma Williams in order to secure a place –

Teaching Learning in the Classroom Conference

Teaching Learning in the Classroom Conference

In Collaboration with the Education Endowment Foundation and Kingsbridge Research School, Cornwall Teaching School is holding a ‘Teaching Learning in the Classroom’ Conference on Monday 23rd April 2018.

Colleagues from across Cornwall are invited to attend this event which will explore practical ways of bringing evidence-based approaches to Learning to Learn into the classroom. Evidence suggests that pupils make more progress in classrooms that promote an understanding of how learning happens. Among the guest speakers will be Marc Rowland – former Director of Policy and Research for the National Education Trust – Professor Jonathan Sharples – a Senior Research Analyst with the Education Endowment Foundation – and Lorwyn Randall – Director of Kingsbridge Research School. The event will also feature expert teacher-led workshops from Jon Eaton and Freya Morrissey. The conference will take place on Monday 23rd April 2018 at Truro College from 9:30am until 4pm. Further information is available here.

Women into Senior Leadership

Women into Senior Leadership

Applications are now being invited for the Women into Senior Leadership course – “Taking the Next Steps – Am I Good Enough?” – which has been organised in collaboration with Kernow Teaching School Alliance and West Cornwall Teaching School.

This will be the third year that the Teaching School has organised the programme for women teachers in all phases and is aimed at those who are thinking of taking the next step into a more senior leadership role.

In addition to training days, participants will have the chance to visit schools with female heads and the opportunity to observe, discuss and reflect.

Applications are welcome from any women teachers in positions of leadership and the closing date is 12th January 2018. The course commences with a twilight on 6th February 2018 at Truro College. This will be followed by a training day on 28th February 2018 and a two day residential from 22nd to 23rd March 2018 at The Sands Resort, Newquay.

Places cost £225 each plus VAT and further information is available here.

Institute of Physics Free CPD Workshops

Free Physics CPD Workshops in Cornwall – 2017/18


Teaching Electromagnetism

Wednesday 25 April 2018 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Truro College

Join us for an early evening of explaining electromagnetism for KS3 and KS4. Electromagnetism can be a confusing topic for learners. This workshop will focus on building confidence with the abstract ideas and overcoming the practical challenges. We will discuss and demonstrate helpful ways of teaching the effects and uses of electromagnetism, including the motor effect. Ideal for non-specialists and early career teachers, but experienced physicists might pick up new ideas too!

Refreshments available from 4:45 pm.

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If you have any questions regarding these events or wish to be kept informed of future network events in your area, contact


For Teaching Assistants

28th March 2018 (1pm – 4pm) – Early Years training with Nadia Lampier  
This session will provide guidance to enable you to support learners more effectively. There will be a focus on understanding the role and responsibilities of a TA, developing effective questioning and having an impact on the quality of teaching and learning in EYFS.
If you would like to book a place on behaviour management training session then please contact
Places cost £25 (plus VAT) per person.
The training sessions will take place at Truro College.


Are you a good teacher? Do you want to improve your practice, skills and strategies and become an excellent teacher?

The ETP has been created by a team of experienced school leaders and teachers with the objective of ensuring that teachers deliver consistently excellent lessons and secure the best possible outcomes for students.

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ― William Arthur Ward

The Excellent Teacher Programme will:

  • assist in developing effective teachers within school teams
  • encourage more reflective practice
  • raise the level of engagement and achievement in learning
  • offer strategies to help school improvement
  • deepen the understanding of excellent teaching and learning
  • provide the chance to develop teaching practice

Cost: £575 (plus VAT) per delegate

This programme is open to all teachers who are consistently good but want to become consistently excellent and to be part of a future learning network. The course will commence in October 2017. For more information please contact Emma Williams at



  • 11th October 2017 Excellence in Teaching, Values and Self Awareness
    Led by Nadia Lampier and Charlotte Sweet At Truro College – 1:30pm—5pm
  • 8th November 2017 Creating a Learning Culture
    Led by Rachel Giddings and Jayne Banner At Parc Eglos School – 9:15am—3pm
  • 10th January 2018 Effective Questioning
    Led by David Bradbeer and Rachael Nash At St Dennis Academy – 9:15am—3pm
  • 31st January 2018 The Who, Why and What of Feedback
    Led by Vicky Tonkin and Charlotte Goatman At Roche CP School – 9:15am—3pm
  • 14th March 2018 Planning for Impact
    Led by Louise Williams and Jayne Banner At Parc Eglos School – 9:15am—3pm Date to be confirmed Coaching and school visit
  • 20th June 2018 Celebrating the Learning
    Led by Nadia Lampier and Charlotte Sweet At Truro College – 1:30pm—5pm
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