Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

We work with our Alliance Partners to offer a wide variety of professional development for teachers and support staff looking to improve their own classroom practice or to support the development of others.

Developing Professional Practice

These sessions are open to trainees, NQTs, recently qualified teachers and any colleagues who would like refresh or develop their practice. Please click on the document below for more details..

Developing Professional Practice Programme

Excellent Teaching Programme

The Excellent Teacher Programme (ETP) is a five week course that runs twice in every academic year at Beacon Academy. The programme brings together successful teachers who are keen to develop their practice further. Each session focuses on one or more of the Beacon Six Principles of Learning. Accessible, relevant and thought-provoking ideas from the best current educational writers and researchers are used as a springboard for planning exceptional teaching. Participants share and discuss their pedagogy in a supportive and highly motivational setting. Their feedback consistently reflects their enjoyment of the course and its positive impact on their planning, teaching and outcomes. If you are interested in participating please email

School Experience Programme

Beacon welcomes visits from graduates who are considering applying to train as a teacher. The below document gives a flavour of the structure of the personalised programme we offer.

School Experience Programme