School Improvement

Staff development is vital for improving education across the county. This also improves the outcomes for our children and young people. This is not restricted to just teaching staff but includes:

  • school support staff
  • volunteers
  • support workers
  • senior leaders
  • governors and
  • education front-line staff
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There are many excellent opportunities for personal and professional development. These are available across Cornwall and further afield. Organisations offering opportunities come from the following sectors:

  • public
  • private
  • voluntary and
  • charitable

We’ve tried to compile these sources into this one page. Some training and/or conferences are free, while others incur a fee.

Note: This information is shared to make it as easy as possible for our educational community to source appropriate development opportunities. This does not mean that we endorse or have quality checked all of the providers or training. Where we provide links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, they are provided for information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources. We accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

This information has been taken from the National College for Teaching and Leadership website. Please click on the link below to get the most up-to-date information. 

Visit the Government Website for the most up-to-date school-to-school support directory.

We have eight Teaching School alliances in Cornwall and a specialist Maths Hub. They work with others to provide high-quality training, development and support to new and experienced school staff.

We have 15 National Leaders of Education (NLE) in Cornwall. They have experience of effectively supporting schools in challenging circumstances. NLEs work alongside teaching schools and other system leaders. They provide high quality support to those who need it most. Please contact them via their relevant school or MAT, by visiting their websites. 

We have three National Leaders of Governance (NLG) in Cornwall who support and develop the quality of governance in other schools.

  • S. Karkeek - Newquay Tretherras       
  • S. BERRY - Menheniot Primary School        
  • J. Eason - Fourlanesend Community Primary School

We have three accredited Pupil Premium Reviewers. They can work with a school to improve their pupil premium strategy. Schools can then spend the funding on approaches shown to be effective in improving the achievement of disadvantaged pupils.

  • M. Jelbert - Lanivet Community Primary School    
  • M. Hunter - Penryn College