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Bespoke CPD for Schools and Trusts

St Mary’s School of Education is privileged to have education experts from a wide range of fields.

Our colleagues combine cutting-edge theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical expertise. The wealth of knowledge we have as a resource allows us to deliver flexible CPD training to suit your specific needs in your school setting.

For more information and to discuss options, please contact the Dean of the School of Education:

We are also able to host whole school training days and other CPD events in collaboration with our Conferencing and Events team. This includes the option of keynote talks and/or workshops from educational experts within the School of Education.

Examples of bespoke CPD sessions

  • Leadership Ideals for the 21st Century: Servant and Christ-Centred Leadership
  • Making the Most of the PE and Sport Premium in your Primary School
  • Emotionally-Informed Learning for All
  • Awe and Wonder in Primary/Secondary Science
  • Creating a Mental Health Friendly School
  • Teacher Resilience and Wellbeing

Stand-alone postgraduate modules

Some of our MA in Education modules can be offered to groups of teachers as stand-alone accreditation opportunities. This includes the following modules

  • Leadership and Professional Attributes 
  • Investigating Pedagogy 
  • Primary Science leadership 
  • Developments in Religious Education 
  • Pedagogical debates in Physical Education 
  • Concepts and Debates in Inclusive practice 
  • Coaching and Mentoring and Professional Attributes 
  • Organisational Culture
  • Leading and Managing Teams
  • Addressing Literacy across the Curriculum 
  • Values and Purpose of Mathematics Education
  • Pedagogical Issues in practice 
  • Values and Purpose of Science Education 
  • Issues in Religious Education 
  • Reflective Practice and Pedagogical research in Physical Education 
  • Inclusive Practice in the Classroom 
  • Coaching and Mentoring in Professional Contexts 
  • Race and Equality in Education 

Bespoke CPD for Schools & Trusts

The primary physical education (PE) team at St Mary’s University can offer support with the following aspects of teaching and learning within PPE.

  • Planning and teaching PE lessons
  • Guidance on how to effectively use the PE and sport premium
  • Being Ofsted ready
  • Assessment of teaching and learning within PE
  • Inclusivity and differentiation within PE
  • Improving subject knowledge and teaching skills in specific activities (Dance, Gymnastics, Athletics, Games, OAA)
  • New healthy school CPD certified course: PogoPulse (March 2020)

Courses can be held on site at St Mary’s University or can be delivered in your own school or group of schools.

Should you wish to discuss aspects of Primary PE not listed above, please contact Julie Pearson ( to talk through your ideas and the possibility of developing a bespoke course for your school.

Primary Science CPD and Accreditation

At St Mary’s University, we are fortunate to have a team of accredited lead facilitators of STEM CPD and trained Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) leaders. The primary science team can therefore offer a range of opportunities to support your school and teachers with leadership and teaching and learning development in this area.

PSQM hub

Join our St Mary’s PSQM hub to gain accreditation for your school. PSQM is excellent value for money compared to other CPD programmes, supporting leadership skills and pedagogical development in primary science education. You will become part of a collaborative network of primary science leaders, sharing effective practice.

You will have the opportunity to obtain ASE discounted membership and a golden ticket to for your team to go the the ASE annual science conference.

For more information, please visit

Working scientifically workshops

We work closely with the National STEM centre to deliver workshops on all areas of working scientifically and progress of skills. If you would like staff training in these areas, we can lead inset training.

Standing on the shoulders of giants

In relation to our recent publication, we also hold training to support the integration of a framework to integrate famous scientists into your science curriculum.

For more information, please visit

Should you wish to discuss aspects of Primary Science not listed above, or find out more about the PSQM process, please contact Amy Strachan ( or Dr Alex Sinclair ( We will be to talk through your ideas and the possibility of developing a bespoke course for your school.