Continuing Professional Development

From working in collaboration with both the Local Authority and the Central Bedfordshire Teaching School Partnership, we are confident that we are aware of and addressing the needs of our local schools.

We are also able to develop tailored school to school support, in line with your school priorities. Please contact us to find out more.

Our facilitators are experienced teachers and senior leaders who work in schools within Central Bedfordshire.

Leadership Provision

Our planned programme for 2017 / 2018 includes…

A comprehensive new ‘Leadership Ladder’, where new, developing or experienced leaders can benefit from high quality leadership training. This training has been developed by The Acorn Teaching School and the Central Bedfordshire Teaching School Partnership in collaboration with Central Bedfordshire Council, for professionals at all stages of their leadership career.

 Please see below for further details on our latest opportunities:


CPD Opportunities

Please click here to view and book the latest CPD opportunities in Central Bedfordshire.

October 2017

SEND training for Teaching Assistants

Pupil Premium Training

School Improvement Cycle Training


November 2017

More Able Mathematics training

ASP training

Phonics for Teaching Assistant training

Teaching Assistants – New to Post training

Design Technology and links with Primary Science curriculum training


December 2017


January 2017

Mathematical Reasoning training


Further training session details coming soon…


Downloadable Materials

Please click the link below to download ‘Effective Primary Teaching Practice 2016’

“This report was commissioned by the Teaching Schools Council and led by Dame Reena Keeble with the support of a group of teachers, school leaders and academics. It considers: a wide range of evidence, visits to schools and discussions with experts. From this it attempts to explain the group’s view of the most effective practice for mainstream, state-funded primary schools in England and how these practices are best supported”

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The links below are downloadable posters which summarise the findings of the Effective Primary Teaching report.



The following link is a downloadable poster which is entitled ‘The importance of Reception’