With frequent changes to the education system, it is essential for teachers and staff working within education settings to keep abreast of the latest updates through training and continuous professional development.
Kingston University's School of Education has developed a diverse range of short courses aimed at improving skills in a collection of specialist topics.
As well as courses for individuals, the school has also created programmes for groups of teachers, which can be tailored especially to suit their specific needs.
Courses are targeted at early years professionals, through to primary, secondary and further and higher education. 'Hot topics' such as coding, mental health, subject knowledge enhancement and understanding Islam are covered.
Marcus Bhargava, head of School of Education said, '"We aim to become the biggest provider of certified and accredited short courses in education in the region and the 'go-to' place for research-led professional development and post-graduate study. The breadth of courses on offer, largely being delivered by School of Education academics, will position us well in attracting valued colleagues in partner schools, settings and alumni."
"I enjoyed networking with other professionals from different settings and the quality of the content. The pace was just right, the material was very relevant to me and my school and I had lots to take back to colleagues. The course will contribute towards my own CPD which I can deliver to colleagues. It directly supports my school's development plan and how I can lead others towards this." Alice Cunningham, Deputy Head, Cuddington Croft Primary School
"The course leaders facilitated excellent and stimulatory discussions. It really motivated me to go and try out some of the strategies." Sarah Billingham, Meath School.