Continuous Professional Development



John Cotton Dana

The vast majority of our CPD opportunities are delivered by existing practitioners in schools. These staff come from across the alliance and ​have a range of expertise and experience. Where schools have engaged external experts for CPD these courses are also offered to a wider audience where places are available.

If you wish to find out more about CPD opportunities through our alliance then please get in touch.  

Current CPD Opportunities

Sep 21, 2020

Virtual training designed around DfE materials, with supplementary and contextual guidance.


Delivering the statutory RSHE curriculum

Materials for the training have been created by the DfE, linked to the statutory guidance. Debenham High School has been selected as one of the 20 schools to deliver this training nationally.


Trainers have over 20 year’s experience in delivery of RSHE in school.

Where relevant health and social care experts will be used to provide context to their work with young people. In our first session Dr Hazel Harrison, Clinical Psychologist, ThinkAvellana will provide practical guidance based on clinical evidence to support the importance of mental health and wellbeing in schools. 

When and How - will the training take place?


Twilight session 22nd September 2020

This training will take place online.

Zoom will be the online platform used to deliver the training.

3.30        Virtual Arrival

3.45        Introductions and context setting

4.00        Keynote – Dr Hazel Harrison, mental health and wellbeing of young people

                Julia Upton, Headteacher– putting Hazel’s work into practice

4.45        Teaching Mental Health and Wellbeing in RSHE in School

5.45        Q and A, future sessions

6.00        Close    

Future Webinars

All webinars will take place 3.45 – 6pm

Webinar 2 -Relationships – Developing healthy, intimate relationships, including sexual relationships -13th October

Webinar 3-Families (& people who care for me)-24th November

 Webinar 4-Being Safe – Online and in real life - 19th January

Webinar 5- Making healthy choices (i) - Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco- 23rd February

Webinar 6- Making Healthy Choices (ii) -Basic First Aid ,Physical Health and Fitness,Health and Prevention ,Healthy Eating

23rd March

Please email to book a place. Following this you will be sent a pre-course questionnaire and details of how to join the virtual training. 

Maths Mastery Primary


From the concrete to the abstract, from the bigger picture to detailed question level analysis this three-day course will support the development of Key Stage 2 Mathematics.

Each course will be held at Debenham High School on the following dates :

  1. 15th November 2019

  2. 7th February 2020

  3. 16th June 2020

Step into Leadership

This is a free training course funded by Department of Education designed to support women to take the next step
into leadership in schools. Suitable for middle leaders looking for a senior leadership appointment or assistant and
deputy heads looking to take the next step. A mixed approach to delivery will include inspirational key note speakers
and practical workshops led by current female leaders, alongside bespoke professional coaching from an
experienced team of mentors....

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