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We are delighted to welcome you to our website promoting training and CPD opportunities in Hartlepool to schools, academies, childcare settings and childminders. 

Our programme aims to support everyone who works with children and young people, regardless of role, providing access to conferences, high quality training and networking opportunities that will support their practice and ongoing professional development.

The programme draws upon internal and external expertise and has been designed to be complementary to other programmes offered by teaching schools, maths hubs and other partners in education.

Our training offer is refreshed regularly with new training opportunities throughout the year in response to local and national developments. Courses are open to practitioners within Hartlepool and beyond and can be accessed by clicking on the coloured tabs below.  Scroll to the bottom of this page to see our current featured course.

Support and training for NQT's is provided by the Hartlepool Together to Succeed Alliance.  Click here to access their site 

Upcoming Courses

Education Inspection Framework - Session 126/09/2019 18:15
Education Inspection Framework - Session 203/10/2019 18:15
New to Year 2 - 08.10.19 (Ref: CACETLNY2)08/10/2019 13:00
New to Year 6 10.10.19 (Ref: CACETLNY6)10/10/2019 13:00
Education Inspection Framework - Session 310/10/2019 18:15
Greater Depth in Reading & Writing (part 1 05.11.19) & (part 2 09.12.19), (Ref: CACETLGDRW)05/11/2019 13:00
Primary English Subject Leads Network - 12.11.19 (Ref: CACETLPESL)12/11/2019 15:30
ELSA Training 13.11.19 - 11.12.1913/11/2019 09:15
Primary Maths Subject Leads Network - 14.11.19 (Ref: CACETLPMSL)14/11/2019 15:45
The CPA Approach - how to get the very best from your maths resources (CACETLOUPA) 20.11.1920/11/2019 09:15

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Target Audience:
Primary Head Teachers, SLT & Primary English Subject Leads.


The Oxford Expert Speaker Programme brings the best known experts in education to events across the UK to share new ways of thinking about teaching and learning.  Hartlepool School Improvement is delighted to be working with OUP and Nikki Gamble.

Nikki Gamble  is the Founder and Director of Just Imagine Story Centre and Education Consultancy.  Formerly a Teacher and Lecturer in Teacher Education, Nikki has been involved in reading promotion and development for over 30 years.  She is currently working on a project for the London Schools Excellence Fund to develop excellence in the teaching of reading at junior and lower secondary levels.  She is a consultant on the independent reading series, 'Treetops', and has advised on Oxford University Press' 'Bookmatch' tool.

Event Agenda:

Session 1: Teaching Vocabulary and Spelling: The context

Session 2: Vocabulary

Session 3: Spelling

Session 4: Review

Cost including refreshments, light lunch and resources:  

There is a not-for-profit charge of £50 per delegate
All money received from delegates that attend this event is used to cover the cost of running the day, only



Wednesday 23rd October 2019


9.15am - 3pm, registration from 9am


Conference Hall, CETL, Brierton Lane, Hartlepool, TS25 4AF


Booking Instructions:  

Please complete the attached booking form below and return it to

CPD Training Application Form.doc (Hartlepool Schools)