CPL and Leadership Development


Continuing Professional Learning

SLA Partner schools will run a number of CPL opportunities throughout the academic year. These courses may be based at any of the SLA partner schools. Please check the location before making a booking.

CPL / CPD for School Direct trainees, NQTs and ECTs

SLA is running a series of short workshops for current School Direct trainees, Newly Qualified Teachers and Early Career Teachers based at Southgate School. Please note these sessions will now all be deleivered virtually. There is a great range of topics available to support those new to the teaching environment.

These workshops are free to schools within the Alliance.

Pastoral Leadership Course

Suitable for colleagues thinking of applying for middle leadership (Pastoral Leaders positions) and Pastoral Leaders in the early stages of their career. The course runs in two different venues - East Barnet School and Southgate School. 

Action Research led by the IOE with membership of the Expansive Education Network

Teachers are taught:

  • how to research their own professional practice
  • how to choose a small thing they would like to address in their classrooms that reflects "expansive" values and is manageable

Teachers are coached and supported as they prepare a plan that includes suitable methods for "noticing" the impacts of their research.

Ultimately they will be able to take their learning back into school to share and embed good practice.

Developing New and Potential Subject Leaders

This course is free of charge to SLA members. Location of course: Christ's College Finchley, East End Road, London N2 0SE.

SLA Subject Networking Meetings

SLA schools have regular meetings to help support subject leaders across the alliance. Non-alliance schools are welcome to attend.

If you have any queries regarding any of the courses stated above or wish to make a booking please contact John Johnson-Proctor, SLA Administrator by phone or email:

Tel: 0208 449 9583