The NEU believes that you should have access to CPD at every stage of your career, no matter what role, sector or phase you work in. Regularly updating knowledge and skills can help you remain competent, effective and innovative in your role. When your practice has these qualities, you are more likely to feel inspired, inspire others and teach effectively, thus enabling your learners to achieve their best. Our national CPD programme offers courses designed to meet your needs and help you develop your practice and cope with the demands of your job. Courses are offered at a highly subsidised rate for NEU members and are held at easily accessible locations and venues throughout the country.  All courses are delivered by experts in their field.

Accessing professional development is an important part of being an education professional and you should ask for support from your employer to attend the course, not just for the time spent away from the workplace but also in the form of travel costs, reimbursement and payment for your place. The NEU’s national CPD programme is heavily subsidised for members with an average discount of up to 70%. To take advantage of this and one of the many other benefits of NEU membership then join here. 

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    Working memory masterclass

    This master class looks at the three types of memory: short term, long term and working memory.

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    Reading – SEND masterclass

    The course will suggest individual and classroom strategies to increase independence in the reader to record information they read and to memorise it.

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    Ways into Shakespeare - Macbeth

    The course will be run during the day followed by standing tickets for the evening production Macbeth at 7pm at the Globe. This production is specifically created for secondary school students as part of the Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production at the Globe. 

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    Academic resilience

    This course is divided into two parts allowing participants to try techniques and ideas back in the classroom and then reflect on their practice.

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    Resilience and mental health

    This course is divided into two parts allowing participants to try techniques and ideas back in the classroom and then reflect on their practice.

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    Introduction to Mantle of the Expert

    Through a series of practical workshops, attendees will be involved in a number of Mantle of the Expert contexts, exploring the approach from the inside and then analysing and discussing its practical applications for real-world classroom learning.

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    Introduction to Mental Health

    This multi disciplinary course will enable you to consider how you can promote the mental health and wellbeing of the children and young people you work with.

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    Ways into Shakespeare

    Ways into Shakespeare is a series of courses run by Shakespeare’s Globe in partnership with the National Education Union.

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    Transactional analysis

    The course is divided into two parts allowing participants to try techniques and ideas back in the classroom and then reflect on their practice.

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    Challenge and engagement for all

    Participants will actively engage in a number of teaching and learning techniques which support the five elements of Inclusive Quality First Teaching (Participation; Engagement through Challenge; Thinking and Meta-cognition; Dialogue; and Collaboration), and then reflect on how to adapt the techn

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    Equal access to promotion

    It is open to school-based teachers from black and minority ethnic backgrounds with middle management/leadership roles/responsibilities who wish to develop their leadership skills and understanding and/or are considering taking on further leadership responsibilities.

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    Music Technology masterclass

    This masterclass is run in conjunction with the Musicians Union. It is running as a pilot session and is free for members to attend.

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    Pen to paper masterclass

    This course addresses the multiple skills involved in writing and how this translates to the classroom

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    Women’s Development - North West region

    Looking to boost your confidence? Thinking about your priorities? Wanting to try something new? This course aims to help you recognise and celebrate the skills you already have.