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Professional Learning


The University of Chichester has a range of strategic partnerships with Government agencies, Academy Chains, Teaching School Alliances, individual schools and other key stakeholders - local, national and international.

We know from experience and results that significant benefits are gained from working together.

The Institute of Education is privileged to be associated with such supportive schools and the outstanding work across our partnership derives from the vital contribution that school-based colleagues make. 

Many schools approach us to work with them in developing their school-based professional learning. Our portfolio includes subject knowledge enhancement, short courses, consultancy, project management and evaluation work. 

Drawing on the expertise of colleagues from school and university, a joint programme was developed to meet school needs and was delivered over one academic year. As a result teachers undertook a piece of action research, which investigated an aspect of transition that ultimately enhanced practice within the school. Senior management embraced the initiative wholeheartedly and allocated time in school to carry out the research; they have since set up a research library in the school. (Partner school case study) 

Subject to individual requirements and requests, we can deliver customised professional learning in different locations, including school settings or at either University campus (Chichester or Bognor Regis). 

The full suite of stand alone or accredited professional learning options can be tailored to meet your needs. Conferences,seminars and workshops are a popular feature of our provision. Sessions can be arranged by the hour, 1/2 day, or full day, and may run over a sustained time during the year.

Our fees are £90 per hour pro-rata (plus consideration of resources and travel costs).

“There is an exceptionally strong culture of developing pedagogy through action based research. 8 staff including the Head teacher are studying for an MA. This is very impressive and clear evidence that this is, in every sense a 'learning school'.” (Partner school, HMI Report) 

Further information:
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Download the 2016-2017 Professional Learning Brochure.