Professional Learning Events

Developing Spelling

A half-day course to support Primary teachers and English Subject Leaders in the development of an effective approach to the teaching of spelling
Tuesday 17th January, 2017 (9.30am–12 noon)
University of Chichester, Bognor Regis Campus

 The course offers an opportunity to explore the pedagogy of teaching spelling and to create an effective approach for your class or school.

 The course content will include:

  • A presentation of key research and implications for practice
  • The opportunity to discuss these implications with colleagues
  • The opportunity to explore practical strategies which can be implemented easily in the classroom

Cost is £75 per person. Refreshments will be provided.

To book a place please email:

For further information please email:

CPD Lecture Series

28th February to 9th May 2017

University of Chichester, Bognor Regis Campus

This innovative lecture series is aimed at educational professionals who would welcome the opportunity to update their skills and knowledge. The lecture series is based on aspects of the MA (Education) module Emotional Aspects of Learningand the MA in Inclusive Special Education module Engaging Learners with Complex Needs.  

Educational professionals who opt to join the lecture series can select from the following sessions those which are most relevant to their professional development. Upon applying for the lecture series participants will be asked to state which sessions they wish to attend: a pick and mix option is possible. Within the sessions there will be participants who are currently engaged in Masters study, in addition to participants from diverse professional backgrounds who have selected the CPD option.


Engaging learners with complex Needs

MA (Ed) 
Emotional Aspects of Learning

Tuesday 28 Feb
5.30pm - 7pm

All in the mind: mental health and wellbeing in children and young people The importance of early experience on later personality development to include a discussion on self-concept. self-awareness and self esteem

Tuesday 14 March
5.30pm - 7pm

Disability, poverty and barriers to social inclusion Happiness and Optimism: their relevance for classroom learning

Saturday 25 March
10am - 3.30pm
Educational professionals enrolled on the lecture series have the option of joining in with lectures and workshops at this Masters Forum

Creative Arts workshop 
1.30pm - 3.30pm 
Workshops will be held on aspects of motivation and praise
Tuesday 4 April
5.30 - 7pm
Engaging learners with complex learning difficulties and disabilities Empathy and the development of an understanding of the minds of others
Tuesday 25 April
5.30pm - 7pm
What is best practice for working with children and young people in alternative provision? Healing hurt minds (psychodynamic case studies)
Tuesday 9 May   Memory and the internal representation of relationships. Why teacher-student relationships matter?


Fees £200 per person

To book a place please send your name, school/organisation and email address to

Boosting Reading @ Primary

We are pleased to offer this two-day course, run by an accredited BR@P trainer, to train teachers and teaching assistants to deliver the BR@P programme. 
Monday 20th March and Tuesday 4th April 2017 (9.30am–3.30pm)
University of Chichester, Bognor Regis Campus

To run BR@P you need:

  • A lead teacher (who has attended BR@P training) to co-ordinate and support the intervention
  • One or more teaching assistants (who have attended BR@P training) to run the intervention over 3 sessions of 15 minutes a week for 10 weeks (per child)
  • A selection of reading books
  • Children who need to develop their skills in fluency and comprehension
  • A BR@P training resource pack for each participant (costing £20)

Course content includes:

  • How to structure sessions, focusing on developing independence in reading
  • How to select texts, analyse errors and develop children’s strategies for accurate decoding
  • How to observe and assess children’s learning
  • How to develop children’s comprehension skills

Cost: £250 per person. This applies for up to 2 teachers from the same school, then each additional participant will only pay £100 each.

There is also an additional cost of £20 per person to provide the official BR@P training manual containing all the necessary resources. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

To book a place please email:

Would you prefer this training to be delivered to several staff within your own school or shared with a cluster? Please contact Kirstie at for further discussion and availability.