Continuous Professional Development

Working in a Church of England School opens up a whole range of professional development opportunities. Where once Local Authorities provided training for our schools, with the reallocation of resources through central government and the move to all schools becoming Academies, the Diocesan Education team has sought to ensure that schools still have access and are signposted to appropriate and quality assured training opportunities across the academic year.

The outline entitlement of support for schools in Birmingham Diocese is as follows:

NQT Induction

Data Analysis

Middle Leadership

Senior Leadership

Recruitment of Senior Staff

Support for Governance

We also hold regular training events, both general and tailored to individual and groups of schools.

Our Schools Senior Leadership Conference held annually in early March provides an enjoyable and stimulating opportunity for senior leaders to gather, network and listen to a number of relevant keynote speakers.

Our Summary of the Events & Training we are offering for the academic year 2019-20, with related more detailed flyers about specific courses follows.

Summary of Events & Training 2019-20

Flyer 1: Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) Training

Flyer 2: Recently Qualified Teacher (RQT) Training

Flyer 3: Building Blocks to Leadership

Flyer 4: Early Years Conference

Flyer 5: RE Coordinators Conference 



We are delighted that one of our CofE Birmingham schools – St Matthew’s CE Primary in Nechells – is a Teaching and EEF Research School.  We promote the training and events offered by St Matthew’s in our monthly eBulletin to schools.

To keep informed of CPD events they have coming up, please go to or e-mail to [email protected]