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Continuous Professional Empowerment courses

A wide range of courses centred around themes of self, professional role, culture and community authored by highly experienced educators and experts in their field.

Pathway’s courses are like no other. We focus on the person on the receiving end, rather than delivering CPD at you. Courses take on issues or topics and present a variety of roundtable discussions, interviews and reflections, asking three main questions throughout. What are your thoughts and feelings? What action could you take to improve? What positive impact will these actions have on you and your pupils?

  • Efficient time managementAndrew Jeffrey Each of us has exactly 24 hours in our day. What's more, this will never change. How we spend them is supremely important, yet how often do we ever stop to think deeply about how we might best do so? 
  • Developing successful teamsProfessor Max Coates Max takes the idea of a team back to its basics and considers the questions 'What is the team for?' 'Does it have a clear sense of identity, cohesion, collaboration and purpose?'
  • Narrowing the attainment gap – planning provision for disadvantaged pupilsDaniel Jones This course explores 'The attainment gap' and barriers to achievement. It highlights the importance of using evidenced based approaches to formulate strategies to enable achievement for all and engaging all stakeholders to do so.
  • School improvement, done it! What’s next?Hannah Tudor Explore effective school improvement through establishing a culture of trust, showing leadership vulnerability and creating 'change junkies'. Hannah considers life after 'outstanding' and the challenge of moving forward and avoiding the ego trap.
  • Building parent partnershipsJulie Keyes In this course, we look at the importance of the relationship between teachers and parents, exploring positive ways to establish strong foundations as well as techniques to strengthen and grow as a partnership.
  • The power of cultureAndrew Hammond Join Andrew as he digs deep into the culture of school and considers how it can promote and shape the attitudes, behaviours and competencies that make up the hidden curriculum.
  • Creating and embedding a professional learning cultureChris Dale Chris considers how a professional learning culture is underpinned by evidenced-based practice and a range of CPD opportunities that support, challenge and encourage reflection.
  • A curriculum of hopeDr Debra Kidd Debra considers a 'humanity-rich' curriculum that engenders compassion, a sense of social responsibility and an understanding of how we connect to the world and to others.
  • The agile teacher Hywel Roberts In this course, Hywel offers a reinstatement of teaching as art as well as a science, and an affirmation of the importance of stance - how we are when we are working with a class of children or young adults.
  • Professional resilience and reflection John Grove  In this course, John invites you to consider how school leaders can take deliberate action to look after themselves and develop skills in coaching, networking and reflecting.
  • Assessment for LearningMichael Chiles Explore how effective assessment can help you gather evidence to build and strengthen your understanding of pupils' common misconceptions and establish whether they are on the right track on the journey to improve knowledge.
  • Exploring leadershipMark Deacon This course guides you through leading your own school improvement project from beginning to end, helping you to prepare for leadership on a wider scale.
  • What they don’t teach you in trainingOmar Akbar In this course, Omar offers some not-so-obvious advice on how to ensure a work-life balance, how to say no and yes, and how to maintain good working relationships.
  • Impactful behaviour managementHayley McKechnie Join Hayley as she considers how we manage behaviour in the classroom in ways that encourage positivity and respect whilst having maximum impact on learning.
  • Planning for creativityAndrew Hammond How do you teach children a canon of established and examinable knowledge, whilst at the same time preserving their playfulness and penchant for original and rebellious thinking? This course suggests that you raise academic standards when you understand and unlock your students' creative potential.
  • Leadership recruitment – in the eye of the beholderMichael Abraham Mike explores the different perspectives on leadership recruitment and considers a narrative to support those seeing their first or indeed susequent leadership appointment.
  • Edtech: the learning amplifierPhil Birchinall In this course, Phil invites you to unleash your inner film director and explore how to use technology to create an emotional connection to pupils and through that, to the learning.
  • The power of language (To hurt, heal, engage and empower)Marijke Miles This course takes us on a journey through some of the different uses and impacts of language and explores how we can harness its startling power to overcome some of our greatest challenges as educators and leaders.
  • Exploring mastery learningChris Dale This course outlines the key principles of mastery learning, looking at implementation challenges and the importance of high-quality transition too.
  • The effect of resilience on your ability to teachDavid Gumbrell David shares insights and strategies to help you start proactively managing your resilience so that you can be the best teacher you can be.
  • Diversity, equality and inclusionPranav Patel Experienced leader, teacher and anti-oppression educator, Pran Patel, leads some compelling discussions about different forms of cognitive bias and what we are 'actually' teaching in schools.