LearningShared CPLD Offer 2021-22

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Reflecting on the past 2 years we are still in awe and full of admiration for the way in which everyone in our sector approached the pandemic with calmness, expertise, resilience and unwavering commitment to students and families in the darkest and most challenging of times. The way in which our EfL / LearningShared community came together to share, collaborate and support each other has been inspiring.

We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback and engagement with the podcast series and accompanying panel discussions with LearningShared growing organically and almost taking on a life of its own. Conversations with many schools and colleagues over the past 12 months have prompted our thinking as to how we might further develop the LearningShared offer. The educational landscape as always continues to change at a significant pace. The dissolution of almost all Specialist Teaching Schools and the potential loss of expertise across the system is something that is causing particular concern to many of our colleagues.

It is against this backdrop that we have been exploring the potential of creating a LearningShared CPLD offer that draws on the wealth of knowledge, expertise and most importantly connectivity across our community.

Following consultation with 100s of colleagues across the community we are excited to announce the launch in May 2022 of a brand new professional development and learning programme…


LearningShared: A Responsive Programme of CPLD

The programme has been designed by and is led and delivered by nationally recognised practitioners and experts in our field including Prof. Barry Carpenter CBE, Diane Rochford OBE (Chair of Rochford Review, Ofsted Inspector, Former Headteacher), Vijita Patel NLE (Principal, Swiss Cottage School DRC) and Alistair Crawford (St Martins / St Andrews School, Whole School SEND, Oak National Academy), with contributions from Dr Tina Rae, Sharon Gray OBE, Dr Janet Rose, Laura Purser, Amanda Mordey OBE, Roz McFeeters and many more colleagues across our network. The programme draws on the wealth of knowledge and expertise and crucially the connectivity across our LearningShared community. 

The programme is made up of 7 modules (see below), with each module consisting of:

  • Pre-recorded lecture / presentation
  • Module-related case studies from leading schools
  • Live interactive networking and panel discussion with Q & A
  • Signposted further reading
  • Suggested developmental questions and activities to consider in your own school

Illuminations, contributions and case studies are be provided by outstanding school leaders and practitioners from within our community of practice.

The whole programme is available and accessed on demand (anytime and from anywhere) via a brand new online learning platform and subscribing schools are able to provide access to ALL staff across their school, giving professional learning and development opportunities to your whole staff team.

Later this year, the learning platform will be extended to include a comprehensive networking and community of practice toolkit, that will enable colleagues to search, network, collaborate and participate in online networking opportunities with colleagues and organisational settings across the LearningShared community.

Professor Barry Carpenter CBE OBE PhD FCCT and Diane Rochford OBE

LearningShared CPLD Programme Overview

Authentic Curriculum Intent – Implementation – Impact for Inclusive School Development

The LearningShared CPLD Programme Overview - 6 Modules Curriculum, Teaching (Pedagogy), Assessment)

The LearningShared CPLD Programme Overview - 6 Modules Teaching (Leadership at All Levels, SEND Policy / Legislation, Reflective Inquiry)

The LearningShared CPLD Programme Overview - 7 Modules Teaching (Leadership at All Levels, SEND Policy / Legislation, Reflective Inquiry, Wellbeing)

*We are committed to empower and showcase learner and family voice in all outputs from LearningShared*

For teachers, leaders and any staff in specialist and mainstream settings.


Cost per school/setting for whole school access to the LearningShared CPLD Programme and online learning platform:

£500 per school* (EfL subscribers)

£600 per school* (non-EfL subscribers)

(All prices are ex-VAT)

Subscription will provide access to all of the LearningShared outputs described above plus FREE* attendance to the Live In-Person LearningShared Regional Networking & Development Conferences for 12 months from the date of subscription. Content can be used to deliver INSET, staff meetings or any other CPLD in your setting. All resources will be accessible by all staff within your school.


* Up to 2 (two) members of staff can attend any of the events for FREE (no cost). Additional delegates can attend at a cost of £50 (ex VAT) per delegate / attendee.

LearningShared CPLD Programme Overview

Below is a recording of the Launch Event for the LearningShared CPLD Programme and Learning Platform which was held on 11th May.

During the event (and in the video), we were joined by some of the course designers and leaders including Prof. Barry Carpenter CBE, Diane Rochford OBE, Vijita Patel and Alistair Crawford who gave their reflections on the programme and an introduction to some of the modules they’ve developed. We provided a detailed walkthrough of the programme and platform showing:


  • The scope and scale of the content and resources that have been developed and curated for you and your staff.
  • Overview of the Live Networking Events and forthcoming online networking and collaboration tools
  • Why we think it’s an important resource
  • How you might use it across your school to support and drive school improvement
  • How your school or setting can subscribe and take advantage of the programme and platform (costs and next steps)
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