LearningShared CPLD Offer 2021-22

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LearningShared: Developments for 2021/22

Reflecting on the past 18 months 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 are exploring the potential of creating a LearningShared CPLD offer that draws on the wealth of knowledge, expertise and most importantly connectivity across our community.

LearningShared CPLD Programme Offer 2021/22

6 CPLD Topic Modules: Each module containing a pre-recorded lecture/presentation, topic-related case studies from leading schools, a pre-recorded panel discussion, signposted further reading & suggested developmental questions and activities to consider in your own school.
(Modules will be led by Prof. Barry Carpenter CBE OBE FCCT, Diane Rochford OBE, Vijita Patel NLE, along with other outstanding school leaders, practitioners and thought leaders from our community of practice)

6 Virtual CPLD sessions (topics include Preparing for Adulthood, Leading SEND & Inclusion and Assessment : Measuring the Immeasurable)

One discounted place at the EfL / LearningShared national conference (Summer 2022)

Half termly newsletter sharing practice from across our community and signposting the latest developments around SEND and inclusion

Access to the new LearningShared networking and collaboration tool that supports connectivity with like- minded colleagues and similar settings from the 600+ educational settings in our community

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

Proposed Costs

After lots of research and many conversations with schools and partners we are pricing subscription to the LearningShared CPLD offer at £500 per school per year (EfL Subscribers). Schools that don’t subscribe to EfL will be able to subscribe to the LearningShared CPLD offer at a cost of £600 per school per year. (All prices are ex-VAT)

Subscription will provide access to all of the LearningShared outputs described above and includes recordings of all sessions that 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. We hope you agree that the quality and depth of the offer represent great value and considering a 1-day conference regularly comes in at a cost of well over £300 we feel that the LS subscription has great potential to impact positively across your whole staff team.

As always, your thoughts and feedback very much guide and drive the work we do. We warmly invite you to one of 2 short 30 min virtual meetings we’ll be hosting next week on 14th and 15th Sep to explore this development in more detail and answer any questions.


Please use one of the links below to register to attend ONE of the meetings:


14th September 3:30-4pm
Register to attend here:

15th September 4-4:30pm
Register to attend here:

We hope to see you at one of the meetings and look forward to your thoughts and feedback.

For colleagues unable to attend either of the meetings we would still love to hear your thoughts and feedback
either via email a.crawford@stmartins.derby.sch.uk or by calling 07816 651986.

Yours in partnership,

The EfL Team

You can download and print a copy of this information to circulate with colleagues here:

LearningShared CPLD Programme Offer 2021-22 Briefing Letter to Schools (PDF) 

What are your thoughts?

Please take a moment to share your feedback, as well as any ideas of suggestions that you have for how we might optimise the CPLD opportunity for everyone in the EfL and LearningShared community.

Let us know if you’d be interested in taking part either by being a participant in one of the roundtable panel discussions (with up to 5 other school based practitioners) or by providing a case study based on your school or setting’s approach for any of the topics.

Use the form below or email a.crawford@stmartins.derby.sch.uk

Thank you!

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