Continued Professional Development

Keystone offers a range of CPD.  This can be offered in several ways:


Half day and full day courses covering a range of subjects, led by System Leaders and/or External Providers delivered in a central location


Personalised support/training through School to School support, delivered within your own school setting tailored to your needs


Personalised support/training through School to School support, delivered to a cluster of schools tailored to a collective need

We are always looking for effective ways to meet the needs of the schools in our locality. We recognise that many of our schools are spread geographically and vary in size and therefore we are keen to make CPD as accessible and cost effective as possible.

Current CPD Offer:

Y2 and Y6 Engage and Accelerate Programme – Keystone and Lead Equate are providing year 6 and year 2 teachers with some practical teaching approaches and resources to support high levels of pupil engagement and accelerated progress.  For further details please see the FLYER.

HLTA Status with Best Practice – Keystone Teaching School is delighted to be offering local delivery of Higher Level Teaching Assistant status preparation and assessment, with Best Practice Network.
Our next programme is scheduled to begin in the second half of the autumn term 2020. Dates will be set once a cohort is confirmed and there is more clarity regarding the implications of Covid-19.  For further details please see the FLYER.

Futures in Mind – Keystone Teaching School would like to promote the bespoke psychological services provided by Futures in Mind.  Please see the links to access the flyers for their School Offering, the ELSA courses in Spalding, Grantham, Lincoln and Horncastle and Supervision for Designated Safeguarding Leads.

RQT Training Package – We have designed a new RQT training programme in order to develop and enhance leadership skills and to support career progression, beginning Autumn 2020. Please see the LEAFLET for further details.

History for Subject Leaders – we are hosting a day in November 2020 with Stuart Tiffany, ‘Mr T’, who will be providing training for history and curriculum leads. The day is aimed to support curriculum leaders to develop and improve the teaching of history across the primary phase.  Please see the FLYER for further details.

Curriculum Workshops – we are holding a series of three half day workshops, led by Bill Lord, LLE, to understand current research around curriculum expectations in order to create an effective school curriculum. Please see the FLYER for further details.  Please note the final session in May has been cancelled and will be rearranged in Autumn 2020.

To see the list of all courses and events, please visit Bookitbee via the button below.

SLEs' specialisms

Our SLEs’ specialisms are extensive and so we can offer CPD in a range of subjects, for example:

  • Quality First Teaching
  • Middle Leadership
  • English
  • Early Years
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Assessment
  • Behaviour
  • SEND
  • STEM
  • Arts

If you would like some personalised CPD then please contact us directly. 


We offer a range of Networking opportunities across a range of subjects in order to support Senior, Middle and Subject Leaders. Collaboration with others allows each leader to improve their subject knowledge, keeps their practice up to date and builds relationship with others. Please see the flyers below to find out what Networking Opportunities are currently available.

  • English Network – click HERE to download the flyer.
  • SENCO – Bourne, Stamford and Deepings Cluster Group and South Holland Cluster Group.  Click on the individual group for the flyer.
  • Inter-School Moderation Events – click HERE to download the flyer.
  • Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE) Network – click HERE to download the flyer.  Please note this is for Keystone SLEs only.
  • EYFS Network – click HERE to view the flyer.
  • Maths Hub – click HERE to view details and book.
  • Primary Science Subject Leaders Networks – click HERE to view details and book.

Click Contact Us to request further details or bespoke support for your school.


Assessment Conference

Keystone Teaching School specialises in assessment and each year hold a conference in November, exploring the most up to date issues affecting primary schools in the area of assessment. In the past, we have had well known speakers such as Andy Cope, Dawn Copping, Gary Toward and Chris Henley. This is a day not to be missed, a chance to network with senior leaders, hear inspirational keynote speakers and participate in practical workshops which can be implemented in your own schools.

2020-21 Update – We have taken the decision to postpone this year’s assessment conference and our next conference will take place on Friday 19th November 2021.  More details to follow.

A great conference, packed with so much knowledge and highly experienced guest speakers, offering a unique balance between current thinking and classroom based practice. I felt I went away with renewed enthusiasm and practical strategies that can be implemented both as a Senior Leader and in the classroom. I would highly recommend it!

Simon Fell

Head of School, William Hildyard

School Business Manager Event

Keystone Teaching School also run a School Business Manager Event. This is an opportunity to network and help keep updated with the latest guidance. More details to follow regarding 2021.

Moderation Workshops

Check out our moderation page for the full list of workshops available for all year groups.

To see the list of courses and events, please click the button below.


NQTs – Newly Qualified Teachers

ITT – Initial Teacher Training

CPD – Continued Professional Development

School to School Support

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