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Winner:
Company of the Year
Bett Awards 2021

"The judges commented that the National Education Group has shown outstanding performance against all criteria. In particular it has demonstrated excellent growth over the last year, and this looks set to continue. The judges were very impressed by the quality and relevance of the company’s services, evidenced by outstanding testimonials. Their commitment to development, responsiveness to changing market needs, along with high levels of customer care make NEG worthy winners of this award."

 

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Winner:
LMS Solution Provider of the Year
EdTech Breakthrough Awards 2021

“We chose National Education Group because they put user experience at the heart of everything they do. Users can instantly access the remote video CPD anywhere, anytime, progressing at their own pace inside or outside school hours and the world-leading mobile apps also make it easy to fit training around a busy workload or home life. Their focus on research and development has resulted in a custom-built platform now likened more to Netflix and Spotify, rather than what you’d expect from a traditional e-learning platform. Congratulations on being the winner of our ‘Overall LMS Solution Provider of the Year’ award.”
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Winner:
CPD Provider of the Year
Teach Secondary Awards 2019

"The range of webinars, topics and expert speakers on offer is impressive, often accompanied by a range of downloadable resources. Webinars can be accessed live and again afterwards – ensuring that the CPD is accessible anytime and anywhere. The production quality goes above and beyond what you might expect from a webinar, making for enjoyable viewing."







Primary School

Ryefield Primary School
“It’s allowed us to maintain safeguarding control of what had been put in place at the school, without compromising the infection control measures, that you have to have in place to minimise the spread of the virus.”

“Normally I would pay for one or two people to go on a particular course. Because the training isn’t really ringfenced, we’ve found that staff have taken their own initiative and followed their own professional development pathways.”

Ryefield Primary School
Colin Tucker, Headteacher



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St Ambrose Barlow
“The National College offers the opportunity to continue that CPD, have high-quality and up-to-date CPD, whilst being able to access it remotely. I wasn’t having to send staff off to a teaching school or a location in a borough, with half a dozen or a dozen other schools.”

“We enrolled everybody, which was 24 members of staff, and they’re smashing it to be honest with you! The fact that you can go back and reference as many times as you like and that it is accessible on any device, well it’s just the perfect learning platform for what we needed right now!”

St Ambrose Barlow Primary School
Gareth Doherty, Headteacher

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Chapel Street Primary School
“It has been a very positive experience for me being part of The National College in lockdown. I have learned a lot of different things that probably would never have come up in my CPD at work.”

“I would like to thank The National College for the quality of the webinars. Each one has always been delivered by someone who is passionate about their subject. The information on Covid-19 has also been very reassuring at this very difficult time.”
 

Chapel Street Primary School
Julie Buckley, Intervention Teaching Assistant

 

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“We want to ensure the quality of training which staff are taking is of good quality, and The National College has that reputation.”
“It’s a really cost-effective way of being able to offer a wide variety of training, but of course the quality is the most important factor.”
“I would recommend The National College. It’s met all of our CPD needs and particular in the current climate but moving forward I still think it’s going to be an effective way of delivering training.”
 

Charlotte Nursery & Infant School
Emma Pitman, Headteacher

 




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“The National College was recommended to us by our SIP and it fell in line perfectly with the timing, with it being hard to deliver face-to-face staff meetings and development training. We had a look into it and decided to buy it across the federation, and it’s been invaluable that we’ve still been able to offer staff the opportunity for development and training.”

“It’s given staff the opportunity to do something which they’ve got an interest in and, the way in which you can monitor what staff are doing, makes it really easy to chase up any loose ends and ensure that those courses are being completed.”

West Hill Primary School
Beth Lloyd, Deputy Head, EYFS, Phonics and Assessment Lead

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“It’s not monotone, it’s not boring and I find that it gets to the point. Whereas with other training we’ve done, we found that it’s read from a PowerPoint and you (The National College) don’t do that, which is so much more engaging.”

“Normally, when I say that statutory training is coming up, we get the groans, but we’ve not had that this year, because it’s so much more relevant. “It’s definitely more engaging and it appeals to us more with it being school focused.”


Woodland Academy Trust
Chloe Cunningham, Trust Business Associate

 

 



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“The National College is a name that we trust. We know that the training is going to be of a very high quality and it always comes from renowned experts within the education field.”

“The idea of being able to move to an online model really spoke to us, as we could get several staff members trained up. It also really has helped us to upskill our teachers and subsequently keep our costs down.”
 

Yorkmead Primary School
Nadine Abeng, Deputy Headteacher

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“I think the titles are brilliant, and there’s a range of different presenters – which is lovely having different people presenting.”

“There’s a real range of people who have a passion about what they present.”

Reigate Parish Church Primary School
Francis Davis, Headteacher

 

 

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“It’s been really positive and empowering for staff – they feel that they have a greater knowledge of things.”

“I was taken through everything and I thought this is exactly what we need. It’s all in one place, I can see what people are doing, I can allocate things to them and it was tailored to people’s jobs as well.”

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy
Emily McCullagh, Headteacher

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Primary School

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“I’d done some of the courses previously and we were paying to do some of the courses – so it was actually more cost-effective to have the whole school enrolled onto it.”

“It just means that I can sort CPD and I don’t have to fret. The CPD is there for the staff, it’s high-quality and it backs up what we’ve been telling them.”
 

Caslon Primary Community School
Lynnette Holden-Gough, Headteacher

 

 

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“Undertaking CPD via The National College, rather than heading off on staff training, like we have done in the past, was a much more efficient process. With staff training at a venue, you then have to organise transport and everything else which comes with it too.”

“The good thing about The National College is that it’s well organised, it’s priority-based teaching and learning.”

Northaw Church of England Primary School
Shirley Whales, Headteacher



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Grove Street Primary School
“This is an excellent service and one that has greatly improved our school’s capacity for up to date CPD. It has supported us significantly in our journey to becoming a research school and is something we would definitely continue to use in the future.”

“The chat feature allows me to gain support immediately and any issues have been quickly resolved. Nothing is ever a problem!”

Grove Street Primary School
Caroline Stanley, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Attendance and Behaviour Lead, Assistant Headteacher

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Carrwood Primary School
“It’s been a huge positive. One of the things we looked at as a school was that opportunity to provide more training for staff, and The National College gave us everything that we needed.”

“Your webinars were great for that CPD and development at home, so they could watch them, as I say, throughout lockdown.”
 

Carrwood Primary School
Danielle Parry, Headteacher

 

 

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Deal Parochial Church Of England Primary School
“It’s been brilliant. Things such as safeguarding and health & safety training, as well as the curriculum training, the staff wouldn’t have had access to. I’ve had lots of staff do what I’d call as essential training that they wouldn’t have been able to do if we hadn’t have been part of that package.”

“It’s great that all of the webinars are saved and on-demand, so I can go back and watch those whenever I wish.”

Deal Parochial Church Of England Primary School
Justine Brown, Headteacher

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Balfour Primary School
“The National College is timesaving. It’s also good to know that there is one place you can go to in order to obtain relevant and current materials and guidance.”

“Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the remote learning platform has been highly useful and easy to access. The service we have received from The National College has been excellent – user friendly, relevant and high quality.”

Balfour Primary School
Dawn Loader, Deputy Headteacher

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Canford Heath Junior School
“It has been really good and simple to use. Finding the webinars has been easy to do and they have been very interesting and helpful.”

“Hugely important – it has enabled me to do CPD whilst at home. I have 2 young girls to look after when my wife (a TA) is at work. I was able to do 15 – 20 minutes of learning at a time which has been so helpful.”
 

Canford Heath Junior School
Ben Watt, Year 3 Leader


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Wolverton Primary School
“The National College has personally saved me an enormous amount of time as an Assistant Headteacher and Special Educational Needs Coordinator because I haven’t had to resource and deliver staff training.”

“The service from The National College has been excellent in all respects.”

Wolverton Primary School
Pam Clinton, Assistant Headteacher and Special Educational Needs Coordinator

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“Simple and the best. Signing up for the school membership is one of the best decisions I've ever made as a school leader!”

Jame'ah Girls Academy
Khadijah Gulamnabi, Deputy Headteacher

 

 





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Green Park School
“I can’t praise The National College enough for what it’s given us over the last six months, it’s been a godsend. With us going into lockdown, it ended up being a really vital CPD resource for my staff while they were off and while they were working at home.”

“The breadth of what’s on there has just meant that it’s been really effective and there’s something for everybody – that’s at all stages of the organisation.”
 

Green Park School
Liz Nightingale, Headteacher

 





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Padnell Junior School
“I liked the fact that it was accessible for all staff, whereas when it’s courses, like a behaviour management one for example, the teachers tend to get priority over the support staff, but having The National College meant that it was available to everybody.”

“During lockdown, we gave staff five things that they had to do, from the things which were available and, as things came up, we suggested that they might want to do those as well. I personally found that really good and the fact I could just look at other courses on there.”

Padnell Junior School
Carol Bloy, Deputy Headteacher, SENDCO, Inclusion Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead


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Primary School

Hordle CE (VA) Primary School & Nursery
“Even without COVID-19, because we know we’re not going to be able to get out on courses, it’s more about having the ability to do this training at your convenience, as opposed to having your next training which is three months away – which doesn’t feel very timely for us. There’s that constant sense that you’ve got the training and you don’t have to wait three months for it, you can get it now.”

“Just in the Health & Safety module, for us to get a speaker in to deliver that training, it would cost us around £400. For me to do a whole staff training on just that one element, the membership package has virtually paid for itself.”

Hordle CE (VA) Primary School & Nursery
Fiona Adams, Executive Headteacher

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Chessbrook Education Support Centre
“The National College is a reliable source of information from an organisation who knows and understands schools and school leadership. There is also variety on offer with The National College’s School Membership, and something available for everyone.”

“The ability to undertake courses and training on an online platform has been very beneficial and we’ve had a really good take up as a result.”
 

Chessbrook Education Support Centre
Lyn Harding, HR and Business Manager

 

 







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Forefield Community Infant and Nursery School
“During the National Lockdown the Headteacher of my school directed us to The National College as an excellent opportunity for CPD during these challenging times. I have been using the School Membership to access CPD and especially using those highlighted on the watch list.”

“It has helped me stay connected and for my CPD to continue to grow. It has reminded me of all the good practice that we have always delivered to our children and celebrated that ‘What makes effective teaching of Literacy’ by Ros Wilson confirmed this. When I have spoken to the staff about the programme everyone has been extremely positive about how it has kept us connected and developing through this difficult time.”

Forefield Community Infant and Nursery School
Nichola Byrne, Year 1 Class Teacher and Art Lead

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“Being able to offer personalised CPD for our teaching staff was a major attraction. Our governors are able to pursue a range of professional development which is of personal interest to them and we can do it at our leisure. For teachers, where there is a relative area of weakness, they can decide and take ownership of their own development.”

“I can do it at home on an evening sitting with my feet up, my staff do it wherever they choose to do it. We’re not having to pay £200 a day for supply cover, and people are raving about the learning opportunities which they’ve accessed.”

Elangeni School
Alex Burns, Headteacher




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“I like the fact that you at The National College cover the changes which are happening in each subject area – so your mathematics and so forth, which are really useful. You can go onto the website two or three days after you hear something on the grapevine, and you’ll know that The National College are on it and are putting something together.
 

Hindhayes Infant School
Lucy Shakesby, Deputy Headteacher, Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment Lead and Literacy Co-ordinator

 

 



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“You’re really ahead of the game. With all of the new government initiatives that are coming out, you can see that you’ve either got a webinar out or one is coming up in the next few weeks.”

“That convenience of training online was something we benefitted from and began to see the value in, pre-pandemic. All of our staff use The National College now, as their go to place for training.”

“It was invaluable during lockdown, as it allowed staff to update and complete a wide range of training.”
 

Holme Valley Primary School
Rachel Stephenson, Headteacher

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“I am amazed at how much of this I use on a daily basis! Thank you so much for validating my teaching process!! Also, I'm conducting a research paper on the value of good questioning for my foundation degree in Childhood Studies - the information you have provided is invaluable for me... thank you again.”


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Laura Davis, Teaching Assistant

 

 

 





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“Quality CPD which gives leaders strategies to impact practice, pedagogy and pupil outcomes throughout the school. The CPD provides staff with concise information on relevant areas and practical strategies to use in their own classroom practice.”
 

Iqra Academy
Shahnaz Anwar-Bleem, Principal

 

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“What we’ve ended up with is informed and galvanised staff.”

“It’s took a lot of pressure off in terms of finding those answers for staff. I don’t need to broker that anymore, because I know those answers are on The National College.”
 

Lynnfield Primary School
Kate McIntyre, Assistant Headteacher

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“My staff are thriving on the various opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge via The National College courses and webinars - thank you.”

Christ Church Bentinck CofE Primary School
Sandra Tyrell, Headteacher

 

 

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“We've been able to personalise our CPD offer for staff. Whatever their role, whether we're talking about senior leaders, middle leaders or some of our premises staff, the CPD we've been able to offer them directly impacts on their role.”
 

Mission Grove Primary School
Gemma Kent, Deputy Headteacher



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“The biggest positives are the quality of the webinars, how research-based and contemporary they are. It’s that quality assurance that you want, when you are disseminating it out.”

Shaw Cross Infant and Nursery School
Amanda Pickup, Headteacher



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“I needed to make up my CPD hours for school so chose a few courses and webinars but carried on viewing and digesting course after course as they are so informative and well put together. The courses are made up of small Modules which make them easier to follow and to complete the test at the end.”
 

Sidney Stringer Primary
Maria Hippach, Learning Support Assistant

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“It’s been a godsend really, because staff have been able to get into things which they wouldn’t have had time to do previously. There is everything that you could possibly want, in one place.”
 

Allerton Church of England Primary School
Helen Stott, Headteacher





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“The best thing about The National College is the overview and choice that all school staff can have – not just teachers. For us it was about best practice during working through COVID, we needed a platform where staff could access CPD without having to be in groups or on school site so from that view it worked well.”
 

Kings Priory School
Paul Robertson, Assistant Principal

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“The National College webinars are an excellent resource for CPD. The presenters are experts in their field and each webinar gives lots of practical ideas for the classroom, as well many discussion points to follow up on.
 

Newnham Junior School
Kulvinder Nahal, Headteacher


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“I am a class teacher with nearly 10 years’ experience in Primary Education. It is great to have such webinars to stay in line and preparedness for the future.”
 

St John of Jerusalem CE Primary
Patricia Lewis, Class Teacher



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Secondary School

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“It’s my first go-to now, because I know it’ll be on there. The National College has worked really well for our school, which is why I’m signing up again for next year!”
 

Sanders School
Rav Sharma, Assistant Headteacher – Teaching & Learning and Staff Development

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“In the busy tactical day it is important that we refresh our understanding of strategy and goals. The National College training courses allow us to do that in our own time. Thank you.”

Kettering Science Academy
Matthew Bean, Teacher



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“I really enjoy these courses and the flexible way in which I can access them. Being able to view footage whilst commuting to and from work is an added bonus.”
 

Bishop Luffa School, Chichester
Tim Brown, Assistant Headteacher

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“People like The National College, our teachers like the delivery – they find it informative. You can go to other platforms and it’s really not as good.”

The Heath School
Steve Byrne, Vice Principal

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“I have used The National College for many of my CPD courses and they always provide high quality videos and resources. Thank you.”

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Emma White, Teacher

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Westhoughton
“The courses are extremely useful and also act as a go to, to find information. The courses can be undertaken and paused whenever you need to and then go back to where you finished.”
 

Westhoughton High School
Lee Jones, School Staff (Non-teaching)

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Swinton Academy
“The National College has been a bit of a godsend. I think the best thing about it, is that it’s there for you to tap into and I can’t understand why anybody wouldn’t buy into it.”

Swinton Academy
Sarah Rhodes, Personal Development Lead


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Ferndown Upper School
“Excellent, detailed webinars to watch for individualised CPD. I can now train and develop in an area where I want to focus and have training which is relevant for my progress rather than having to sit through another meeting where it is something you already feel confident with.”

Ferndown Upper School
Rachael Barrett, Teacher

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Secondary School

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“It’s the range of courses that are on offer – not just for teaching staff! There’s a whole breadth from curriculum, right through to safeguarding, mental health and a lot on there about the covid impact and catch-up learning.”
 

John Colet School
Louise Abslom, Assistant Headteacher

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“I find the pre-recorded webinars user friendly and great to fit in around usual home/work balance. Able to pause and repeat important parts where necessary and available at any time day and night.”

St John Fisher Catholic College
Jennifer Rogers, Assistant Headteacher



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“It’s worked out as huge value for money, because people no longer have to leave school to access such high-quality training. It’s the consistency which we like and we trust all the people that provide the information on The National College.”

Brooklands School
Annabel Ashwell, Assistant Headteacher - Quality of Education

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Secondary School

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“I’ve been really impressed by how regularly you’re updating – there’s constantly new content all of the time. It was great to see a new course pop up on the Ofsted guidance on sexual abuse in schools this week.”

“It’s about the range as well. Something may not necessarily be that relevant to one colleague, but we’ve highlighted courses that interest staff from all parts of the school, from site staff to finance to teaching and senior leadership. Staff have also gone and searched for other things which they might be interested in.”
 

Desborough College
Catherine Harden, Vice-Principal

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“After being introduced by my school to this tool, it is invaluable. As a CSW I was rarely given CPD, this way, I can do courses relevant to my job and me with ease.

Easy to understand courses with certificates of proof at the end. Ideal to learn and progress at the individual's own pace.”

Consett Academy
Shirley Houghey, Curriculum Support Worker







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“The range and quality of resources are proving to be useful as someone who likes to keep up to date with current issues in education, particularly as the usual opportunities to engage with CPD in schools are more limited currently.”

Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School
Ian Marris, Subject Lead

 

 

 

 



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“In May, our new principal joined the academy. He arranged for us to have access to The National College, because he believed that the quality of resources available would give us as middle leaders a greater foundation to understand what’s required in order to build exceptional departments."

“It’s really easy to use and manage, and it’s suitable for staff at all stages of their careers. There’s that credibility. It’s research-based and it’s delivered by experts who you know you can trust.”
 

Ercall Wood Academy
Samantha Morris, English Curriculum Leader


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“I like the idea of the hot topic section, so that there’s current thinking and keeping people abreast, because I think it can be quite hard for a teacher to keep on top of the DfE and the other educational thinking."

“That was one of the big draws, and also the fact that The National College isn’t admin heavy. I’m able to get an overview of who’s engaging and who isn’t.”

Ditton Park Academy
Lisa Healy-Norgate, Senior Assistant Principal

 

 



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“We signed up because, with the new normal of remote learning, we’ve found that CPD is more important than ever. With coronavirus and the restrictions of lockdown, our CPD sessions haven’t been able to be run as usual, so using The National College as a platform has been really helpful; staff have been able to access it from home and the sessions are all done remotely."

“The courses are very accessible, easy to use and staff have really benefited from that. In addition, we’re rolling out our statutory Prevent training through The National College.”

Felixstowe School
Jason Wanner, Assistant Headteacher and CPD Lead

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“There’s a wide variety of people delivering the CPD; not just the same old, same old, and that’s really good. You even get the opportunity to leave feedback for the experts and presenters, which gives you a new level of interaction.”
"“Even when I tweeted about the webinar which I’d just watched with Mary (Myatt), The National College were quick to respond, and that just gives you that sense of acknowledgment and achievement."

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“Nowhere was offering a package like yourselves, where you could enrol the whole school and get such a wide range of courses that are constantly updated.”
“We’ve actually replaced our twilight INSET with The National College, and we’re asking staff to do approximately five hours, which would equate to a whole INSET day.”

“It’s the flexibility, it’s the fact that you’ve got the ratings on your site, which I think is really unique.”
 

Parmiter's School
Adam Baker, Assistant Headteacher


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Chessbrook Education Support Centre
“The National College is a reliable source of information from an organisation who knows and understands schools and school leadership. There is also variety on offer with The National College’s School Membership, and something available for everyone.”

“The ability to undertake courses and training on an online platform has been very beneficial and we’ve had a really good take up as a result.”

Chessbrook Education Support Centre
Lyn Harding, HR and Business Manager



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Abbey Park School
“The National College is live information and is very quick at responding to an update that’s happened, and then having the CPD to follow it.”

“It’s been the pace of updates, the range of CPD on offer and the ability that staff can take ownership of it that have really stood out for us.”
 

Abbey Park School
Laura Hunter, Vice-Principal

 

 

 






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Charlton Park Academy
“For me, as the leader who is rolling out the CPD, it’s about how I can easily direct staff to access courses. It also allows me to capture who has completed it, who needs support and we can build up that evidence base for staff.”

“It is really important (having policy and guidance updates tracked), because it allows us to provide training for staff, but also capturing staff knowledge awareness. We can then follow that up with a quick assessment to make sure that staff are actually familiar with current legislation, current guidance, like, for example Keeping Children Safe in Education from September 2020.”

Charlton Park Academy
Niall Fallon, Senior Vice Principal and Head of School

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Guilsborough Academy
“The training gives you the opportunity for staff to do the training in departments, rather than bringing everyone together and someone leading on it.”

“It’s different people isn’t it and it’s not the same people saying the same things all the time. For the staff, seeing people from different backgrounds and educational services does actually help.”

Guilsborough Academy
Beth Nunley, Assistant Principal

 

 






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Poole High School
“I like the fact that you can return to courses at your leisure and open new courses to return to even though you are already participating in one. I think that even though you have completed a course, the fact that you can go back to different modules after completion is great.”

“Personally, I have found that the courses I have undertaken have been very informative in new areas and good in terms of refreshers, in some areas which I already had prior knowledge.”
 

Poole High School
Lorraine Garner-Watts, Pastoral/Behaviour Support Assistant

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Shoeburyness High School
“Learning about British values was extremely helpful and eye-opening, along with a couple of others which looked at language that as a school, you’re aware of, but don’t always have the time to ask what it means.”

“It’s been great to have all of the latest statutory guidance and policy changes updated by The National College.”

Shoeburyness High School
Tom Pender, Head of Key Stage 3 Science

 



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Wright Robinson College
“Compared to other CPD which we’ve been provided with, The National College was just a lot easier for me and there’s a lot more on the hub which is of interest to me. I’m going to look further at the training around Ofsted and PSHE.”

“It is really nice to be able to do the training in the comfort of your own home as well and you’re much more likely to do it in your spare time and the holidays, compared to if I had to travel to a venue on a weekend or during the holiday season.”

Wright Robinson College
Jane Massey, Head of RE, PSHE and Citizenship

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The Weald School
“The webinar offering from The National College allows our senior leadership team to access information about key education policy and any changes that are made to it, in a way that fits in with their working day.”

“It has helped us keep up to date with best practice, and the remote learning has been very valuable to us during the Covid-19 pandemic.”


The Weald School
Sarah Tyrrell, PA to Senior Leadership Team and Training Administrator





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The Burgate School & Sixth Form
“Having guidance and policy changes constantly updated by yourselves is imperative – particularly in these times, because we are constantly being bombarded with emails.”

“The concise training and updates have meant no travel to venues which take me out of school for a day. There are also no cover implications.”

The Burgate School & Sixth Form
Heidi Shering, Assistant Headteacher (Student Welfare)

 






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Tupton Hall School
“Accessibility – as lots of the webinars can be listened to, I do tend to listen to them whilst doing something else. I have been known to listen to updates in the bath or in the car. Again as a busy senior leader – time is critical. Most of your presenters are really engaging to listen to – so it makes sense to make the most of this aspect of the training.”

“The online chat is great – even out of hours I know that whatever I have requested gets actioned as soon as someone is available. The initial set up was simple too.”

Tupton Hall School
Amanda Neville, Senior Assistant Headteacher, Learning, Teaching & Staff Development

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Sir Frederick Gibberd College
“It allows staff to take ownership of their own development. As the admin, I recommend certain webinars and CPD sessions and staff can then go and choose what they want to do. We said to staff that once a week they’ve got to undertake the CPD and we’ve actually clocked up quite a few hours...”

“Our TA was finding it really difficult to find training courses for what she needed, because we work with children who have such specific needs. She needed a certain type of training and we were finding it really difficult to source this, so upon discovering The National College, she was really happy.”


Sir Frederick Gibberd College
Dee Conlon, Headteacher

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Kingsford Community School (3)
“The National College provided our school with an excellent range of CPD training and resources, which have been a huge benefit.”

“Receiving accurate information is extremely important to us, and the possibility to complete training and courses online has been a huge benefit. There has been a very positive reaction from the staff in regards to their own development too.”

Kingsford Community School
Joanne Mackreth-Aylett, Deputy Headteacher





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Davenant Foundation School
“We chose The National College because the package offered was good value and we were looking for an alternative delivery method. The resources are cost effective and flexible.”

“The support we received from the National College has always been prompt and useful. This year the resources have been very useful indeed – the cornerstone of our CPD offer.”

Davenant Foundation School
David Parker, Assistant Headteacher & Director of Initial Teacher Training






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University Academy Long Sutton
“Staff have engaged in it well and some have already completed six or more webinars. We have three one-hour CPD slots which have been identified, where all staff will be expected to complete a webinar of their choice during those directed time sessions.

“Informing middle leaders and senior leaders of current topics has been useful, and it has been a trigger to further conversations and specific actions for some leaders.”


University Academy Long Sutton
Simon Gilman, Vice Principal

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Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School
“The National College provided our school with an excellent range of CPD training and resources, which have been a huge benefit.”

“Receiving accurate information is extremely important to us, and the possibility to complete training and courses online has been a huge benefit. There has been a very positive reaction from the staff in regards to their own development too.”

Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School
Nicky Nunns

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North Leamington School
“Our Head Teacher (Joy Mitchell) discussed the options with a colleague at The National College. She was interested in the materials they offered and the chance for staff to personalise their CPD.”

The National College offered North Leamington School a variety of educational material, with a range of topics covered in one place.”

North Leamington School
Gemma Jephcote, Senior Assistant Headteacher



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“The National College webinars provide clear, concise, accessible information. They are engaging and you leave having learnt something new, or deepening your understanding so you feel empowered to improve your practice. Worthy of the time, best I have found.


Brentwood County High School
Diana Pugh, Subject Lead

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“The National College offers many informative CPDs which are developed in line with current needs and changes to keep teachers up to date.”

Thomas Clarkson Academy
Jody Morley, Mental Health Lead




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“This is a brilliant new approach to CPD. It’s flexible, inclusive and the lectures are informative and highly relevant.

Uplands Community College
Justine Mountford, Principal





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“It’s the combination of flexibility in the pandemic which we’re in, but also the availability of experts and how frequently the content is updated. There’s so much content that it’s not going to be repetitive. It’s always high-end material, delivered by professionals.


St John's Catholic School & Sixth Form College
Gavin McIntyre, Deputy Headteacher

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“The impact that it has had on, not just our mindset, but the feeling of worth and access to the CPD that our wider staff have had, has been really positive. I think it’s really important that people can get access to that wide range of skills and training.”

Edward Peake Middle School
Amy Weedon, Assistant Headteacher


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Independent School

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“A huge positive has been their flexibility (The National College’s webinars) – they have provided personal CPD without having to arrange cover and these can be undertaken at a time which best suits each individual.”
“This has been a huge benefit in terms of the undertaking of training in everyone’s own time.”


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Hannah Butland, Deputy Head (Teaching and Innovation) and lead on all CPD, Teacher Training and PDR




 

 

 

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“Having that whole school overview and being able to monitor what CPD has been completed on an individual level allows me to maximise the impact of the CPD.

“I’m able to report back to the Headteacher and governors and inform them how much and what CPD has been completed by staff and what the impact has been.”
 

Tettenhall Wood School
Laura Watson, Assistant Headteacher

 

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Newbridge Learning Community
“All of your essentials, like for example, safeguarding and things like that, The National College has meant that we’ve been able to get through that. Whereas normally we’d have someone come in on an INSET day to deliver the training and that’s not been possible. So, with things like that where there are statutory needs, we’ve been able to fulfil those.”

“I think it has saved us quite a fair bit to be honest. Up until this point in time, I would say £3,000 to £4,000. That’s because, normally you’d be looking at paying up to £250 a course for one individual member to go out of work, and here everybody can access everything.”

Newbridge Learning Community
Karen Newton, Business Manager

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“All of The National College webinars are well presented and very well structured so aims are clear. Sections are clearly introduced and the summary is a very useful way to draw together the contents viewed. Being a National College member means you can revisit and review and I like that National College are keen to gain feedback and especially responsive to producing webinars on subjects that are currently most relevant.
 

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Jayne Chorley, Subject Lead

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“I think I would have struggled to find something (training), because after watching your series, there’s nothing that I’ve dipped into before that even compares."

“Previously, I’ve never had to think about my curriculum, but now being assistant headteacher of curriculum, I have to have an understanding and be able to justify: ‘how, what and why’.”

Forest School
Tracie Raufi, Assistant Headteacher for Curriculum and Art Teacher

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“Once you’ve paid your subscription, all the content is then available for staff. Whereas some other organisations might charge over and above for certain parts, which is a bit restrictive.”


Fir Tree College
Martin Taylor, Director

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Pinewood School Academy Trust
“The National College membership has been extremely beneficial. Staffing is an issue so being able to access online CPD is a great benefit to us as we do not have to send teachers, teaching assistants or support staff out to other venues for training.”

“The membership has benefited our staff as we can access resources quickly and efficiently, with a good knowledge of subjects and broad range of topics provided on the platform.”

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Jo Marcom, PA to Headteacher & SLT Administrator

 

 

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"It’s easy to follow and, what is important to bear in mind is that most governors are not education professionals – most of them don’t work in the sector. So, even if they don’t understand the education landscape with all of its acronyms straight away, there’s a nice breadth of courses about education, Ofsted and safeguarding etc on The National College, which breaks it down nice and easily for the governors."


Ormiston Academies Trust
Jayne Brazier, Governance and
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"Very much a positive for leaders to be able to access the latest information from one platform, equally important is the knowledge that the information supplied is relevant, up to date and correct. Having Leadership focused themes around safeguarding, behaviour, mental health and more recently, our response to Covid-19, have been invaluable."


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Jane Bartle, Executive Assistant of the CEO




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“Superb CPD from The National College! Well planned & excellently presented. The type of CPD that makes me want to read & learn more & most importantly...reflect!”


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Woodland Academy Trust
“I reviewed the standard of training and the overview of what you can offer and ultimately decided that you do the better package, which is why we’ve gone solely with The National College for our training.”
“It’s not monotone, it’s not boring and I find that it gets to the point. Whereas with other training we’ve done, we found that it’s read from a PowerPoint and you (The National College) don’t do that, which is so much more engaging.”

Woodland Academy Trust
Chloe Cunningham, Trust Business Associate

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“The National College is certainly a great support and highly accessible. We would not do without it now!”

"We needed more flexibility as staff were adjusting to new ways of working. What had worked before COVID wasn’t going to work going forward. It was clear to us that online training was really taking shape. The National College is so very cost-effective in comparison to another site that we were previously joined up to.”

School of Research Science, Dubai

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"What The National College is going to be able to do, is allow staff to build their own professional development portfolio, and I think that’s going to be transformative.”

“It’s got such a broad reach across the profession and not just teaching and learning and leadership, but obviously the work around pastoral support and wellbeing – it’s got to be the market leader.”

Ballakermeen High School, Isle of Man
Steve Pagan, Deputy Headteacher



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“It suits the needs of a wide range of staff who are in different positions in their careers – which is one of the greatest things about it. The flexibility is also huge, because of the nature of how schools are being run right now.”

“The National College is very up-to-date. We wanted some high-quality CPD on remote education, and there is that. We trust it.”

Park Lane International School, Czech Republic
Jennifer Hutton, Challenge & Potential Coordinator and Lead Teacher for History

 

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“I love The National College and it’s brilliant at the moment, because I can point people to things online and fill some of our training hours with this online provision that is just at our fingertips."

“As teaching staff and professional support staff, one of the key things in our school is that we’re a learning community, so this thing is right up our street because it means we can continue learning. As teachers we are teaching, but it is also important that we continue learning.”

Anglo European School
Cate Peeters, Assistant Headteacher

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