Continuing Professional Development

Be The Best

We want you to be the best

To produce the best learning experiences for our pupils, we believe it’s essential to enhance the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) capabilities of both teachers and support staff.

The United Learning Institute provides a wider range of inspirational development programmes - and career opportunities - than we could offer as a single school.

Opportunities range from induction for new employees, to core training by role. Staff then progress to talent management and career progression training, with the chance to make a greater impact in your school, and the wider Group.

Extensive CPD

Our extensive CPD facilities include:

  • Talent identification processes to promote staff internally.
  • United Leadership development, to ensure that our internal talent are promotion-ready and remain within the Group.
  • People Development Pathways, offering bespoke training opportunities for every member of staff, specifically tailored to your needs.
  • CPD within school clusters, enabling shared resources and facilities to be used to identify strengths and weaknesses.
  • Meeting with other United Learning staff from similar roles to discuss the group curriculum, share ideas and best practice solutions.
  • Regular peer reviews with action plans that include the option to pursue professional qualifications such as a Masters or NPQML/SL.

United Teaching

Teacher Training

Staff at the start of their career as a teacher can take advantage of our Initial Teacher Training programme, United Teaching. It offers training while you teach, inter-school training and curriculum planning, as well as support from mentors and tutors across the Group, and technology like videoconferencing facilities. You can request a specific school to train in, and you can also take up your second placement within the Group. Then if you achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at a good or outstanding level, you can expect a guaranteed job at your preferred school in the Group, with the potential for rapid promotion to higher roles. Within just a couple of years, some of our trainees have gone on to become head of year or take up a Group-spanning position. You can find out more about United Teaching here.

If you're looking for ongoing, committed professional development, search and apply for your next position now.


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