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Training and Development

Reducing barriers to learning.

Ensuring effective training and development for staff in a school environment is vitally important to staffs own personal and professional development, the development of the children and young people in the school, and the health of the whole school community.

Please be aware that this page is updated as regularly as project staffing allows. If you know of any training that should be listed here, please contact us as:

   5 Steps Seminars

NB: Anna Freud

The Anna Freud Centre has launched its 5 Steps to Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework, a simple, free and interactive tool to help schools develop a whole setting approach on their own terms. We will be holding five seminars throughout the year based on each of the steps: Leading ChangeWorking TogetherUnderstanding NeedPromoting Wellbeing and Supporting Staff.

Our latest 5 Steps seminar - Promoting Wellbeing was held on Thursday 4th March 2021.

Click here to download the presentation slides.

Our next seminar will be 5 Steps: Working Together on 29th April. Click here to book your place.

   Funded training opportunities

NB: Derby & Derbyshire Emotional Health & Wellbeing NHS Derby & Derbyshire CCG

These exciting virtual training opportunities are for Derbyshire and Derby City Professionals working with children and young people, and are fully funded by NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG

To book a place on any of the sessions, please visit the website

   How can teachers get the most out of relationships with the parents and carers of their students.



Register for our free webinar for practical tips from a fantastic panel of experts:

   Mental Health First Aid Training Available

Derbyshire County Council have launched new training dates to increase awareness, knowledge and skills across Derbyshire.

There are two Mental Health First Aid courses available, one for supporting adults and one for supporting young people. Youth courses are available free of charge, with Adult courses available at a subsidised rate for Derby City Schools.

You can find more information about the range of courses here or get in touch with us using the contact us page.

   Mind Derbyshire


Derbyshire Mind are bringing you a week free activities focusing on nature and mental wellbeing.

Please get involved and book tickets to the activities that interest you.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

   Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development

Effective professional development for teachers is a core part of securing effective teaching. It cannot exist in isolation, rather it requires a pervasive culture of scholarship with a shared commitment for teachers to support one another to develop so that pupils benefit from the highest quality teaching. The thousands of professional decisions that must be made every day need to be informed by the best evidence, knowledge and professional wisdom.

Please see the standard here: