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  • PLP member schools made a total saving of over £70000 on the total CPD budget during the financial year 2014/15.  On average, a saving of over £1300 per school.
  • Over 1400 places on courses and events were taken up during 2014/15!
  • Over 20,000 learners were supported via their schools by being part of PLP during 2014/15.”
  • Plus many more benefits

To subscribe to join PLP and take advantage of al we have to offer you can either email enquiries@peterboroughlearning.org.uk  – send us your name, your school name and the NOR, or simply visit the Subscribe page.

  • "PLP CIC still organise the most convenient training available in the local area"

    Orton Wistow Primary School, Peterborough
  • "CPD is very much a driver to support staff retention here. On the whole, our staff are young and it is important that we give them the opportunity to extend their knowledge and professional development, which they are happy to take up."

    Andy Lyons; Headteacher at Hampton Hargate Primary School, Peterborough
  • "I became a NQT in 2015 ... I began my CPD immediately, and did six sessions with Peterborough Learning Partnership including ‘The Outstanding Lesson’ and ‘The Skilled Practitioner’, together with some other sessions run by the local authority on literacy and numeracy. CPD has had a huge impact on my career so far. I am massively appreciative of the development I’ve had."

    Kirsty Bedford; Year Two Teacher at Hampton Vale Primary School in Peterborough
  • "CPD ... absolutely vital in terms of school improvement"

    Joanna Cook, Headteacher at Paston Ridings Primary School
  • "We have really focused on, and invested in, CPD because we recognise it’s a critical component of teacher retention and succession planning."

    Christopher Bennet; Headteacher at St Peter's Secondary School, Huntingdon
  • "We invest quite extensively in CPD because the main way to improve teaching standards is through improving the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom. The quality of staff and their subject expertise are major factors in their effectiveness; the designation of a school – whether you are an academy or not for example – is not a significant factor in my opinion"

    Iain Erskine; Principal at Fulbridge Academy, Peterborough
  • "I’ve used Peterborough Learning Partnership (PLP) where they have organised courses from a whole school approach. The initiatives have always been a fresh way to manage roles within teaching, such as how to support the children who become ‘stuck’ in their learning."

    Nicola Kinsey is EYFS Team Leader at The Beeches Primary School in Peterborough
  • "There is absolutely a correlation between our investment in CPD and the school’s performance. We were ‘requires improvement’ two years only but are now ‘good, with some outstanding features’. Investing in our staff and working alongside other schools as part of a wider federation of schools has had a huge impact."

    Jan Grimble, Head of School at Spalding Primary School
  • "As a school, we achieved an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating in May 2015. If our staff had not undertaken CPD we would have had a much harder job to get there. It has therefore been a fundamental aspect of our path to get where we are today"

    Andy Lyons, Headteacher at Hampton Hargate Primary School.
  • "CPD has definitely impacted on the quality of teaching and learning. When I arrived 22% was good or outstanding. Now we can say securely we are at least 72%."

    Christopher Bennet; Headteacher at St Peters Secondary School, Huntingdon
  • "Peterborough Learning Partnership (PLP) initiatives have had a very large impact on me. Whether or not I’ve been able to attend the courses and events available to me, the very fact that there is a bank of ideas and knowledge available to all schools in one place is extremely useful.  "

    Catherine Rizzo; Assistant Headteacher at Southfields Primary School in Peterborough
  • "...over the years, the wealth of opportunities afforded by PLP has given me a much bigger picture of the various aspects of the teaching profession. Alongside this, there are several links to other organisations on the PLP website that I’ve previously accessed which have developed my knowledge and understanding of the profession."

    Catherine Rizzo; Assistant Headteacher at Southfields Primary School in Peterborough
  • "PLP is able to access trainers and organisations on a national scale – that is their biggest value. They bring well-established names to the table as well as wider contacts, for example SENDCo and school improvement partners."

    Christopher Bennet, Headteacher, St Peter’s School
  • "We have accessed a variety of CPD opportunities through PLP, and the opportunities it brings to network with peers is extremely valuable. It’s important we don’t become too inward-looking in our approach and such networking really helps."

    Lorraine White, Headteacher, Watergall Primary School
  • " PLP is an excellent local provider, and in our experience delivers good value for money on training given its reasonable costs. We have recently put staff through NQT mentoring and NPQML training and have been pleased on all fronts. "

    Andy Lyons, Headteacher, Hampton Hargate Primary School
  • "We have used PLP to provide support for NQT, middle and senior leaders. The trainers are of a good quality and the impact on classroom practice is evident. Outcomes for children have improved significantly over the last two years."

    Cathy Carlisle, Headteacher, Alderman Jacobs Primary School
  • "A round trip to Lincoln from Stamford can mean teachers are out for a whole day. Peterborough is much nearer and the PLP events we have done have been good quality and teachers have provided good feedback"

    Tristan Revell, Principal, Malcolm Sarge
  • "PLP get more exciting, up to date, speakers. I get bombarded with emails from training providers based in London or Manchester but I just delete them. When you have good courses here, as we do with PLP, why look elsewhere?"

    Jan Grimble, Head of School, Spalding Primary School
  • "We have found PLP to be especially useful in supporting leadership development – if training fits the school development plan it tends to be funded"

    Kathy Fountain, Headteacher, Middleton Primary School
  • "High-quality events like those run by PLP are key. For example, they hosted an event with a leading Ofsted inspector so it was useful to hear things from the horse’s mouth, so to speak. At the same we are developing our NQTs through PLP."

    Bill Lord, Headteacher, Long Sutton Community Primary School