Subject Associations

We recognise the significant value of subject specific professional development and have brought together the current offer from national associations.

National Association for Primary Education

NAPE are hosting an all-day SEND Conference on Friday 26th April at the University of Bedfordshire, keep an eye on their website for booking links.

There is also a variety of subject-specific videos on their YouTube channel.

For other offers, please see the website.

Primary Engineering

Primary Engineer®, since 2005, have developed an engineering curriculum that spans Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Further Education institutions. Its core aims include; the development of children and young people through engagement with engineering, the promotion of engineering careers through inspiring programmes and competitions, the development of engineering skills for teachers and practitioners addressing the inequalities in engineering.​

There is currently active funding for Rail Programmes in Greater Manchester however all places are currently taken. There is a waiting list schools can join, further detail can be found here.

There is also a free UK-Wide competition which caters for 3-19 year old’s and up, as part of the Leaders Award ‘If you were an engineer’ Competition.  This sees young learners explore engineering from an early age and creatively look at drawing ideas. Its a wonderful program as every child receives a passing grade from an engineer, along with a personalised certificate, with potential winners invited to an Exhibition and Awards ceremony.  Young learners are judged against their peer group and regionally over 25 areas of the UK, your local being the Greater Manchester area. Whilst this does not provide CPD, full resources and personal guidance are available to support and is a great activity for ECTs. 
Further details and registration can be found here.

In addition, there is a similar free UK-Wide challenge as a data-engineering project, with multiple curriculum links to science, mathematics, computing, engineering as well as english and geography, open to primary and secondary school pupils.  STATWARS empowers and educates young learners to tackle climate change using data they capture themselves, similarly along with a host of resources and support to roll out. More details and registration can be found here.

National Association of Teachers of Religious Education

NATRE (National Association of Teachers of RE) is the subject association for teachers of Religious Education (RE) run by teachers for teachers.
It offers free resources, support, pupil competitions, and more through its website. It provides membership packages, which are designed to meet your needs at every stage of your career. Special discounts are available including packages for groups of schools or multi-academy trusts.
There is a wealth of resources, professional development opportunities, and a vibrant community of experienced educators will provide you with the guidance and support you need to excel in your role. Whether you are looking for lesson plans, curriculum guidance, or networking opportunities, NATRE is with you every step of the way.

Discover how NATRE can help you become a confident RE teacher and make a positive impact in the classroom:

Geographical Association

The Geographical Association (GA) is the leading subject association for teachers of geography. As a registered charity our mission is to ‘further geographical knowledge and understanding through education’. 

The Association is a lively community of professional practice with over a century of innovation behind it and an unrivalled understanding of geography teaching.

For more information on the sessions available, please visit their website.

Maths Hubs

The Maths Hubs Programme brings together mathematics education professionals in a collaborative national network.

Maths Hubs are led locally by an Outstanding school or college to develop and spread excellent practice for the benefit of all pupils and students.

Maths Hubs fund nationally and locally designed projects and programmes, with a mission to provide sustainable and long-term professional development.

North West One

NorthWest 1 are currently hosting a showcase event for primary schools in Oldham and Rochdale who haven’t worked with them before, sign up via their Google Form.

To find out more about what’s on offer with North West One, please visit the website.

Turing North West

For the full programme list for 24/25 and to register your interest, please visit the website.

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) was established in 1952, to encourage the teaching and learning of mathematics by relating more closely to the needs of the learner. 

The CPD team are pleased to introduce ATM Micro-Sessions: A series of CPD opportunities that will take place via Zoom throughout the academic year.

The charge per session will be £5 for both individual members or non-members. All delegates will then receive a £5 voucher to redeem against any ATM publication.
There is also an exciting opportunity for a whole school department to attend for a fee of just £20 which will also include a £20 voucher to redeem against any ATM publication.
Book Today or for more information about this event go to the website.

Greater Manchester Science Learning Partnership

Part of the DfE national network STEM Learning, Greater Manchester Science Learning partnership combines local expertise in teaching and learning in science, facilitates CPD, and provides school-to-school support.

Current CPD highlights:

Please see the brochures below for an overview of the Science CPD currently on offer:

North West Regional Primary Brochure

North West Regional Secondary Brochure

Please complete the MS form so SLP can capture any additional needs in the East Manchester area and schedule sessions accordingly.

Stimulating Physics Network

The network provides CPD, mentoring and coaching for physics departments and individuals developed in collaboration with dedicated physics experts, including serving physics teachers and accredited professionals, which aims to enhance subject knowledge and pedagogical understanding to enable better impact in the classroom. There is no cost to schools who wish to become a partner school. 

As a partner school you will be assigned a dedicated school-based physics coach from within your locality. Together you will identify your needs, the needs of your department and agree a targeted programme of support that will address many of the barriers to a comprehensive physics education.
Your coach will plan up to six sessions each year of CPD within the department and will signpost to other provision as appropriate.

To register your interest in becoming an Stimulating Physics Network partner school, and find out if your school is eligible, please fill in the online form.

For further information, please email: [email protected]

Computing Hub

Computing hubs focus of the development of computer science teachers. Tameside College is one of thirty-nine computing hubs across the country.

Current CPD highlights

Please click on the headings below to find out more and book your place:

National Association of Teachers of Dancing

The NATD aims to promote the enjoyment and knowledge of a variety of dance genres through our teachers’ passion and commitment to the art form. We respect and encourage the diversity and values of individuals and their culture. We are committed to the highest standards of service, integrity and fairness. We offer a range of examinations which encourages a positive approach to achievement and strive for the development of each individual to their maximum potential.

NATD are currently offering a “Early Movers” dance course for 0-5years directed to professionals connected with teaching Early Years. The course works through appropriate activities for each developmental stage giving a safe and secure structure in a class scenario.

There are support materials; themes, songs etc together with a registered trademark logo that are forwarded to each purchaser of the course along with an NATD Certificate and contact details for support and further guidance as required.

More information can be found at Programs for all ages – NATD

The cost of the course is £25 is in the NATD online shop: Early Movers Archives – NATD

PSHE Association

PSHE Association run a free introductory to PHSE course with an optional assessment alongside a professional development framework (individual/ school members only).
They also offer a discounted membership.

To find out more, please visit their website.

Association for Language Learning

The Association for Language Learning (ALL) is an independent registered charity and the UK’s major subject association for those involved in the teaching of foreign languages at all levels.

Find out more about the sessions on offer on their website.

Behaviour Hub

Behaviour Hubs offers a blend of school-to-school support, along with training delivered by expert behaviour advisers – empowering schools to make sustainable and impactful changes to their behaviour culture.

To find out more on what’s available, please visit the website.

Cranmer Institute is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ