Practitioner Networks

We lead, coordinate and develop secondary practitioner networks.

We have established 16 practitioner networks in the following disciplines:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • MFL
  • Design & Technology
  • Computing
  • Religious Studies
  • Art
  • Music
  • PE
  • Business
  • Drama
  • Literacy Leaders
  • Teaching & Learning Senior Leaders.

Each network group is led by a specialist / Head of Department with an SLE accreditation and significant experience in their specialism.  Our overriding aim is to ensure that all pupils achieve and progress and enjoy their learning.  In our networks we focus on professional process, including the collaborative, evidence-informed development of curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, teaching and learning, and CPD for leaders and teachers in the subject/phase.  

Our key objectives are to:

  • Enable subject leaders to prepare for changes in curriculum and assessment in response to educational reform.
  • Develop effective and creative subject leadership through informed practice amongst the curriculum networks.
  • Support leaders and schools in supporting workload management through collaborative approaches.
  • P{rovide opportunities for leadership career development which helps to retain talented teachers.
  • As well as using the talent, expertise and experience within the group, the networks regularly invite professionals from professional bodies (subject societies and associations, the Research School) and subject specialists from the exam board to present.

Schools and colleges subscribe to the network package. If you are interested in joining, or for more information please contact: [email protected]

Below is an up-to-date calendar of meetings for 2023 – 2024:

Face to Face
2.00 – 5.00pm
3.30 – 5.00pm
3.30 – 5.00pm
Face to Face
2.00 – 5.00pm
EnglishMonday 13th NovemberWednesday 7th FebruaryMonday 18th MarchThursday 13th June
GeographyWednesday 4th OctoberThursday 18th JanuaryMonday 25th MarchThursday 4th July
HistoryMonday 16th OctoberTuesday 12th DecemberWednesday 7th FebruaryMonday 10th June
ScienceThursday 12th OctoberWednesday 10th JanuaryTuesday 19th MarchMonday 24th June
MFLMonday 13th NovemberTuesday 16th JanuaryWednesday 20th MarchThursday 20th June
MathsMonday 2nd OctoberTuesday 6th FebruaryWednesday 13th MarchThursday 27th June
LiteracyThursday 19th OctoberTuesday 16th JanuaryWednesday 20th MarchWednesday 19th June
T & LTuesday 17th OctoberMonday 12th FebruaryTuesday 26th MarchMonday 17th June
ArtTuesday 12th DecemberThursday 29th FebruaryWednesday 12th June
BusinessThursday 14th DecemberTuesday 27th FebruaryWednesday 22nd May
Computer ScienceThursday 30th NovemberWednesday 10th JanuaryTuesday 11th June
DesignWednesday 1st NovemberThursday 11th JanuaryTuesday 25th June
DramaTuesday 10th OctoberThursday 11th JanuaryMonday 13th May
MusicWednesday 18th OctoberTuesday 23rd JanuaryMonday 1st July
PEThursday 16th NovemberWednesday 6th MarchTuesday 18th June
RSThursday 2nd NovemberTuesday 9th JanuaryMonday 20th May

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