We support the training needs of teachers and support staff in Dorset schools by providing them courses, peer group networks and other support mechanisms.

Courses for schools staff

Details of courses for teachers and support staff is available on the Nexus training booking system.

Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages - Support to schools including bespoke training and advice on the New Curriculum.

Working in Schools

This award programme run by Skills & Learning Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole will give you the core knowledge to enable you to take the first steps to working in a school.

You will gain an improved awareness of how to communicate effectively with children, young people and adults as well as gain an understanding of how children and young people develop.

Visit the Skills and Learning website to learn more about:

  • supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLS) - City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate
  • supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (STLS) - City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate
  • specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools - City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

Visit the Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Community South West website to learn more about HLTA Assessment Preparation.

NQT Advisor

Name: Mrs Karen Parnell
Email: karen.parnell@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 224203
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