Teacher CPD Programmes

We offer a rich programme of CPD activity and events, run in partnership with local arts and cultural organisations to support professionals in formal and informal education in the West Midlands.

Teacher CPD Networks

Our Teacher CPD Networks bring together teachers and school staff involved in teaching and promoting the arts and culture.

What support will a Teacher Network offer you?

  • Inspiring CPD activities from arts, cultural and heritage organisations and lead teachers.
  • Great networking opportunities to prevent you from becoming isolated.
  • Sharing of good practice and exploration of key curriculum themes and issues.
  • Access to developments and regional and national opportunities such as Artsmark, Arts Award and arts programmes.

What networks do we have currently?

We have networks for Secondary Teachers of: Art & Design, Dance, and Drama/Theatre Studies and also a network just for Primary teachers called Artslink.

Where are they?

Currently in Birmingham run in partnership with Birmingham Education Partnership and open to all but we will be expanding networks across the region in 2019.

When do they meet?

Each Teacher network meets once a term.

What happens at a network meeting?

Each meeting is hosted at an arts and cultural venue and often includes free or subsidised opportunities to see professional work. They involve:

  • A practical session led by an arts or education practitioner with expertise in the chosen theme (such as the Artistic Director of the Birmingham REP).
  • Discussion and sharing of issues and good practice.
  • Information on local and national cultural opportunities and developments, including Artsmark and Arts Awards.
  • Networking with other teachers of the arts and with people working in arts and cultural organisations.

Longer courses for teachers

We offer a variety of half day and full day courses for primary and secondary teachers; please look at our events calendar for details.

Events for teachers

We organise and support opportunities for teachers through a programme of regional ‘Tea Parties’ where teachers meet representatives from the arts cultural and heritage sectors in a market place as well as have the opportunity to have workshops with the cultural sector on areas of specific interest. We run an annual Tea Party in Birmingham at the end of June every year and support similar events for teachers across the region through the Local Cultural Education Partnerships.

Get in touch:

Please contact Pepita Hanna, Associate Director Partnership and Investment or contact Alison Haynes, BEP Arts Engagement Coordinator, if you need further information or details.