Getting the Learning Great! 

Developing the Somerset Teacher

In 2013 The Somerset Challenge was set up in response to the educational outcomes of young people within the Somerset education system being below that of the national average. One of the perceived needs to raise achievement was to develop a framework for professional development to support and challenge teachers at different stages in their career. The MSC and some of its partnership schools have teamed up to offer the following programme for 2014/2015.

The Course…

This programme is aimed at teachers who are in the first five years of their teaching careers, or more experienced practioners who want to move their practice from consistently good up to great. Drawing on the expertise of leading Somerset teachers; this programme is the result of collaborative planning and sharing of ideas. The aim is to focus teachers on the margins of their practice to make those small changes which deliver results for pupils.

All sessions are delivered by practising teachers who use these strategies and skills daily in their classrooms.

  1. What does great look like?
  2. Great learning and engagement

    Getting the Learning Great! New CPD

    programme for 2014

  3. Ensuring great progress
  4. Giving great feedback
  5. Great collaboration in the classroom
  6. Great intervention (including making the most of your LSA)

The course is free to teachers[1] To register an interest please click here

M Level Credits

M level credit and research opportunities will be available for those teachers who wish to pursue an MA in Education (additional cost approximately £500-£600 per 30 credits*). Our aim is to provide coherent training programmes designed through collaboration between lead practioners within Somerset. The emphasis is on research informing practice, critical evaluation and collaboration.

Why choose us?

  • The training sessions will be led by Somerset teachers from Somerset schools, tapping into the expertise that we have within the county.
  • Programmes will be rigorously Quality Assured.
  • There is the option to enrol for M level accreditation for each programme.


[1] In the event of high demand for places priority will be given to teachers working in partnership schools and previous MSC trainees.

*Cost depends on the degree of school involvement. Accredited by the University of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth.