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CPD Training



Although all the courses for the rest of this academic year are cancelled, we are now taking bookings for Autumn 2020. The new courses are listed on the right hand side of this page. If you have any requests for training that you feel would be useful after such a long break, or if you would be interested in more online training options, please email us on

We are keeping up-to-date with all Government guidelines regarding group sizes and social distancing, and will ensure that all our courses meet guidelines that are current at the time of the course. We will keep you informed of these arrangements nearer to the time. If you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Everyone at Quest for Learning would like to thank all the schools who support us by booking training through the year and send all good wishes to your staff and pupils during these difficult times. 


CPD Training with Quest for Learning

Do you feel that your teaching is a little stale? Are you worried that some of your subject knowledge isn't quite as up-to-date as it should be? Are you managing a team of teachers who feel undervalued or whose skills need to be refreshed?

As part of our commitment to raising education standards across the county, Quest for Learning runs a programme of high quality, affordable, continuous professional development courses for primary school teachers and teaching assistants. We employ experienced local maths and literacy consultants to deliver the CPD courses. The consultants work extensively with primary schools across Oxfordshire, ensuring course content is always relevant and up to date.  

English Courses

The programme includes half-day refresher courses on English topics such as phonics, developing greater depth in writing and guided reading. We also run three workshops each year for KS1 and KS2 teachers focusing on Moderation and Assessment at the end of Year 2 and Year 6 respectively, giving teachers an often unique chance to work with colleagues from other schools, under the guidance of the consultant.  

Maths Courses

Our Maths courses include sessions on Cuisenaire Rods and every year we offer our Promoting Mathematical Learning for Teaching Assistants, a nine-hour course run across three mornings, which has been developed to empower teaching assistants to feel confident in supporting pupils, across the primary age-range. The course is developed to tie in with schools’ own calculation policies and the mathematics National Curriculum (2014). 

BookQuest and NumSkills courses

From time to time, we run courses to train teachers and TAs in how to use our own BookQuest programme and NumSkills/NumSkills Money resources.  

Want to know more?

For current courses and to book, see our Eventbrite page or click on the course headings to the right.  

If you would rather pay by invoice, contact us directly on but please be aware that we charge a £5 administrative fee for bookings requiring an invoice.  

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