Professional learning hub for international teachers and leaders



Education is on the verge of a revolution and quality professional learning is playing a crucial role in driving good change for teachers, leaders and, most importantly, students.

Our Professional Learning Hub showcases quality professional learning providers for the international school community. It is a place to connect and explore opportunities for professional growth, both for individuals and for whole schools.

The right professional development can help you to define your own educational philosophy and set you on a path towards a school with a mission, vision and values that are in line with your own. 

As an Adviser, I find that teachers and leaders who invest in professional learning, including online CPD, speak confidently and authentically about curriculum and pedagogy, and critically engage with educational research. This strengthens candidates’ performance during the application and interview process.

Joanna de Beer, International Adviser, Teacher Horizons

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Summary

School Leaders Training is a respected professional services company for schools. We provide training and consultancy services in six core areas:

  1. Leadership and Management Development
  2. Coaching and Mentoring
  3. 21st Century Teaching and Learning
  4. Career Development (for Organisations and Individuals)
  5. Strategy
  6. Inspection/Review
Courses
  • Senior leadership
  • System leadership
  • Coaching
  • Coaching skills
  • Wellbeing
  • Work/life balance
  • School culture
Curricula
  • Cambridge
  • ENC/British
Accreditations
  • Royal Chartered Management Institute
Everyone felt they had grown in confidence and capacity as a result of the session and found it reassuring that the trainer has first-hand experience of dealing with the issues raised.
Andre Atkinson, Senior School Assistant Headteacher, Tanglin Trust School, Singapore
Delivery
  • Online platform (self-paced study)
  • Face-to-Face (in person)
  • Remote facilitation conferencing)
  • Blended
  • Certificate provided
  • Accredited
  • Bespoke services
  • No formal qualifications offered
Good to know

We offer a progression route from our leadership programmes to the University of Bath Masters in International Education and Globalisation.

 


 

Summary

We develop leaders who develop people. As a dynamic and creative leadership and professional learning consultancy, we design, develop and deliver bespoke programmes for leaders at all levels and staff involved in providing or supporting learning worldwide, to maximise positive impact on learning and performance. As well as our traditional, onsite, delivery of programmes, KAA Online provides a platform for self-study, blended learning and provides a sustainable solution for school staff to develop their own facilitation competences and lead high quality professional learning programmes in their own setting.

Courses
  • Senior leadership
  • System leadership
  • Aspiring leadership
  • Middle leadership
  • Teaching assistants
  • Governance
  • HR
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Pedagogy
  • Curriculum development
  • Assessment
  • Exceptional learners
  • EAL
  • Wellbeing
  • Work/life balance
  • Coaching
  • Coaching skills
  • School culture
Curricula
  • Non-curriculum specific
Accreditations
  • Royal Chartered Management Institute

The quality of Karen’s work is unwaveringly first class. She is not only well informed but scaffolds professional learning in a way that weaves it around a framework of practical know-how. This has resulted in an extensive body of evidence of impact.

– Dr Ahmed Hussain, Senior Director of Academics, Wellington College China

Delivery
  • Online platform (self-paced study)
  • Face-to-Face (in person)
  • Remote facilitation conferencing)
  • Blended
  • Certificate provided
  • Bespoke services
  • Caters for non-English speakers
  • Caters for all time zones
  • No formal qualifications offered
Good to know

Each of our team are experienced former-headteachers, all with their own areas of specialty which are different but incredible in their own way. By relentlessly listening to the schools we work with, we are able to offer a range of professional services to enable and increase performance, excellence and success.

 


 

Summary

Dragonfly training is a one-stop-shop for teachers looking for highly practical yet cost-effective training to keep them inspired and up-to-date with the latest strategies and pedagogical ideas. We offer a wide range of topics and experience classroom-ready strategies and resources, as well as a safe space to explore the challenges of teaching in today’s world

Courses
  • Senior leadership
  • Senior leadership
  • Aspiring leadership
  • Middle leadership
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Pedagogy
  • Curriculum development
  • Assessment
  • EAL
  • Wellbeing
  • Work/life balance
  • Coaching
  • Coaching skills
Curricula
  • Non-curriculum specific
Accreditations
  • None

As a school we have had a great response to the training delivered by Dragonfly. Liking the course leader is always a win when you are teaching the worst students – teachers!

– Pamela Glancy, Head of HR, Eerde International Boarding School, Netherlands

Delivery
  • Online platform (self-paced study)
  • Face-to-Face (in person)
  • Remote facilitation conferencing)
  • Blended
  • Certificate provided
  • Bespoke services
  • Caters for non-English speakers
  • Caters for all time zones
  • No formal qualifications offered
Good to know

We have superb trainers who are fluent in German, French and Spanish. Soon we might be able to offer training in Arabic as well.

 


 

Summary

CLARITY – CHOICE – CONTROL – CHANGE We provide professional coaching services and leadership development programs for those in leadership roles in schools. Our services are bespoke, based on need, objectives and school context. We also provide ‘The Toolkit’ – a program focusing on developing coaching skills to enhance leadership effectiveness for leaders who want to be more ‘coach-like’, and the Positive Intelligence® ‘Mental Fitness’ Program. Rooted in neuroscience and evidence-based this groundbreaking programme is specifically designed to enhance positive mindset and reduce the impact of limiting beliefs.

Courses
  • Senior leadership
  • System leadership
  • Middle leadership
  • Aspiring leadership
  • Wellbeing
  • Work/life balance
  • Coaching
  • Coaching skills
  • Career coaching
Curricula
  • Non-curriculum specific
Accreditations
  • International Coaching Federations
  • National College of Teaching and Leadership
Having someone to listen and support me non-judgmentally has helped me facilitate positive and beneficial changes. It has sharpened clarity and focus as to where I am going both personally and professionally
Christopher Bradshaw, Lower School Teacher, Harrow Leadership and Innovation Academy Zhuhai.
Delivery
  • Remote facilitation (video conferencing),
  • Blended
  • Certificate provided
  • Bespoke services
  • Caters for all time zones
  • Formal qualifications offered
  • Does not cater for non-English speakers
Good to know

Coaching is an investment in your development. Like any investment, you’ll need to give it some time, and you generally get out what you put in. We work with individuals that are looking for ‘something different’, with those that have decided that they want something to change – even if they don’t know what that ‘something’ is! We’ll help you discover it.

 


 

Summary

Dyslexia Action is a leading provider of accredited training and we have successfully delivered more than 15,000 courses to education professionals since 2010. Our programmes include the Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy, and the prestigious Level 7 Postgraduate Professional Programme with modules accredited by Middlesex University London. Level 7 participants can use their accredited modules to progress to a Master’s level qualification.

Courses
  • Teaching assistants
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Assessment
  • Wellbeing
  • Early Years
  • Primary Years
  • Secondary Years
  • Supporting adults with dyslexia and SpLDs
Curricula
  • Non-curriculum specific
Accreditations
  • The Dyslexia Guild
  • The CPD Standards Office
  • SASC
  • PATOSS
  • British Dyslexia Association
  • Middlesex University, London
I found the course very informative, supporting all key information in supporting pupils with Dyslexia and Co-Occurring difficulties. The information was easy to access and relatable to practice.
Charlene Perkins, Teacher, Bryntirion Comprehensive School, UK
Delivery
  • Online platform (self-paced study)
  • Formal qualifications
  • Certificate provided
  • Caters for all time zones
  • Does not cater for non-English speakers
Good to know

The Dyslexia Guild membership body offers numerous benefits including online forums, discounts on resources and access to the SpLD National Resources library.

 


 

Summary

We bring 1:1 coaching to the leaders of the world’s international schools, through executive coaching, our leadership mastermind and our peer coaching programme. We believe our coaching process is genuinely transformative and not just a tick-box exercise. The day of the one-size-fits all professional development model is long dead and we aim to create an experience for our clients that is deeply powerful.

Courses
  • Senior leadership
  • System leadership
  • Wellbeing
  • Work/life balance
  • Coaching
  • Coaching skills
  • School culture
Curricula
  • Non-curriculum specific
Accreditations
  • None
After the coaching I feel that the problems that I face, are still there, but have reached a manageable size. I am really grateful to Matt for allowing an open and non-judgmental forum to offload and restructure my thoughts and concerns.
Phil Clear, Head of Senior School, Dulwich College Yangon
Delivery
  • Remote facilitation (video conferencing),
  • Blended
  • Certificate provided
  • Bespoke services
  • Caters for all time zones
  • No formal qualifications offered
  • No certificate offered
  • Does not cater for non-English speakers
Good to know

Our clients describe our coaching programmes as ‘amongst the best CPD they have ever experienced in their career’.

 


 

Summary

We are a small company with a big heart. We’re passionate about people development, professional learning and continuous improvement and our approach is based on the belief that organisations learn best when everyone is a part of the learning journey. We have over 10 years of experience in designing and delivering high quality, cost effective, intensive, practical workshops, training and PD events targeted at both education and non-educational settings. Our experience allows us the freedom and flexibility to offer a wide range of bespoke and off-the-shelf solutions to suit your individual needs

Courses
  • Senior leadership
  • System leadership
  • Aspiring leadership
  • Middle leadership
  • Teaching assistants
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Pedagogy
  • Curriculum development
  • Assessment
  • Early Years
  • Primary Years
  • Secondary Years
  • Project based learning
  • Organisational psychology
  • IT-specific
  • Non-teaching/support staff
Curricula
  • Non-curriculum specific
Accreditations
  • None
Delivery
  • Online platform (self-paced study)
  • Face-to-Face (in person)
  • Remote facilitation (video conferencing),
  • Certificate provided
  • Bespoke services
  • Caters for non-English speakers
  • Caters for all time zones
  • No formal qualifications offered
Good to know

Daniel Baker, a co-owner of Nordin Baker, is a member of our Teacher Horizons team!

 


 

Perception Consultinginternationalschoolconsultant.com
Summary

Julian consults on all aspects of organisation and leadership development. His services include appraisal, coaching and mentoring of senior leaders, whole school reviews, strategic thinking and planning, Board training and advice on school start-ups. Julian is a former head and CEO, and experienced coach who has 24 years of leading and managing a variety of schools in UK, South America and Asia culminating in 9 years as the Head of UWCSEA, Singapore.

Courses
  • Senior leadership
  • Aspiring leadership
  • Governance
  • Coaching
  • School culture
Curricula
  • Non-curriculum specific
Accreditations
  • None
I have really valued the relationship we have developed; having someone outside of the organisation who has been in your position and can help to guide you and put things into perspective has been invaluable. I only wish that I had been given the chance to receive this coaching before I became a head.
Caroline Ratcliffe, St Andrews International School Dusit, Thailand
Delivery
  • Face-to-Face (in person)
  • Remote facilitation (video conferencing),
  • Blended
  • Bespoke services
  • Caters for all time zones
  • No formal qualifications offered
  • No certificate provided
  • Does not cater for non-English speakers
Good to know

All assignments are bespoke and designed to meet the specific needs of the client.

 


 

Summary

Dr Paul Swan provides online (live and pre-recorded) and face to face Professional Learning in primary mathematics education. He works with leaders to develop whole school approaches to the teaching of mathematics and runs a website that includes many free support materials, such as short recorded webinars on the use of mathematics manipulatives.

Courses
  • Middle leadership
  • Aspiring leadership
  • Teaching assistants
  • Pedagogy
  • EAL
  • Early Years
  • Primary Years
Curricula
  • Non-curriculum specific
  • Australian
Accreditations
  • None
Delivery
  • Blended
  • Certificate provided
  • Bespoke services
  • Caters for all time zones
  • No formal qualifications offered
  • Does not cater for non-English speakers
Good to know

Dr Paul Swan has a PhD and worked as a senior lecturer in Mathematics Education at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia for 18 years. He has co-authored two mathematics dictionaries and has published materials on improving mathematical literacy which leads to better comprehension and hence better problem solving ability.

 


 

Summary

We are a drama education company, creating and delivering innovative CPD and Resources for Drama Teachers. We also deliver Student Workshops for Schools which are currently online. Our training and resources focus on Secondary Drama education.

Courses
  • Middle leadership
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Pedagogy
  • Curriculum Development
  • Exceptional learners
  • EAL
  • Secondary Years
Curricula
  • English National Curriculum
Accreditations
  • CPD UK
Each workshop was well-crafted to cater for students and teachers alike, giving us a wealth of resources to tap into when delivering technical theatre learning.
Suzy Watkinson, Teacher of Drama, Alice Smith School, Malaysia
Delivery
  • Online
  • Face-to-face
  • Remote facilitation (video conferencing)
  • Certificate provided
  • Bespoke services
  • Caters for all time zones
  • No formal qualifications offered
  • Does not cater for non-English speakers
Good to know

Our focus is creating and delivering technical theatre training for teachers from all over the world. Hundreds of teachers have signed up for our webinars called Think Like a Designer. The amazing feedback we have received from all of our webinars praises the strength of the supporting resources, including videos and tutorials. It also enables teachers to connect and learn from theatre professionals.

 


 

Summary

Play Included® is the leading provider of training in the field of neurodiversity and learning through play. Play Included’s® Brick-by-Brick® programme has been developed by Dr Gina Gomez de la Cuesta, Dr. Elinor Brett, in partnership with neurodivergent consultants, playful facilitation experts at the LEGO Foundation and leading academic experts. The Brick-by-Brick® programme offers children positive, meaningful experiences in a playful, low-anxiety and accepting environment.

Courses
  • Wellbeing
  • Early Years
  • Pedagogy
  • Primary Years
  • Counselling
  • SEND/Neurodiversity
Curricula
  • Non-curriculum specific
Accreditations
  • The CPD Certification Service
Play Included’s training succeeds in conveying the importance of ‘learning through play’, which makes the programme very dynamic and interesting, while giving you all the tools you need to set up your own Brick Club.
Ana, Special Educational Needs Psychologist, Monterrey, Mexico
Delivery
  • Online
  • Face-to-face
  • Blended
  • Certificate provided
  • Bespoke services
  • Caters for all time-zones
  • Caters for non-English speakers
  • No formal qualifications offered
Good to know

The Brick-by-Brick® programme is the only programme in the field of collaborative LEGO play to be endorsed by The LEGO Foundation. Play Included® is an internationally-recognised team that has psychological, clinical, research, teaching, and training expertise. Play Included® is actively involved with research through academic partners, conferences, and in-house research expertise.

 


 

Summary

EA’s Assessment Only QTS programme is for unqualified teachers with at least two years’ teaching experience and a bachelor’s degree. Their university assessor partners review candidate portfolios before a candidate is awarded QTS by the DfE. They offer an International Certificate for Teaching Assistants and a Global Student Teaching Programme that provides student teachers an opportunity to teach abroad.

Courses
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Early Years
  • Primary Years
  • Secondary Years
Curricula
  • IB
  • Cambridge
  • ENC/British
  • American
  • IPC/IMP
Accreditations
  • Not accredited
Educators Abroad was very fast to answer my questions and they were proactive in supporting me. They gave me knowledge specific to me as a music teacher. My EA supervisor was absolutely wonderful. EA was super flexible, their feedback invaluable and they shared their wealth of experience.
Antonella Loigi, Music Teacher, Stanford American International School, Singapore
Delivery
  • Online platform (self-paced study)
  • Face-to-Face (in person)
  • Remote facilitation (video conferencing)
  • Blended
  • Formal qualifications
  • Certificate provided
  • Bespoke services
  • Caters for all time zones
  • Does not cater for non-English speakers
Good to know

Candidates can complete the programme at their own pace, are assigned a personal EA supervisor throughout. We have a 100% pass rate and thousands of participants with career success stories across more than 96 countries. Teachers require a Bachelors Degree. If this was obtained outside of the UK, candidates will need to check for UK equivalency via the UK National Agency for International Qualifications and Skills. Maths and Science GCSEs or equivalent are required for Primary candidates and Mathematics only for other ages. All candidates need to demonstrate English proficiency at the CEFR B2 level.

 

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