Boost your professional development with Trinity

Boost your professional development with Trinity

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BY: Annabel Thomas
16 February 2022

Ongoing CPD is something that we are passionate about at Trinity. No matter how long you may have been teaching for, there is always something new to learn! Within our teams we embrace a growth mindset, and many of our colleagues regularly undertake training and development opportunities, both professionally and for their own personal enrichment (such as learning a new instrument!). This is why we are always sharing and championing our range of accessible and enriching CPD opportunities, and we hope you can engage with one or more of them soon!

CPD for music teachers and practitioners

We have a wide range of CPD opportunities for music teachers, both for those based in the classroom and for peripatetic teachers:

  • If you are part of a Music Education Hub or Service, work in a school or for an organisation with multiple teachers, our INSET courses may be of interest.
  • We have a range of online networking events and coffee mornings coming up for teachers. These are informal sessions, designed to help teachers share challenges and successes, ask questions of the expert Trinity team and network with other like-minded professionals.
  • Our extensive webinar series covers all you need to know about Trinity exams! With dedicated sessions on our syllabuses, Theory exams, and Digital Grades & Diplomas, this is a great resource to support anyone new to Trinity or interested to find out more about what we do.
  • If you're looking to validate your skills, our Teaching Diplomas are a great way to demonstrate in-depth understanding of teaching pedagogy and the ability to plan and deliver quality education. The diplomas aren't tied to any particular course; you choose how you want to study for your diploma - on your own, with your teacher or through a programme of study.

We are also always happy to speak to organisations and schools to curate a bespoke session tailored to your requirements, so please do get in touch if this would be of interest.

The Trinity Certificate for Music Educators (CME)

No blog on CPD opportunities from Trinity would be complete without mentioning the CME. Our Music and Partnerships Manager, Natalie Christopher, has written a separate blog highlighting the role the CME has to play in upskilling and developing the music education sector, or you can watch back the recording of our Discover the Trinity CME webinar to find out more.

CPD for drama teachers and practitioners

Similarly to our offer for music teachers, we have a range of opportunities for drama teachers and practitioners:

  • Our new Understanding the Mark Scheme course is a great way to dig into our Drama syllabuses, especially if you are new to Trinity. You can request this session online.
  • If you are interested in hosting CPD or training for a larger group of drama teachers or practitioners (either online or in-person) please get in touch and we would be happy to explore bespoke options for your group.
  • As with our offer for music teachers, our online networking events and coffee mornings provide opportunities for teachers and practitioners to network and share their experiences.
  • Our webinar series is constantly expanding, with sessions on our syllabuses and with our examiners currently available.
  • We also have Drama Teaching Diplomas, supporting you to demonstrate you ability to deliver impactful learning to individuals and groups.

Arts Award training

While not specifically for music or drama practitioners, Arts Award training is excellent CPD for any arts education professional. Delivered fully online, Arts Award adviser training is for anyone who wants to guide children or young people through any level of Arts Award, and is an excellent addition to your CV!

For freelance arts practitioners and teachers, or those working with or for arts organisations, having something like Arts Award adviser status under your belt helps to demonstrate your commitment to quality arts provision for children and young people, and shows your understanding of the pedagogical importance of well-structured engagement opportunities. For teachers, this is another way to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of your subject, will help your school on its Artsmark journey, and provide evidence for Ofsted of the school's commitment to subject-focused CPD.

We are always looking for new ways to support our teachers and the arts education community, and we hope you can join us at an event or training course soon!

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