Archdiocese of Liverpool
Department of Education

Continuous Professional Development

An extensive programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is offered to all schools and includes support for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) through to aspiring and serving Deputy Headteachers and Headteachers across both primary and secondary phases.

The Archdiocese works in partnership with the North West Catholic Dioceses of Lancaster, Salford, Shrewsbury and Wrexham to deliver professional development, designed to prepare leaders for their role in Catholic Schools.  The North West Catholic Dioceses Training Partnership offers the following:

-  Catholic Middle Leadership Programme (CMLP)
-  Catholic Leadership Programme (CLP) 
-  Aspiring Deputy Headteachers’ residential (January or February)
-  Aspiring Headteachers’ residential (January or February) See under Resources for details
-  Termly briefings for serving Headteachers
-  Briefings for Chairs of Governors
-  Leadership Development Conferences for Headteachers
-  Annual Governors’ Conference
-  In addition, an annual programme of support is provided for NQTs
Further information can be found at 

The Leadership Development Continuum for Primary Schools offers an overview of CPD opportunities at each stage of your career.  Secondary schools have access to Professional Development via the Secondary Schools Partnership at

Professional Conversations

The team of Diocesan Schools Officers (DSOs) offer confidential career discussions to teachers in our schools and are always pleased to offer this service to Catholic teachers who are employed outside the Catholic sector.  There is no charge for this service and it might take the form of a telephone call, email or face to face meeting where this is possible or desirable.

Further Information and Booking Details

To see the latest CPD opportunities please visit our events calendar by clicking here.
To book on to courses or to request a professional conversation, please email us at

In addition, programmes are advertised on Perspective which can be accessed by all Archdiocesan schools via 

The Education Department also offers a range of CPD for RE leaders, in addition to Spirituality conferences. More information on the opportunities provided for RE Coordinators can be found at

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