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On Thursday 15th June 2017 Stranmillis University College welcomed an invited group of guests for lunch from the field of education. 

The occasion was the celebration of the work of the College’s Associate Placement Assessors as well as the presentation of certificates to those who had taken part in the Stranmillis Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme during 2016/2017, and the Annual CPD Lecture.

The Associate Placement Assessors (APAs) support the College by giving their time to help staff as they visit and assess our students in their placement schools.  This has not only been invaluable to Stranmillis tutors in confirming their professional judgements of student competence, but is instrumental in enhancing the student experience.  In addition, feedback from the APAs themselves indicates the personal and professional value which they place on the opportunity to visit other schools and learn about and share good practice with other principals.

The CPD Annual Lecture was delivered by Dr Sean McBlain and was a stimulating and thought provoking talk entitled “The Importance of Professional Development”

The event included presenting certificates to those who were able to attend in person, representing the 330 teachers who took part in CPD events this year.

The next next CPD Event will take place on Thursday 14th June 2018.