DEVELOPMENT DAYS

As learning leaders, career-long professional development for teachers is central to creating and maintaining a world-class education system. As a College, Stranmillis is committed to delivering high-quality, practitioner-focused educational research and scholarship and we have built a strong reputation that is shaping innovative educational practice and helping unlock the potential of children and young people.

At the heart of our research strategy is a focus on ensuring that our research has an impact not only on teaching and education practitioners, but beyond academia in delivering economic, social and cultural benefits. The College continues to pioneer imaginative, creative and engaging initiatives and projects across a broad range of pedagogy and subject areas, in both existing areas of specialism and emerging multi-disciplinary areas that reflect the recognised needs of our society.

Our Development Day model provides schools and local learning communities with the building blocks to create a highly flexible approach to professional development. You can choose to focus on a number of units or select core themes that address different developmental needs. Alternatively, talk to our CPD team who can help develop and build a day, bespoke half-day or session around your specific school or learning partnership. Potential topic areas for development days that Stranmillis has strong research and scholarship credentials for include:

Special Educational Needs

Literacy Difficulties
Dyslexia
Autism
Assessment
Social Emotional and Behaviourial Difficulties
Sensory awareness

Underachievement

Educational underachievement
Social disadvantage
Newcomer children
Childhood trauma

Pastoral Care

Cyberbullying
Bullying
Pastoral Care
Mental Wellbeing
Looked-After Children

Early Years

Playful learning
Early years leadership
Wellbeing in early years
Contemporary childhood
Pillars of practice
Assessment

Practice

Outdoor learning
Technology in the classroom
Coding
Co-teaching
Physical Literacy
Numeracy

School Leadership

Leading Schools
Classrooom management
Self-evaluation and planning
Underperformance
Vision and Values
Planning and capacity building

For further information on development days at your School or College, please email cpd@stran.ac.uk

 

REASONS TO STUDY AT STRANMILLIS

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Global campus

Join students from over 30 different countries.

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Research excellence

73% of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

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Academic staff

71% of our academic teaching staff are qualified to doctoral level.

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Academic standards

The UK Quality Assurance Agency reports the highest level of confidence in academic standards.

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Student success

We are proud to have a 95% student success rate.

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STUDENT RETENTION

Stranmillis has one the highest student retention rates in the UK at 98%.

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Network of partners

The College has a network of over 750 school, education and alternative placement partners.

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Green campus

The College is the first HEI in Northern Ireland to be awarded EcoCampus status.