COVID-19 Support
The CPD SW Portal has been adapted to offer support and guidance for school leaders dealing with the impact of Coronavirus on their communities
Edtech Demonstrator Programme
Demonstrator Schools and Colleges will offer packages of support, ranging from guidance, online tutorials, webinars and recorded content.
System Leader Support Directory
Find aligned system leader support in your area.
Find School-led CPD Training & Support
Access an extensive range of information, school-led training and continuing professional development from a range of providers.
Remote Learning Help
Our new Remote Learning section aims to aggregate and share resources, experiences and guidance on how to manage remote learning and working. 


The CPD Portal-SW provides a single collaborative regional platform for schools across the South West of England. From here you can access System-led CPD, System Leader Support, Regional Collaboration, News, Research and Resources. Find Out More > 


CPD Events Promoted through the Portal
CPD Programmes and Workshops Completed
System Leaders listed in the Directory

The Portal aims...

  • To Create a Live Channel for Regional Collaboration and Communication

     To create a live channel of communication that can be shared with colleagues in developing policy and national guidance.

    We understand that it has been a very challenging time for all colleagues working in education and we trust that you and your communities are keeping well, and that you continue to stay safe in the coming weeks.
  • To Find Solutions and Share Resources

    Find solutions for the challenges identified and share resources and guidance across networks to support the delivery of remote learning and CPD during closure if needed, whilst being sensitive to the danger of overloading colleagues.

    For educators managing learning due to school closure, we have developed a remote learning page which aims to aggregate and share resources, experiences and guidance on how to manage remote learning and working. 

  • To Provide Aligned System Leader Support and CPD

    To provide a single point of access for schools to find aligned CPD and System Leader Support.

    Access an extensive selection of school-led training and Continuing Professional Pevelopment from over 80 Providers across the South West of England Here

    From the Portal's System Leader Support Directory you can access a range of system leaders across the South West of England. Make links and connections to regional expertise.


Regional News

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July 03, 2020

Risk assessment template for September 2020 full opening based on 2 July guidance

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A risk assessment template has been developed by one of the NGA governor consultants to assist schools in preparing for full opening in September 2020 following guidance published on 2nd July. You can find a copy of the template here.
Jul 03, 2020

The Confederation of School Trusts (CST) - Rapid overview of Full reopening guidance

Following the issue of of guidance for the full reopening of schools from September, The…
Jul 03, 2020

Advice for staff - Quarantine on entering/returning to the UK following staff holidays

Some useful information is available from the National Joint Council for local government…
Jul 02, 2020

Edtech 'Think Tank' CPD Event

The first Edtech Think Tank session is being held on Wednesday July 8th from 3.30pm –…
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Jul 02, 2020

Guidance for full opening - schools from September

Guidance for full opening - schools is now available here. It is the DfE's plan that all…
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Jul 01, 2020

Supporting Children and Young People Who Have Experienced Trauma Webinars

Sigma TSA are excited to be able to offer a series of webinars that focus on trauma…


Due to school closures as a result of COVID-19, many training providers have taken the decision to cancel the CPD events they are offering.  

CPD providers across the region are also currently exploring delivering CPD online in the future - keep checking the Portal. Please contact the event provider (via the contact a provider form) if you have any questions regarding an event. 

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