Affinity Workforce launches new CPD course
CER Education, part of Affinity Workforce, is launching an innovative Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course aimed at upskilling the supply teaching sector and address the current skills shortage. The 10-session course, titled ‘CPD Supply Toolkit’, will run from September to December and cover a variety of topics from new ways of working post-pandemic and supporting children’s mental health in the school setting, to the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework. Esme Bianchi-Barry, CEO of Affinity Workforce, said: “Our market-leading recruitment brands have been helping schools and academies to recruit great teachers for more than 25 years. However, we have seen in recent years that there is a growing disparity between the training that supply teachers receive compared to their counterparts in school. “In light of this, we felt it was necessary to launch a practical CPD course that would upskill candidates with the latest musthave training for supply teachers. Our goal has always been to offer best-in-class service and CPD is a fundamental part of that – it is important no matter your level, age or experience.” Bury-based training provider, BEST Trust, has helped develop and will be delivering the course exclusively for Affinity Workforce. The live sessions will all include interactive elements as standard, to encourage candidate engagement and recall following the training. Anne Johnson, strategic manager at BEST Trust, said: “We are committed to delivering high-quality and bespoke professional learning and training, so when the opportunity arose to work with Affinity Workforce, we were keen to deliver something special. “As Affinity Workforce’s exclusive training provider, we have been able to tailor a programme of sessions that reflect the needs of their candidates – their feedback has directly impacted and shaped the content of the course, which we know will be invaluable to supply teachers of all levels of experience.” If you are an NQT or an experienced teacher who is looking to work on supply, CER Education will take you step by step into your new career pathway and offers guidance and support for your new role. Get in touch with their experienced recruitment consultants in the North West branch to find out more about the support they offer and take advantage of the new CPD programme.