Inspiring Women Programme!

We are delighted to offer a FREE 6 month programme for 14 women teachers/leaders, fully funded by the DfE Equality and Diversity fund  We particularly welcome women who are pregnant and/or on maternity leave.

Inspiring Women will support you to:

  • boost your confidence
  • engage with successful women and how they lead
  • shadow a successful women leader
  • develop your leadership skills and behaviours
  • explore sustainable leadership careers
  • develop application and interview skills
  • engage with the London #WomenEd community
  • be part of the #Women global network of women leaders in education.

Every successful participant will receive a FREE copy of the forthcoming #WomenEd book.

Next step

  • Share this flyer Inspiring Women flyer v2   with your headteacher who signs your application form
  • Complete your application – Click here to download the application form Inspiring Women Application Form
  • Send the completed and signed form to shaunelle.hixon@kaizen.newham.sch.uk by Friday January 25th 2019



Our 2018-19 CPD programme is now booking! 

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Professional development you can trust

  • We are working together to develop a confident, reflective and passionate workforce across East London.
  • We believe in making a difference for the most  disadvantaged children and their families.
  • We believe in doing what’s right for children.
  • We are passionate about the early years and development of all staff.
  • We’ll help you to develop your leadership – whether you’re just about to start training to be a teacher, or you’re an experienced school leader who wants to go evern further

The East London Partnership is from schools and early years settings, and it’s for schools and early years settings.

We don’t make a profit.

We don’t try to sell you things you don’t want.

But we do make sure that everything we offer is evidenced to improve quality, and to improve outcomes for children. We are very proud to work in partnership with the UCL Institute of Education, ranked number one in the world for education.

Both our lead schools, Sheringham Nursery School and Children’s Centre and Kaizen Primary School, hold the Professional Development Gold Award from the UCL IOE.



Our alliance is achieving great things

  • Our unique partnership with Grasmere Primary School in the Lake District is just one example of our innovative approach to professional development – breaking down barriers and bringing new perspectives;
  • We are the lead partner for #WomenEdLondon and the DfE Women Leading in Education network in London. This means we are instrumental in enabling leaders to network and engage with each other to ensure more women consider, access and are promoted into leadership positions across the capital in all phases of education;
  • We collaborate with UCL IoE, coaches and mentors and Teaching School Alliances across East London to ensure all leaders in our region have access to the best offer possible for their individual needs as their careers progress;
  • Research into the impact of our Outstanding Early Years Teaching programme will be presented at this year’s EECERA Conference in Budapest;
  • We’re one of the Greater London Authority’s 3 Early Years Hubs;
  • Comet Nursery School are the winners of the TES Award for Early Years Pupil Premium;
  • Our Annual Early Years Conference in is one of England’s biggest and best – watch this space for more information about our two-day conference in January 2019.


Outstanding Early Years Teaching

Outstanding Early Years Teaching is a year-long professional development programme, suitable for experienced early years teachers who wish to develop their practice, and for those at the start of their careers striving for excellence.

Participants have a unique opportunity to undertake eight visits to six Maintained Nursery Schools in East London, rated Outstanding, to observe leading-edge practice and engage in professional dialogue.

This programme is the subject of a major evaluation by the UCL IOE and will be the presented at the 2018 EECERA Conference.


“I thoroughly recommend this course – it has highly motivated staff and led to enhanced professional dialogue. It has allowed reflection on what is going well within our setting and the opportunity to identify next steps; the continued pursuit of excellence.” Deborah Strain – Headteacher, Gainsborough Primary School

“This course has been an amazing one for me. I am only in my second year of Nursery teaching and I have learnt so much, not just from each venue but from listening to you all. My nursery looks completely different from this time last year and that’s all down to the course.” Jenni Wade, Nursery Class Teacher.

“The Outstanding Teaching in the Early Years course has been really inspirational. Visiting different settings, judged to be outstanding, to consider a focus area of learning, has been invaluable, I can’t think of another time in my career when I have been afforded that luxury, to see practitioners and children in action and just to observe.

One of the first comments made by Julian was how little time there is to step back, from the writing, the “teaching” and simply observe the children and their interactions. I do this regularly now, I step back and look, always careful not to interrupt the moment, with the clipboard down.

Along with the further reading, which is deepening my engagement and understanding, I feel it has changed my practice. I have been inspired to strive to create a risk averse, literacy rich, mathematically challenging, physicality motivating, emotionally secure, enabling environment with parents, children and the staff as equal partners.

A fantastic course, well organised, well thought out and really nice to be able to link up with other settings, other practitioners and the chance to appreciate the privilege of working in the Early Years. Theresa Hedoun, Early Years Co-Ordinator

Newham Nursery Schools Joint Website

You can find our more about our “Learning without limits” project by visiting the site.