Training events for school based staff and governors

The School Development Team coordinate training programmes for school-based staff and governors.

Cumbria's training events for school based staff and governors

Cumbria's training events for school based staff and governors brings together high impact, evidence informed professional development and conferences, designed to address key areas of school and setting improvement, based on our best intelligence of current needs in Cumbria.

Some of the courses featured in the programme can be offered as a bespoke training event or as part of an 'INSET day' for your school. Please contact the School Development Team who will be happy to arrange this for you.

Booking arrangements

Places for all events can be booked in three ways.

Registered users can book through our the Cumberland Education Service

By emailing the School Development Team at 

New events

As new events are arranged, we will advertise these directly to schools:

SLA Online

SLA online is a business to business e-commerce platform, primarily used in the UK by local authorities to trade with educational settings.

We use SLA Online to advertise and manage bookings for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training events for teams within the council along with events from our partners in:

  • Cumbria Alliance of System Leaders (CASL)
  • Local Alliance of System Leaders (LASL)
  • Primary Heads Association (PHA)
  • Association of Secondary Heads (CASH)
  • teaching schools

Key features:

  • easy service setup and school and client management
  • shopping basket ordering system
  • programmed and ad-hoc training
  • service booking and appointments
  • documents, news and interactive messaging
  • groups, forum style communication
  • simplified billing, income tracking
  • numerous, simple to use reports
  • automated alerts and notifications
  • unlimited schools or clients, services and users

How to access SLA Online

If you are registered, events can be viewed and booked online on the SLA online website

If you are not a registered user of the system, contact the School Development Team who can set you up.

School Development Team contact details  


The Parkhouse Building

Barron Way

Kingmoor Business Park





School Development Team Facebook page

Business and Finance Officer

Alison Dodd (Monday to Wednesday)


Mobile: 07721 114132

Business Support Officers

Angela Nixon (Monday to Wednesday lunch time)


Telephone: 01228 221316

Mobile: 07884 014381

Wendy Underwood (Tuesday to Thursday)


Telephone: 01228 221315

Mobile: 07881 848327