Professional Learning Service


 Support your drive to Teaching Excellence


Ø  The best professional practice library available, anywhere

Ø  Created by outstanding thinkers, writers and practitioners in education

Ø  Updated by internationally acclaimed CPD publications

Every teacher, even those who are good or outstanding, can benefit from a mentor to help them continually improve their practice and to find approaches that can transform the potential of their teaching.

The Professional Learning Service acts as a virtual mentor and allows teachers to search for best practice advice from our unrivalled bank of expert articles, and to receive regular in-depth updates on new approaches in teaching, learning and leadership.

Our best practice library frequently sends out Knowledge Banks – these are mini-study courses on a particular practice subject that provide rapid access to deep knowledge. Recent ones have been focused on collaborative learning, questioning skills and project-based learning.

> It’s ideal for busy teachers and school leaders

All of our best practice expertise is created with the busy teacher in mind.

Articles are short, to the point and full of detail. Plus, with an emphasis on helping schools deal with real-world challenges, you can be confident that the answers you find are evidence-based and have seen results in other schools.

Teachers and leaders can conduct keyword searches or browse themed collections of articles and resources in our Knowledge Banks, review past editions of each online journal or look up their favourite education writers. Plus, our e-alerts will ensure you are kept up to date on everything that’s new.

> It’s ideal for peer and self review

Whether you’re looking for advice on mentoring and coaching, or simply need jargon-free information to share with less experienced colleagues, our library will prove a valuable tool.

In addition, subscribers to the Professional Learning Service receive access to the mentoring tool What is Good Teaching? (i-WIGT). With this tool, teachers can reflect on their own practice and review their peers. Uniquely, if the reviewer identifies a developmental need for a teacher, the i-WIGT suggests relevant articles from our library in order to provide support and encourage professional development.

Nottingham Trent University, Leeds Trinity University, Canterbury Christ Church University, Primary Catholic Partnership SCITT, Affinity Teaching Alliance and Havering Teacher Training Partnership are just a few institutions already making full use of our resources to train the next generation of teachers.

Let your staff take charge of their learning; there’s no better CPD spend!

Membership Includes:

Access for all your staff to all new and existing content and articles from our complete range of best practice journals on

  • School leadership - School Leadership Today is an established and well-respected guide to every aspect of leadership within schools. With essential news, research and analysis of the issues affecting today’s school leaders, this service is dedicated to exploring how to implement policies and initiatives that will raise pupils’ and schools’ performance.
  • Leadership Updates - It’s not the first cup of coffee that’ll make sure you’re on the ball every Monday. Start the week with a concise, easy-to-read digest of the most important report findings, academic research and legal briefings, waiting for you in your inbox.
  • In-school professional development - With articles, research and ‘how to’ guides on what works, Professional Devlopment Today is aimed at improving school practice in CPD and will help you to implement good practice and staff development. It has world-class writers on professional development keeping you up-to-date on how to make the most of your most critical resource…teachers! 

  • Special educational needs - Every Child journal, now in association with the special needs charity, Achievement for All, explores these territories, sharing best practice, new policy making and research. We highlight evidence-based practice and new trends to help professionals find their way in a rapidly changing world.
  • Digital learning - This service combines jargon-free, user-friendly knowledge on the latest hardware, software and applications for schools with detailed expertise on relevant topics, such as safeguarding and integrating ICT in to teaching. It aims to help school leaders and teachers to understand the issues, products, problems and the possibilities associated with new technology in schools.
  • Classroom and school design for leaders - This journal focuses on how educational establishments are attempting to improve their environments for learning. There is a strong emphasis on maintenance and refurbishment, but the journal also offers critical advice on what designs work best for learning, buying products and materials, as well as legal and technical advice. 

  • Advanced classroom practice - If you want your staff to know how to develop good thinking and creative skills, practice dialogic teaching and collaborative learning, use imaginative approaches to literacy, embed assessment for learning in all their teaching, as well as a host of other cutting-edge practices, then the Creative Teaching and Learning service is a must for your establishment! Inspiring and thought provoking articles with practical information, guidance, jargon free advice and access to teaching ideas and classroom strategies.

Knowledge Banks - Short study courses on specific themes including: Aspiring Black Leaders, New Directions in Behaviour Management, Collaborative Learning Questioning Skills, Project Based Learnign and Practitioner Research.

Project Based Learning Resources - Support advanced pedagogy in your classrooms with a series of cross curriculum project plans including: The Victorians, Democracy, The Weather, The Great War, WWII, Conservation and Pole to Pole.

A Multi-User Site licence - Allows all of the staff, governors and users within your school easy access to the full content using just one whole-school login. There are no pay walls to block their way!

i-WIGT Mentoring and Coaching Tool - Appraisal feedback automatically supplied by the i-WIGT quickly highlights each teacher’s observed strengths and development areas, linking your observations to the Teachers’ Standards. These in turn are linked to appropriate articles in our best practice library. Reports from your collected data cona be instantly produced, giving you solid evidence to present to Ofstead, or exported for your School Development Plan.

"The thing that has really sold it to me is the reduction in bureaucracy and bits of paper...the i-WIGT is bringing quality and consistency to our judgements and the analysis tool has helped us to form a clear overview of the quality of teaching and learning and areas for improvement supported by clear evidence. This has saved us many hours of work."

                                                   Mr Nick Turvey, Headteacher, Upton Cross Primary School 

CPD Webinars - Here at TeachingTimes, we have access to some to the best educators and classroom practitioners in the country. Now we are bringing them to your screens with our online CPD Webinars! Each webinar goes out live and is recorded for you to download and keep.  Professional Learning Service subscribers can join the live webinars for free! 

We will keep you updated on when our new webinar programmes are released.

How does my membership work?
Once purchased, you will be given your access details, which will allow all of your users 24/7 unlimited access to this ever-expanding library.
Packages start at £375* 

For more information or to arrange a 20 minute telephone tutorial:

Contact Sandy by email to: or telephone +44 (0) 121 224 7599

*Universities and Teacher Training Colleges:

Email or telephone +44 (0) 121 224 7599 as different rates apply

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