Events and Training

Making it easy to make a difference…

Outstanding teaching and learning grow from developing staff, providing career progression opportunities, and sharing knowledge and expertise. Ivy Learning Trust is committed to providing the highest quality training and development for teachers at all stages of their careers, from Initial Teacher Training to National Professional Qualifications for school leaders.

We are proud to be a lead partner to all three teaching school hubs in Enfield and Hertfordshire.

Teaching school hubs are local centres of excellence for teacher training. Through a network of schools and expertise, they provide access to the best training and development opportunities, enabling teachers and leaders to progress, thrive and feel supported in their career.

As lead partners Ivy Learning Trust facilitates in the delivery of:

  • Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
  • The early career framework
  • Professional CPD courses
  • National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)
  • Appropriate Body services

Access to this comprehensive programme of training is available to staff in our family of schools, and to those at other schools in the region.

To enquire about training and development opportunities with Ivy Learning Trust, please contact Katie Dack, NPQ and ECT Delivery Lead at

National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

We facilitate the delivery of NPQs for school leaders in partnership with three teaching school hubs. The following NPQ programmes are available:

  • Leading Teacher Development
  • Leading Teaching
  • Leading Behaviour and Culture
  • Senior Leadership
  • Headship
  • Executive Headship

You can find out more and apply via the teaching school hub for your region:

Fast Feedback

*New book coming soon: Fast Feedback, How One Primary School Abolished Marking, by Lesley Hill and Gemma Whitby, will be published by Bloomsbury in April 2022.*

We are committed to staff wellbeing and have made great strides in reducing teacher workload, such as through our innovative and highly acclaimed no marking policy, known as Fast Feedback. The story of Fast Feedback is now the subject of a book, which will be published by Bloomsbury in 2022.

We’ll be resuming our popular Fast Feedback conferences in April 2022. At these events, we explore the theory behind Fast Feedback, how it works, and how to successfully embed it into your school.

What is Fast Feedback?

As part of this approach, children mark their own work and all feedback from teaching staff is given verbally. Teachers look in children’s books every day, meet with them once a week and adjust planning as they see fit but only children get to write in their own book.

Schools that have successfully adopted Fast Feedback have seen many benefits:

  • Teacher workload and stress is reduced
  • Children take more pride in their written work
  • Children spend more time reflecting on their learning

To keep up to date with our conferences and events, follow us on Twitter at Ivy_Trust.