LEBPN | professional development placements

The EBP's Professional Development Service provides a wide range of opportunities for

  • teachers
  • senior teachers
  • college lecturers
  • careers advisers
  • advisory teachers
  • support staff

... to enhance, develop or gain new skills and experiences.  

Structured programmes, with clear aims and objectives, support a variety of curricular and continued professional development outcomes, including links to work related learning. Activities tailored to specific need can be provided.

Professional Development Placements aim to cover as many aspects of the National Curriculum as possible as well as personal development. The placement involves staff spending from one to 5 days in a working environment in the public or private sector gaining first hand experience of current practice. 

The EBP can offer placements that support Literacy and Numeracy initiatives in primary schools, as well as vocational and A level courses. As well as sending out information on placements arranged by outside organisations, the EBP will respond positively to requests from teachers / lecturers who would like to spend a day in a business environment of their choice. 

PDPs include conferences, workshops, site visits and activity days with business and industry. The EBP works to offer placements that support Work Force Development, CPD, Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and placements to support upskilling and qualifying Teaching Assistants

Linking PDPs and Work Experience - pdf file (2135KB)
This flyer demonstrates how a placement can be used to investigate work experience opportunities for students and provide closer employer links

Work-Related Learning and PDPs - pdf file (86KB)
This flyer demonstrates how the placement opportunity can be used to investigate work-related learning examples to support teaching and learning.

Enterprise Education and PDPs - pdf file (51KB)
This flyer shows how a placement within a business can enhance a teacher's business and enterprise knowledge and act as a stimulus for student resources and activities.