Information on the current offer of professional learning for practitioners across the Northern Alliance can be found below.
Check out our Digital Help & Support page which contains interactive images full of information and helpful guidance on accessing Glow whether this is for meetings or professional learning. The information also contains details of where to find additional help and support from within your own local authority for resetting accounts and passwords.

Click on the links below to book your place on the current professional learning sessions. This section will be updated regularly when new opportunities are added.

Starting Monday 14th March, 16.00-17.30

Join colleagues from across the Northern Alliance in this five part professional learning programme, which will allow school leaders, teachers and CLD colleagues to explore the why, what and how of your local skills agenda.

These sessions will provide time to connect, discuss and network with colleagues to explore what this means for you and your context.

For an overview of each session and to register your place follow the link below.

Tues 19th April, 16.00-17.00

Join Secondary colleagues from across the Northern Alliance in this professional learning session which will allow teachers to explore how we can meet the needs of all learners and what effective differentiation looks like. This session will provide time to connect with colleagues to discuss and consider what this means for you in your context.

Join Joe Dale, MFL guru, along with Northern Alliance colleagues for a two-part webinar. Joe will provide a range of suggestions on how to keep learners motivated using digital tool and online platforms. He will showcase some free web tools that can be accessed on any device, be used to promote all four skills and provide feedback. 

  • Thursday 5th May, 16.00-17.30
  • Wednesday 8th June, 16.00-17.30
*RESCHEDULED DATE – Tuesday 17th May

Now that you have attended the Northern Alliance Transitions CLPL these sessions are an opportunity to share success around the *4 Principles for successful transitions, share practice, resources, learn from and together. Northern Alliance Covid-19 Transitions Framework‘ based on four key principles:

  • Transitions Networks
  • Transitions Readiness
  • Transitions Capital
  • Transitions Ease

If you are reviewing your transitions at all stages within your school, or as an ASG, then this professional learning will revisit the research and documentation, share reflective questions, provide opportunities to collaborate and tools to take it forward in your context.

Register for the whole course or individual modules.

Scottish Attainment Challenge CLPL from Education Scotland

STEM in the North – Webinars for Pracitioners

STEM is a key part of the economy across the Northern Alliance and equally STEM skills and knowledge helps us all make sense of the world around us. This series of webinars will focus on STEM in the North and explore the inspirational experiences, connections and opportunities for all our learners.

Programme details and links to register for the sessions can be found here.

STEM Industry sessions too!

This series of webinars will focus on STEM Industry in the North. We will hear from regional employers in key STEM sectors about their jobs, the skills involved,pathways including apprenticeships and future direction of the industry.
Sessions will run from 5-6pm on Wednesdays each month until next June. Find out more and sign up via the links below:

Catch up on recorded sessions on our event website and head to the Connect to Collaborate section to get in touch if you have practice you would like to share or if you would be interested in being involved in a Network to meet colleagues who share a similar interest in the area of Youth Voice and Pupil Participation.

Include Me!
Our Include Me! event featured a variety of bite-size sessions with a focus on pupil participation. Sessions included:
  • the involvement of children in policy development – with the launch of the Northern Alliance Equalities Guidance
  • gathering views from children who may be non-verbal
  • include me! in curriculum making in Early Years
  • embedding young people’s voices in developing a children’s services plan
  • the UNCRC, unconscious bias and me (for Early Years, primary and secondary)
  • project hope – a youth led not for profit project tackling loneliness
  • and much more!


Guidance for accessing online CLPL sessions on Google Meet and Microsoft Teams in Glow.

Getting Started with Glow
Getting Started with Microsoft Teams in Glow
Joining a Google Meet

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