PD North is the home of the Northern Professional Exchange, a project managed by ccConsultancy on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation.

Please use the menu on the right hand side of the page to find out more about how the Exchange works. Contact us if you would like to find out how you can join and exchange and click below if you’d like to receive our newsletter.

“Sharing and collaboration are key to this profession and I am proud to be a part of that.” (PD North member, Myerscough College)

What is a Professional Exchange?

Professional Exchanges are regional hubs that enable teachers and middle managers to share their knowledge and skills. Supported by the Education and Training Foundation, there are currently over 2500 members of the Exchanges nationally.

Why join PD North?

Joining PD North will enable you to share and develop your practice within your subject specialist area. You’ll meet with subject specialists from your own and other organisations in the North of England. For example, if your specialism is functional skills, you could join a group looking at preparing functional skills learners for GCSE.

You’ll also have the opportunity to further develop your professional practice by joining a cross cutting project group. Some example project group topics are: assessment for learning, digital technologies, motivating learners, using data to improve success rates.

What’s involved?

You’ll meet four times over the year with your subject specialist group, and with your project group(s) if you choose to get involved in one. You’ll be able to network and share between meetings via email and social media, and will have ongoing support from the PD North team.

How do we join?
To join and for further information, contact your PD North Regional Lead by following the link below.

(Organisational Membership of PD North costs £100 per year. Exchange participation is subsidised by the E&T Foundation.)

Is there an aspect of your role that you would like to develop, working with other education and training professionals?

Become part of a dedicated community sharing resources and expertise with your own network meetings and website.

Click here to find out who to contact in your region.