Welcome to the Northern region's learning page. In the Northern region we have a learning network based in the North East and a fledgling network in South Yorkshire. We have ULRs and branches working throughout the region to discuss and plan learning activity with the region and make sure that the events we hold are relevant and interesting. Last term we had over 300 members get involved in learning in the region.

Learning events that we have offered have included creativity in the classroom, raising boys achievement and behaviour management.

As a member in the Northern region you can get involved through completing a learning needs survey, attending an event or getting involved to become a union learning rep. This term a number of branches are undertaking learning needs surveys and will be using these to shape the events that will be on offer.

This term we are running events on protecting your professional online identity, and stress management and well-being.

NQT Summer conference

Come along to our conference aimed at helping to give you the best start to your NQT year. You will be able to network with other new teachers, ask questions to ATL staff and take part in a range of useful workshops.

Keynote: Delivering Outstanding NQT Lessons

Dave York will be delivering a keynote workshop on 'Delivering Oustanding NQT Lessons'. The session tackles the key aspects involved in the planning and delivery of good to outstanding lessons. Examine the skills necessary to effectively engage all students and explore the setting of objectives and outcomes; peer assessment; independent learning; collaborative learning; student progress and much more!


  • What do I do in my first week?
  • Ask an ex-NQT - someone who has survived their NQT year
  • Induction - making it work for you
  • Working in classroom teams.

Lunch Provided. The event is limited to 40 deligates so book your place now to avoid disappointment. It's FREE to attend as long as you upgrade to our NQ membership which is free till 2017, then half price till 2018.


FREE to attend as long as you upgrade to our NQ membership which is free till 2017, then half price till 2018

Course details


Royal York Hotel, Station Road, York YO24 1AA - 26 August 2015

Smart Strategies for Inclusive Teaching

Smart Strategies™ for inclusive teaching is a course specifically designed to give you the tools you need to achieve this in the classroom setting. It provides an overview of SpLDs, checklists to identify and easily implemented Smart Strategies™ to make learning more accessible.

Course content:

  • Co-occurrence in the SpLD spectrum
  • Awareness of the SpLDs, ADHD/ ADD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia
  • Recognizing the signs of a child or young person with a SPLD
  • Smart Strategies™ for the inclusive teaching of a child or young person with a SpLD.

Suitable for: Teachers, Lecturers, Support Staff, Leadership, NQs and Trainees. Book your free place online at:

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