Midlands region

Welcome to the Midlands region's learning page. At ATL we want to help you to develop professionally and personally through the course of your career. We believe that CPD and learning should be effective and have an impact on your practice. In the Midlands we have two learning networks that meet to discuss and plan learning activity within the region. They ensure that members in the region are able to access local learning opportunities on topics that they are interested in.

With a range of events across the region we aim to cover as many issues for as many members as possible. In the last year we have held CPD events on mindfulness, the new Ofsted framework, IT sessions for support and supply staff, and stress management - all have proved very popular.

As a member in the Midlands you can get involved through completing a learning needs survey, which is used to shape the CPD we have on offer (the next one will be sent out in October 2015) or attending an event. If you are passionate about learning and development and would like to help others by signposting them to work or non-work related learning opportunities, why not become a union learning rep?

Details of all our events can be found below. 

For more information about CPD in the Midlands region please contact Rebecca Poorhady (Organiser for Learning and Development – Midlands).

Equalities training

If you are interested in promoting equality issues in your workplace, find out more about ATL's equalities training here.

Back to work conference

The morning session will focus on great learning and teaching; and our afternoon workshop will deal with stress management.

The conference will consist of two workshops. The morning session will focus on great learning and teaching; how you can integrate innovation into a curriculum that matters. It will support you in taking risks in the classroom by building your confidence and creativity. This course will give you the tools and techniques that work and that will have a positive impact on the learning and progress of students.

Our afternoon workshop will deal with stress management and offer strategies designed to help you cope with the pressures associated with working in education and offering advice on how to perform more effectively and efficiently. You will look at the art of winning which will challenge the way you think and demonstrate how to harness the powers of vision and self-belief to inspire those around you.

Our learning partners for the day are Hywel Roberts, author of Oops! Helping Children Learn Accidently and Danielle Brown, double Olympic gold Paralympian.



Course details


Mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH - 28 August 2015


This is the Association of Teachers and Lecturers' first TeachMeet in the Midlands and it promises to be a spectacular one!

This is a free CPD event open to all education professionals from across all teaching sectors, regardless of subject specialism. In addition to the usual Teachmeet element we have 10 fabulous thirty minute workshops you can attend. Come along as either an enthusiastic audience member or maybe choose to present and share either a two minute Nano presentation or a five minute Micro presentation on a topic of your choice - no sales pitches, just great classroom ideas.

For more information or to book, visit the Eventbrite website.

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