Welcome to the hub

The home of CPD, support and networking 
for teachers in the North East of England

Latest News 
& Advice

Tell us about the amazing stuff you want to us to share with other teachers

Safeguarding Advice

Anti-bullying and online safety advice for teachers and learners

Educator's Network

Join the network to chat and share ideas with other teachers.

Resource Bank

Check out our range of free resources made by teachers for teachers.


Explore the CPD catalogue with a vast range of courses from leading Schools, Academies and training providers.

Professional Development opportunities

 for adults working with children and young people in the North East of England

Find a course

Search for CPD 

course calendar

Check out the courses on offer 

Sunderland RTC

Free courses to help you use your Apple 
devices in and out out the classroom

Wondering how you can use your mobile devices on an educational visit?

In our one day CPD event, we aim to provide inspiration for teachers who want to explore the potential to use iPads to support cross-curricular English and Computing activities. by making use of an educational visit to inspire student writing and creative storytelling.Participants will select from a series of "missions" aimed at developing your iPad skills in KS1 & KS2.  Every mission seeks to unleash your creativity and provide you with inspirational ideas for activities you can run with your own class both during and after a visit to Beamish.

 Join us at Beamish Museum 
 4th of  July  9:00 -16:00  

Book Here

want to list your course here?

Make an enquiry

What you are up to

a Guest has liked a Guest's Profile 2 months ago
Julie Harrison and 65 others have joined the group NQTs 15-16 Cohort 9 months ago
Julie Harrison and 3 others have joined the group Primary NQTs 2016-17 9 months ago
Loki Gaard and 88 others have joined the group Primary IT Coordinators 1 year ago
Jane Adamson posted a new announcement1 year ago

Computing Leads meeting 21 September new room at Monkwearmouth 4 - 5

We are sending out this reminder for our meeting this Thursday. The focus of this meeting is robots. We hope to see you there. Come to reception and...

Primary IT Coordinators
Mark Lloyd added a new event to Primary IT Coordinators group 2 years ago

ICT/Computing Leads Network Meeting - September 2017

The next free meeting of the ICT leads will be on the 21st of September 4pm at Monkwearmouth Academy Room 20 (Note the new room - we're moving over...

  • Thursday, 21 September 2017 04:00 PM
  • Room 20 - Monkwearmouth Academy
Mark Lloyd posted a new announcement2 years ago

ICT Computing Leads Meeting Reminder

Hi Everyone Just a quick reminder that the next meeting it this Wednesday from 4-5 at Monkwearmouth Room 110. The focus of the meeting is use of...

Primary IT Coordinators

Welcome to the Training Hub

teacher apple

The Hub Has Changed

Before the Summer holidays Together for children moved their courses to their own website here. That is not the end of the course booking system though.

The new independent hub is now available for schools and external providers to list their own courses. We have taken the opportunity to streamline and update the system to offer a much smoother course booking experience. Over the coming months, Knetic Education and selected partners will continue to provide a comprehensive range of standard and bespoke school improvement services, designed to raise the achievement of children by improving the quality of leadership, teaching and support in schools, academies and other educational settings.


The key differences in the service moving forward are as follows.

  • We're totally independent - This site is totally owned and operated by Knetic Education so we don't mind who wants to list courses here so long as they are of benefit to schools
  • Courses can be listed by anyone - simply create a login and apply to have course listing privileges applied to your account and you can add your own courses to the system. You can automatically manage bookings, take payments and generate tickets and sign in sheets.
  • No longer just Sunderland - for all the site is called the Sunderland Hub we want to offer courses to a wider range of school and a wider range of courses to Sunderland schools. We're all about connecting people that want to improve their practice with the CPD that helps them do that.
  • In order to continue providing the service, we do need to cover our costs. There will be a small charge for listing a course or applying to be a course lister. Prices will depend on the number of courses you want to list.

 To discuss listing courses on this site, please contact us or call 0191 228 6955 (Mark Lloyd - Site Manager)

Help your students get online with the get online @ home programme

New GetOnline@Home Programme…now LIVE!


As part of Microsoft's aim to help the UK’s remaining 8.2 million offline people get online, they’ve added a new offer! 

You can now get an amazing PC and broadband deal…with prices starting at just £49!  Martin Lewis at Money Saving Expert sees the value of this as well:  http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/phones/cheap-broadbandFor more information please visit this site.

This could be the ideal opportunity for students without access to technology at home to gain access.

Please circulate information on the programme to anyone you think would be interested and eligible.

Refurbished desktop computers can be bought for as little as £99 and laptops for £169 (if you are in reciept of the benefits below.

  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker's allowance
  • Pension credit
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Attendance Allowance / Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Incapacity Benefit / Employment and Support Allowance
  • Disability element of Working Tax Credit

If you aren't on any of the benefits shown you can still get desktops for £149 and laptops for £199. There are also a range of excellent low priced broadband deals too.


Latest News From Microsoft

Microsoft Lync in the Classroom – Thursday April 19th in Manchester!

This promises to be a great event, specifically looking at the power of Lync and how this can be used in Schools.  If you haven’t done so already then please register here.  If the registrations are full then send me an email and I will see what I can do.  I’ll be there talking about School in a Box as well, so I hope to see you!

Move your School to the Cloud this Summer with Office 365 – LiveMeeting on May 10th 

In case you aren’t aware, your School will be deploy Office 365 (Exchange, SharePoint and Lync) to staff and students for FREE this summer!  We’re setting up a webinar on the 10th May to help you understand your options…and we’ll be running a series of events later in May where you can meet the team directly.  I will keep you posted on more information!

Nviron Event – The Public and Private Cloud, Friday 11th May in Blackburn

You may have heard of terms such as Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Software as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service etc… well this event looks at the difference, what the opportunity is for schools, and what Nviron can do to help, as a Microsoft Gold Partner.  If you would like to book your place then please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm your place. 

Dreamspark Week:

This week is Dreamspark week!  You’ll see lots of activity on Twitter and our blog sites etc…but to kick this off, have a look at this video to hear about what Dreamspark is. 

Links to be aware of:

  • The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out (a BETA for consumers) and available for download now!  If you haven’t done so yet, I would really encourage you to take a look here.
  • Office 365 30 day trial.  If you are looking to prepare for a potential summer move to the cloud, have a look at Office 365.  You can download a free 30 day trial here in preparation for summer availability!
  • Dreamspark is free for schools and available here

Free Cycle Training For your School

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.That's How We Roll Training are currently offering free bikeability level 2 training to children and young people between the ages of 9-18, for more information and booking details please contact Gary at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fun e-book showing the dangers of giving out information online

websterNetsmartz have just released an interactive e-book showing what happens if you give out your information online. Aimed at children ages 5-10 it shows how pop-ups can sucker you into giving out personal infomation. Check it our here

Anti-Bullying Professionals Conference a Huge Success

Conference pictureA big thank you to everyone who attended the anti bullying professionals conference and contributed to it's success. The conference report and video clips will be posted on the web site at yourhealthsunderland.com/anti-bullying  in the near future 

The Anti bullying charter mark registration form can be found on the same website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Copies of the keynote speech delivered by Mark Lloyd and a series of links mentioned in the workshops are available on his blog robotbutler.co.uk

Links to our anti-bullying channel are here



Dux Award - Year 9 Pupils

The Dux Award is aimed at top performing Year 9 pupils. It is intended to encourage higher aspirations by inviting one high performing pupil (and a teacher) from every secondary school to visit a Russell Group University. The visit will take place during June and July of this year. All expenses associated with the visit (including travel, subsistance and teacher supply cover) will be reimbursed by the DfE.

Registration for the award will run from 16-27th April. For more information see here

Anti-Bullying Professionals'Conference

Sunderland are holding an Anti-Bullying Professionals conference at the Bethany Centre on the 23rd of March.

The conference is designed to be interactive and informative with keynote speakers and 6 interactive workshops which will raise awareness around bullying issues for children and young people in a variety of settings, offer the opportunity of improving practice in managing bullying issues and give an opportunity to network with other professionals who can support your setting in managing bullying issues.

Our keynote speakers are Mark Lloyd (CEOP) who will give a presentation on cyber bullying and Sunderland Youth Parliament who will give a presentation on Bullying and Children’s rights. You will be able to attend 6 workshops throughout the day:

Read more: Anti-Bullying Professionals'Conference