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The Children’s Workforce Development team lays under the umbrella of The Academy of Social Work and Early Intervention. The Academy was officially launched in March 2017 and aims to promote reflect and respond to local and national social care issues and initiatives. The Academy is a virtual concept that brings together all aspects of learning and workforce development for Children’s Services.

On behalf of Walsall Council, we act as an appropriate body (AB), independent quality assurance of statutory induction for the newly qualified teachers (NQTs).


Why choose us?

In Walsall we pride ourselves with the quality of leadership and aim to develop leaders for the future, encouraging schools to have a succession plan and develop quality leader. The team works in partnership with teaching schools, sector leaders, Regional Providers of Assessment (RPA) and specialist staff in the development, delivery of all aspects of learning and teaching, CPD, career progression, management and leadership for teaching and non-teaching staff.

Our NQT Induction programme has an excellent track record of completion that is supported by the School Improvement team. Robust Quality Assurance Systems are in place to ensure both schools and NQT have a successful, supported induction year that exceeds recommended standards.


Our Offer

We also offer a range of specialist training for teaching and non-teaching staff at schools to increase their impact through advanced skills. These include:

• Teacher professional development

• Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Preparation for Assessment (2 days)

• HLTA Assessment Moderation

• Level 4 Leadership Qualification

• The Diploma in School Business Management (SBM)

• In addition, we offer more specialist training which enhances the skills of both social workers and teachers from all phases.


Don’t take our word for it

“It was a fantastic, eye opening course!” – Self Assessment – Self Development

“I thought this was very helpful in highlighting and making me reflects on my planning, teaching and assessment strategies” – Practical Strategies for Assessment for Learning in the Classroom for NQT

“Useful strategies to use that also help all other children” – Supporting the Education of Looked After Children

“A clearer focus of our roles within school and a tool to identify the way forward” – Preparing to be a Deputy Head

“Walsall is a fantastic place to start your teaching career if you want to feel supported and develop as a teacher. Regular courses and learning walks allow you to gain ideas from others and to share your own experiences with other NQTs and more experienced teachers. Having someone from outside of your school to ‘coach’ you is really beneficial as it gives you someone separate from the work place to discuss things with and to gain new ideas from. Originally I am not from Walsall but I am now glad I decided to start my teaching career here.” - NQT, Primary school

“Walsall Council has given me a helpful and supportive NQT induction, that has been a major part of the success of my NQT year.” - NQT, Secondary school

"Good service and supportive team. The service I have received from the office whenever I have had a query has always been most useful." - Mentor, Primary school

"Timely information via email." - Mentor, Secondary school

Find out more

For cost and tailored support packages, please contact Children’s Workforce Development team via:

Phone: 01922 650715

Email: ChildrensWorkforceDevelopment@walsall.gov.uk



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