Welcome to Direct Services to Schools


Welcome to the Direct Services to Schools website, where you can find details of our services, training courses, apprenticeships and traineeships, and Professional Development Centre (PDC) facilities.

Schools have been incredible in continuously adapting to help support children and young people and we are pleased to provide a range of services that enhance this support. Please take a look at our service pages to see how we can help.

Our training programme will continue to be a blended offering, with those events that have worked better virtually continuing to be delivered this way; however we are extremely pleased that many training sessions and all large events are back to being completed face-to-face.  We are pleased that our e-learning offer has proved very popular and we will be continuing to offer various e-learning courses along with some new packages. 

Many of our services and development programmes can be tailored to suit your school's specific needs, therefore please contact us to discuss any requirements you may have.

Your feedback and knowing that our services continue to meet your individual needs is valuable in ensuring we support schools to help children and young people; therefore please do contact Caroline Banin-Taylor, Head of Direct Services to Schools, if you have any feedback regarding services we provide, that you require, or for general enquiries. 

We look forward to working with you and welcoming you to the PDC soon.

Tracy Russell

Senior Assistant Director - Inclusion, Learning and Achievement

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Latest News

  • School Workforce Development Programme:
    The programme for the 2022 - 2023 Academic Year, starting September 2022, can be viewed here.
    Please review the guidelines on slide 2 for how best to use the document.