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.

We are pleased to provide a range of services that enhance the outstanding support schools provide to children and young people. Please take a look at our service pages to see how we can help.

Most training sessions and all large events are being completed face-to-face, although we do offer some virtual and blended learning opportunities.  

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 meet your individual needs is valuable in ensuring we support your school to continue to nurture and develop our children and young people; therefore if you have any feedback regarding services we provide, that you require, or for general enquiries please complete this feedback form. This will be submitted to Caroline Banin-Taylor, Head of Direct Services to Schools and can also be accessed via the QR code below.

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

Tracy Russell

Senior Assistant Director - Inclusion, Learning and Achievement

Upcoming Courses

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.