Learning Network School

Professional Learning

At Willowtown Community Primary School we are committed to designing and delivering our INSPIRE curriculum; continuously learning and exploring to enhance our teaching and learner outcomes.

We want to create an innovative culture and attitude. 


We want to enable staff to take risks and experiment in their practice. 


To develop a culture where staff are open to thinking and doing things differently.

We believe this demands strong personal and professional leadership in every classroom. We believe quality, well planned professional learning lies at the heart of achieving this vision.

Principles that guide Professional Learning at Willowtown

At Willowtown we believe that quality Professional Learning is highly valuable and integral to realising the school’s development priorities and Wales’ national mission, therefore it’s worth allocating the time and effort to do it properly.

Supporting Professional Learning: Nationally, Regionally and Locally

Learning Objectives and Success Criteria

Nursery and Reception

Year 1 and 2

Year 3 and 4

Year 5 and 6


As a Learning Network School for STEM we support and work with schools across the region in their science teaching and learning. We provide professional learning opportunities for teachers across the EAS in a number of areas - such as Minecraft, Coding, Taking Science across the curriculum. This year we have been working with colleagues, facilitating discussion and sharing learning, from a range of primary and secondary settings to develop Progression in Science.

In the Summer Term we will be providing training on using Minecraft in the classroom for teachers. We will be releasing the date of this PL soon, check the EAS PL calendar and our school twitter page for booking information and the date.

Our recent professional opportunities can be seen below: