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Here is a list of the current continuing professional development courses. Please click on a course to see the full details.

The interactive workshop will include ideas for movement from Early Years practice, and examples of pedagogy and some Dalcroze principles.

Date: 20 November 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Copenhagen Primary School, N1 0WF
Cost: £25


The Crafts Council are asking teachers to join their growing movement to ensure hands-on making is an essential part of every child's education.

Date: 21 November 2019, 10:00 – 13:00 

Location: Thomas Tallis School, Kidbrooke Park Road, SE3 9PX

Cost: Free


This workshop will provide the basics for if you are starting to think about how to raise funds for your project or organisation.

Date: 28 November 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Terrace Room | 83 Margaret Street, W1W 8TB
Cost: Varied, see below


Join A New Direction at the BFI Stephen Street to celebrate Artsmark in London and to connect with a wealth of Artsmark Partners.

Date: 28 November 2019, 16:30 – 18:30 GMT
Location: BFI Stephen Street, 21 Stephen Street, W1T 1LN
Cost: Free



The Teaching Musician is a postgraduate (Level 7) programme, developed to support and recognise the skills of musicians working in music education.

Applications to The Teaching Musician 2020 starting Feb 2020 are now open via UCAS Conservatoires.

Deadline for applications is Friday 29th November 2019.


Discover how to give young people a say and empower them to take a lead in your programmes and activities.

Date: Thursday 5 December, 1:30- 5:30 pm
Location: Bechstein Room, Wigmore Hall, W1U 2BP
Cost: £20-£55


Programmed by Sound Connections, this series of workshops will explore the role that music plays for young people in the contemporary British city and rapidly unfolding digital age.

Date: Thursday 12 December, 3-6pm
Location: The ARC Centre, N1 7DF
Cost: Free


In this evening session from Sound Connections and music educator Linda Bance, share experiences of using musical instruments both untuned and tuned with babies and children in their early years.

Date: 9 January 2020, 5:30-7pm
Location: Copenhagen Primary School, N10WF
Cost: £25


A New Direction and Complicite present a day long INSET which will give you a chance to practically explore Complicite’s approaches to devising theatre and reflect on how to embed these in your own teaching practice.

Date: 14 January 2020, 09:30 – 16:30
Location: Graeae Theatre Company, Bradbury Studios, 138 Kingsland Road, E2 8DY
Cost: Free


A New Direction's second event in the Big Change series explores audience engagement, and the power of using clear messaging and ambitious content. 

Date: 22 January 2020, 15:00 – 18:30
Location: Museum of London (Terrace Gallery), 150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN
Cost: Free


Free Arts Award CPD for teachers and cultural education practitioners at the Garden Museum, in partnership with A New Direction.

Date: 4 February 2020, 16:30 – 19:00
Location: Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7LB
Cost: Free



The session provides teachers with the opportunity to explore Hampton Court Palace and look at the diverse art forms on display, consider how to use these to enrich the KS1 and KS2 Curriculum back in the classroom, and explore effective ways to gather evidence to achieve an Arts Award.

FREE. Thursday 19 March 2020. 2-5:30PM