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GSA's Professional Development Service provides a broad range of high-quality, relevant and targeted one-day and conference opportunities to support teachers and leaders in girls' schools.

Professional Development

The GSA professional development programme responds to the training needs identified by members and reflects current best practice in education in the UK today. The selection of courses includes focus on key issues for those in a wide range of leadership roles in our schools, with course programmes drawing on the expertise of members and expert speakers from a range of other bodies.

Click here to browse the course brochure for 2013-2014.

If you have a specific query about the GSA courses and conferences please contact the GSA Secretariat on 0116 254 1619 or Email: events@gsa.uk.com.

Unless stated otherwise in the course details, bookings for all courses should be made using the online GSA Booking Form.

  • The Post NQT Years – Next Steps in Your Early Career

    St Albans High School for Girls Price per person £195

    This course provides guidance on improving practice and planning in your next years at the chalkface. Course Audience Teachers in their second and third year post NQT Course Directo... Find out more »

  • GSA Heads’ Induction Part II

    The Stratford Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon Price per person £395

    This course is offered as part of GSA’s commitment to continued support and development opportunities for new Heads and members of the Association. It is a requirement for those h... Find out more »

  • Cross Association Junior Heads’ Conference

    The Holiday Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon Price per person £395

    This is the sixth Junior School Heads’ Conference which is open to all Heads of Junior and Preparatory Schools across the Heads’ Associations. With a focus on ‘Modern Headship... Find out more »

  • CAL Symposium

    City of London School for Girls Price per person £65

    The third CAL Symposium will take place between 18:30 and 20:00 on Wednesday 19 March 2014 at the City of London School for Girls, featuring John Timpson, CBE. (Refreshments will be... Find out more »

  • GSA New Heads’ Induction Part I

    The Stratford Hotel, Stratford upon Avon Price per person £675

    The purpose of this course is to introduce into the Association newly appointed GSA Heads and those who have recently taken up their appointments. It is designed to be of equal bene... Find out more »

  • Junior/Prep Heads’ Induction

    The Stratford Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon Price per person £395

    The purpose of this course is to introduce into the Association newly appointed Junior/Prep Heads of GSA schools and those within two years of appointment. The course is offered ove... Find out more »

  • Effective Subject Co-ordinator in the Primary Phase

    Palmers Green High School Price per person £195

    This course will investigate the roles and responsibilities of the subject co-ordinator, the importance of lesson observation and work scrutiny, baseline assessment and individual p... Find out more »