Collaborative Enquiry Training

For teachers wanting to engage in research-informed practice and raise their pupil outcomes.

The NEW TDT Collaborative Enquiry courses have been designed to support both school leaders and teachers to successfully implement Collaborative Enquiry in their schools, to engage in practitioner research and work with colleagues to critically reflect on and refine practice.

Participants will be supported to carry out an enquiry with colleagues over at least two terms. This training provides an opportunity for participants to engage in practitioner research and work with colleagues to critically reflect on practice.

Book this training to:

  • improve outcomes for pupils, particularly the most disadvantaged, through effective teacher development
  • cultivate a culture of enquiry and critical reflection built on high quality professional conversations
  • develop a research informed approach to teaching and learning
  • provide opportunities for colleagues to share best practice and develop collective expertise

Which course is right for me?

Leading Collaborative Enquiry

Who should take part?

Suitable for senior and middle leaders looking to:

  • Understand the mechanics of the Collaborative Enquiry model and
  • learn how to successfully implement it across their school, departments or phase.

Participants will:

  • Explore each component of the Collaborative Enquiry cycle
  • Learn how to foster a whole-school culture of collaboration 
  • Learn how to foster a culture of teacher enquiry and research-driven professional learning
  • Understand how to enable effective professional conversations amongst staff
  • Sharing and disseminating enquiry outcomes

Gap task and asynchronous learning will provide opportunities for colleagues to:

  • Reflect on CPD Leadership, use of research, collaboration and culture in their settings
  • Engage in relevant wider reading around CPD leadership and to ‘lay the groundwork’ for the successful implementation of Collaborative Enquiry.

Collaborative Enquiry in Practice

Who should take part?

Suitable for middle leaders and teachers looking to:

  • Implement and engage in Collaborative Enquiry
  • Gain a deeper understanding of each component of the Collaborative Enquiry cycle
  • Engage in practitioner research and work with colleagues to critically reflect on practice.

Participants will:

  • gain a solid understanding of how the Collaborative Enquiry process works
  • understand how to collaborate effectively with others and how to engage with research in a meaningful way

Gap tasks and asynchronous learning will provide opportunities for colleagues to:

  • Practice and reflect on, each phase of the Collaborative Enquiry model alongside the course, with the guidance and support of a facilitator.

TDT Network member schools – £3500*

Non-member schools – £4000*


Who are the course leaders?

The course is led and facilitated by our Network Learning Lead, Amit Chadda and supported by our central team.

Amit has worked in middle and senior leadership roles including Assistant Headteacher, Head of Sixth Form, Curriculum Manager for Performing Arts and Head of Music. He brings expertise in professional development, coaching and mentoring, curriculum design as well as pastoral and safeguarding systems. Amit has coached and supported teachers across a range of schools, subjects and phases and he is particularly interested in developing and nurturing teachers and leaders through research and values driven methods.

* TDT will train up to 12 participants in your school