Welcome to the Benjamin Curtis Foundation


...your one stop shop for professional development for leaders and teaching staff in schools, academies, chains and federations.

As a leading provider of professional development since 1999 we have established a high quality reliable service designed to support schools in developing the skills and quality of their staff.

Whatever your professional development needs we have the experience and expertise to help you meet them.

What we offer:

A bespoke service designing support and development activities on all aspects of leadership and teaching and learning based on specific needs of individuals, teams and leaders in your organisation

  • Return to Teaching Courses  to re-train and refresh the skills and confidence of those wishing to return to the profession after taking time out to care for children or work in other industries or professions
  • Dynamic programmes of training and support for individual schools and academies to strengthen leadership and to improve the quality of teaching and learning. 

The quality of our work is endorsed by a growing number of head teachers, governors, teachers and local authority personnel who will testify to the high quality and impact of our work. We will be delighted to provide references from appropriate bodies on request.


Ofsted and the school curriculum

Ofsted have placed a new focus on the quality of the school curriculum.

Is your school curriculum broad, balanced and vibrant? Does it offer your pupils an exciting vehicle for learning in depth through first hand experience and meaningful activities? 

Jane has supported many schools in designing a relevant and high quality curriculum that has been consistently judged in Ofsted inspections to be a strength and a key factor in ensuring improved pupil outcomes.

Find out how she can help you and your team achieve this through a simple approach to curriculum design based on your aims and ethos and the unique context and character of your school.   


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Return to Teaching Courses 2018

Sheffield commencing 12th September - 28th November 2018

Our distance learning courses include two taught days, school placement and supported Teaching and Learning modules. Please visit the Return to Teaching page for further details.

Jane Scott, returning teacher in Sheffield 2017 says: 'Jane's enthusiasm for teaching and learning is infectious. I have come away from each taught session, telephone seminar and even email feeling inspired and with new confidence that I can do this!'

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