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What is The National College?

The National College is the streaming home for high-quality professional development in schools, colleges, trusts and nurseries. We provide everything education settings need to enhance, manage and evidence their professional development in one place, on one platform.

We respond to the latest changes in education to help settings drive up standards and meet their statutory requirements, and work with our members to deliver the most up-to-date library of courses, webinars and resources, underpinned by robust evidence and world-leading expertise.

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Contact our sales team today at meetings@nationalcollege.com or on 0333 050 9167.

Educational Impact

improve parent engagement
88%
improve teacher knowledge
83%
save school money
78%
improve attainment
58%
improve school processes
58%

Additional evidence

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CompanyBusiness Name: The National College
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2017
Age Range0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18
FeaturesCourseWebinarProfessional DevelopmentCpdGovernanceOnline SafetySafeguarding Statutory RequirementsMental HealthSendAdminFinanceInspectionSchool ImprovementTeachingClimate EducationHealth And SafetyGain AccreditationGain CertificationStaff TrainingOfsted InspectionPerformance ManagementPerformance ReviewStaff DevelopmentAppraisal ProcessCpd ManagementLearning Platform
LanguagesEnglish
AccessibilityModerate features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookDesktop - LinuxMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android
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To ensure children stay safe online - not just in school, but at home as well - engaging parents and carers is a vital component for schools in meeting their statutory safeguarding requirements, in line with DfE guidance and legislation. The DfE emphasises the importance of education settings working in harmony with parents and carers to support pupil wellbeing and improve communication pathways.

We've compiled a comprehensive range of resources dedicated to strengthening parent-school relationships around internet safety: opening up conversations and building confidence. Feedback from our members highlights one of the main reasons for choosing us was to increase their parental engagement via our award-winning platform, including online safety courses, guides, resources and award-winning mobile app.

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The National College pricing starts from £990 / year

Pricing varies depending on number of staff members accessing the platform. Discounts are available for new customers.

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The National College Reviews

4.5 out of 5

from 9 Verified Reviews

The National College has collected 4 reviews in the past 6 months

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Dan Roberts

Vice Principal

GEMS Winchester School Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Used The National College weekly for 0–3 months

Apr 2024

We have been impressed with the support from the team and the quality of content.

Dan Roberts found The National College:
  • Significantly saves school money
    As we can run asynchronous PLD, we can now help our staff to go home on the earlier buses with our students, so it is a saving on only running one bus. It also has saved us time for SLT/MLs on planning PLD, which means they are using their time with students.
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    We have embarked on a whole school instructional coaching model, and being able to upskill coaches via this course on the National College platform has been highly effective. We have also improved teachers knowledge and understanding of mental health (for students and staff). Finally, the subject specific pedagogy that can be offered is great.
  • Significantly improves school processes
    It has made the delivery of professional learning & development much more effective.
  • Significantly improves parent engagement
    All of our parents now have access to high quality resources on internet safety - something they have been asking for more support with.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    While it has only been a short while, we expect the upskilling of our staff to translate into improved progress and attainment for our students; after all, this is why we do professional learning & development!
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Laura Stansfield

Group Primary Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator

Braeburn Schools, Kenya

Used The National College monthly for 4-6 months

Mar 2024

TNC offers a wide range of webinars and courses which increases knowledge and understanding. To make it impactful, schools should also structure the webinars in a collaborative way - small groups, discussions, what would that look like in our context etc. to really get the best from the platform.

Laura Stansfield found The National College:
  • Moderately saves school money
    When you consider the cost of external providers delivering in-person sessions, although it can be more impactful, it's expensive for a Group of schools when only specialising in 1 area. Whereas TNC is a good 'one stop shop' that all our staff can access.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    It's used when delivering InSeT sessions or time is protected for staff to find webinars/ courses linked to their appraisal targets.
  • Slightly improves school processes
    Same as above
  • Moderately improves parent engagement
    Schools share the 'Wake Up Wednesdays' with parents.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    We wouldn't have sufficient data to support this statement yet.
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Sarah

Deputy Head

TMAT, England

Used The National College weekly for 5 years+

Feb 2024

easy to access and use, offers us flexibility

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Sarah found The National College:
  • Moderately saves school money
    whole school training
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    understanding research to put into teaching methods
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
  • Moderately improves school processes
    wellbeing
  • Slightly improves attainment
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Jo Dobbs

Headteacher

Dacre Braithwaite, England

Used The National College weekly for 4-6 months

Feb 2024

Haven't fully explored the provision yet

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Jo Dobbs found The National College:
  • Moderately saves school money
    Whole Staff Training on Online Safety
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    We've not really looked at training videos yet - it's still early days
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    Safeguarding / Online Safety / Holocaust Memorial Day
  • Slightly improves school processes
    Ensuring everyone has the same level of training
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Still too early to tell
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Tatiana

Deputy academic director

Heritage International School, Moldova, Republic of

Used The National College monthly for 1-2 years

Jul 2023

National College is a great platform where anyone can find courses on their taste and needs.

Reply from The National College:Thank you for the brilliant review!
Tatiana found The National College:
  • Slightly saves school money
    By offering courses as part of school’s subscription
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    We used the NOS part, so definitely in teaching about online safety, social media influences etc
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    How to keep students safe online
  • Moderately improves school processes
    Updating our school policies regarding safeguarding
  • Moderately improves attainment
    We got the NOS status
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Wayne

Business Manager

Used The National College monthly for 1-2 years

Jul 2023

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Wayne found The National College:
  • Moderately saves school money
    Training - staff being able to complete this without all needing to find and pay for courses.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Slightly improves teacher knowledge
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Slightly improves attainment
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Emma White

Deputy Headteacher

Curwen Primary School, England

Used The National College monthly for 3-4 years

Jul 2023

Informative and engaging CPD - value for money.

Reply from The National College:Thank you for leaving us such a fantastic review!
Emma White found The National College:
  • Significantly saves school money
    As there is so much CPD available on one platform, it reduces the costs of finding and paying for whole-school or targeted staff CPD.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    Subject Leaders have found the webinars on Primary subject leadership, e.g. Deep Dives in specific subjects at Primary, really informative. They have helped them to better understand their role and how to articulate their vision and intent, how their curriculum is implemented, and how they can assess the impact of it on pupil progress and attainment.
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Slightly improves attainment
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Vikki

Executive Assistant to the Managing Director

Buttercup Corner Day Nursery & PlayClub, England

Used The National College weekly for 0–3 months

Jul 2023

We are still getting used to the system and have not been using it long enough to be able to make a real judgement

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Vikki found The National College:
  • Significantly saves school money
    Saves money that we would usually pay for CPD training
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    All staff receive the same training regardless of role and experience providing consistency throughout the team
  • Significantly improves teacher knowledge
    As stated in previous answer
  • Slightly improves school processes
  • Slightly improves attainment
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Lyda Howe

Head of School

Myanmar International School Yangon, Myanmar

Used The National College occasionally for 3-4 years

Jul 2023

More resources for admin/support staff would make it a 10

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Lyda Howe found The National College:
  • Slightly saves school money
    N/A
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Improves classroom practice, especially where we need all teachers to focus on one thing.
  • Moderately improves teacher knowledge
    Special Educational Needs
  • Does not significantly improve school processes
    Limited
  • Slightly improves attainment
    N/A
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