One-off lectures and workshops

Get in touch. We can organize anything from a half-day INSET to a 5 day training course, whether for an individual school, an academy group, an educational charity or a professional association.

Dr Peter Vardy has been the keynote lecturer at a wide range of high-profile conferences across the world, including for the UNHRC, UNESCO, IBO, HMC, HMC Oxford Conference in Education, GSA and AHISA.  His teacher-events have always been well received because he is an engaging lecturer who really understands the challenges they face.


Charlotte Vardy has presented at a wide range of teacher-training events, ranging from a five-day workshop on teaching Critical Thinking in Miami for CIE and the College Board to HMC and GSA group meetings for Heads of Religious Studies.  Her sessions are always well received because she combines clarity with depth and has a wide range of experience to draw on.


Whether you are arranging a high-profile event for an educational organisation or group of schools, or whether you are looking for something tailored for the needs of a particular school or department, we can help you to provide PD to remember for a good reason.

Recent Bespoke CPD and INSET events have included:

  • Peter led a governors’ away day for one school, exploring the meaning of having an Anglican Ethos.
  • Charlotte led a whole-staff INSET day for a group of Primary Academies, focusing on how they could use Philosophy to shape their teaching.
  • Peter provided a keynote address for a regional group of RE teachers, considering the challenge presented by the new GCSE specifications.
  • Charlotte provided online support using Citrix GoToMeeting over several weeks for teachers implementing a new and challenging course..


Our prices for bespoke CPD vary, depending on location, duration and special preparation required, but start at £299.  Please e-mail to discuss your requirements.

More Events for GCSE and A Level Religious Studies with Dr Peter Vardy

FAITH has been specially designed to enrich and extend Year 13 students’ learning and covers topics specified by ALL ENGLISH EXAMINATION BOARDS for the full A Level (Year 2 study) in Religious Studies, but also relevant for those studying towards CIE PreU and IB Diploma options Read more»

HAPPINESS has been designed to support your Year 12 students and covers topics specified by ALL ENGLISH EXAMINATION BOARDS for AS Level / A Level Year 1 Study in Religious Studies, but also relevant for those studying towards CIE PreU and IB Diploma options. Sessions will cover… Read more»

Our brand new GCSE event for 2019 CREATION has been designed to enrich and extend your Year 10-11 students and covers topics specified by ALL EXAMINATION BOARDS as part of the Christianity and Thematic Studies modules.  Reference will also be made to Islam and Judaism… Read more»

Adding value to education

CPD events for teachers at venues across the UK and online, including occasional residentials, plus Bespoke training from whole-staff or departmental INSET to individual coaching.

A day for Gifted and Talented Year 10s, a sixth form enrichment day on financial awareness or a governors’ day on ethos… we can arrange a Bespoke Event which adds value to your curriculum.

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