October 2016
TEEP CUREE evaluation report online
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June 2016
Latest TEEP EEF newsletter online
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The TEEP News page is a one-stop-shop for teacher effectiveness enhancement programme events and developments. TEEP News will be updated regularly, and the latest articles appear at the top of the page.

The latest TEEP Newsletter will appear quarterly and is available for free download. If you wish to access our back catalogue of newsletter issues please join TEEP Associates and login.

August 2017

TEEP Resource Packs - new for 2017

A series of 13 booklets (plus references), one on each element of the TEEP model which gives more background and understanding on the research behind the programme and ideas to implement to support the implementing of TEEP. The packs are listed below:

  • TEEP Pack - Accelerated learning
  • TEEP Pack - Agree learning outcomes
  • TEEP Pack - Apply to demonstrate
  • TEEP Pack - Assessment for learning
  • TEEP Pack - Collaborative learning
  • TEEP Pack - Construct Meaning
  • TEEP Pack - Effective learner behaviours
  • TEEP Pack - Effective teacher behaviours
  • TEEP Pack - ICT
  • TEEP Pack - Prepare for learning
  • TEEP Pack - Present new information
  • TEEP Pack - Review
  • TEEP Pack - Thinking for learning
  • TEEP Pack - References
These resources are available to anyone who has completed TEEP training - please log in to download your copies’. They can also be found in the Resources Database.
October 2016

TEEP CUREE evaluation report Oct 2016

The Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE) carried out an evaluation into the TEEP programme the TEEP programme as offered by SSAT. Their role was to gather information on how teachers were embedding and developing TEEP in the classroom, how school leaders were contributing to developing the impact of the programme and how learners were responding and developing positive attitudes to learning. The overall aim was to learn from schools what their experiences were both pre and post TEEP training, what has proven most effective and any areas where they feel TEEP support can be improved. The key conclusions can be seen on page 4.

June 2016

TEEP newsletter

At the end of this project this final report brings together the stories of the journey of many of the school who have undertaken TEEP in the last few years.  The schools share their insights, successes and challenges with TEEP and the impact they have seen as a result in their school communities

12 July 2016

TEEP impact report 2016

The TEEP impact report 2016 gives a fascinating insight into the short and long term benefits of the programme. The report contains testimonials from those who have experienced TEEP and statistical analysis of improved school performance.

12 June 2015

TEEP EEF newsletter June 2015
'Real Transformation: Celebrating success through TEEP'

At the end of the third year of the Educational Endowment Foundation grant, the latest edition of our TEEP EEF newsletter – 'Real Transformation: Celebrating success through TEEP' was produced. Profiling the stories of the schools involved in all three years of the programme to date, it provides some amazing insights and information directly from the school themselves and the impact they are seeing through TEEP and the hard work of their own school communities.

11 December 2014

What is TEEP? video

A new 2 minute TEEP film is now available online.

13 May 2014

Real Transformation: Celebrating success through TEEP

At the end of the second year of the Eductional Endowment Foundation grant, the latest edition of our TEEP EEF newsletter – 'Real Transformation: Celebrating success through TEEP' was produced. Profiling the stories of the schools involved in both years of the programme to date, it provides some amazing insights and information directly from the school themselves and the impact they are seeing through TEEP and the hard work of their own school communities.

1 December 2013

A Sad Day for TEEP

It is with great sadness that SSAT announces that Dee Palmer Jones passed away on Sunday 1st December, 2013. Dee lead the development of the Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme and has left an incredible legacy through TEEP. Her relentless focus to develop a programme that will support teachers and schools to improve teaching and learning is now reaching hundreds of schools and thousands of teachers.

Dee has touched the hearts of so many people and has been an inspiration to all that have had the pleasure to work with her. We all count ourselves very lucky to have known Dee and our thoughts are with her family at this time.

16 May 2013

TEEP News issue 25 - Summer 2013

This newsletter includes an update on TEEP developments and the EEF project, information on TEEP level 2, links to the Lead Practitioner accreditation and more.

16 May 2013

Real Transformation: Celebrating success through TEEP

This is the first newsletter of the TEEP EEF (Education Endowment Foundation) project and provides background information and the stories from each of the schools involved in the first year of the programme, the impact they are seeing and their aspirations for the future.

4 January 2013

Taking risks and transforming cultures in challenging circumstances

This year two schools which have been successfully TEEP trained were showcased at the SSAT’s National Conference; Innovating schools: Creating the learning environment and transforming school cultures. Their session focused on Taking risks and transforming cultures in challenging circumstances. These are schools that historically have faced considerable challenges so they were delighted to share how TEEP has started to transform their teaching and learning and how with a rigorous implementation plan, has helped support their staff resulting in unprecedented enthusiasm and levels of engagement. Both the Isle of Sheppey Academy and Foleshill Church of England Primary School have been overwhelmed by the positive response of staff and students and are already seeing significant signs of change in their classrooms. Delegates attending the sessions were treated to inspirational short films from both schools demonstrating their journey so far.

Recent feedback from a teacher from the Isle of Sheppey Academy was that the training “Is fun, engaging and imperative for enhancing pedagogical and leadership practice” and a comment from a Year 8 boy to a teacher: “I don’t know what you all did on the training days, Sir, but it must have been brilliant because I’ve had the most amazing lessons ever today; I can’t wait until tomorrow!

The conference focused on four challenges:

Co-construction - how do we develop a model of teaching that is centred around teachers and students co-constructing learning?
Collaboration - what are the building blocks to ensure schools work better together in a ‘by schools, for schools’ network, that students and teachers work to co-construct learning, and teachers collaborate to learn from each other?
Creativity - we ask ‘Is the drive for accountability an icon of conservatism or an agent of innovation?’
Culture - how can leadership bring about lasting change and a lasting legacy

2 October 2012

SSAT National Conference 4 - 5 December 2012

At the SSAT National Conference in December this year TEEP will be sharing the agenda along side some very interesting speakers on the themes of Co-constructive, Creativity, Culture and Collaboration. One of our TEEP schools will be showcasing the Impact of TEEP within their school and sharing their aspirations for the future.

To read more about the conference please see the links below or visit the conference website Further information on the TEEP session will be released shortly.
14 May 2012

TEEP Newsletter 24 - ITT focus

This newsletter has a particular focus on the work that was taking place with a new cohort of trainee teachers on the ITT programme at Gateshead College. The newsletter pulls together some very personal insights, which we hope will be of interest to all teachers at any stage of their careers and explores the bridging of the gap between theory and practice.

To download the newsletter please click here.

16 April 2012

TEEP EEF grant – what difference will it make?

In the latest edition of ‘The Schools Network News’ there is an article about the new EEF grant for TEEP, including a case study on how TEEP is helping one school in Wiltshire ‘We are convinced that the TEEP model will form an integral part of our drive to coming a great school and a centre for excellence in learning.’

To read the article please click here.

28 March 2012

Recruiting schools for the EEF

School are being invited to express an interest in receiving TEEP whole school training through the Education Endowment Foundation grant to The Schools Network.

Schools who are looking to improve their teaching and learning and are currently round or under the governments floor targets are invited to express an interest in being part of the programme.

For more information please click here.

14 March 2012

TEEP film now available online

A new 10 minute TEEP film is now available online. It gives a summary of key aspects of the programme and TEEP cycle, feedback from teachers and gives insights into how TEEP training can help schools.

8 March 2012

£1m backing for Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme

Over the last few months we have been working with the Education Endowment Foundation to apply for funding to support the development of TEEP for ‘target’ schools, those under government floor targets. We are pleased to announce that as part of the latest round of awards the application has been approved and a grant of £1 million has been awarded. This grant will provide access to over 50 schools over the next four year to TEEP training to help them improve their classroom practice. Additionally it will support the development of the TEEP programme through additional strands of training and materials, to meet the needs of schools in challenging circumstances. The early planning stages are currently taking place but will provide updates through out the programme..

22 December 2011

TEEP in Primary

A recent article in The Schools Network’s Primary Newsletter explores how primary schools are beginning to engage and benefit from TEEP training for their staff. The article is called ‘It’s not about reinventing what you do, its about small changes having a big impact on students.’ Read the full article on page 23 of the newsletter.

21 December 2011

TEEP at The Schools Network 19th National Conference

The National Conference was held on the 30 November- 2 December 2011 in Birmingham with this year’s focus on “every child has talent”. Delegates had the opportunity to debate how schools could deepen learning for all students so their individual talents are acknowledged and realised, focusing on creativity, new technologies and entrepreneurship.

118 delegates from schools across the UK and abroad, chose to attend the highly interactive TEEP session “Raising achievement through the eyes of our learners”, led by Tony Billings (Headteacher), Ann-Marie Connor (Deputy Headteacher) and Sarah Marshall (Head of Maths) from All Hallows Catholic College. The session was experiential in nature, giving delegates a flavour for what it is like to be a learner as they engaged in edge-of-their-comfort-zone learning experiences. Delegates participated in group activities, mixing with fellow teachers from a wide variety of backgrounds, giving them the opportunity to share their experiences and opinions, reflecting how the best learning takes place.

The session included plenty of practical examples of how TEEP can been used in the classroom to make lessons more engaging including amongst others:
  • Using tools to structure thinking e.g. Diamond Nine where ideas or statements are ranked in order of importance or relevance.
  • Using the no hands up rule to create a climate where everyone is expected to take part. Use a random name selector tool to identify students to answer questions.
  • Creating opportunities to review progress at regular intervals during the lesson. Encourage students to think not only about what they are learning but also how they are learning.
Four students from All Hallows Catholic College, individually led sessions in which they described to their group of delegates how their lessons across the whole school are TEEPed, from learning outcomes to a more engaged, involved and active style of learning. They explained how they found this style of learning to be an enjoyable challenge, giving them not only the opportunity to voice their own opinions but also to understand the viewpoint of other students. The students were enthusiastic about their understanding of how their lessons followed the TEEP framework with each lesson having the ability to be unique and engaging. The students were inspiring to listen to and led to one delegate leaving the room saying it was the best session he had been to at a conference in 10 years.

5 December 2011

Playwriting across the Curriculum Book published

In November 2011 a new book has been published which is based on TEEP framework and written by an experienced TEEP practitioner.
The book is a guide to introducing the craft of playwriting into the secondary English curriculum at key stage 3, using the TEEP (Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme) framework. The authors also provide a particular focus on applying this versatile scheme of work to other areas of the curriculum, including Citizenship and PSHE.
Playwriting Across the Curriculum also contains schemes of work for:
  • pupils with special educational needs (SEN)
  • pupils with English as an additional language (EAL)
  • adaptation to Adult Literacy Core Curriculum.
Its coverage of specific plays as part of the scheme ensures that students will engage with contemporary writing in their learning. This is an essential resource for anyone wanting to teach playwriting at secondary school level. For further information please visit the publishers website.

5 September 2011

An invitation to share great TEEP resources

The TEEP website now has a new function which allows all associates and trainers to share TEEP resources they have created and case studies demonstrating best practice with fellow TEEPers. The best resources, are those which have been tried extensively in the classroom and we hope this opportunity to share good ideas will benefit all associates in their TEEP practice and that as many as possible will feel confident and keen to contribute.

Resources can be anything from single documents to a group of files zipped together. They may be for use in the classroom with students, for planning lessons, copies of schemes of work or templates for activities. Writing a short case study explaining why a resource was developed, how it was used and the results, is a really interesting way of sharing the story behind the resource. A guidance document provides tips and hints on what to do and not do in relation to sharing resources on the internet (download here).

The new function is as simple as uploading a file, giving it a short description and then tagging it to any areas of the TEEP cycle or the subject/key stage that it relates to. This tagging system allows users to find the resources quickly and also supports the development of pools of resources for specific subjects. Once uploaded, the resources will go through a quality assurance process using the lead trainers from the TEEP champion centres before they are released to the live website. Instructions on how to upload resources are available here.

1 September 2011

Specialist Schools and Academies Trust becomes The Schools Network

From the 1st September 2011 the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust changed its name and became The Schools Network. Why the name change?
  • Our strength has always been in bringing schools and profession"working. That is at the heart of what we do, so we thought the time was right to reflect that in our name and logo and become known as The Schools Network.
  • We are still as committed as ever to the success of specialist schools and academies, and are proud of what we have achieved together.
  • Our mission remains the same – to give practical support to transforming education by building and enabling a world-class network of innovative, high-performing schools and academies in partnership with business and the wider community.
  • We are phasing in the change over the next six months to ensure our resources are not diverted from supporting schools.

About The Schools Network

  • We are one of the largest networks of schools in the world, bringing together primary, secondary and special schools and academies to promote excellence and raise standards.
  • Our ethos is ‘by schools, for schools’. We offer practical support for all school staff, drawing on the expertise of successful teachers and head teachers.
  • We are an independent charity working for our members - we don’t make a profit. and everything we do is ploughed back into the education system. The outcomes from our work are shared throughout the education system for the benefit of all stakeholders.
As the custodians of TEEP, The Schools Network will continue to support, nurture and grow the network of schools, colleges and practitioners who have been TEEP trained.

12 July 2011

A new tool to signpost the latest research on teaching and learning

The TEEP programme was developed as an action research project based on the latest research in teaching and learning. To keep the programme up to date it is important to be aware of new research that is being produced around the world and therefore a new tool has been added to the website. The SSAT have worked with CUREE (Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education) to develop a route map to signpost TEEP practitioners to this latest research linked to the areas of the TEEP model. This is accessible by logging into the website and then clicking on the final tab which will have become RESEARCH. We hope all practitioners find this a useful tool and we are always interested to hear of other research that is taking place which would support other TEEP practitioners.
12 July 2011

Postgraduate award for TEEP from the Institute of Education, University of Warwick

We are pleased to announce that the Institute of Education will now be offering a Postgraduate Award in Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme, worth 30 CATs. The Postgraduate Award will be based on the work participants undertake as part of their TEEP training with The Schools Network. To express interest, participants will need to email the TEEP team at Once we have a cohort of interested people we will contact the University of Warwick who will organise an induction day at the University. Participants will then be provided with tutorial support to complete a Masters level 5000 word assignment which will be directly related to their reflections from TEEP. Further information is available here.

Participants awarded the Postgraduate Award will be eligible to apply to upgrade onto either the MA in Educational Leadership and Management or the MA in Educational Innovation. You will have already gained the 30 credits of the 180 required for a Masters degree through the Postgraduate Award. For further information about the Masters degrees is available here.
31 May 2011

TEEP Newsletter issue 23 - Summer 2011

The new TEEP Newsletter is now available to download via the website. Articles include topics such as: Year 11 Maths revision, Confessions of a Middle-Aged Teacher, Sailing the Seven C's with TEEP and Why whole school TEEP?.
4 April 2011

New TEEP trainers join the team

New TEEP trainers join the team The TEEP team is very pleased to welcome the latest cohort of TEEP trainers to the programme. The new trainers have completed a level 3 course this spring term, building on their work as TEEP coaches and mentors. Over the coming months they will begin by interning on a existing course, alongside qualified trainers to gain more confidence and experience. A Level 3 course supports deeper understanding of the TEEP model and examines how to train in TEEP by modeling the model. The enthusiasm and support for TEEP that was demonstrated on the courses was inspiring and the unanimous response was that the course was excellent. Here are some comments from a few of our new cohort of trainers.

"Really enjoyed it and excited about being involved in delivering TEEP"
"Very inspired and keen to continue TEEPING!"
"I now feel more confident about delivery... I can't wait to put it into practice."

We are very excited to have these outstanding practitioners joining the TEEP delivery team and are looking forward to their input in the coming months. For more information about TEEP please contact
13 January 2011

TEEP at the BETT show 2011

TEEP is starting the New Year well. In January it is being showcased on the SSAT stand at the BETT show (12-15th January 2011 at Olympia and at the end of first day has received a lot of interest. At the start of February the first Primary level 1 course will be taking place in Darlington, aimed at embedding the TEEP principles specifically into the primary context. Many schools and academies are also beginning their whole school courses this term and feedback from the early ones is already really positive. The TEEP team are also spending time in January and February training more trainers to be able to deliver TEEP both across the country and in all the sectors, including Primary and FE.
13 December 2010

TEEP at the SSAT National Conference - update

Delegates were treated to a Peep at TEEP at the National Conference in November. Ann-Marie Connor (SSAT National Coordinator and Deputy Head at All Hallows Catholic College) and John Shropshire (Teacher Learning Co-ordinator at All Hallows Catholic College) provided an insight into TEEP and how it is being used in one school to improve the quality of teaching and learning, where in the most recent set of lesson observations 90% were graded good or better with just under 50% outstanding.

We looked at the framework which is composed of effective learner behaviours, effective teacher behaviours, the five underpinning elements and the planning model. The impact of TEEP was considered, including external evaluations and feedback from schools and colleges that have adopted TEEP. Student voice was particularly worthy of note as students comment on how TEEP has transformed lessons and made them more fun. Film footage of typical TEEP training was also viewed and delegates were interested to see the highly active hands on approach where trainers model the model and teachers take on the role of learners.

This was followed by plenty of practical examples of how TEEP has been used in the classroom to make lessons more engaging including:
  • Making the ordinary extraordinary – using a box of Smarties to teach a range of concepts across different subjects from punctuation in English to looking at stereotypes in Citizenship.
  • Teaching complex concepts such as plate tetronics in Science by using a pan of tomato soup and some croutons.
  • Engaging young people in learning from the outset. Meet and greet at the door, have bell work activities available so they get on task immediately. A typical bell work activity could be see, hear, think where students look at a range of visual images and consider how the images link, what they think the lesson is going to be about and what the message might be.
  • Hooking students into learning with the use of visual starters which include music and colour and create a sense of awe and wonder.
  • Getting students to use a semantic map early in the lesson when you want to know what they already know about a topic. This can then be added to as the lesson progresses.
  • Using tools to structure thinking e.g. Diamond Nine where ideas or statements are ranked in order of importance or relevance.
  •  Using the no hands up rule to create a climate where everyone is expected to take part. Use a random name selector tool to identify students to answer questions.
  • Planning questions prior to the lesson, allow students thinking time. Employ strategies to encourage higher level thinking, such as de Bono’s thinking hats which aid decision making and problem solving or the before the before and after the after to encourage thinking and making predictions.
  • Encouraging students to understand that “getting stuck” is part of the learning process. The secret is not to stay stuck. Make C3B4Me part of their routine wherethey try a range of strategies to help them move on before going to the teacher for help.
  • Creating opportunities to review progress at regular intervals during the lesson. Encourage students to think not only about what they are learning but also how they are learning. Use opportunities for peer assessment such as three stars and a wish.
  • Planning a range of activities to appeal to different learning styles and ensure a smooth transition between activities. Set a time allocation for each activity and use timer tools such as the electronic hour glass to remind students.
18 November 2010

TEEP at the SSAT National Conference

At this year’s SSAT National Conference, 24 -26 November 2010 in Birmingham, TEEP is being showcased in the exhibition to raise awareness of the programme and its principles. The three questions which the conference is addressing are:
  • What should students learn?
  • How should students learn?
  • How can we remove barriers to learning?
Ann-Marie Connor and John Shropshire from All Hallows Catholic College in Macclesfield will be demonstrating and discussing with delegates visiting the SSAT’s exhibition stand at the conference, how they have used TEEP in school to support students learning and engagement.
1 September 2010

SSAT take over TEEP

The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust are delighted to have been chosen by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation to take over TEEP and to lead the programme in its next phase of development by using the SSAT's many resources and wide variety of networks.

Training available
From September 2010 we are continuing to offer the following levels of training:

Level 1 (for classroom teachers)
Further developing personal understanding of teaching and learning A five day training course (3+2 days) that "models the model" The training is experiential, challenging and fun.

Level 2 (for ASTs, Heads of department, Teaching and learning co-ordinators, coaches and mentors)
Developing the skills required when consulting, collaborating and coaching A three day course giving participants a deeper understanding of the TEEP model, and strategies to work with colleagues to support their practice. A portfolio is required.

Level 3 (by invitation, for potential TEEP trainers)
Developing the skills required to 'plan and present' quality TEEP CPD Participants "intern" with an experienced trainer and attend a three day training event on the skills of a TEEP trainer.

ITT (for student teachers)
A focus on identifying the skills needed to practically and successfully begin a career in teaching A two day course introducing the TEEP model NQT Teachers in their first year of teaching How to turn the theory into practice within the classroom. An introduction to the TEEP framework for effective teaching and learning

TEEP 14- 19 (for teachers of vocational subjects in schools and FE)
Exploring the differences needed to teach older students A 5 day course (3+2) on TEEP in the vocational context

TEEP Whole School Model (for whole staff of an individual school)
Acknowledging different teaching styles while developing consistent messages in a strategic and coherent approach across the school 2 days training on consecutive PD days for all staff including SMT: a further 3 days training for a group of staff who will take TEEP forward in the school.

You can book training now on one of the levels above which will be held at one of our main training centres, by visiting In addition, if you request the TEEP whole school model, or for a level 1 course for your area (dependant on delegate numbers) the training will be delivered at your school/centre.

If you are interested in hearing more please do visit our website at or contact us at or 020 7802 9003.
29 April 2010

TEEP Newsletter issue 21 - Spring 2010

The new TEEP Newsletter is now available to download via the website. Articles include topics such as: Dee Palmer-Jones's reflections on Whole School training; Mandy Garside thoughts on why and how she decided to improve her questioning strategies; Moira Yardley on her Bush Tucker Trial and Angela Roxby describes a PE lesson planned using the TEEP framework.
6 January 2010

TEEP Newsletter issue 20 - Winter 2009

The new TEEP Newsletter is now available to download via the website. Articles include topics such as Darren Mead's Learning Agenda, Clair Stoneham's thoughts on thinking and the need for teachers to reflect on their classroom practice, Mandy Garside on some of the strategies used to develop TEEP whole-school and Marion Barnet's insight into a successful ICT/literacy day based on Harry Potter.
7 October 2009

TEEP Training dates for 2009/10 updated

The training dates for TEEP training during 2009 to 2010 have been updated. This includes Level 1, Level 1 Vocational, Level 2, Level 2 Vocational, NQT and Whole School Training. You can find contact details to book training on TEEP courses and view prices on this page too.
23 June 2009

TEEP Newsletter issue 19 - Summer 2009

The new TEEP Newsletter is now available to download via the website. Articles include topics such as how TEEP helped Sean Davison develop Springboard Nursery resources, Clair Stoneham's use of Classroom Climate concepts to take the heat out of the classroom, Diane Henson reveals her key tips and strategies for student revision and an executive summary of a report on the Impact of the TEEP programme.
28 April 2009

TEEP Newsletter issue 18 - Spring 2009

The new TEEP Newsletter is now available to download via the website. Articles include such varied subjects as the Jill Flack's thoughts on continuing professional development, Thinking Hats in Year 10 English, A new take on Baby’s Support System from Amy Leigh Dickinson’s talented pupils and Using the TEEP model to add value to your CPD.
14 April 2009

More new TEEP Lesson plan resources now available

We have added a new set of TEEP Lesson plans for History, Child development and Film studies. Simply login to download them. Stand by for more resources including video coming soon!
20 March 2009

New TEEP Lesson plan resources now available

We have added a new set of TEEP Media Studies Lesson plans called TV Quiz Shows Examination 2009 to the website. Simply login to download them.
6 January 2009

TEEP Model has been updated

We have redesigned the graphic of the TEEP model, and updated the TEEP extended model page on the website. The new model is also available as a downloadable PDF resource for TEEP trainers.
4 September 2008

TEEP Newsletter archive now online

The complete archive of TEEP Newsletter back issues is now available to TEEP Associates to download on the website. The Newsletters are divided into separate articles with a short summary listed for each article. You can search for individual articles using the advanced search facility.
9 July 2008

TEEP website launch

The new TEEP website was launched at the London TEEP Conference on
9 July 2008. The website has had a complete redesign and the content
has been streamlined and navigation made simpler. In addition to the
aesthetic redevelopment, the website offers a join TEEP form, where
users can get immediate access to exclusive resources once logged in.
The new site also offers discussion boards so users can contribute.
9 July 2008

TEEP Associates Scheme launch

The new TEEP Associates Scheme was launched at the London TEEP Conference on 9 July 2008. The scheme is for teachers and offers detailed information on the TEEP model, free exclusive resources including access to all our newsletter articles and the opportunity to contribute to the TEEP network via our discussion boards. Those that have been trained and who have provided their email addresses to us have automatically been made TEEP Associates and an email has been sent with their login details. If those trained have not received their details by 17 July, please contact us or join via the link below: