COVID-19: Temporary closure

The Professional Development Centre temporarily closed in March due to COVID-19 and will remain closed until further notice. No future room bookings can be made at this time.

Services based at the Professional Development Centre

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In addition to being a dedicated meeting, training and conference venue, the Professional Development Centre (PDC) is home to a range of Tower Hamlets services, each offering a unique service to support educational development. You will find information about these below.

Primary Education and Partnerships

The school improvement officers can help your school to achieve excellent outcomes for pupils. They offer a range of packages to enable schools to purchase the right level of support at an excellent price.

The Primary Education and Partnerships website is under construction, please contact Alison Gawthrope for more information.

Schools Library Service

Tower Hamlets Schools Library Service is a traded service within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It provides learning resources, librarians and library-related advice and support to schools in Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham, Southwark and other London boroughs not served by a schools library service.

Support for Learning Service

The Support for Learning Service provides support to schools to include pupils with a wide range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service

Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service (THAMES) is the lead organisation for the Music Education Hub in both Tower Hamlets and The City of London. Working closely with all schools, they provide regular quality music and arts education opportunities for all children and young people in both Tower Hamlets and the City. They also work in partnership with local and national Arts organisations to offer our schools the best opportunities for enhancing their curriculum work.

THE Partnership

The Tower Hamlets Education Partnership is a schools company established by school leaders to deliver high quality school improvement to all Tower Hamlets schools. THE Partnership is led by schools, for schools. United in moral purpose, to improve education and raise standards in Tower Hamlets’ schools.

For details about hiring a space to hold an event at the PDC, please visit our rooms for hire page.

If you are planning to visit the PDC, you can plan your journey by visiting our how to get here page.

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