A Carlisle school headteacher participated in a teacher training through the funds raised by Players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

The funds were raised to support the teacher training work of educational charity, the PTI, which allowed Carrie Cannon, headteacher at Robert Ferguson Primary School, to participate in the PTI’s annual Primary Residential event.

The event was held at Fanham’s Hall in Hertfordshire from February 1 to 2.

These funds, awarded by the Postcode Support Trust, contribute to the wider support from the King Charles III Charitable Fund.

They enable the expansion of PTI’s Leadership Programmes aimed at increasing educational standards and teacher performance.

Part of these funds supports the Department Development Programme, encouraging schools to participate in curriculum enhancements and projects.

Ms Cannon said: "Fantastic speakers and a great opportunity to reflect on teaching and learning practice.

"Great to hear about and share the approaches schools across the PTI are taking with curriculum and child development."

The PTI Primary Residential provides school leaders the opportunity to share and discuss current teaching challenges and opportunities within a collaborative network, which allows school leaders to strategise ways to improve their schools' standards.

This is done by improving instruction, teacher recruitment, and action-based research.