Yes- I liked that bit! Continuing our learning journey is as you say crucial but it is becoming tricky. Our LEA puts on courses for all practitoners and they seem to be mainly aimed at daycare. Without wanting to appear arrogant- they don't meet the needs of most teachers who are looking for more advanced stuff. The courses are bright ideas and supported by little thinking. It is do this and you will pass Inspection sort of stuff- my way or the highway. We have chosen not to go on these courses because it is not worth supply cover. To go on courses elsewhere is very expensive- about £150 a day course, plus travel and supply cover and there is not the money in the kitty at the end of the day for more than one course a year .