Teacher Driven Professional Development:

Develop your teaching activities or interest area within a Portal theme:

  • Assessment
  • Attainment Gap
  • Collegiate Working
  • Developing the Young Workforce
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Parent Partnerships
  • Pedagogy
  • Professional Learning

Aligned to the National Improvement Framework



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Maximise impact on Learning and Teaching:

Professional Learning (PL) in your context

  • All in one place
  • Easily accessible, 24/7
  • Links to Teaching Standards
  • Professional learning to support your work experience
  • Research and documents built into PL activities
  • Streamlines and reduces workload
  • Supportive Learning Community
  • Updated with new educational developments

The Portal supports continuous professional development

The Portal supports continuous professional development by bringing together research, professional development activities and impact monitoring in one easy to use area, available 24/7.

Build your support network - discuss your ideas, ask for advice and share good practice with colleagues from within your school / college to those at the other end of the country!

Choose To Use

Tailor your personal professional development from the extensive range of research, resources and activities available for you on The Portal.                                                    

Choose to use:

  • Activities from individual through to strategic level
  • Individual professional learning plan
  • Interactive, teacher driven activities
  • Personal portfolio
  • Professional development materials and research
  • Suggested links to Teaching Standards and Quality Indicators
  • Teacher forums for sharing and developing
  • Usage and monitoring reports

For Teachers, Schools and Colleges

Welcome to The Portal

The Portal is designed and developed by teacher for those in teaching. It makes I.T. work for the teacher. Professional development becomes integrated into the work of teaching.

Available to use 24/7, 365 days of the year – use it when it suits you.

Safe, secure site – UK Federation affiliated.

Choose from the two levels of package:



  • Activities mapped to CPD / PRD, teaching Standards, Quality Indicators
  • Document repository containing educational publications
  • Join forums with colleagues in other schools and colleges
  • Individual professional learning plan
  • Interactive self-reflection activities
  • Personal portfolio
  • Researched Professional Learning Materials
  • Resources area
  • Share with colleagues

For Individual Portal Professional Development Membership, contact us at to join.

Less than £9.50 per month!



(School / College, School Cluster, Local Authority)


As 'Individual' plus we will generate reports from our Management Information System which will:

  • Measure site usage and provide activity reports
  • Seamlessly link impact monitoring to Improvement Plans

Plus a specific self-managed area for larger organisations.

Contact The Portal for Group details and costings for your specific requirements at: or call us at Thinking to Success / Thornton and Lowe on:  

              01334 208312 / 01334 806505.


Contact Us

For further information on The Portal and the Group Package for your school / college, school cluster or local authority please contact us at:

or call us at Thinking to Success / Thornton and Lowe on                
01334 208312 / 01334 806505.


The General Teaching Council for Scotland award of Professional Recognition for Supporting Pupil Learning has been awarded to Shona Cochrane, Director of Thinking to Success