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



Portal PD Word Cloud

Maximise impact on Learning and Teaching:

Professional Learning (PL) in your context

  • All in one place
  • 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.

It is designed to be integrated into school and college Moodle sites where the resource can be customised, edited and developed to meet your needs.


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 Professional Development work for the teacher by integrating it into everyday teaching.

Available to use through school and college Moodle platform.


The Portal


  • Activities mapped to CPD / PRD, teaching Standards, Quality Indicators
  • Document repository containing educational publications
  • Create forums for your working groups
  • Individual professional learning plan
  • Interactive self-reflection activities
  • Personal portfolio
  • Researched Professional Learning Materials
  • Resources area
  • Share with colleagues

Contact The Portal for further information.


The Portal

Management and Monitoring:

For Schools / Colleges, School Clusters, Local Authorities with Moodle sites.

The features of Moodle enable:

  • Monitoring of professional learning activity
  • Generation of activity reports
  • Activities related to Quality Indicators and Teaching Standards
  • Seamlessly link impact monitoring to Improvement Plans 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