The unique and exciting feature of the TDL project is the outstanding career development opportunities provided as a result of the formalised collaboration between ten secondary schools in South East Surrey, all of whom were judged good/outstanding by Ofsted in their most recent inspections. Starting your teaching career within the TDL programme will ensure you are fully supported from the moment you are appointed through to a potential senior leadership role within one of our schools in the years to come.
Whatever the stage of your career or future aspiration, the partnership commitment between participating TDL schools ensures that your CPD needs will be met through a programme of high quality opportunities, as outlined in the table opposite. TDL is aimed at any teacher committed to their professional development, whether you are an NQT just starting out on your career or a more experienced Middle Leader looking for a new challenge within a South East Surrey secondary school. Provision will be tailored to the individual but each TDL cohort will benefit from regular opportunities to work together and share experiences from their respective host schools. The impact on your career of having access to a range of first-class development opportunities cannot be under-estimated and will provide an excellent platform for you to grow and flourish within the teaching profession.
The partnership arrangement between participating TDL establishments transcends school status (within TDL there are a mixture of academies, local authority maintained schools and foundation schools) and is simply driven by a passion for providing teachers working in the South-East of Surrey with outstanding career development opportunities as a result of committed, focused and meaningful school-to-school support and collaboration.