We understand that the best way of ensuring that the pupils in our school receive the highest quality education is to fill our school with confident, well-trained teachers.
We take training and development very seriously, ensuring that our staff continue learning throughout their careers.
For those just starting out, we recognise the impact that your first full-time teaching position will have on your career moving forward.
This is why we have ensured that our NQT programme provides new teachers with the best, most positive start possible. Our NQT programme includes regular mentoring and opportunities to observe other teachers in order to gain a clear idea of best practise.
We monitor all NQTs carefully to identify their areas of expertise, they then have the opportunity to shadow specific members of staff in order to further develop in these areas.
Whether taking their first steps into middle leadership, or moving out of the classroom into a full-time management role, we make sure that our staff have the support they need to be a success.
We want to develop leaders that can compassionately, yet effectively, drive education forward and equip others to do the same.
Leadership training may involve one-to-one mentoring, the opportunity to meet professionals in other schools in similar situations and involvement in the Aspire to Lead programme. Our staff will also be given the opportunity to carry out research projects and outside study as part of their leadership pathway.
We have everything in place to ensure that great teachers are able to become great leaders.
Continued Professional Development
We pride ourselves on our ability to take an active and positive approach to areas which our teachers find challenging, or where they have notable skills gaps.
Where required, we work with our staff to implement a six week CPD plan. In these instances, teachers will have a clear learning path and mentoring to develop skills and confidence.