Continuing Professional Development
The Trust is committed to supporting the Professional Development of all teaching and support staff. As a Teaching School our aim is to develop an environment which encourages innovation and promotes professional learning.
All staff in the Trust are involved in a range of professional development activities, including:
- the Performance Review/Management process,
- Whole School Training Days
- for teaching staff, Peer Observation
In addition, much professional development occurs through departmental team or pastoral team activities. A number of opportunities exist for this to be carried out cross Trust, for example shared training days.
The Trust also offers a range of school based development programmes, which can be accessed by any member of a Trust school and are intended to support the professional development of colleagues across a range of roles and levels of experience. These programmes are:
Developing Effective Teacher Programme
It empowers teachers to deliver consistently high quality lessons through a four session programme involving expert input, group work, observation, discussion and reflection. This programme is available to teachers in the RQT year or any others for whom it has been identified as appropriate.
Developing Outstanding Teaching
This four day course is aimed at teachers who are already delivering consistently good and outstanding lessons, have a strong commitment to teaching and learning, and wish to further develop and enhance their practice and that of others. Teachers who would benefit may already be involved in coaching or mentoring or have the potential to take on this type of role to help raise the quality of teaching and learning in their schools.
Developing Middle Leaders
This is a four session school based course designed to support the development and understanding of the skills and attributes needed for colleagues taking on their first leadership role.
National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership
A year long programme produced by The National College for Teaching and Leadership, it is designed to support participants in becoming highly effective middle leaders with the skills, confidence and knowledge to drive successful team performance and improved classroom practice.
Developing Senior Leaders
This five session course, each one based in a different CTSN school, will support colleagues newly appointed to a senior leadership role, to develop their understanding of senior leadership through critical engagement with practice in schools across the network.
National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership
A year long programme produced by The National College for Teaching and Leadership, it is designed to support participants in becoming highly effective senior leaders with the skills, confidence and knowledge to contribute to the strategic development of the school as part of the senior leadership team.
Cover supervisor course
To support staff who had not had any formal teacher training. The course encourages cover supervisors to be aware of teaching and learning and how they can begin to improve outcomes for students. There are also sessions designed to provide them with a ‘toolkit’ to help when lessons are less positive.
Observations of experienced teachers and tasks used to promote discussion of high quality teaching based on real world classroom practice.
For further details look on the CTSN website under CPD and Leadership : www.camteach.org.uk and talk to your line manager.