Support for CPD
The school has a significant budget to support the Continued Professional Development (CPD) of teachers in the following ways.
Our in-house professional development activities include:
New Staff inductions – At the beginning of each academic year for new teachers
Teacher Days – The school is open for 8 teacher days without students each academic year. A variety of educational activities are organised during this time including department or whole school CPD. Some of these may involve the use of external CPD providers.
Lesson Observations – During the year, each teacher will be observed formally by a senior or middle manager. The purpose of these observations is to evaluate teachers’ performance and to offer, where necessary, suggestions for further skill development as well as to inform discussions about career development.
Weekly Professional Meetings – Throughout the year, specific areas may be identified for development and in-house expertise can be shared with colleagues. A time has been set aside each Tuesday after school during which workshops or information dissemination can take place.
We often receive notification of formal CPD opportunities being offered in the region and will take advantage of them as appropriate, eg A Level/IGCSE/IPC regional courses.
There are also a vast number of opportunities through Nord Anglia University, the online resource bank run by NAE.
We will support a limited number of teachers who wish to study towards advanced qualifications like an MA, MBA, NPQH. Applications should be made to the Principal.