I believe that the most successful schools embrace an understanding that teachers constantly learn, develop and improve. This is true at BISC Lincoln Park, as professional development is a strategy that we use to ensure that teachers continue to strengthen their practice with the aim of improving student outcomes.
It is well documented how successful this strategy has been through a number of our high profile Nord Anglia collaborations, such as Juilliard, MIT, and our Masters Programme for teachers.
In addition to this, our fortnightly professional development meetings provide teachers with specific time to research, plan and assess. This helps to focus our attention on providing students with the skills and expertise they need to succeed today and in the future. These meetings also help connect our teachers to the latest practice and advice, so that we are constantly reflecting on the type of support, guidance and challenge we offer for our students. After all, we strive to ‘Be Ambitious’ for the whole BISC Lincoln Park learning community.
Mr. Burr is BISC Lincoln Park's Deputy Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team Member.