One of the key drivers of this is how our teachers role-model being life-long learners themselves. From taking Chinese lessons to joining the touch-rugby group, all our staff demonstrate that passion to know more and do better daily. This passion extends to their teaching, where there is often an animated discussion in the staffroom about the latest research or a sharing of new strategies via email. Alongside this, teachers regularly attend training organised through the school or take part in online courses through Nord Anglia University. This year alone, all staff have taken part in First Aid training, with refreshers on CPR, at Guze Clinic and are completing online courses on everything from cyber security to child protection.
In addition, on Sunday 22nd September we had our first training day for all academic staff in school. This included sessions by visiting teams on how to identify and support students with individual needs, hands-on workshops where staff in our primary and Early Years departments got to play with a range of robots and coding apps, and presentations in handling strong emotions in young children.