thCAOFZBGVProfessional Development

The school runs induction programmes for all new staff and for newly qualified teachers. It is extensively involved in initial teacher training through both the PGCE and Teach First routes.  The school is a member of ‘Whole Education’ and participates in the full range of the professional development opportunities offered by this organisation, relating to both teaching and learning and leadership skills.

In addition, the school has developed a strong internal programme of CPD workshops which take place throughout the year and cover a wide range of teaching and learning issues.  The programme includes six modules for aspiring middle leaders, ‘Developing Leadership’, which each year is followed by a cohort of both teaching and support staff.