CPD

Teaching Schools offer a range of evidence-based professional development opportunities for teachers and school support staff, extending your strong learning culture to schools you work with. These must build on initial teacher training and induction and will:

  • Focus on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes
  • Be underpinned by robust evidence and expertise
  • Include collaboration and expert challenge
  • Be sustained over time and
  • Be prioritised by school leadership

Teaching Schools will:

  • identify the best teachers and leaders from across the alliance to provide school-led professional development
  • tailor development to meet the specific needs of schools
  • offer coaching and mentoring
  • evaluate the impact of professional development across the alliance
  • offer opportunities for formal accreditation or school-led research

We expect you to develop successful succession planning strategies to identify and develop people to fill leadership positions in the future.

To meet this responsibility, you will:

  • develop future headteachers to help meet the most pressing national needs in primary, small rural, special, challenging urban/coastal and faith schools
  • help more women, and leaders from black and minority ethnic backgrounds to become senior leaders
  • put processes in place to identify potential leaders in areas of need
  • develop potential leaders within and across your schools
  • build strategic governance and partnerships in order to make decisions about developing and placing potential leaders
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