As a key aim of the trust is to improve the educational experience and outcomes for children and young people it follows that our priority must be skilling the staff to be excellent in their job roles.
We have CPD leads in place for both primary and secondary phases and have a programme of CPD and training which includes access to Teaching and Learning courses, Leadership qualifications and personal support from our Lead Practitioners and coaches. Our Teaching Schools are registered providers for NOPQH, NPQSL and NPQML. The Trust provides a number of free places on these courses to develop our leaders and build capacity.
We are working with three Teaching School Alliances and are delighted that St Peter’s Primary School achieved Teaching school status in June 2107. We are also collaborating with the Chartered College of Teaching on a pilot for Chartered Teacher status.