Our Principles for Staff Development

                         

Our Principles for Staff Development

We are committed to developing our workforce. We ensure all staff have access to instructional coaching, and for those with responsibilities a high-quality leadership development programme, that includes coaching for leaders.

MAT Professional Development Standards

  1. There is a clear distinction between one-off statutory training/updates and CPD time, which will always have a clear focus on developing teachers and improving pupil outcomes.
  2. All CPD activities should have a clear set of outcomes which are linked to the Trust strategic priorities and ensure the best possible experience for pupils.
  3. All CPD activities are aligned with the curriculum and pedagogical strategies of the Trust.
  4. Any external CPD provision needs to be supported by a strong evidence base of efficacy.
  5. CPD activities in the Trust will clearly demonstrate how they contribute to the ongoing strategic development and improvement plan.
  6. Wherever possible CPD activities are offered across the Trust and maximise opportunities for collaboration and developing collaborative practice.
  7. Feedback from participants is always sought following CPD activities, and is used to inform future provision.
  8. Following CPD, additional mentoring and coaching is provided as requested and/or as appropriate.
  9. In planning CPD, consideration is made for teachers’ career stage and aspiration.