As an EEF research school we place a high value on evidence-informed professional development. Our professional learning programmes help all teachers and staff in schools to get better at their practice. We aim to make a long-term difference.
Our professional development programmes are supported by research; both in their content but also in the ways in which programmes are informed. We run programmes that support schools to make effective long term changes to practice. Our professional learning programme is built on the principles established by the Standards for Professional Development for teachers and Curee and is:
• collaborative – involves staff working together, identifying starting points, sharing evidence about practice and trying out new approaches;
• supported by specialist expertise, usually drawn from beyond the learning setting;
• focused on aspirations for students – which provides the moral imperative and shared focus;
• sustained over time – professional development sustained over weeks or months had substantially more impact on practice benefiting students than shorter engagement;
• exploring evidence - from trying new things to connect practice to theory, enabling practitioners to transfer new approaches and practices and the concepts underpinning them to practice multiple contexts.
Teamworks is an Appropriate body and is responsible for quality assuring and reporting NQT outcomes to the National College for Teaching and Leadership. If you wish to register please click for our Appropriate Body link.