Professional Development

Leadership at all levels

The Trust believes in leadership at all levels and promotes healthy debate and innovation throughout its academies. The Trust dedicates significant resources to professional development in order to recognise and retain our most effective teachers and staff. There is frequent in-house CPD, as well as access to high-quality courses through the REAL Trust and organisations such as the National College.

A blend of both formal and informal mentoring and coaching programmes is in place for staff, so that professional development is targeted and relevant to their training needs. Our staff are expected to continually strive for improvement by furthering their own professional development and becoming fully involved in the wider opportunities offered in the Academy and throughout the Trust.