Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development

We offer a range of professional development opportunities for teachers, extending our strong learning culture to all the schools within the Trust.

As a successful Teaching School, we identify our best teachers and leaders from across the Trust to provide school-based professional development. We also offer a tailored development package to meet the specific needs of each of our schools within the Trust.

CPD Opportunities currently offered: 

Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) Programme

Across the Trust schools we offer various NQT Programmes to suit the growth and development of newly qualified teachers within their own school setting.

As part of our commitment to the development of new staff to the profession we strive to have a strong track record and provide excellent opportunities that fully meet the need of NQTs in line with school priorities.

OLEVI (The International Centre for Leadership in Teaching and Learning)

Working in close partnership with OLEVI we offer the Improving Teacher Programme (ITP), Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP) and the Outstanding Leadership in Education (OLE) Programme.  OLEVI has a long standing reputation of developing leading edge training. 

Improving Teacher Programme (ITP)

The Improving Teacher Programme is aimed at teachers who want to develop and improve their teaching practice to become consistently good.  The course focuses on various pedagogical elements that need to take place in a classroom and aims to empower delegates to ensure self-progression.  The ITP programme is run over 6 full-day sessions spread across a period of approximately 2 months and is quality assured by OLEVI International.

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It enables teachers to:

  • Improve standards within their classroom

  • Improve the learning experience of their students

  • Self-reflect

This programme is open to all teachers who are looking to develop their teaching practice in order to deliver and facilitate consistently good lessons.

 

How do I apply?

  • If you are a teacher working within one of Swale Academies Trust schools you can register your interest through your Headteacher (you will need your Curriculum Leader and Headteacher approval to attend this course).

  • If you are a teacher outside of Swale Academies Trust please complete an application form

Please contact louise.cox@swale.at for an application form and further information.

 


Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP)

The programme is designed and facilitated by experienced school leaders and teachers, the Outstanding Teacher Programme gives good (and outstanding) teachers a set of high level skills and strategies that enable them to become consistently and sustainably outstanding.  The course explores the theory behind the practice and promotes self-reflection and coaching, building upon what was learnt on the ITP course. The course is run over 7 full days and is quality assured by OLEVI.

It enables teachers to:

  • demonstrate higher level understanding of teaching and improve learning for their pupils

  • coach colleagues in their own school and in other schools to raise performance levels

  • create a proactive school culture where the quality of teaching and learning is observed, discussed, challenged and enhanced

  • increase the job satisfaction and create opportunities for further leadership and career progression

This programme is open to all teachers who are looking to develop their teaching practice in order to deliver and facilitate consistently good lessons.

How do I apply?

Please contact louise.cox@swale.at for an application form and further information.