ProFessional Development

INTENT: RAISE Standards

In order to improve the outcomes of all our students, CPD at Horizon aims to RAISE standards, by addressing areas of development via a Three-Strand approach to CPD: Whole College, Department & Individual


RESPONSIVE

Through regular CPD and Inset time devoted to Professional Development that responds to the developmental needs of teachers.

APPROPRIATE

CPD opportunities are designed to support teachers based on their career stage, experience and identified areas of development.

INDIVIDUALISED

Teachers are provided time to focus on the aspects of teaching & learning that they deem to be personal areas of development, in order to drive behavioural change in their classrooms.

SUBJECT-SPECIFIC

Through Department Development Time, teaching staff collaborate on improving areas identified in their Improvement Plans. Within whole-college CPD, subject-specific practice groups work together the develop their teaching and learning based on a set number of focus areas.

EVIDENCE-INFORMED

Teachers have access to up-to-date educational research through the Research & Training Hub and an array of CPD opportunities afforded to them to ensure their teaching is as evidence-based as possible.

IMPLEMENTATION: THREE-STRANDS

STRAND 1
Whole College

With a focus on College improvement priorities, the College Leadership Team support all leaders and teachers to secure improved student outcomes.

MECHANISMS

Training Tuesdays: Whole College
• INSET Days
• Monday Morning Briefings

• Research & Training Hub
• School to School support
• TES Develop Courses

STRAND 2
Departmental

Driven by Subject Leaders, teaching staff collaborate on improving areas identified in their Department Improvement Plans.


MECHANISMS

Department Development Time
• Subject Leader Meetings
• Working Groups:
Literacy
Artificial Intelligence

• Department Deep Dives
• Funded external CPD opportunities

STRAND 3
Individual

Teachers are provided time and opportunities to focus on the aspects of teaching & learning in order to drive behavioural change in their practice.

MECHANISMS

ITT/ECT Provision:
We follow the full Induction Programme, delivered by UCL
NPQs
Middle Leader
Development Programme
Funded external CPD opportunities

WE HAVE SEVERAL MECHANISMS THAT HELP DEVELOP ALL THREE STRANDS

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Instructional Coaching

All teachers are provided regular 1:1 coaching with a dedicated and consistent coach, which allows them to time to practice together and develop Precise Action Steps in order to improve their practice.

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Research & Practice Inquiries

Time is provided for all teachers to work in subject-specific Practice Groups on one area of interest/development by engaging with evidence-informed strategies over a prolonged period of time.

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Regular presentations from highly effective teachers provide quick strategies that help to develop areas of interest/development, within the confines of the College Priorities.

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