Professional Development

We are a research focused campus and have developed a model for evidence
informed practice that we apply to all our professional development work.

We understand the critical contribution that professional development makes to improve the quality of care and welfare of our staff in order to raise standards of our students. The Brookvale Groby Learning Campus aims to provide a career development programme that uses the best available evidence and research to ensure excellence is achieved together and in partnership with all colleagues.  Utilising and developing the good and outstanding practice already present in the campus in conjunction with the best research available we value everyone by maximising the development opportunity of every member of the teaching staff.

Aims:

  • Build a learning community where learning is a focus for all teaching and non-teaching staff.
  • Provide a quality programme of professional development that focuses on progression at each stage of a teachers’ career.
  • Provide in house leadership programmes and deliver the NPQ programme as part of TELA.
  • Develop a CPD programme where teachers take control of their learning and are continually involved in a process of research and development
  • Teachers who feel part of a campus where talent is nurtured and good practice is shared recognised and rewarded.
  • Encourage collaborations with other local professionals through our school to school support network.
  • Engage in action research and lesson study and share our finding as part of our Teaching School Alliance and our involvement with Kyra Research School.
  • A Leadership team who use their knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of teaching to mentor and coach staff.
  • A clear and effective performance management policy which links teacher standards to performance targets.
  • Support other schools as an NLE Support School.

Professional Development:

At Brookvale Groby Learning Campus we nurture talent and develop all staff at every stage of their career.

We have a whole range of professional development options and colleagues are encouraged to share good practise and collaborate in a range of ways from Action Research to Lesson Study to becoming a member of a Teaching and Learning community. All staff are encouraged to have a Professional Development Review with the Head Teacher and Deputy Headteacher in order to personalise their professional development opportunities.

Whichever way you want your career to develop there are lots of options here at Brookvale Groby Learning Campus.

For teachers in the first years of teaching:

  • NQT mentor
  • Induction programme
  • Buddy
  • NQT programme via Teaching School Alliance

For teachers with 3 to 4 year’s experience:

  • SEP coordinator
  • TLC chair
  • PGCE mentor
  • Buddy to NQT
  • Action Research coordinator
  • School to school networking
  • Leadership development course

For more experienced teachers:

  • Peer to peer coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Deliver whole school/Faculty CPD
  • SLE
  • Host visiting colleagues
  • Participate in teachmeet
  • Liaise with universities
  • SSAT Leading Practitioner
  • Support middle leaders in other school via HeadTeacher’s  NLE work

Leadership Development programmes available 2018-19:

  • What is Leadership? A Twilight Training Session
  • Leadership Action Plan/Leadership task
  • Action Research project
  • MLT 1:1 coaching session
  • School visit
  • Conduct a joint lesson observation
  • Learning resources Andy Buck Leadership Matters
  • Membership of Chartered College of Teaching