CPD Blog

Final CPD – celebration

Last night was our final CPD of the year; after the amazing year we’ve had it seemed fitting to celebrate!  And what better way to celebrate than a children’s party, complete with games!  Our amazing Hospitality department put together a veritable... read more

History Key Stage 3 Collaboration Day

Exploring the impact of nuclear technology Exploring Denazification Students from local middle schools attended a History Key Stage 3 Collaboration Day on Friday 24 March.  Working in mixed teams, they began with a collaborative observation task to review, analyse and... read more

Active revision

Revision is going to feature frequently across our training programme over the next few weeks.  For our week 3 differentiated CPD this week, our middle leaders (subjects and pastoral) continued their NPQML programme with @AjrReid.  We usually then split staff into NQT... read more

“This is an outstanding school.”

We’ve been waiting ages for today.  Finally, we can tell everyone that we achieved an Outstanding grading in our Ofsted inspection at the end of February; we are absolutely delighted!  We now join a small group of schools that have successfully made the jump from... read more

Update on our CPD sessions

The return since Christmas seems to have flown by in its usual flurry of activity, so this post is a much belated update on what we’ve been doing during CPD. Since my last post, we’ve had two lots of week one training, one from our Literacy and Numeracy... read more

CPD Week 2 Departments SOLO 01/12/15

As a follow up to last week’s CPD Whole School CPD session where we introduced the staff to SOLO Taxonomy, we were very keen to find out what staff had done since the training.  We asked each department to spend the first 15 minutes of their Week 2 Department... read more

Sharing good practice

This post will be a collection of the ideas and strategies that find their way from to my email on a daily basis.  We actively encourage staff to share good practice, what’s worked (and what hasn’t!), and my inbox is rapidly filling with photos and... read more

CPD Week 3 Differentiated 24/11/15

Week three of our cycle is differentiated, with staff split into three groups based on their experience and/or position. Our NQT – 4th years meet together and this week we focused on the events happening before the end of term and considered the role they could... read more