A look at how one school organises CPD for its staff Backwell School in Bristol offers staff a range of CDP courses, keeping them updated with what’s on offer through an in-house newsletter. One of the courses available teaches coaching skills, which come in useful for drama teacher Pam Gregory when she’s asked by a colleague for help with a problem class.
In the science department, staff are investigating possible resources and locations away from school for use in classroom lessons or as sites for field trips. Zoe Bell attends an open evening for teachers at a hands-on science museum, where she gets to try out exciting new resources available for use in schools. Head of Science Brian Kemplay visits Bristol University’s Botanical Garden to see if a field trip here would aid his Year 12 biologists.
Head of CPD Isobel Clark describes how the school encourages and supports staff using their initiative in order to maintain their own professional development.