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Continuing Professional Development 2021-2022

The CPD provision at Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College is extensive. It sets out a clear developmental pathway for all teaching staff, starting with thorough Induction training of Early Career Teachers through to National Professional Qualifications preparing teachers for Senior Leadership. Said provision will concurrently match the aims in the Mission Statement and the Whole School Development Plan. 

Teaching and Learning Developmental CPD

HT1

HT2

HT3

HT4

HT5

HT6

INSET (2)

INSET

 

INSET

 

INSET

Teach Meets – Curriculum Implementation

 

Implementation of the curriculum within the classroom

50 CPD Shorts to be accessed by all staff

The National College CPD Library

Heads of Department/Department Meetings/Sixth Form Meetings

New Staff Induction Programme

 

Subject Specific CPD

HT1

HT2

HT3

HT4

HT5

HT6

INSET(2)

INSET

 

INSET

 

INSET

Teach Meets – Curriculum Implementation and Reflective Practice

 

Head of Department and Department Meetings

The National College CPD Library: intent, implementation and impact of subject curriculums made available to a number of subject specialisms (3 hours of material)

Subject Knowledge CPD ‘Shares’ (provided by Heads of Department)

Subject Specific External Training

 

Aligned

CPD will be aligned with our whole school priorities with a predominant focus on curriculum development and how this will be delivered within the classroom.  Strategies will be research driven in the following areas through literature, videos and teaching and learning support:

  • Positive behaviour strategies and embedding routines
  • Layout for learning
  • Retrieval and recall
  • Purpose and sequencing
  • High expectations and communication
  • Knowledge and deliberate practice
  • Modelling and questioning
  • Literacy and reading
  • Metacognition and self-regulation
  • Feedback and review

 

 

 

Protected

The Teach Meet sessions are compulsory teaching and learning meetings where staff will discuss effective teaching and learning strategies to embed into lessons with a focus on curriculum implementation. Each session is will allow departments to collaborate and plan key tasks that they will teach to motivate, engage and enthuse pupils based on curriculum development and pedagogical research:

  • Working Together on Standards
  • Marking and Feedback
  • Powerful Knowledge
  • High Prior Attainment and Growth Mindset
  • Curriculum Sequencing
  • Metacognition and Self-Regulation
  • Literacy and Reading

 

Heads of Department Meetings and Department Meetings to have a T&L focus based on subject specific and teaching and learning CPD with a focus on curriculum intent, implementation and impact.  Best practice will be shared.  INSET days are calendared.  INSET Days will provide time for whole staff and departments to work together on school priorities and teaching and learning; particularly development of the curriculum.

 

 

Share

A list of websites and Twitter pages to be shared with staff to engage in CPD online.  All Heads of Department have created a ‘Subject Specific’ CPD page where staff can access a wealth of resources to support them in teaching and learning.  This should be shared departmentally in developing resources across departments.

 

 

Research Driving Pedagogy

Teaching and Learning CPD shorts and Teach Meets focus on research driving pedagogy to improve teaching quality alongside CPD session from The National College which can be accessed via the app.

 

The Teaching and Learning CPD Shorts include practical strategies to use in the classroom based on pedagogical research.  CPD Shorts are accessible for all staff with 5 key strategies that can be implemented in the classroom to support staff in the following areas:

  • Assessment
  • Behaviour and Classroom Routines
  • Explaining and Modelling
  • Mastery
  • Questioning and Feedback
  • Raising Achievement
  • Collaboration and Talk
  • Literacy
  • Planning and Delivery
  • ECT Support
  • Subject Specific 

Staff are updated with any CPD provision on key areas of teaching and learning that will improve teaching quality often in line with Performance Management targets.  Specific training sessions will be allocated to staff through The National College app for completion.  All CPD undertaken is to be logged on National College App.

 

To request further information, please contact our Associate Deputy Headteacher, Emma Taylor, via email: emmataylor@bthcc.org or via telephone: 0161 911 8090.