Effective continuing professional development (CPD) is at the heart of our work to engage, develop and retain talented staff within the trust central team and schools in each of our regions. It is a core part of securing effective outcomes for our children. It cannot exist in isolation, rather it requires a pervasive culture of scholarship with a shared commitment for support one another and to develop, so that pupils benefit from the highest quality or support, teaching and care. The thousands of professional decisions that must be made every day need to be informed by the best evidence, knowledge, skill and professional wisdom.
Our CPD offer operates at may levels from school-based CPD, to regional CPD opportunities to national and trust-wider CPD courses, training and events. And in some cases, we are also able to offer these opportunities to other non-OAT schools and trusts.
It is our ambition to ensure the CPD offer/package captures the needs of all career stages and levels, and one that continually adapts to ever-changing needs.
At Ormiston Six Villages Academy, our Early Career Teachers (ECTs) are supported extensively within their first two years of teaching. Everyone one of our ECTs receives the full Early Career Framework entitlement plus additional bespoke support.
An ECT working at Ormiston Six Villages Academy will receive
I found the support I received within my first two years of teaching at Six Villages to be amazing. I always had someone to talk to and we were consistently focusing on developing my practice and pedagogy. I couldn’t have asked for any more from my mentor, he was amazing!
The support from both my mentor and the trust was so valuable within my first two years of teaching at Six Villages, I like how much of a community the school is, I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else! I am now second in department and looking to progress further over the next few years.
After moving to the UK from oversees I found the support I received from my mentor and professional tutor to be so important, I always had someone to bounce ideas off and support me when times were tough. I highly recommend working at Six Villages!’
If you have any questions about the Early Career Framework or the offer at Six Villages, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Core services staff at Ormiston Six Villages Academy complete all mandatory training annually, e.g. safeguarding, GDPR. Aside from this, staff undertake bespoke training as required and in line with their individual roles.
Our aim is that our teaching CPD adheres to the following key principles:
Amongst all other benefits of joining Ormiston Six Villages Academy, our teachers will have access to: