All staff have an appraisal each year, which is one the key drivers of professional development. We have moved away from arbitory number targets to focus on personal and professional development alongside school priorities.
Professional Development Meetings
For teachers we have a regular PD Meeting which varies in approach. Sometimes it is related more to school priorities and other times a menu approach where staff can follow their interests. For TAs we have a fortnightly forum which often has a theme and some training as well as an opportunity to feedback and discuss current issues.
We buy into a number of providers, although these are not exclusive.
Enfield Professional Development
HEP (Haringey Education Partnership) CPD
The National College (Online)
Support for Early Career Teachers
It is important that new teachers are well supported with their first class and to develop and establish themselves as a teacher. We support new teachers in a variety of ways, which includes:
A dedicated ECT Co-ordinator
Access to an NQT programme of support
Access to Raglan professional development
PPA time with colleagues
Additional two hours of non-contact time in your first year and 1 hour in your second year.
Enfield Education Partnership
Raglan is part of Enfield Education Partnership, a group of 28 schools that work together to drive forward school improvement. The partnership is part of Harringey Education Partnership (HEP) and provides access to high-quality support from professional development to new initiatives and opportunities. Our Headteacher, Martin Kelsey, is the current chair of our Improvement Network.
We buy into various associations to keep up to speed with the latest developments. This supports the leadership team and also the subject leaders to obtain support and access resources. We currently are members of
Beyond our three main providers, staff may be encouraged or be seeking to extend their professional development through accredited courses. In the past, the school has supported a number of courses. The budget for CPD is not limitless, so if there are costs attached, it will have to be assessed against the needs of the school as a whole. Courses previously accessed include:
Our school is a Communication Friendly School so we provide all staff with comprehensive Elklan training. We have a teacher who leads this training and staff will revisit this every two years.
We are a Google School which means we use all the online tools with staff and pupils. We do retain some Microsoft Office functions in the admin teams, but teachers are now issued with a Chromebook and all shared resources are stored on Google Drive in the cloud. The Headteacher and Computing Specialist Teacher are Google Trainers who provide the training for staff and some staff have now worked towards accreditations including:
Google Educator Level 1
Google Educator Level 2