working together developing supportive schools using a whole school approach
We are now working with a range of schools to provide CPD/CWD training for their support staff and are really pleased we can help support this innovative approach to whole school training. Due to demands on staff time schools have looked at different ways of helping to provide training for their teams that do not require time out of school when this is not feasible. By block purchasing a range of our online CPD units schools are able to offer their staff one unit each; for one school team with 40 staff to offer CPD opportunities to, this has enabled the school to provide training in a cost effective way. Once staff complete they are then able to disseminate their learning to their peers, maximising this as a CPD opportunity for the whole school. This is an innovative approach to help schools to meet the increasing demands of training for all staff within their school whilst also enabling them to meet the needs of a wide and diverse range of pupils; where taking staff off timetable, or covering their time out of school, to complete training is not practical for the school to do for whole teams- it also enables the school to benefit from a wider range of CPD than previous half days provided as INSET.