Woodlands School is committed to maintaining a positive approach to learning for all members of our school community. The purposes of continuing professional development are:

  • To promote and support Safe and Happy Learning ensuring that teaching, learning and care of all pupils is of the highest standard.
  • To support the School Development Plan and sustain school improvement.
  • To develop and improve the professional capabilities and performance of all staff.
  • To ensure that all staff have equal opportunities to access relevant professional development.
  • To provide a structure that will support, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness

Through continuing professional development and performance management processes we aim to: Encourage all staff to feel valued as important assets.

  • Encourage all staff to experience a sense of achievement and job satisfaction.
  • Encourage staff to access development relevant to their current experience and future aspirations.
  • Wherever possible, support the accrediting of professional development.
  • Encourage the development of confident professional judgement and sense of ownership and control over the work.
  • Develop a positive environment in which staff feel confident to work collaboratively and to share expertise and ideas.
  • Encourage staff to be innovative and creative in pursuing high standards of pupil's performance.
  • Value many forms of professional development as appropriate to individual learning styles and the purpose of the development.
  • Enable the school to respond to national, local and whole school priorities, as well as to team and individual targets.
  • Disseminate learning and good practice.
  • Promote a healthy work/life balance

Identification of training needs is a two way process. Staff are encouraged to express professional or personal development needs at any time through their own class teacher as team leader through the senior leadership team, and at least annually at their performance management review. Following development opportunities, individuals are encouraged to monitor and evaluate its effectiveness. The teacher and senior leaders will monitor impact.

Woodlands aims to support professional development within the context of:

  • The School Improvement Plan
  • Staff's Performance Management targets and personal aspirations.
  • Responding to changing needs.

In doing so we will:

  • Take into account staffs preferred learning style and current knowledge and experience.
  • Celebrate success and value effort
  • Review staff performance annually, encouraging staff to further develop their practice and support in agreeing objectives for: -
    • Pupil progress –
    • Contribution to School Development Plan

Within this process confidentiality of feedback discussions will be respected. In return all staff will be expected to;

  • Be committed to their own development.
  • Agree and contribute to school priorities.
  • Be open to constructive advice and be willing to act on it.
  • Evaluate honestly the impact of any CPD activities.
  • Be an active member of the team.

 

Training Delivered and Supported  2015/16 - 2017/18

 

Talking Mats

External Provider

Elklan - Speech and Language Support for Pupils with SLD

External Provider

Challenging Conversations

External Provider

MAPA Train the Trainer

External Provider

Early Bird - Train the Trainer

External Provider

Makaton - Train the Trainer

External Provider

Paediatric First Aid

External Provider

Ofsted Lesson Observations

External Provider

MOVE

External and In House

Communication

In House

Resilience

External Provider

Centaur Train the Trainer Review and New

External Provider

Cygnet - Train the Trainer

External Provider

Dysphagia

On Line Training and In House

NVQ2 and 3 Teaching Assistant

External Provider

Behaviours for Learning

External Provider

Sensory Integration

External and In House

2BuildaProfile

In House

NPQSL

External

Website Editing

External and In House

PREVENT

External

Child Protection

External

Solihull Training

External

Social Media

External

Online Safeguarding Training

External

E-Safety Training

In house

Makaton 

External and In House

Sensory Integration

External

Educational Visits Co-ordinator

External

Centaur Moving and Handling Theory

Internal

De-Escalation Techniques

Internal

Team Teach

External

IOSH Managing Safely

External

Fire Safety

External