We believe in delivering a personal and differentiated professional learning programme that motivates, challenges and develops all our staff further. We work hard to develop and maintain a culture that places teaching and learning at the core of our College and everything that we do.
In order to support our teaching staff in becoming leaders and experts in their specialist field we promote a research informed approach to our Professional Learning and all teaching staff participate in a Collaborative Learning Team and for 2017-18 will be developing their subject knowledge and pedagogy through Subject Specific CPL. In addition to this some staff have applied to join an Innovation Team and for 2017-18 those in an Innovation Team will be completing their 2nd year in developing their recommendations further across the college.
In addition to these we will offer a range of internal twilight workshops linked to the Apple Teacher Programme, these will be open to all staff, over the year, along with off-site training related to more specific subject related course.
Working collaboratively helps our staff keep up to date with developments in their subject areas and we are proud of our long standing participation in the Wealden Partnership. This includes joint professional learning through leadership programmes and an annual joint INSET day which brings 5 local secondary schools together to strive for excellence through collaboration.
Within this partnership there is also the opportunity to train to teach with us through the Schools Direct or SCITT Initial Teacher training programmes. Further details on these can be found here.