Professional Development

Currently schools are working together as follows. Please get in touch with jctn@woodroffe.dorset.sch.uk for further information.

Teaching and Learning Forums

These are open meetings for teachers which happen once a term. Each meeting is hosted by a school with a guest speaker followed by a more open session. For 2021-22:

  • Thursday 25th November 2021, 4-5pm at The Woodroffe School. Guest speaker Gary Toward
  • Thursday 31st March 2022 4-5pm, venue tbc
  • Thursday 30th June 2022 4-5pm, venue tbc
Network Meetings

This is a scheduled set of times when teachers are able to work with their counterparts in other local schools. Each meeting has a common agenda but will be shaped by the attendees, who also decide a venue or meeting online. For 2021-22:

  • Thursday 14th October 2021 4-5pm
  • Thursday 10th February 2022 4-5pm
  • Thursday 19th May 2022 4-5pm
Early Career Teachers

On behalf of South Central Teaching School Hub, we lead a cluster of Early Career Teachers in our locality who are developing their practice through the UCL model. Information about the UCL model can be found here. There are additional aspects for the ECTs as we are keen to develop a community of new teachers who can support and share with each other.

Leadership

Schools in the collaboration offer shadowing days whereby staff have the opportunity to shadow colleagues in other settings for the day to experience their role.

We also lead some bespoke work to support schools in our locality. This includes working on Maths (primary and secondary), English, and the provision of PE through Sport England.

More CPD Opportunities

There are regular opportunities for professional development, please click on the links down the right-hand side of this page for further information.