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Ridgewood

School

Staff development

Our vision for teaching, learning and leadership is a continual professional development culture that nurtures staff who are willing to share, support, explore and learn together.

Our dedicated teaching, learning and leadership team aim to develop and grow both staff at Ridgewood and our colleagues in our partner schools. Our programmes are designed to encourage staff to take risks and innovate in ways that are right for our students and also to develop staff within in their own roles and be ready to take the next steps in their career.

All this is achieved through a variety of bespoke training and coaching programmes. All staff are invited and encouraged to develop their expertise both in their own pedagogy and in their leadership skills as we strive to close gaps and ensure outstanding outcomes in our students.

Specific areas of focus for all layers of school development planning and leadership both inform and drive our CPD throughout the academic year. This becomes our toolkit where we work together to close gaps and ensure outstanding outcomes for all the students in our care.

Our Monday night training is where all staff attend and address our SDP priorities through our Creating Futures Cycle. Our weekly Teaching and Learning briefings ensure our high expectations at Ridgewood are high profile to ensure clarity and share best practice. In addition, bespoke packages are available for all staff and discussions with line managers will inform engagement in these sessions. 

An overview of our CPD Strands