To date, many staff development programmes have been determined by national initiatives and the need to secure consistency across the MAT. New academies joining the MAT have afforded opportunities for staff to take on leadership roles in order to kickstart and maintain improvement. We now wish to embed staff development, in all its forms, into our culture and daily practice. We see this as an entitlement for staff, a key to quality improvement and a driver of staff retention.
We will enable our staff to develop by:
- Providing opportunities for them to develop their subject expertise and pedagogy
- Ensuring the management of their performance is linked to their professional development.
- Offering opportunities across the trust that broaden experience and enable career development
- Encouraging participation in and use of research.