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Training offered by the School Improvement Team

Each year a CPD portfolio is compiled to address the needs of our schools for the professional development of their staff and teaching and learning practice. View the CPD portfolio (PDF).

For further information on training or course bookings you may contact schoolimprovement@bedford.gov.uk

Local Authority advisers will work with the teaching schools and partners to focus on the provision, or brokering of the following:

  • The development and delivery of coaching and mentoring
  • Focused data analysis to inform policy and practice
  • Planning: schemes of work; policy review; interventions; creative curriculum
  • Bespoke staff and governor training, including focus groups such as ITT, NQTs, SEND co-ordinators and teachers in literacy and numeracy
  • Facilitating curriculum development
  • Collaborative team teaching and learning
  • Promotion and development of Quality First teaching
  • Support for transfer and transition from 0-19
  • Pre and post OFSTED response
  • Enhancing the climate for learning and school ethos
  • Assessment for learning; moderation of quality outcomes monitoring and evaluation strategies
  • Facilitating development of strategies for: narrowing the gap; ensuring the highest outcomes for learners covering the full spectrum of abilities from vulnerable pupil groups through to gifted and talented learners
  • Specialised support for the identification of whole school/ departmental management issues to
    enhance outcomes at all levels