Highcliffe Learning Hub

Training and Development


This school believes that teaching requires a range of sophisticated and nuanced skills routed in a highly developed understanding of how learning happens. Teachers deserve and benefit from intellectually rigorous, well-structured training and development over extended time periods. We are strongly focused on investing in the best possible teaching in each subject in the curriculum to ensure lessons are stimulating and absorbing for students. As such we are heavily committed to the on-going professional development of our staff.  Over the past three years the school has been working with teaching and support staff to put together a relevant PPD programme.

Sharing Best Practice

Professional Development plays an important part in learning and applying new skills and the programme below will allow you to access high quality professional development.  


Rewarding Loyalty

The PPD Loyalty Card is a method for rewarding staff that run or attend PPD sessions. Each time you attend a PPD session you collect a stamp and with six stamps you can get a refreshing drink from the sixth form cafe. James would of course want you to know that terms and conditions do apply!  Staff can take also part in many other PPD activities that will earn them reward stamps:

  • Complete an online training course
  • Observe a colleague
  • Take part in lesson study
  • Take part in a 121 coaching session
  • Plan and deliver a PPD session
  • Attend an external CPD event or an on-line CPD event
  • Share a recent PPD experience in a staff briefing
  • Create a classroom resource which can be adopted by the whole school
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