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CPD Activities Update May 2024

By Nick File, Executive Deputy Headteacher, OWN Trust

All schools have introduced WALKTHRUs as a toolkit to support good classroom pedagogy.  These tools and processes have been very useful and have had numerous success in classrooms and with individual teachers.  The next step is to ensure that these are consistently implemented across the trust.

During the summer term, five senior leaders from OWN Trust have started an Instructional Coaching course run by the Ambition Institute.  The purpose behind this is to strengthen the implementation of teaching and learning in classrooms.

From September, each school will have a Teaching and Learning Coach with strong coaching knowledge and skills.  Initially, the Senior Leadership Teams in schools will be coached, ensuring that the skills of the School Coach are filtered down to phase leaders.

The impact this will have will be a strong, consistent coach-based implementation of any further CPD.  This method has research-based evidence proving it to be successful.