Across the Trust, every school has established its own Learning Hub which provides a differentiated programme of Continuous Self Professional Development, which we refer to as 'CsPD'. Each school's Learning Hub CsPD Programme is specifically designed so that staff can personalise their professional development to collaborate with colleagues, fulfil their Marginal Learning Gains goals and share what they are developing with the wider staff community and beyond.
Each Trust school has its own CsPD Programme consisting of Trust wide themes and opportunities unique to the school.
Staff use the following step-by-step process to plan their professional development and make sure their goals are manageable and measurable.
To begin with, staff identify what they already know about their selected focus area, or marginal learning gain, why they want to work on this and how they might do it. Their focus might be concerned with a particular aspect of their school role, or with a specific group or on just a few students.
When it comes to reflecting on what they tried, staff simply work their way back through the process, making sure to notice all the things they did, who they did them with and, finally, what changed as a result.