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Continuing professional development

Being a learning organisation, professional development is at the heart of Creative Education Trust. We offer extensive training and development for both teaching and support staff.

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In addition to each school’s own INSET programme, and training for Head Office staff, there are plenty of flexible opportunities for targeted professional development across our Trust, both within our network of schools and the wider national educational arena.

The central Learning and Development programme is calibrated to the Trust’s strategic priorities, and largely informed by the schools’ own requirements. Many of the central sessions are led by, or involve, expert input from staff across our network. Regular sessions bring together professionals in areas such as middle and senior leadership, colleagues new to the teaching profession, subject and pastoral specialist areas, and finance. Our packages also include practical training for managers in areas such as HR and GDPR and we are always expanding our offer to encourage professional development at all levels.

In addition to formal training, there are many opportunities to connect with fellow professionals across our network. These opportunities include: primary and secondary cross-Trust events and competitions; learning opportunities within other schools; and subject, specialism and project- specific meetings across the different Trust schools.