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Orchard School Bristol

Staff CPLD & Chartered College

Staff Continuous Professional Learning and Development 

We take our CPLD seriously and have a firm commitment to supporting all our staff to develop each year.  Every member of staff has a coach to work with, a Personal and Professional Development Review, access to evidence-informed research and best practice, and time to attend well-designed CPD sessions within school and across the Trust.  Teachers are encouraged to become examiners at GCSE level,  to take part in research and the school pays membership for each teacher to our professional body, the Chartered College of Teaching.  We support all leaders to achieve their National Professional Qualifications. 

Chartered College

Orchard School Bristol is delighted to represent Bristol as part of the national Chartered College of Teaching's (CCT) network. 

We are the Hub for Bristol and bring together teachers and experts in schools in and around Bristol to understand the latest research and practice in high quality teaching and learning.  

We also hosted online Teachmeets, and this year have brought together experts in the fields of Ethical Leadership, Remote Learning, Coaching and Oracy.  This has allowed us to extend and widen the scope of the hub and to build a more extensive network of contacts.  We hold events for professionals working in education with the aim of supporting  evidence-informed teaching.

All teachers at Orchard School are provided with membership of the Chartered College, paid for by the school, in order to have access to the latest research.  

 David Spence, Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning, said:

"Becoming a Chartered College Hub is a fantastic opportunity for Orchard School to be a front runner in providing professional development for staff based on evidence-informed practice. The network ensures that we can connect knowledge from across the area to support the best possible outcomes for our own students and for all students across Bristol. 

 We  all benefit from the best education possible ."