A E-ACT Insight by Amy Stephens 23 June 2017

Since its launch in September 2016 more than a quarter of the trust’s employees (that’s over 400 teaching staff) have attended a course as part of the trust’s professional learning programme.

We believe, like many of you do, that outstanding teachers affect pupil achievement more than any other factor, and it is no coincidence that some of our latest Ofsted reports praise the training and development opportunities available to our teaching staff.

By the end of this academic year we will have run a total of 130 CPD sessions, many in partnership with leading training providers such as Ambition School Leadership (formerly the Future Leaders Trust and Teaching Leaders), and our very own Heartlands Teaching School which is accredited by the DfE.

Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with 96% of delegates agreeing that the skills and knowledge gained by attending will be useful in their work.

Delegates described the training as follows…

“Relevant and thought provoking, with lots of tips and ideas.”

“Excellent content, the trainer was very well informed.”

“The discussions provided a chance to share experiences from our own settings – giving the issues real context.”

“The size of the group allowed supportive discussions to take place…I left the training feeling really confident in what we were doing.”

“The trainer was friendly and approachable, and had a good knowledge of the subject.”

“I was with colleagues in similar roles and we could bounce ideas off each other which resulted in real learning”.