CPD at RMS

At RMS there are two strands of CPD. 

The first strand is compulsory CPD. The aim of this section is to drive whole group improvement and has been designed with information from the school development plan. 

The second is a comprehensive programme of optional CPD events. 

TWITTER: The CPD at RMS twitter handle is ‘@at_cpd’, https://twitter.com/at_cpd.

ASPIRING TO BE A MIDDLE LEADER:

The aim of this course is to provide staff who aspire to be middle leaders experience and opportunities which will help them to reach their goals. 

Topics to be discussed in these meetings will be: 

  • Deciding a clear vision for your role and making it happen. 
  • Making the vision happen by managing the year efficiently. 
  • Differentiating for your staff and performance management. (INSET is not a one size fits all model). Including retention of outstanding staff. 
  • Writing policies and holding staff and students account for these policies. 
  • Lesson Observation and feedback using the coaching model. 
  • During the sessions delegates will be asked to take ownership for an area of development within their department and be encouraged to gain experience on making change happen within the department. 

Day and Time: Thursday evening (6 times a year)

Target group: Teachers wanting to move into middle leadership. 

 

COACHING PARTNERSHIPS:

Over 25 staff are trained coaches. 

The aim of these sessions is for the coach to be a supportive listener to help you find solutions or develop your teaching or professional career. It is a non-judgmental process and it carried out by trained coaches. 

Day and Time: By mutual agreement between your coach and you. 

Target Group:  All staff 

 

CPD DISCUSSION GROUPS:

The aim of these sessions is to provide opportunities for staff to discuss educational issues. The session will be centered around a webinar that all staff within the group have watched. The discussion groups can form part of the Twilight CPD hours. 

Day and Time: One session each half term. To be held at 2.30pm on a Wednesday. 

Target group: All Staff  (you do not need to sign up to all these sessions just come to the ones that you would find interesting or would like to be involved in) 

 ACTION RESEARCH  PROJECTS:

The action research group was formed eight years ago with the aim of giving staff a structure to identify a problem/area for development in their teaching, to develop strategies to combat this problem or need and reflect upon these strategies. 

Meetings will be held 6 times over the year and the project will culminate in a small presentation to the rest of the group on the outcomes of the project. 

Staff involved in the project will be encouraged to challenge each other to improve their strategies and to suggest improvements as well as react to suggestions made to them about their own projects. 

Day and Time: 6 times a year on a Thursday evening. 

Target group: All Staff

 

BREAKFAST TEACHMEETS:

The aim of these sessions is to share good practice in an informal way. 

Teachers who attend will be asked to bring an example of an activity they have used in their classroom and share it with others in the group. 

Day and Time: One session each half term, held on a Wednesday morning at 7.45am with bacon rolls. 

Target group: All teaching staff 

 

EXTERNAL COURSES

If you would like to attend an external course please first discuss with your line manager.  Once you have done this please complete a CPD request form (RMS intranet) and then share with your line manager.  Once they have completed the statement please share with me for approval.