At BCA we have a unique culture in which staff invest in their own development. Staff have been introduced to Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction – a framework of teaching and learning methods to support student learning. Staff attend bespoke sessions exploring Rosenshine’s methods. During these sessions, staff collaborate and reflect with one another, exploring and developing ways to embed Rosenshine’s Principles within their classroom.
We pride ourselves on having a culture of deliberate and reflective practice so that we can continually refine and develop our practice. To help us do so, every member of staff has been given their own reflective Moleskine journal – this journal enables staff to take time to reflect on their practice. Staff regularly share their #MoleskineMoments with others, sharing their insightful thoughts and developments to further build on our collaborative practice at BCA.
We invest in the continuous development of our staff and have a bespoke CPD program in place. Every Friday morning, teachers and teaching assistants attend a one hour CPD session exploring a range of teaching strategies and engaging with the latest educational research as a means of continually developing and refining their practice so that they can deliver exceptional learning experiences to support their students.
We have welcomed external leading practitioners to the academy to share their expertise and knowledge with our staff and our TCAT colleagues. Recent key note speakers have included;
- Gary Wilson – Specialist in raising boys achievement
- Tom Sherrington – An educational consultant sharing strategies and techniques to access the knowledge rich curriculum
- Anika Vassell – A teen behaviouirst sharing strategies for effective communication
To support our staff in their continuous development, we also have a dedicated CPD room, proving staff with resources, pedagogy, blogs and books in our CPD library.