Embedded Research and Development at Hatton
At Sir Christopher Hatton Academy we value all teaching staff and acknowledge the important role they play in raising standards across the academy. It is important that all staff experienced and those that are new to the profession have the opportunity to develop and embed outstanding practice both within their teams and across the academy. The Reflective Practice CPD programme has been developed to allow staff to research, experiment and observe best practice, which will inform pedagogy and improve the outcomes of students at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy.
The programme is designed to engage staff in the most recent educational research. Staff experiment with teaching and learning ideas during ‘open door weeks’ where they observe colleagues across the academy and reflect in teams on what has been seen to inform their own pedagogy. The sessions also allow staff to carry out small scale research into teaching methods and share these with staff across the wider academy.
The sessions form part of the compulsory CPD programme for all staff at the academy, staff are required to complete action planning documents and will share finding with the staff body during a celebration evening at the end of the academic year.
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