Professional Learning Programme for Staff



We are committed to ensuring that all staff at Lutterworth High School engage in high quality, relevant training at every stage of their careers.  Our professional learning programme is firmly focused on improving outcomes for our students. It is centred around our whole school development priorities and is personalised to ensure that it targets the needs of individual members of staff that have been identified through our performance management process.

Much of our training is delivered in-house by members of our own staff, making use of their considerable expertise. We also make good use of the opportunities offered by our membership of the Challenge Partners group of schools and by a number of local teaching schools with whom we have close relationships, particularly the  Thomas Estley Learning  Alliance (TELA)  and the Leicester Teaching School Alliance (LeTS). We provide opportunities for our staff to observe excellent practice in other outstanding schools and encourage them to build working links at subject level. We have a long history of involvement in Teacher Training and work in partnership with the University of Leicester School of Education and Rushey Mead SCITT to train teachers and to develop the quality and expertise of our mentors.  We are also delighted to be supporting a number of members of staff who are pursuing their Masters in Education in partnership with the University of Leicester. Members of our Governing Body are equally committed to improving their skills.

Inspectors should meet with as many newly qualified teachers (NQTs) as possible. Inspectors must assess the effectiveness of the support and professional development put in place for NQTs and other teachers who are in the early stages of their careers, particularly in dealing with pupil behaviour. This must include the quality of mentoring, and what the school has done to support their development in areas for improvement identified by initial teacher training providers.

A small selection of recent professional learning undertaken by staff is given below. A full list of training can be accessed via the link at the foot of the page.

Key development areaProfessional learning opportunitiesImpact
Developing the KS4 curriculum• 11-16 Maths Network Meetings
• AQA Maths GCSE training
• Understanding Changes in Maths 1&2
• Future of English
• AQA English GCSE training
• Incorporating KS4 for School Library Staff
• GCSE Science Curriculum Organisation
• AQA Science GCSE training
• CLEAPS Safety with Chemicals for Technicians
• Microbiology for technicians
• AQA MFL (French and Spanish) GCSE training
• AQA Geography GCSE training
• AQA History GCSE training
• AQA ICT and Computing
• How to build an Outstanding Computer Science Curriculum
• Outstanding Computer Science Teaching
• ECDL training
• 11-16 RE Network Day
• AQA RE B Feedback
• PE : New Secondary Curriculum
• Secondary Music Development Seminar
• GCSE D+T Graphics Products training
• AQA GCSE Art + Design: Getting Started
• GCSE Art and Design moderator training
• School visits to observe good practise at KS4
• CoPE and AoPE Level 1 and 2
• Promoting Mental Health in Schools
• Working With + Managing Teenagers' Behaviour
• Careers
• Appropriate GCSE specifications chosen
• Schemes of work in place for all GCSE subjects
• Suitable resources identified and purchased
• Teaching staff confident in assessing and grading at GCSE level
• Support staff ready to deal with new demands at KS4
Using progress monitoring to maximise achievement
(including developing marking and assessment to enhance the quality of teaching and learning
• Inspection Skills Training
• G+T Tracking Project
• Performance Data Forum
• Tracking + Improving Progress in Science
• Life after levels
• The Future of Assessment 2014 Conference
• New Assessment in ICT
Further extending the use of new technologies to enhance the quality of teaching and learning• Digital Creator Train the Trainer Ipad Training
• Ipad Training for New Staff
• Ipads and BOYD
• E-learning Foundation Conference
Further embedding e-safety• Child Protection in the Digital Environment
• DSP Training and Refreshers
• Internet Safety and CyberBullying
• Childhood and the Internet - Safety, Education and Regulation
• Inter-agency internet safety conference