School Based Development
The Education Improvement Service provides school-based development sessions, which can be planned to address your own school priorities, as well as helping you to respond to local, national or government requirements.
Schools can commission a full day, half-day, twilight or evening school-based development session for the whole school staff, a specific group of staff, a department, for senior and middle managers, governors, or any combination of these. School-based training can be curriculum area specific, management-based (e.g. target-setting, school self-evaluation) or cover whole school issues (e.g. ICT across the curriculum, boy versus girls performance). Equally schools can host a school-based development session for a cluster of other schools - this is particularly helpful for clusters of small rural primary schools.
For a summary of school-based development opportunities please select the link on this page. Schools are encouraged to use this summary as a basis for creating bespoke CPD packages.
For a full list of EIS roles and responsibilities please select the link at the bottom of the page - Education Improvement Service Roles and Responsibilities. This may help you when planning who to approach to deliver your school-based development session.
What are the advantages of clustered professional development events?
Schools that cluster together for CPD events tell us that the benefits include:
- Costs for participating schools are reduced - a third off
- Events are individually designed to meet your needs
- The venue is convenient reducing travel time and cost
- Participants share ways of doing things differently - especially if host schools offer a guided tour
- Meeting and working with new colleagues - links that may strengthen and develop over time.
Six small rural primary schools are clustering to focus on improving progression in science teaching. The cluster meets every half term to plan science units and is supported by Chris Robinson, LA Education Improvement Adviser (Science). Schools are provided with an overview of progression in the key scientific ideas included in the particular unit of work. The session is then used to develop medium term planning for that unit across the school. As well as enabling school groups to discuss progression in teaching across both key stages, there are also opportunities for attendees to share good practice and to have planning discussions with those teaching in the same stage.
Why not consider working together as a cluster to add value to your professional development programme?
For more information please contact:
School Based Development Team
Primary schools can choose from the following school-based development areas...
Secondary schools can choose from the following school-based development areas...
Details of key staff and responsibilities.
Detailed breakdown of charges and credit equivalents for school based charges
School Cluster charges
EIS Credit system for centre based courses
Training opportunities within Shropshire Local Authority (CPD)