JCC Awarded Silver for Professional Development

We are pleased to announce that Joseph Chamberlain College has again been awarded Silver for Continuous Professional Development from the Teacher Development Trust Network.

In an educational landscape where pressure is mounting around teacher recruitment, retention and results, there has never been a more important time to invest in staff development.

Our  Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme is dedicated to supporting teachers and furthering their professional careers. JCC teaching staff are encouraged to attend regular departmental CPD events and given the opportunity to lead their own specialist development sessions. Five dedicated development days are also scheduled across the academic calendar to ensure all staff feel supported and confident in their roles. These days are carefully designed to respond to the specific needs of teachers, offering a variety of different sessions ranging from ‘Celebrating Diversity’ and ‘Autism Awareness Training’ to ‘UCAS Reference Writing’ and ‘Google Classroom/Microsoft Training’. Our annual Learning Fair also offers a programme of over 30 short sessions, where teachers are able to tailor their own training day schedule against their individual needs.

On earning the award, Principal Tony Day commented:

“We are thrilled that we have been awarded Silver. Effective professional development for teachers is a core part of securing effective teaching. Our students need us to be as reflective and as focused on learning as we ask them to be, so it’s vital that we support teachers within their own professional development. We aim to motivate our teachers in order to maintain the most important part of the job; their enthusiastic teaching.”

The CPD Quality Silver Award saw the college go through a rigorous audit from the Teacher Development Trust, designed to help colleges improve the effectiveness of an in-house development approach. The trust is founded by teachers and aims to reinforce the importance of CPD, by supporting teachers to transform their practice and helping education providers to achieve success for their students.

Pictured above: Teachers Chris and Donna