At LEO Academy Trust we are dedicated to raising standards in teaching and learning and improving the achievement of all pupils and as such we pride ourselves in also providing our staff with a vast range of professional development opportunities in order to support this. We provide a wide variety of training programmes for staff at all stages in their career pathway, including the following: LEO NQT Programme, LEO RQT Programme, LEO Middle Leaders Programme and our LEO School Leaders Development Programme. Our training programmes have been developed in-house, harnessing the experience and expertise of our team and other experts outside of the Trust. Our training programmes are sustained over time so that participants have the opportunity to refine ideas and to embed different approaches within their own practices.
Alongside our core training programmes we also offer a wide range of curriculum based training sessions, safeguarding and inclusion training and Governor training. We know that effective professional development should be collaborative and as such we offer additional opportunities for staff to work as part of a team and to reflect on key ideas during our termly Network Learning Community meetings. Our LEO professional development offer has been, and will continue to be, a responsive offer, driven by our Trust and the staff within it.
We also understand and recognise the importance of enabling flexibility when taking part in training opportunities and in harnessing technology as a platform to share and develop the training we have on offer. In light of this, we have recently developed our own LEO Academy Trust YouTube Channel
, allowing staff both inside and outside of the Trust to benefit from the wonderful array of training opportunities that we have on offer, at a time that is convenient for them. Our staff also benefit from the LEO Academy Trust CPD website
, a dedicated training and professional development website; supporting the delivery of training across our Trust. The website is updated regularly, highlighting the professional development opportunities currently on offer both inside and outside of the Trust.