Lifelong Learning and Continuing Professional Development
At Thomas’s Clapham we are committed to high standards of teaching and learning for all members of our school community – pupils, parents and teachers.
The professional development of teachers is something that we feel passionately, about as we recognise the importance of keeping abreast of new educational initiatives and research. We link this closely to our school development plan so that we are moving towards a shared goal as a school community. Some of our recent professional development training days have discussed the neuroscience of learning, enterprise education, growth mindset, developing resilience in children and developing a whole-school learner profile. Our speakers have included Will Ryan, David Thomson, Dr Andrew Curran, Dr Nihara Krause and Jackie Cox. Not all professional development is by external speakers, and we are keen to build professional capacity within the teaching staff. Some of our courses have been developed and led by our teachers providing peer-training and teachers are given the opportunity to train other members of staff in INSET sessions throughout the year.