The academy places a very high priority on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for all members of the school community.  The academy regards CPD as a means of providing all staff with a career-long entitlement to engage in a range of learning and developmental activities.  The academy believes that CPD is the basis of professional growth and the continued improvement of the quality of teaching and learning in the school. 

The academy CPD strategy will address those needs created by national and local priorities, the needs of the academy and, where possible, individual staff needs and aspirations.

The emphasis of all CPD activities is on raising pupil achievement and standards, and improving the quality of teaching and learning.  It is the intention to improve the practice of both staff teams and individuals by developing the academy as a learning community in which a supportive and collaborative culture extends the capacity for continuous self-improvement.

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