This Leading in Professional Development webinar focuses on how St John’s Academy’s has developed their CPD programme to offer evidence-based professional development opportunities to support and continuously hone leadership and classroom practice so that Teaching and Learning remains of the highest quality.
During this webinar, you will have the opportunity to:
1. Learn about the school’s journey to see how it was developed and the opportunities available for staff
2. Hear from newly qualified teachers, middle and senior leaders about their experiences
3. Understand Professional Development’s role in the recruitment and retention of staff
4. Consider how you might develop professional development to fit your own context.
St John’s, Marlborough is an internationally renowned 11-18 co-educational Academy, rated as Outstanding by Ofsted.
St John’s was instrumental in forming Excalibur Academies Trust in 2012 because it believes that a world class education
can be best delivered by strong clusters of local schools collectively taking responsibility for the educational journey of
all children in the area.
Excalibur Academies Trust has grown from two schools in Marlborough, Wiltshire, to 14 schools in five local authorities
stretching from Bristol to Reading along the M4 corridor, providing high quality education to over 5000 children from
age 2 to age 18. The vision is to provide an excellent education, empowering individuals to thrive and grow within a
caring, aspirational, and outward looking culture. EAT believes in investing in staff to ensure that they attract and retain
talented, dedicated people who are committed to changing children’s lives for the better. With a strong track record of
raising the achievement of disadvantaged pupils across the trust, it is their mission to promote social mobility and
personal fulfilment through the transformative power of education. The trust’s growth strategy is based on the hub
model and building the capacity to provide strong support and opportunities to schools who share our vision.
The EAT visions and values are embedded in St John’s where everyone (students and staff) are valued for who they are
and for what they may become, and everyone is treated as an individual. They aim to provide an environment where
everyone can thrive and develop, whatever their talents or aspirations. Their reputation as a caring academy which sets
very high academic standards in a disciplined environment is well known.