Teacher development

Effective Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is at the heart of our work to engage, develop and retain talented staff in the schools in each of our regions.

Our aim is that our CPD adheres to the following key principles:

  • Built around participants’ needs
  • Subject specific content
  • A clear, logical thread
  • Involves explicit discussion, reflection and active research
  • External input
  • Collaborative learning
  • Powerful leadership

In OAT our approach to teacher development is led by OAT's Institute of Education. This is made up of the OAKS, our SCITT with Keele University, and ignite, our teaching school alliance based in Norfolk.