Teacher-centred Research And Development Education
Our programme of professional learning events:
- Entail the exchange of expertise and best practice between teachers from within and beyond Brentwood;
- Are selected and designed by teachers for teachers;
- Are based on action research undertaken by educationalists in and beyond Brentwood;
- Strive to provide a wide range of tailored, relevant development opportunities that genuinely enhance educational knowledge, understanding and skills.
Our weekly schedule of professional learning events has been designed to maximise effectiveness, choice and accessibility, with regular Monday twilight sessions running from 4.10 to 4.55pm.
The content and style of these sessions is determined by the Brentwood CPD team: a group of Brentwood CPD champions from the Senior and Prep Common Rooms to coordinate the TRADE programme and promote research for, engagement with and development of our CPD programme.
TRADE Programme Activites
Sessions led by internal and/or external speakers designed to facilitate the achievement of the school development plan, including:
- Teaching and Learning training sessions aim to facilitate the delivery of the Academic Operational Plan
- Pastoral training sessions aim to facilitate the delivery of the Pastoral Operational Plan
Department training sessions
Ring-fenced time for HoDs to lead professional learning within their faculties or departments or, for a cross-curricular perspective, between selected faculties or departments.
Tutor training sessions
Ring-fenced time for HoYs to lead the professional learning within their tutor group.
Brentwood Leadership Academy
Sessions for existing or aspiring leaders to explore aspects of educational management, leadership and administration. Please click on the link below web page for further details.
The Brentwood Leadership Academy
Digital training sessions
This includes sessions that aim to enhance the digital capabilities of teachers (in their use of software, such as Google Classroom or teaching apps, or hardware, such as iPads or interactive whiteboards) as well as ongoing support available from the Brentwood Genius Bar.
Every term, a short newsletter is produced on the latest and greatest tools to help teachers and their students get the most out of their digital learning. For this term's edition, click on the link below.
Digital Learning Digest - Issue 2
Brentwood Action Research Group
For more information, click on the link below:
Brentwood Education Research Group
Brentwood CPD bookclub sessions
Flipped professional development where teachers review pre-released material – a chapter of a book, a podcast, a blog – and meet to share their reflections. For more information, click on the link below:
Brentwood cpd Book Club Sessions
MAC (Mentoring and Coaching) sessions
Time for our new colleagues, particularly our PGCE students and NQTs, to utilise the expertise their experienced colleagues as part of their initial teacher training.
Lesson Evaluation sessions
Observing lessons remains one of the primary ways in which professional learning may occur. For more information, click on the link below:
Brentwood Lesson Study Research Group
The activities above could focus on a multitude of topics. Below are a selection of possible topics but please do suggest your anything else that may be of interest.