Our schools have strong public sector values and a sound commercial approach. Continuous professional development (professional learning) is at the heart of what we do.
We have a long history of working with national agencies such as the National College, the School Workforce Agency, NALDIC, the national subject association for EAL and the National Mathematics and Science Centres. We have also built strong partnerships with local authorities and with schools to design professional development opportunities which are carefully matched to the needs of teachers and leaders.
As part of our central professional learning programme, we offer courses for newly qualified teachers and trainees, a specialist EAL masters level programme for teachers in partnership with NALDIC the national subject association for EAL and the University of Hertfordshire, conferences, workshops and seminars with high profile national speakers.
The work of our school partners has been awarded the continuous professional development Quality Mark. Robust quality assurance systems are in place. We draw on business expertise in areas such as business planning, commissioning, and marketing.