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Training and development

Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT) is committed to offering a wide range of continuous professional development opportunities. We recognise that recruiting and retaining the highest quality staff across all our settings is central to our commitment to offer outstanding educational opportunities to our pupils and students.

Our training and development opportunities are both responsive and forward-thinking and includes:

  • SEND-specialist teaching pathways that enable staff to learn and qualify while working;
  • a range of SEND specialist modules that allow staff to build their expertise in specific areas relevant to their role and interests;
  • bespoke training sessions;
  • access to professional and specialist staff networks;
  • support with research and development.

With a mixture of online and face to face delivery, drawing on the expertise of senior leaders and associates, our high quality training is informed by current research and policy around SEND, education and HR. This wide-ranging programme allows staff to develop a truly versatile skill set in order to build confidence in supporting pupils and students with special education needs to learn and flourish.

As with our pupils and students, we aim to support our staff to achieve their ambitions and many members of OHC&AT staff have progressed, within the organisation, from teaching to middle and senior leadership and beyond.

 

As a community of learners, families and colleagues OHC&AT believes that by working collaboratively, with energy and ambition we can always effect positive change. No limit is placed on what is possible and everyone has the ability to be the very best they can be.

Latest News

Approval of the Merger and Expansion of The Link Schools

Our proposal to the DfE to formally merge The Link Primary and The Link Secondary Schools to become one entity and to introduce a satellite site to educate additional children has been approved and will take effect from September 2022. The …

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AVA welcomes local MP Sarah Jones

Local MP, Sarah Jones visited Addington Valley Academy to see students and staff in their new school building and there was plenty to get involved with. Students, Brendan and Shaun were ready to welcome our visitor and presented her with …

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New PRIDE Academy

The Young People’s Academy has moved into it’s fantastic new purpose-built site and the school has been rebranded as The PRIDE Academy to reflect the school’s PRIDE values or Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Empathy. All pupils and their families …

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Technology Award Win

Congratulations to staff and students from Bedelsford School and Orchard Hill College whose collaboration with Kingston University’s Ubitech project has won two awards in the Kingston Borough Business Awards 2021. The project won both of the categories that they were …

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