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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

Staff Share Best Practice

The Integrated Service Team Conference brought together therapy, nursing and education staff from schools and college centres across the Trust. Those attending were able to hear from leading professionals in the field of therapeutic SEND education, as well as network …

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‘Good’ Ofsted for Brantridge

We are delighted to announce that Brantridge School has been judged by Ofsted to be Good overall and Outstanding in the area of personal development. The school was inspected in May 2022, it’s first inspection since it converted to an …

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Award for Arbour Vale

Congratulations to Arbour Vale School who have achieved the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA). This prestigious award recognises schools for the work they do in partnership with parents and families of the pupils at the school. The award citation said …

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Addington Valley Academy win prestigious Best School Building award

What an accolade! Addington Valley Academy was awarded ‘Best School Building’ at the National Education Business Awards last week. The awards recognise excellence in the education sector and were presented at a gala dinner in London’s Royal Garden Hotel. This …

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