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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

The College winning Christmas Card!

Orchard Hill College were also thrilled to have taken part in the Annual Christmas Card Competition. Louise Pasquill, our independent judge was kind enough to also judge the College entries. First place went to Samuel from Lomond House in Southwark. Louise …

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And the winner is…..

After much deliberation and hours of independent judging, artist, Louise Pasquill, has chosen the winners of this year’s OHC&AT Christmas card competition. First place for Primary entries went to William, age 7 at Dysart School and first place for Secondary …

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OHC&AT Christmas Card Competition 2022

Pupils and students across the Trust have done it again! We were inundated with festive designs that have filled the entire reception area in Quadrant House. Thank you to everyone who took part in our competition to design the official …

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Transition Events

We have had a busy week of Transition Events across Orchard Hill College. The aim of these events is to provide information and advice on what provisions students can access in the local area and information on next steps after …

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