Training and Development
As a new member of staff, adapting to a new work environment can take a little time but we will offer you support and guidance to help to settle you into to your new role as quickly and comfortably as possible.
All new staff are encouraged to spend a day with us prior to starting their post. You will be booked onto our school welcome session shortly after your employment begins.
We believe in supporting our staff at work and providing a range of support services available to everyone who works for us.
Our own in-house dedicated HR team ensures you always have someone to contact should you require any help or support. If you have general queries about holiday entitlement, pensions, staff benefits or salaries, our handbook has lots of helpful information. Our employee support services include well-being and counselling courses which are completely confidential. We also have quiet working areas and a multi-faith room for staff to access.
Training and Development
We are passionate about investing in our staff and will support your participation in internal coaching and training and attending external courses.
SKILLED SUPPORT STAFF
Many of our support staff roles are supported through bespoke in-house on the job training. We have a dedicated budget to support a variety of external courses in areas such as safeguarding, administration and health and safety.
Staff aspiring to supervise, manage and lead are able to access mentoring and coaching from experienced staff. We look to recruit staff who are passionate about their own continuous professional development.
NEWLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS
At Allerton Grange School, we believe in ensuring that the high quality support for trainees continues into their NQT Induction Year to make sure you have a firm footing at the start of your career. All NQTs at Allerton Grange School are ensured a mentor, additional PPA timetabled, a bespoke training programme, and access to lead practitioners in teaching and learning.
During your induction year at Allerton Grange School, you will have an opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding in your specialist subject area and in the pedagogy of best practice when it comes to teaching and learning to ensure the best of outcomes for your students.
At Allerton Grange School, we believe that the high levels of support provided to NQTs and an effective and bespoke induction training programme will have a positive impact in developing high quality professionals delivering engaging lessons, which ensure the best of outcomes for Allerton Grange students.
For NQTs at Allerton Grange School, there is a positive culture of recognition and celebration of effective practice. You will have opportunities to build on your strengths and improve other areas of your practice; you will be encouraged to develop an effective overview of teachers’ roles and responsibilities; you will be empowered, improving your self-confidence. We will provide professional information, advice, guidance and bespoke support giving a strong foundation for longer-term professional development.
BEYOND YOUR FIRST YEAR IN TEACHING
The high levels of support teachers gain in their NQT year does not suddenly end with the successful completion of the NQT year. At Allerton Grange School, all recently qualified teachers (RQTs), are enrolled into the RQT Coaching Programme with the opportunity to enhance your teaching and learning practice. This will build on your accomplishments and develop skills in areas you have identified with the support of an experienced member of staff dedicated to coaching you in your chosen career and teaching pathways.
Beyond your RQT year, you will be supported on your career journey. We have a comprehensive professional development cycle, a dedicated team of learning development leaders and a middle leadership network. Many of our middle leaders and leadership team started with us as NQTs, or at early stages in their career, developing into TLR leads, middle leaders and SLT.
MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
We run an inspiring middle leadership programme, which includes modules to support aspiring leaders. Along with training we have a network of learning development leaders and partnerships with other schools and organisations.
NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (NPQs)
As a Red Kite Alliance school, Allerton Grange School staff benefit from the Red Kite Teaching School Hub and NPQs.
NPQs are a key part of the professional development offer for all colleagues. Find out more on the Red Kite website.