Subject Mastery Time
and subject specific knowledge and pedagogical approaches is given key priority
at Yardleys with dedicated time given each week for this.
hearing the best that has been thought and said is key to the work we do at
Yardleys. Directed professional development opportunities exist in which staff
increase their expertise through delivery of specialist staff and outside
Research informed approaches are evident across the school with
one example being through the deliberate practice approach to Yardleys Big 5
teaching priorities. Within the Big 5 focus time different approaches are
explored and applied within subject areas with lessons learnt shared across the
Reflection is a fundamental part of
staff development and Yardleys Coaching Model provides all staff with the
opportunity to access
Watching best practice in action with our own students is vital for
teacher development. Through a variety of approaches including invited
lesson drop ins, video recordings and postcard summaries teachers are able to
learn from the experience and strength within the school
A half termly newsletter is shared across the school reviewing and
sharing some of the developments and research that has been explored throughout
the last term with tips and strategies from staff within the school a regular
stocked staff library has allowed staff to regular engage with professional
reading without any additional expense to them, this is also supported by the
staff book for the summer scheme
We are always looking at how we can learn from local and national
schools, with external collaboration existing on a regular basis as well as a
training day dedicated to visiting successful schools.
Regular teaching and learning updates and
sharing of ideas
Finding nuggets from the variety of teaching and learning literature
present ensures staff are research informed and continually reviewing and
reflecting on their teaching.
Providing time and opportunities for our staff to gain NPQ’s and
well as subject specific nationally recognised qualifications means we can
ensure that we have the best teachers and leaders within the school driving the
standards of education forward for the students.
Pedagogy Pick and Mix
Pedagogy post cards are shared so staff can
look at teaching and learning strategies that have been tried and tested in
classrooms across the school.