We believe that demand for professional learning should be driven by the aspiration teachers have for the children they teach and the passion they bring to their work. Therefore, our professional development offer has been, and will continue to be, a responsive offer – driven by our alliance and the teachers in it.
Bespoke Professional Development for your School
At Kyra we recognise the development needs of your school can require a tailored approach which lies outside of our formal CPLD offer. We can offer bespoke training opportunities which may be useful to schools who do not have the capacity to release practitioners to engage in coaching or training within the school timetable. These packages can also allow you to access the knowledge and skills of our system leaders in a setting which is tailored to your school setting and context, to increase the skills of individual teacher, subject leader or whole team.
Some of the bespoke opportunities we can offer are outlined below, but this is not exhaustive so please do not hesitate to get in touch to have a discussion about how we can work with you and your school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will get in touch.
Staff Meeting Packages
We can work with you to develop bespoke staff meeting packages, which then can be delivered by an SLE. Alternatively we can undertake the planning and writing of the package and then the resources can be shared with a designated member of your team, for example an English Lead. The resource and training package would then be discussed through a one to one session with that Lead who can disseminate to your whole team. Areas for development could be Phonics, Maths, Reading Quality First Teaching, but this is not exhaustive.
Teaching Growth Coaching
If you want to invest in developing an individual or a pair of teachers working in collaboration, you can commission an experienced SLE (Specialist Leader of Education) to engage with your teacher in a process of observation, reflection and development. The structure of this package can be delivered remotely for the current circumstances or planned for later in the year face to face. The package consists of 3 x half hour observations followed by 3 half hour 1:1 sessions. A subsequent written summary of current teaching strengths and areas for development will be provided, alongside feedback which includes progress and a next steps document.
COVID 19 – How have we responded?
As an organisation we want to make sure that our support and professional development offer is appropriate in the current circumstances and sensitive to the pressures that schools are facing in the current climate.
We have adapted our approach to provide you with CPD, networking and support opportunities that can be accessed remotely for the autumn term and beyond, where local and national guidelines require.
The spring and summer term will be flexible and adaptable and we will continue to be Ambitious for Children through supporting you with what you need now, so if you have any questions, concerns or requests please do get in contact.
Kyra CPD Offer 2020-21
We have a comprehensive offer of Kyra programmes and professional development sessions which have been developed in-house, harnessing the experience and expertise of our system leaders and other experts within the alliance.
To find out what programmes you can access you can visit the What’s On page.
Kyra Learning Network and Partner Forums
The Kyra Learning Network provides teaching and non-teaching staff within partner schools the opportunity to share good practice, whilst experiencing challenge and support through a number of professional forums. The idea behind this strand of work is to systematically give professionals the opportunity to learn from one another, and engage in professional dialogue which will drive school improvement throughout the schools within the alliance.
To find out further information about the range of forums, alongside dates and booking links, please click here: kyrateachingschool.com/whats-on/kyra-alliance-forums-networks-events
Within the Kyra Learning network, experienced SLE’s (Specialist Leaders of Education) will facilitate moderations for our Kyra partner schools.
‘Covid-secure’ moderations 2020-2021 To maximise the impact of moderations without the face-to-face discussion and challenge, we will be utilising virtual moderation meetings for this academic year. The workshops will be underpinned by challenge and discussion and will require delegates to complete some pre-moderation tasks before the virtual workshop.
Each moderation will have a clear focus of the standard that will be explored and this will ensure coverage across the year.
To find dates and booking information please click here: https://kyrateachingschool.com/whats-on/kyra-alliance-moderation-networks