Monday, 3 July 2017

Reporting on our staff CPD showcase

Written by Paige and Chase, student reporters

On 28th June, 14 student reporters and Mrs Nguyen attended the Whitley Academy staff Continual Professional Development (CPD) showcase in our school Assembly Hall. 

At the beginning of the day we were unsure what CPD was about. We then found out that teachers and staff members of the school do their own self-learning, attend courses and share their good practice together.

All around the Auditorium there were different stalls from different departments: Middle Leaders, Senior Leaders, Health and Safety, Business Support, NQTs (Newly Qualified Teachers) to name but a few. In the green canteen next door there were mouth watering refreshments, which were later to be enjoyed by everyone.

3:40 pm - 

10 minutes in, Mr Purslow (Director of MFL & CPD) made an announcement that Ms Alison Critchley (Chief Executive of RSA Academies) was going to make a speech. It was a very short, sharp speech that highlighted the on-going training that all staff attend and benefit from. She went on to say thank you for sharing their CPD journey so far.

After that there was a prize raffle. Mrs Nguyen won the first prize (a gift card), Mrs Billyeald won the second prize (a massive bag of sweets) and in third place was Mrs Devgun, who won a bottle of champagne. We felt that all the teachers have worked hard enough to receive a prize as well!

With our student reporters, we moved across the Hall inviting teachers and staff members to take part in our interviews.

4:30pm – 

It’s home time. We have now realised that teachers and other staff members have their own learning journeys and share their good practices so that we the pupils can achieve our best results. We felt privileged and overwhelmed to be in the CPD Showcase celebration.

Thank you Mr Purslow for organising everything for the celebration!