knowledge, experience and supportive manner helped participants to
develop themselves, and their viewpoint during the training session.
Her style and approach allowed information and good practice to be
shared in a positive environment fully involving all participants, and
by the end of the session they were motivated and keen to put their
learning into action.
Learning & Development Adviser
R B Kingston upon Thames
Support staff make up around half the workforce in
schools and make a positive contribution to pupil development and the
successful running of a school.
Support Works is a unique approach to engaging support staff in school
learning and development.
The programme aims to:
Support and develop a team of work force learning
champions based in partnership schools
Build participants' skills, knowledge and
understanding of personal and work force learning and development
Enhance competence and commitment to contribute to
team and school development
Enable participants to foster a positive workplace
climate for learning and growth
Initiate the first step on the leadership and management pathway -
self-awareness, self-knowledge, self-leadership.
Participants can expect:
A menu of development experiences where you decide what you take
away that is useful
A format with the right amount of space for you to personalise your
learning as fits you
Confidence with new ideas
Half day workshops to include a taught programme, workshops, visits,
shadowing, subject matter experts, simulations and access and
signposting to web learning and materials.
Outcomes and impact
Participants will gain personal and professional skills, knowledge
Participants will support the development of a positive work place
climate through example.
Participants will become knowledge agents to help spread the
messages of work force development and future trends of education.
The school CPD co-ordinator will have the support of a team to help
develop and drive initiatives and build capacity in others.
The course consists of five themes:
This course can be adapted to suit individual school requirements.
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