Developing our Staff
We believe children will receive the best if our staff remain at the forefront of education and continuously develop themselves as learners.
Our teaching staff actively collaborate both internally and externally to ensure that different teaching styles, pedagogies and ideas are shared to always improve their practice further. We have also acted as a host school in a successful ‘Teach Meet’ event in 2016.
This event is an opportunity for teachers across schools to share good practice and practical innovations. Presenters from Invicta Grammar School, Bower Grove, Valley Park, Aylesford Sports College and Kings Hill Primary School, shared many excellent examples of their own practice, which have been proven to have an impact on the progress and attainment of the pupils they teach.
Our teachers also take part in lesson studies with other teachers, and focus on securing outstanding practice. We continuously improve the quality of teaching through this and coaching/mentoring of staff.
During the year 2016/2017 two members of staff will be undertaking the NPQSL (National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership) in addition to many courses and training events that both teachers and teaching assistants attend.
New standards for Teacher's Professional Development have been released by the Department of Education in September 2016 which we as a school are fully committed to.
In 2016/2017 teachers attended training on the Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract approach in mathematics based on Singapore Maths. This method of teaching mathematics is now being rolled out across the school. We work closely with educational consultants to improve our underlying pedagogy.
We are also worked with the NCTL (National College of Teaching and Leadership) on some bespoke training for our teachers.
SELECT (South East Leaders in Educational Challenge and Teamwork)
Recently we have joined a group of schools across London called SELECT. This is a forward thinking and innovative collaborative that strives to be at the forefront of education. We are excited to be part of this venture and feel that it will place Kings Hill in a leading position for continued professional development opportunities for staff in teaching.
Canterbury Christchurch University
During the year 2017/2018 our staff will be embarking upon an action research project in association with Canterbury Christchurch University. This is very exciting and we will give more information as the project develops. The project will be completed with published research.