Professional Development

Working at CNS: Professional Development

Professional development is at the heart of CNS. The school is dedicated to supporting the development of all staff through a carefully designed, coherent CPD programme that is bespoke to the needs and ambitions of all colleagues. This approach is key to securing effective development that supports whole school vision and objectives.

CPD programmes and strands at CNS

The school supports a wide portfolio of CPD approaches to ensure our programmes are bespoke and responsive, and to maximise the impact within our school. Our CPD is wide-ranging and incorporates a variety of opportunities and programmes as outlined below, with further details available via the links at the bottom of the page.

CPD programmes and strands at CNS

Pedagogy, teaching and learningSubject knowledge and subject pedagogySupport staff specialist trainingLeadership
T& L briefings and bulletins

Pedagogical discussion groups

Bespoke ITT and ECT programmes

New staff induction programme
Faculty development time

External courses, including exam board courses

Ormiston and regional subject networks
Bespoke LSA CPD programme

Apprenticeship opportunities
Mentor training

Coaching training (through OAT)


Internal and external secondment 

OAT led training


Specialist Leader in Education 

SSAT leadership course including aspiring and middle leadership

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