At Acklam Grange School, we believe in delivering a highly bespoke and differentiated professional development programme, which inspires, challenges and truly develops our staff.
High quality teaching and a culture of learning is at the heart of everything we do. In the dynamic educational landscape, we recognise that our AGS Inspire programme must provide cutting edge support so that our staff are leaders and experts in their specialist field.
All our trainees and NQTs are assigned a professional learning coach from one of our expert classroom practitioners, so that they can receive first class guidance.
Brain Food Friday
Staff can meet to enjoy a highly inspirational TED Talk, over lunchtime, every fortnight. This is hosted by different faculties each time and there is an opportunity for important staff discussion and reflection.
We deliver all of our professional development sessions in a ‘flipped learning’ style. This involves staff having access to a pre-prepared video content prior to the sessions.
Fortnightly ‘Techie Brekkies’ deliver a short practical session before school, where staff introduce a new app or programme that they have found, and share the benefits with other staff.
As a mark of recognition for attending one of our AGS Inspire sessions, you’ll receive a digital badge which can be used as evidence of your ongoing professional development.
Geek of the Week
Every week we award our ‘Geek Of The Week’ trophy to a member of staff who has done something amazing and who should be recognised for their achievements.