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Workforce development

The schools in the District Achievement Partnership collaborate on workforce development in order to promote high standards of teaching and quality care.

Team Teach network - Our Team Teach accredited senior
leaders meet to ensure that all DAP schools are up to date with the latest requirements of law and to discuss any strategic or authority
wide issues linked to our agreed Care and Control policy.
It also includes a network of Team Teach tutors who meet regularly to discuss any more specific issues, to receive updates and to ensure that tutors have a support network. This ensures that we deliver training for staff across the DAP schools in behaviour management techniques.

Moving and Handling network - This includes a network of moving and handling Key Trainers, quality assurance and  chool support meetings provided by LPS training. LPS Training and Consultancy Ltd is contracted annually by the DAP to provide: advice on manual handling policy, an annual programme of refresher training for staff, courses for new Key Trainers, facilitation of the Key Trainers network and quality assurance visits to each school.

NQT network - The DAP has launched its own induction programme specifically for NQTs in special schools. This delivers a programme of training set across different special school venues throughout the year to provide specific training in a range of areas including behaviour management, communication as well as curriculum topics.

New Headship Programmes - In 2014, the DAP started two
programmes to support new Special Headteachers. These are:
1) DAP new Heads programme – 6 days of mentoring from another DAP Head. This is flexible, days to be used as required.
2) Early Headship Provision (EHP), based on the old NCTL ‘New Visions’ programme – EHP is a personalised programme aimed at meeting the needs of new Headteachers and supporting their needs as they emerge over their initial stages in headship.

DAP Common Training Day  - one day each year is set aside for a full programme of collaborative training events in which all DAP schools participate.  We invite a variety of external training providers to deliver training on SEN subject areas to increase the knowledge and expertise of our staff across the District.

School Direct Partnership - The Yorkshire Special Education Partnership for Special Schools in Bradford, allows us to recruit and grow high quality teachers who will have experience and knowledge about our SEN schools. The first 8 students on the programme will
start in September 2014.  For further information contact school.direct@chellowheightsschool.co.uk

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