Training & Development

Professional Learning and Development

We never forget that the strength of our organisation is entirely dependent upon the quality of our people and that it is our responsibility to offer the best training, support and development for every member of staff. This starts from the moment you join with a comprehensive onboarding programme, management support and wide ranging CPD opportunities. 

Our talent management team focus on ensuring that career progression is at the heart of our plans and innovative opportunities to develop your skills and experience are created.

Excalibur Academies Trust’s culture is one in which staff are encouraged and supported to grow and succeed; the professional and personal development of our workforce is immensely important to us. Our professional development programmes are rooted in the best research into and evidence of what improves teaching and learning so that it is of the highest quality. The programmes operate at many levels and it is our ambition to ensure that it captures the needs of all roles and career stages, continually adapting to the ever-changing professional landscape.

Opportunities stem from the Early Career Framework and include nationally recognised professional qualifications, and coaching programmes for staff at all levels and from all disciplines, ranging from the strategic use of the apprenticeship levy to provide opportunities to national leadership qualifications. Experienced teachers will be supported to participate in our own, bespoke leadership development programme, facilitated by experienced leaders from across the trust. Running alongside these opportunities for development is the Excalibur Continuing Professional Development programme, evidence based, focused on Trust priorities and engaging with a range of internal and external expertise, including keynote speakers, to deliver professional development to meet the needs of our schools. In addition, staff are encouraged to undertake mentoring roles, secondments and cross-trust roles, join working groups and gain experience of different phases.

Your professional development pathway will be flexible to your needs and aspirations, whatever your role and career stage.

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