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Support and Development

At Capital City Academy we take pride in the support we offer our staff.  All teachers are career-long learners at Capital and benefit from a range of powerful opportunities to improve their practice.

All teachers have the opportunity to be coached by colleagues and staff receive weekly short observations and feedback. This has proved very popular with staff and we have trained more than half the staff to coach on this programme. In addition to our fortnightly CPD programme, staff attend short weekly sharing good practice sessions on a voluntary basis.

We offer a large number of professional development programmes for teaching and support staff through our partnership with HCTSA, ranging from subject specific training to preparation for middle and senior leadership.

Through our SSAT membership staff have access to online forums, weekly highlights of education policy updates, an educational outcomes database and a further range of CPD programmes.

We have a strong record of supporting and developing our beginning teachers (NQTs, Teach First Participants, PGCE trainees and School Direct) who benefit from a weekly programme of Professional Studies and other CPD opportunities.

Wherever possible we look to support colleagues who want to complete their Masters as we recognise that reflection is central to improving practice.