Kingfisher Schools Trust

Professional Development

At Kingfisher Schools Trust, we believe that all staff should receive high quality, regular training and access to wider development opportunities. Within schools, staff have access to a range of CPD linked to the development priorities of each setting.  At trust-level, we also provide a range of professional development opportunities including:

National College access is offered to all employees and governors so that they can access high-quality CPD that suits their needs, position and keeps them up-to-date with the latest regulations and good practice.

- Network group meetings for core subjects, attendance, safeguarding, SEND and ECTs.

- Early Career Teachers (ECTS) are supported by local Teaching Schools and members of the educational directorate.

National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) are accessed in all of our schools to support teachers at middle and senior level to keep abreast of the latest research and pedagogical approaches.

- Apprenticeship Levy is used across the trust to support access to accredited courses.

Secondment and work placements are supported to ensure that volunteers and employees are give appropriate access to environments or experiences that will develop their expertise and career profiles.


As of September 2024, there will also be access to a comprehensive CPD package, open to trust schools and those within our local area.