Grey Court provides a comprehensive professional development programme for trainee, early career and established teachers. This is further enhanced through our membership of the Wandle teaching school hub; an alliance of schools in the London boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth, formed to provide ongoing development for teachers at every stage of their career.
Early career teachers
We work closely with the Institute of Education and the Chartered College of Teaching to provide a two year training programme for early career teachers (ECTs). This highly structured, in-house programme involves close mentoring, support and encouragement of new teachers, and exceeds the statutory standards of the DfE’s early career framework. Many of our ECTs go on to build successful careers at Grey Court.
Ongoing teacher training
We actively encourage staff to continue their professional development. This could be through courses provided by the Wandle hub, through our in-house training and learning sessions, or through more formal routes such as the national professional qualifications for early, middle or senior leaders (NPQEL, NPQML and NPQSL).
Initial teacher training
As part of the Grey Court teaching alliance we co-ordinate placements for trainee teachers in schools across south west London and Surrey. Each year we work closely with universities and the Department for Education (DfE) to place post graduate (PGCE) and School Direct applicants either in our own, or in other local schools.
Grey Court is also a training school and we run our own bespoke or ready made courses for people at all stages of their education career. This includes teaching assistants, early career teachers, established educators and aspiring leaders. We can tailor make courses for schools or individuals may choose to join one of our standard courses. Training sessions on offer include:
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