Part of our alliance vision is to deliver the best experiences and outcomes for staff.

This can only be done by delivering high quality, innovative CPD and staff development to ensure excellent practice is shared.

Staff development is vital for the future of any school. An effective staff development policy will be linked to the school improvement plan. The profile of staff development has been raised in recent years by reforms in schools’ workforces and the greater emphasis on continuing professional development.

NCTL, ‘Managing HR in Schools’

Staff development encompasses a wide range of methods:

  • training courses, external and internal
  • action learning
  • coaching
  • work shadowing
  • mentoring

Shires Alliance can offer all of these, both in structured CPD and also coaching and support tailored to the needs of your staff within their context.