King James's School

Staff Professional Development

At King James's School, we place great value on staff professional development. Whatever your role in school, there is training for you, whether it be delivered by in-house experts, external providers or as part our extensive online offer.


CPD programme

Each year we set out a carefully thought-out and well-devised programme, designed specifically to address identified school improvement issues. Through a combination of Inset days and calendared Monday twilight sessions, the programme may be delivered to the whole staff, curriculum teams or by career-stage. 


CPD a constant

A weekly CPD bulletin keeps professional growth at the forefront of our thinking and what we do


Coaching triads

A model, recently introduced to KJS, in which three teachers meet, plan and engage in observation of each other on a regular basis. The coach acts as a guide and external driver, asking  teachers to report on their common focus, how they are evaluating their practice and what they see when observing each other or sharing student work.



Online Professional Development platforms

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Staff have full access to The National College , which provides 1000s of courses and webinars on a plethora of topics spanning all aspects of school life.

Themes covered include Leadership and governance, Teaching and learning, Health and Safety, Online Safety, Safeguarding, Mental Health and SEND

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Staff can also take full advantage of TES Educare , which offers professional studies training in Teaching and Learning, Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Wellbeing


Emerging talent

By developing knowledge and skills in our teachers, we make our classrooms the best they can be.

We identify emerging talent and future leaders are encouraged to enroll on National Professional Qualification (NPQ) courses with the Ambition Institute.


C & K Teaching School Hub

We have strong links with Calderdale and Kirklees Teaching School Hub. In addition to a broad offer, they also provide induction for our Early Career Teachers (ECTs) and act as our appropriate body.