CPD & Leadership

We offer a range of courses and professional development opportunities for teachers and support staff in schools. All dates and times being are in the process of being confirmed; please contact teachingschools@didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk to express your interest. 

Exploring Leadership Course

This programme is aimed at teachers who have limited or no leadership responsibility yet, but who have demonstrated effective classroom practice with a high commitment to professional learning.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of effective leadership, a greater awareness of their own leadership strengths as well as support to identify their next steps in pursuing leadership opportunities and further professional learning within their schools.

Six twilight sessions run at St Birinus School in conjunction with  OTSA.  Session 1 Thursday 16th November. Click here for more information.

Early Professional Development Course (Pedagogy)   

This programme is aimed at teachers who have completed their NQT year but are keen to further develop their teaching.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of effective teaching and learning including questioning, modelling, explanation, differentiation, and effective feedback. The course is facilitated by Frances Ashton Senior Leader for Teaching and Learning School and Stella Vassiliou Professional Tutor and Lead Practitioner at Didcot Girls’ School.

Session 1: Wednesday 29th November

Session 2: Wednesday 24th January

Session 3: Wednesday 7th February

Session 4: Wednesday 7th March

Session 5: Wednesday 18th April

Session 6: Wednesday 20th June

All sessions run from 4 – 5.30 pm at Didcot Girls’ School


Inclusion Support Training

 A programme suitable for student managers, home-school link workers, attendance officers and any other staff supporting vulnerable learners in school settings.  Participants can opt for one session or the whole course.  Sessions will be led by professionals from outside agencies and the pastoral support team at Didcot Girls’ School.  Dates TBC. Click here for more information.

Middle Leader Peer Reviews

 A one day programme getting under the skin of a leading a department at DGS with the option for a follow up review in the participant’s own school. Various subjects offered through the year.

 Day courses for teachers and leaders:

  • Outstanding Teaching and Learning
  • Advanced Learners

For more information about professional development opportunities via the Didcot Girls’ School Teaching School Alliance email teachingschool@didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk

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