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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Staff Development

It’s not just the children who are learning at Oasis Academy Ryelands!

Every member of staff is part of our appraisal system. We all have a Performance Manager and meet with them to agree targets to work towards. We have meetings to discuss our progress towards our targets and we are supported through learning walks during the year and the targets are reviewed at the end.

We generally meet 3 times a week: Friday morning at our Morning Briefing to go through the main events happening in the following week and Child Watch where we identify children we are concerned about.

Monday afternoon at our meeting we generally work together within our Phase groups to develop our skills and expertise in certain areas of the curriculum, or we meet as a curriculum team to more our curriculum forward.

Wednesday afternoon’s meeting is generally linked to our whole school priorities.

We generally meet for a third time once or twice a month as a phase to ensure we have time to discuss topics to move the academy/phase forward. This can include looking at presentation standards, moderation or general learning environments.

We work closely with other teaching and health professionals and organisations to develop our knowledge and skills in teaching and serving our children and families. We have invested in our Education Psychologist, Speech and Language and CAMH allocation to serve our children's needs but also to provide support and training to staff in these areas.

We work with Maths Mastery and have implemented the new maths curriculum with their guidance and support. We have continued to follow SFA to develop our phonics and early reading.

Each year we all refresh our Safeguarding Training and also have to pass an online safeguarding test. We also have annual Prevent and FGM Training.

All Oasis staff in the London and South-East region meet annually for a day of seminars and workshops together. This year the focus was on curriculum.

We work closely with staff in all Oasis Primary academies in the London and South East region to develop RINs for specific groups of staff - where key information will be shared and moderation takes place.

We also work very closely with schools in our local area and we come under the Woodside Cluster. At times throughout the year we meet to moderate and share other CPD opportunities.

Many of our teaching staff have either achieved or are working towards NPQML, NPQSL or a Master degree.