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 observed during the year and assessed at the end.

We meet 3 times a week: Friday morning at our 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 work together as a staff team to learn from each other. We all have skills to develop and expertise to share with others. From an audit we have all completed we have been able to identify key areas. We have also continued with our triads where groups discuss what they have observed in others classes. One of the members then shares a current educational theme and finally the triad decide what they will be focussing on in their observations of each other that week.

Wednesday afternoon’s meeting is linked to our Academy Development Plan.

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 have begun work with Maths Mastery and we will continue next year to develop the implementation of the new maths curriculum with their guidance and valuable support. We have continued to work with SFA to develop our phonics and 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 meet annually for a day of seminars and workshops together. Last year, Ryelands staff ran some of these workshops.

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.