Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL)

Working as part of the Futura Learning Partnership, we’re proud to offer teachers and leaders, at all stages in their career, high quality training and professional development.

Training is best when it is bespoke and we have a successful induction programme for all new staff that is matched to career stage, alongside a comprehensive Early Career Teacher (ECT) programme. For aspiring or recently appointed middle leaders, the Leading from the Middle programme allows staff to work on action research and work with leaders from across the trust, whilst our staff are also offered a variety of other leadership programmes from other local providers.

We provide regular opportunities for staff to come together to share best practice within Bedminster Down School through our termly Teachmeets. In addition to these school-wide teaching and learning hubs, we also host regular subject network meetings which allow staff to develop work with staff from our family of schools.

Our annual Futura Conference provides staff from across the trust to come together and share best practice across phase and stage. The ever-growing event opens with a key note speaker carefully chosen to be relevant to all staff and is followed by a wide choice of sessions for staff to choose from