Mainstream Secondary inclusive CPD
DescriptionMainstream Secondary inclusive CPD Innovation project is funded through the Department for Education Inclusion 2024 grant to test and support the development of an appropriate inclusive CPD offer for mainstream secondary schools. This innovation project has been created based on insight and feedback gathered from the Lead Inclusion School network regarding the ongoing challenges of engaging and supporting the secondary school sector with CPD and inclusive good practice.
We are seeking five schools for this project, who will be involved in developing and testing a range of inclusive training, advice and guidance that is fit for purpose and ultimately improves the networks engagement with mainstream secondary schools. The schools will capture key learnings through case studies and support these being cascaded through the wider network.
Successful Lead Inclusion Schools will work with a minimum of one mainstream Secondary School from within their county, supporting SLT and their workforce to initially understand their settings, current delivery, and young people. Training approaches will be designed and tested ensuring they are bespoke for the settings and relatable, relevant and realistic for their learners. Your school will also become part of a wider community of practice with the other schools involved in this project.
The project offers an opportunity to provide training, to up-skill teachers, support assistants, wider school workforce and SLT to engage young people in mainstream Secondary Schools through adapting their lesson plans and delivery to explicitly focus on key life skill development.