Development and Support

Our teaching and support staff are employed on contracts based on the guidance of the Sixth Form College Association and on their pay scales, which are similar to levels in schools.

We invest heavily in staff development which tends to focus upon the teaching and learning themes identified in the Self-Assessment Report but there are also opportunities for professional development linked specifically with your role and annual appraisal meeting.

There is a weekly training and development meeting on Mondays at 8:45 for 1.5 hours for teams. During this meeting teachers work together on aspects of teaching and learning and support staff use this to develop skills and plan and share information.

We retain very close contact with our partner sixth form colleges through The Wessex Group of Sixth Form Colleges (a regional group), and The Sixth Form Colleges Association (a national organisation) which organise subject panels; staff development; NQT training; leadership training programmes etc.