Staff Professional Development
Millfield is a centre for learning for adults as well as children. We have in-house staff development programmes to continuously develop and support staff to reach their potential in their chosen career path. In an ever-evolving world, at an ever-increasing pace, we strongly believe in life-long learning for all, both adults as well as students.
With this ethos, we are equipped to adapt to changing working environments with innovative education working practices. Added to this our immense pool of industry experts across the academic and sporting spheres, pass on their knowledge and learning to colleagues starting out on their careers.
Here’s a flavour of our in-house development programmes for staff:
Millfield's Team Leader Development Programme (Support Staff)
Our modular development programme, spread over 4-5 months, provides our existing team leaders and aspiring team leaders with an opportunity to explore the concept of leadership and their role in creating a performance culture.
The programme focuses on a coaching style of leadership to maximise the performance of team members. Through facilitated events, participants explore best practice, share experiences at work, practice their skills and receive individual coaching sessions supported by 360° feedback. Each module uncovers practical tools and techniques that participants can put into practice every day in the workplace.
Millfield Middle Leadership Development Programme – (Teaching Staff)
Aims to develop middle leaders of the highest quality for the future of Millfield. We want aspiring middle leaders, in both the pastoral and academic disciplines, to gain a firm understanding of the middle leadership role and its centrality to student development and achievement. We encourage our emerging middle leaders to be open to ideas, to understand and challenge current practice and to reflect on their learning.
Aspiring middle leaders (teachers who are early in their experience of middle leadership with a strong aspiration for themselves, their students, and the school), follow either an academic or pastoral pathway on the programme, topped and tailed by a core module.
Core modules: School Culture and Vision. Managing Change and Leading from the Front.
Academic Pathway modules: Teaching and Classroom practice. Student Learning. Assessment, tracking and feedback. The art of management and administration.
Pastoral Pathway modules: Ethos. Compliance and Management. Communications. Mental Health and wellbeing.
We offer funding and support for the development of coaches in their chosen sport through qualifications, in-house sessions, external coaching events and webinars from specialist coaches. For example, Malcolm Brown, coach to the highly decorated triathlete Brownlee brothers, recently led an insightful in-person session on his career path and coaching development. Due to our diverse range of sporting options (approx. 30 sports) across the three terms we can offer opportunities to get involved in more than one sport and learn new skills.
Teach Meet Series 23/24
Millfield is launching a free series of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) sessions for teachers from state primary and secondary schools (teachers, TAs, ECTs, etc.), The sessions will be a great opportunity to learn, discuss, share and network. We hope to include keynote speakers from experts in their fields.
The theme is Discovering Brilliance in Every Child – Supporting neurodiverse learners.