We offer excellent staff training and development opportunities for experienced, new qualified teachers or those looking to train/retrain to teach in both Secondary and Primary phases.
We focus on career and personal development for all our staff. Many staff have gained recognised qualifications or promotion opportunities both within the school and at other school led placements.
A professionally recognised and active Schools Direct Programme is offered annually by application from current staff and external applicants. This programme is supported by the local Alban Federation of which Sir John Lawes School is a founding member. This gives graduates the opportunity to train alongside outstanding colleagues and gain qualified teacher status.
At Scholars’ Education Trust 100% of our students for the last 3 years have been successful in securing a teaching post at the end of their training, many within Trust schools.
“I have recently been promoted to SLT at Samuel Ryder Academy.
When I arrived 3 years ago for the position of Head of Science I knew instantly that this was the place I wanted to set roots and develop my skills so that I was ready for the next step.
During my time I have worked with so many welcoming staff and students that have made my move from Central London to St Albans extremely enjoyable and rewarding. Samuel Ryder Academy focuses on developing the teacher through the use of personalised CPD; this has allowed me to develop the skills and knowledge required to take on a leading role alongside other experienced practitioners.”