Care and Support
Staff and student wellbeing is of paramount importance to everyone at Scholars’ Education Trust. Features of our provision for staff include:
Thorough, supportive and professional induction process offered to all new staff - both teaching and support staff. This includes sessions with key personnel to explain school process and systems in all academic, pastoral and whole school areas.
- Remission in NQT timetables for this first year. NQTs also have a specific, tailored induction programme of regular sessions covering topics such as classroom behaviour management, child protection, role of the learning support department, preparing for parents evenings, etc. Additional funding is also available for NQTs to attend Hertfordshire NQT training and conferences.
- Buddy system in place for all staff.
- Staff wellbeing sessions
- Annual performance management reviews carried out for all staff where opportunity is given to review successes, acknowledge personal targets and highlight areas for personal and professional development. Sir John Lawes personal management process is organised through Blue Sky software allowing staff to easily store personal management evidence, course feedback, own career evidence etc; at our other schools it is a paper based system.
- A CPD programme which includes staff wellbeing opportunities.
“Harpenden Academy is a pleasure to work at. The support from the Trust has been incredible and it is lovely to see the school grow in confidence.”