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Continuing Professional Development

“Reading brings knowledge and knowledge is power; therefore reading is power. The power to know and learn and understand . . . but also the power to dream."

Our focus at Chiltern is to collaboratively plan and research in order to develop pedagogy across all subjects.

Chiltern Academy has always had a strong ethos and vision for professional development and excellence. This ensures that our school is underpinned by the most up to date and purposeful evidenced based practices from across the country and within academic literature. We have created a culture where staff are able to research and implement various teaching and learning techniques within their classrooms and beyond, providing autonomy for developing their own pedagogical practices and improving the outcomes and life chances of our pupils. This is evidenced in our Collective Intelligence Groups Research Journal which celebrated the collaborative pedagogical research of staff which is directly linked to CAMMFES to enhance teaching and the progress and outcomes of pupils.


Every teacher needs to improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can be even better.  - Dylan Williams



Challenge and differentiation


Assessment for Learning


Modelling and demonstration


Memory and retrieval




Effort and focus of pupils


Subject and curriculum knowledge

 Building Your Future Career

CPD at Chiltern Academy is also underpinned by our ‘Inspiring Minds and Building Futures’ ethos as we ensure CPD is tailored to support staff at all levels to build their future career. This is reflected in our ‘Building your Future Career’ roadmap below. 

We currently run three career development programmes across the academic year to support staff at all stages of their career progression. This includes:

Effective Teacher Programme: This programme gives teachers a set of skills and strategies to develop effective classroom practice.  

Securing Outstanding Programme: this programme gives teachers the opportunity to develop their teaching pedagogy to develop outstanding learning opportunities for pupils.

Career Development Programme: this programme develops expertise in middle and senior leadership, preparing teachers for the next steps in their career development. 

Alongside this, we offer a well established new staff induction programme as well as ongoing and tailored support for trainee and early careers teachers.


 Chiltern Academy's Collective Intelligence Research Journal