King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy is committed to providing high quality continuous professional development for all colleagues, both teaching and support staff, in order that our students achieve educational excellence and can fulfil personal potential. 

The Professional Learning offer at the academy includes Professional Learning Communities for all teachers to work collaboratively on educational theories, practice and development alongside a schedule of statutory and contexual CPD.


  • To create a learning culture for students, teaching and support staff.
  • To create opportunities for all staff to develop their skills, knowledge and expertise.
  • To provide opportunities for staff to take on new roles in the academy and to ensure that these are fully supported by effective CPD.
  • To create the opportunity for all staff to develop their CPD through reflective practice and ongoing exposure to education research.
  • To ensure that good practice is shared both within and outside the academy.
  • To give staff access to professional and academic qualifications.
  • To provide opportunities for staff to undertake research projects and secondments within the academy and beyond to enhance the learning experiences of our students.
  • To ensure ITT and ECT teachers are provided with high quality support, training and personalised provision.

Our commitment to you:

  • Protected time for teacher professional learning​
  • Membership to high-quality teacher CPD organisations​
  • A purpose-built professional learning App to help drive your journey​
  • Frequent, research-led input to support professional learning​
  • culture of learning and gaining professional qualifications
  • Time within the school day to meet with your subject team to develop your subject specialism​
  • Educational research and the latest publications provided
  • Bespoke teacher development – Instructional Coaching
  • Statutory CPD
  • Regular up-to-date contextual guidance via our ‘How-To’ sessions

Chartered College of Teaching Membership

As part of King Edward VI Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy CPD offer and entitlement, all teachers are offered annual membership to the Chartered College of Teaching. The Chartered College of Teaching is the professional body for teachers. Their vision is to celebrate, support and connect teachers to take pride in their profession and provide the best possible education for children and young people. They are dedicated to bridging the gap between practice and research and equipping teachers from the second they enter the classroom with the knowledge and confidence to make the best decisions for their pupils. Through Chartered College of Teaching membership, teachers have access to a wealth of research, resources and insight to enable excellent teaching. 

Membership provides colleagues with:

  • Research Engagement Toolkits
  • CPD resources on a members-only site MyCollege
  • Impact, a peer-reviewed journal
  • CPD packs – everything teacher’s need to deliver professional development sessions and develop practice
  • Compact guides, research reviews and research in a nutshell
  • Access to the world’s largest education and research database and summaries of every policy and research document released
  • Early career area on the members-only website, MyCollege
  • Exclusive invites to events, networks and webinars across the country

Once a member of The Chartered College of Teaching colleagues have the recognition as a professional, by being awarded the letters MCCT.

Teacher Membership Entitlements

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