At DMAT we believe that our staff are our greatest asset.  As a result, we invest a great deal of time and energy into ensuring that our staff development is targeted, collaborative and sustained.  Examples of this include:

  • Free access to our Research School training programmes
  • Become a SCITT partner (recruitment and retention of the best trainees)
  • Tailored support for non-teaching staff development
  • Access to a wide variety of research evidence, including updates from Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) without having to search for it – let us know the area you are looking to address and we will send you the relevant research evidence.
  • Opportunities for collaborative work across schools around curriculum planning and implementation.
  • Free bespoke and co-constructed training from the Research School Team to address your school improvement priorities.
  • Support for Early Career Teachers through the UCL IoE Early Career Framework programme
  • Bespoke support for embedding an evidence informed approach to teacher development.

​“We have been lucky enough to be part of the Durrington Research School’s ​‘Disadvantage Project’ this year and it has been sensational. Each time my colleague returns from a session, she is full of enthusiasm for the next stage and it is clear from her work in school that this project is contributing towards a much more coherent approach to Pupil Premium provision at Field Place. Already we have seen an improvement for those children in outcomes and experiences. The whole school review by Marc Rowland was both instructive and developmental. His manner with the staff and children was excellent and the erudite way he fed back to us showed we were learning from an expert here! At a time where CPD is often seen as an overlooked aspect of school improvement, this project has shown that with high quality provision, professional development can be the engine of success.”

The Pupil Premium Review as part of our training was extremely useful to discuss strengths and ways forward. It provided a valuable opportunity to reflect on the school priorities and how we have addressed these. Lots of key learning took place with colleagues during the face to face sessions.