Meols Cop High School

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Staff CPD

“Every teacher needs to improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can be even better” Dylan Wiliam

At Meols Cop, a culture of continuous professional development is at our core, and we take pride in providing opportunities for all staff to develop. We value our teachers by providing high quality support and training throughout their career. 

 

The Meols Cop Way - Staff Induction 2021-2022

As an induction to life at MCHS, we have fortnightly sessions to welcome you to the Meols Cop Way. These sessions are for all new staff, trainees and Early Career Teachers. However, other teachers are encouraged to attend if they want a refresher on any aspects of MCHS life. Sessions will take places in the RDC from 3.20pm onwards. Snacks and beverages will be provided. 

Staff Professional Development 

High quality teaching improves pupil outcomes,  and effective professional development offers a crucial tool to develop teaching quality and subsequently enhance children’s outcomes in the classroom. 

MCHS Learning Principles

At Meols Cop, we adopt a “tight but loose” approach to teaching.  We want teaching to be tight, in terms of focusing on sound, evidence-informed pedagogical principles, but loose in terms of how this is interpreted in classrooms.  We believe that when teachers implement these principles effectively, students learn well, have high aspirations of what they can achieve and so develop into confident and resilient learners. 

Middle Leader Mastery 2021-2022

Middle leaders are the engine room for the school, sitting at the heart of school improvement. They have a  vital role in turning leadership strategy into action, through curriculum, teaching and learning or staff development. 

 

MCHS CPD Directed Time Schedule 2021-2022

CPD will take place across the year in allocated slots, either Tuesday after school, twilight sessions or extended CPD sessions. Staff will also have allocated briefing slots and optional opportunities.  Further directed time will be allocated for other events where applicable, such as parents’ evenings if we are able to run these.

Breakfast Jam Schedule 2021-2022

At Meols Cop we are keen to highlight the bright spots within our school, and our Breakfast Jam series allows us to share the great work happening within our school.

 

Emotional Support & Wellbeing for Staff

The attached information from Sefton which outlines some free counselling and emotional wellbeing service for all Sefton Staff. The information outlines that Qwell gives staff “access to online counsellors every day until 10pm via drop-in sessions or scheduled text-based sessions; self-help materials; moderated forums and personal goal-based journals”.

 

CPD Lending Library 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The CPD library is now up and running, an opportunity for staff to access a huge selection of books, some old classics, others hot off the press - all aimed and providing extra information for CPD. There is a range of books for everyone, including: 

  • Curriculum
  • Literacy 
  • Pastoral
  • SEND
  • Leadership
  • Behaviour
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Training and CPD
  • Assessment 
  • Cognitive Science 

Each term we will highlight specific books that align with MCHS whole school focus, or interesting reads.

The Autumn term has the basics around a strong start and routines. 

The Spring term focuses on being Cognitively Active and our Learning Principle of Questioning. 

Borrowing a book 

If you borrow a book, please ensure you fill in the Microsoft Form below - the form has two questions, the name of the book, and the date borrowed. We would love to get back into the habit of borrowing and dipping in and out of them, and it is encouraged to use the books for PICO questions. 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=UnUXwBfB0EegT_XH7JOp2dzn0ewHnJhIp9fx7IuFvEpUOE5PQkRIQVpVU1I3S0NXM0hLVlFXM0ZSSC4u