Hatch End High School is proud to see high quality training of all staff as the key to maintaining outstanding teaching and learning and overall outcomes for all its young people.
We see the quality of our staff as being integral to our quest for continuous improvement and believe they are our greatest resource. We also believe that LIFE LONG LEARNING is an ethos which all our stakeholders including students/parents and carers and the local community are fully entitled to in our role as an outstanding local comprehensive school.
Working with a number of partners we aim to offer a range of personalised learning opportunities that meet the needs of staff at varying stages of their professional careers.
We work in close collaboration with a variety of Training Institutions to offer high quality bespoke Initial Teacher Training via a range of different routes. As a Strategic Partner in the Harrow Collegiate Teaching School Alliance, we work with our partner High Schools to deliver a variety of programmes to consolidate and refine pedagogical practice through to Aspiring Leadership and Headship for our many talented teachers who wish to progress in their careers and be at the forefront of leading teaching and learning.
We also recognise the importance of developing the skills of our non-teaching colleagues and offer a range of different training programmes to meet individual and group needs. Staff from Hatch End are involved in the delivery of a full range of Alliance programmes for both teaching and non-teaching staff; this year we are delivering the Aspiring Curriculum Middle Leader Programme on site and are also the venue for one of the Alliance school based Masters Programmes delivered by St Mary’s University.
All of our internal school programmes of training are underpinned by a strong pedagogical focus and a belief that teaching in the classroom and beyond can always improve and meet the needs of our diverse student body more creatively and with greater impact.
We aim to offer sustained learning opportunities, derived from our own School Improvement Plan with its ambitious targets, and a robust Performance Management programme for teachers and associate staff that focus on raising standards to have a positive impact on the attainment and progress of all of our students.