Teaching & Learning

Atherton High School is committed to the development of high-quality teaching across the whole school to make learning irresistible for all, leading to improved student progress.

We have a variety of forums to develop teaching and subject pedagogy:

  • Weekly curriculum meetings
  • INSET days
  • Friday CPD ‘Bite-size’
  • Staff CPD programme
  • Teacher Learning Communities (TLCs) that provide the time and space to engage in professional dialogue
  • Coaching model: personalised to needs
  • Personal reflection programme using an online platform ‘Lessons Learned’ to facilitate opportunities for staff to reflect on their own teaching practice.
  • CPD-K sessions– subject knowledge mastery
  • Bespoke NQT/RQT CPD -Teaching Excellence
  • Teachers work collaboratively to develop professional learning, knowledge of evidence-based research and to share best practice in a culture of trust, respect and integrity.

In addition, the school offers additional CPD opportunities: NPQ, Emerging Leaders, Greenshaw Trust collaboration,  Leadership Matters (Andy Buck), and the Early Careers Framework.

“As professionals we are continually developed and offered excellent opportunities for CPD.  Staff welfare is a priority for the school and this is demonstrated frequently through systems of SMART marking, T&L communities and a new staff mindfulness programme.  All in all, it’s an excellent place to work.”

Mrs Doyle