“If we create a culture where every teacher believes they need to improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can be even better, there’s no limit to what we can achieve” Dylan Wiliam University of London.
We believe that high quality professional development for teachers, leaders and support staff, at every career stage, is the best route to improving the quality of education for our students.
At Avanti, Professional Development is a journey and not a destination. Effective professional development is integral to our success in order to develop, engage, motivate and retain talented staff across the whole Avanti team. It is the catalyst for ongoing change, for educational innovation and for ever-evolving school improvement. We strongly believe that everyone can improve regardless of their prior experiences and starting points and that they will want to improve in order to demonstrate new knowledge and skills, to remain up to date with changes and reforms, to achieve their ambitions and to progress in their careers. As educators, we have a moral imperative to strive for improvement not just for ourselves but for the inspirational people around us and for our students.
The provision of high-quality professional development is vital to that mission and should be seen as a key driver not only of staff development but also of recruitment, retention and wellbeing (DfE, 2016).