Benefits of working across the Trust
As members of the Trust, our staff benefit from networking, training and career opportunities which provide new challenges and professional development.
Below are case studies and comments from staff who have worked across more than one school either on secondment or supporting the central School Improvement team. They highlight the variety of opportunities available for staff at The Rivers CofE Academy Trust.
Supporting the teaching of Computing across the Trust “has opened new opportunities for me professionally”
James Radburn, The Rivers C of E Multi Academy Trust Computing School Champion and Class Teacher had the opportunity to work across the academy to support the teaching of Computing. The experience provided the best form of professional development and leadership opportunities.
Proud of the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience
Caroline Jeynes, Deputy Headteacher at Cherry Orchard Primary School shares her experience of working with three other schools within the Trust as part of the School Improvement team.
To gain a variety of experience in different school settings “is the best opportunity I have had professionally”
Mrs Sarah Price, Acting Assistant Head and Lead for English, Science and Curriculum at St Clements CofE Primary School provides her account of the benefits of working for the Rivers CofE Academy Trust.
Opportunity to lead English “has been invaluable and leaves me wanting more”
Scott Clulee,Year 2 Teacher at Cutnall Green explains why a secondment opportunity has been the highlight of his teaching career so far.
Children benefit from Early Years secondment opportunity
Helen Pool, now Early Years Lead at Cutnall Green CofE primary school, took a secondment opportunity to become a Reception class teacher. The experience enhanced her own skills and those of the children she had been teaching.
School improvement opportunity “has made me more confident as a teacher and leader”
"Working in a one form entry school it has been invaluable working with other schools. During my school improvement role, I feel I have learnt just as much as I have been able to support other schools. Though we all work differently and have different structures during every visit or conversation I have been able to reflect upon my own practice as well as support others to reflect, question and improve their own practice.
I would definitely recommend members of staff take up these opportunities as I personally can see how it has made me more confident as a teacher and leader and improved my teaching style". Steph Butler Assistant Head at St Clements
School Improvement opportunity has shown “the truly impressive things which happen in other schools”
With over 20 years’ experience Bob Harris, Assistant Headteacher at Northwick Manor Primary School, began a strategic school improvement role working across all schools in the Trust.