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Practice Development

We offer a range of joint practice development opportunities.


  • Joint INSET days focusing on subjects such as assessment and the changes that are being implemented this year;
  • Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators meet regularly to progress their areas of responsibility;
  • As part of our INSET days, our Early Years Foundation Stage colleagues all work closely together;
  • Our team of Hub Improvement Leads are currently running a Middle Leader development programme;
  • We are beginning to build strong links with our Teaching School colleagues within Wiltshire and Dorset - see the work of one of them by clicking here.
  • Visits to Teaching Schools and our partner trust in Gloucestershire;
  • Focused school improvement work and bespoke training through our Teaching School links;
  • Placements for trainee teachers through our partnership with Bath Spa University.


Through our links with the Diocesan Board of Education we have access to their wonderful training facilities.  If you would like to find out more about these facilities then please click here.


Metacognition 2018-19


In each session there will be input, as well as time for teachers to discuss their own practice, share their knowledge and develop next steps, all based upon the EEF Metacognition and Self Regulation Research document.  There will be an expectation that following each session, teachers take away a 'strand' that they will establish, embed and develop in their own practice; based on the premise that at the next session the impact of this will be shared and grown further.


It would be most beneficial for HLTAs to attend this training together with Teachers.  The approach can then be disseminated further within schools.


Session 1: Why are we thinking about metacognition?


Session 2: What do we want our children to be, to have, to do, to think?


Future sessions will be tailored to the needs and next steps of the participants.

Developing Assessment Principles INSET Training for Staff

Training Facilities at the Diocesan Board of Education

Visit Our Academy Websites

  •   Southbroom St James Academy
  •   Whitesheet CE Primary Academy
  •   Beaminster St Mary's Academy
  •   Dunbury CE Academy
  •   St Bartholomew's Primary Academy
  •   The Trinity CE Primary Academy
  •   Marden Vale CE
  •   Trent Young's CE School
  •   Shrewton CE Primary School
  •   Beechcroft St Pauls CE Primary School
  •   St Andrews CE Primary School
  •   St Johns CE Primary School
  •   St Peters CE Primary Academy