Digital Academy

13th June 2023

Enhancing Staff Training and Development

For leaders responsible for staff training and development, the start of a new academic year is an opportunity to shine. Those first few days are filled with optimism and energy, providing a platform to share innovative ideas for teaching, behaviour management, or the latest educational research.

However, traditional training days can become overwhelming, packed with content and time-limited. They fail to meet the individual needs of teachers who are busy preparing for new classes and lessons.

Enter the IAPS Digital Academy, a flexible and personalised solution to staff training and development, helping you break free from the cycle.

So, how can you make the most of this exciting resource?

Managing Compliance Courses

The IAPS Digital Academy offers a comprehensive range of statutory courses that can be completed at the convenience of your staff. By providing flexibility in terms of time and location, this platform ensures that mandatory training requirements are met smoothly and efficiently. It reduces the administrative burden on school leaders, freeing up valuable time to focus on the classroom.

Onboarding and Induction

For new staff members, the Digital Academy acts as an effective tool to prepare them for the upcoming academic year and align them with your school's priorities. By assigning relevant courses tailored to specific focus areas, such as improving questioning techniques, you can equip new staff with the necessary knowledge and skills to contribute effectively to your school community.

Supporting Whole School Priorities

The Digital Academy can also be instrumental in aligning professional development with your school's broader goals. Suppose improving support and outcomes for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is a top priority. In that case, you can encourage staff to complete courses on Learning Needs, Understanding Autism, ADHD, and Dyslexia. This comprehensive approach ensures that all staff members develop a deeper understanding of these issues, leading to more inclusive and effective teaching.

Individualised Programmes

The flexibility of the IAPS Digital Academy empowers school leaders to create personalised programmes that cater to the unique professional development needs and aspirations of individual staff members. Whether it involves enhancing the skills of teaching assistants, supporting early-career teachers, or nurturing aspiring leaders, the Digital Academy offers a wide range of courses that can be curated into personalised learning pathways and allow staff to take control of their own development.

Freedom of Choice

Embrace a culture of trust by giving staff members complete access to the library of courses and allowing them to select the ones they feel will benefit them the most.


While in-person training remains valuable, the IAPS Digital Academy serves as a powerful complement to traditional approaches in delivering CPD. By implementing the approaches mentioned above, schools can reinforce essential concepts, empower staff to take control of their own professional development journeys, and foster a culture where learning becomes a habit rather than a one-off event and ultimately improve outcomes for your students.

What next?

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