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Teaching & Learning

All teachers at Thornleigh Salesian College continue their professional development in a well-structured programme; Workshop Wednesday’s. This programme operates every Wednesday, 15:20pm  - 16:30pm. 

Each workshop is encapsulated by our Catholic Salesian ethos and sets out to improve student inclusion and achievement. They are focussed on one of our core pillars;

  • Curriculum
  • Assessment, Marking, Feedback and Therapy
  • Teaching Techniques
  • Climate for Learning

The programme also includes department development time, during which subject leaders design subject specific professional development opportunities.

This year, the professional development priorities for the school are:

  • Planning curriculum so that students can master essential subject knowledge
  • Sharing clear learning goals and organising retrieval practice
  • Disciplinary reading
  • Independent practice
  • Developing trauma informed practice

We also invest in developing leadership capacity at all levels across the school. We are delighted that a number of staff are involved in additional CPD through:

  • National Professional Qualifications
  • North West Catholic Diocese Training Partnership - Catholic Leadership Programmes
  • Specialist Leaders of Education
  • Bolton Learning Partnership - Developing Excellence in Middle Leadership

Early Career Teachers and trainees also benefit from a bespoke CPD programme that operates after school on Tuesday’s.