Continued Professional Development

As a school we provide a number of opportunities to share our work with other schools. We do this through events such as:

Growth Mindset Conference

Assessing Without Levels Workshops


Leadership Development Programme

Details of current events can be found below.

Making Every Lesson Count – Teacher Development Programme

Andy Tharby and Shaun Allison have had their book about teaching published  – ‘Making Every Lesson Count’ – Amazon link here:

The book has been really well received by teachers, who seem to like the common sense, evidence informed approach to teaching that we advocate.  To compliment the book, Shaun will be running an 8 month CPD programme here at Durrington High School, to provide teachers with the opportunity to discuss and share ideas from the book, that they can then implement in their own classrooms – details of the programme can be found on the link below.

Making Every Lesson Count Teacher Development Programme

Once participants have completed the programme, they could potentially then lead ‘Teaching Learning Communities’ within their own school, to share the ideas and resources from the programme more widely.  This means it becomes a highly sustainable form of CPD.

We are really excited about the programme, and are looking forward to working alongside colleagues from a range of schools.

If you have any queries about the programme, please do not hesitate to contact Shaun Allison on

Leadership Development Programme

Like most schools we are looking at how we can build leadership capacity for the future, by developing and growing our own Middle Leaders and aspiring Middle Leaders. With this in mind, we have put together this Leadership programme, aimed at our school leaders of the future. It will be an opportunity for participants to hear about what works in successful schools, share best practice from their own school and reflect on their own emerging leadership skills.

Further details, including how to book a place, are included in the attached document.

Please feel free to get in touch if you require further details.


Our annual teach meet will be held on Thursday 22nd June 2017 and we are delighted to announce that our Key Note speaker will be Bill Watkin. Bill was the Operational Director at the SSAT, but has recently taken up a new role as the Chief Executive of the Sixth Form College Association (SFCA).  If you haven’t heard Bill speak before, you are in for a treat!  With an extensive knowledge of the national landscape of schools, Bill always gives a well-informed, intelligent and often wry perspective on the current educational world.

We are really excited about Bill’s involvement in our event, and are convinced that this will make it our biggest event in the last six years (and last year we had an attendance of 180 teachers).

Those of you who have attended in the past will know that it’s always an engaging and inspiring evening - so please do come along.

As usual there will be a free buffet on the night and a free draw.

To sign up click on the link – TeachMeet

Making Every Lesson Count Conference

The book ‘Making every lesson count’ by Shaun Allison and Andy Tharby (Durrington High School) explores six pedagogical principles that the authors suggest are essential to great teaching. During the conference, we will explore the key ideas from the book and then how they can be used to inform whole school policy, such as assessment without levels. You will also hear case studies from teachers from a variety of schools, who have been refining their use of the principles, through the ‘Making every lesson count – Teacher Development Programme’ this year.