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Staff Development

Staff Development In LDST 


We are committed to high quality professional development and ensuring that staff at all levels in our schools within seven Local Authorities, across the North West, access CPD and opportunities that will further their careers and promote continual development. 

We do this through: 

  • Annual Conference 

  • CPD events: 

  • ECTs 

  • Subject Leaders 

  • Senior Leaders 

  • Local Governors 

  • Inclusion Leads 

  • Behaviour Hub 

  • National Professional Qualifications 

  • Involvement In national networks 

  • CEFEL 

  • Flourishing Trusts Network 


Leadership Pathways 

In LDST, we are committed to growing, recruiting and retaining the very best staff. Our People Strategy and our Leadership Pathways: 

  • is our commitment to continuous professional development 

  • provides an outline of how school staff can progress and take advantage of the many opportunities on offer across the Trust to support professional development. 

  • ensures that all staff can access high quality CPD 

  • encourages staff to engage in networks and collaboration 

Teacher Training 

We are delighted that we now have a SCITT (September 2024), extending our leadership pathways to providing Initial Teacher Training. Our Teach First SCITT in the North West will help us to grow, recruit and retain the very best teachers and leaders. 


Collaboration and sharing best practice 

Networks and priority teams have been established to develop and disseminate best practice. Each network is led by an effective school leader and a member of the central LDST team. 

  • Local Governing Body Chair’s Forum  

  • HT Forum  

  • SENDCO Network  

  • Pupil Premium Network  

  • Overall Curriculum Leader Network  

  • EYFS Leader Network  

  • Assessment Leader network  

  • Moderation Networks 

  • Attendance Network 

  • Termly subject specific networks 

  • Phonics Network  

  • Distinctiveness Network 

  • Mental Health and Well-Being Network 

  • School Business Manager Network 



 This professional development is key to our commitment to growing our own leaders and supporting staff development at every level. 


‘Opportunities for staff in trust schools to collaborate are well thought out, purposeful and extensive. Trust staff value opportunities to support the development of staff in other trust schools. The impact on the quality of education for pupils is tangible in the primary age-phase and developing in the secondary age-phase. The wealth of network meetings available, for example for subject leaders, SEND leaders and early years leaders, is having a positive impact on building staff’s expertise. Staff new to the trust, including early career teachers, are inducted well.’ 

Ofsted (MAT Summary Evaluation) 2023



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