Professional growth and development

Purpose

The purpose of the Professional Growth and Development Framework is to assist staff in engaging in a continuous cycle of improvement. It provides the opportunity for staff to be affirmed and celebrate professional growth and development. It aligns staff goals to the strategic and operational work within the context in which they work.

Scope

This policy applies to all teachers and School Services Team members working in or with Systemic Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wagga Wagga

Policy Statement

A professional growth and development culture in the Diocese of Wagga Wagga is characterised by a clear focus on improving teaching practice as the teacher has the greatest impact on student learning. In particular, it requires that teachers:

  • know what is expected of them
  • engage in professional conversations about their teaching
  • and have the opportunity to access high quality support to improve their practice

This Framework aims to promote genuine professional conversations that focus on improving teaching. The Professional Growth and Development Framework highlights what is required to build a comprehensive approach to effective professional growth and development.

The review process associated with professional growth and development occurs within a cycle. The process provides structure for developing and refining professional practice. It also recognises the importance of receiving feedback and support in the profession.


An overview of the process