The International School of Uganda is committed to enhancing the professional competence and personal wellbeing of our staff. This benefits each member of staff, by enabling them to make personal progress and gain desirable qualifications. It also benefits the School by providing an increasingly competent and motivated team. Staff Training and Development is seen in the context of our shared desire to maximise the learning and development of our students, learning to be the best we can be on their behalf.
Training is provided throughout the school year in various forms which include the following:
Internally Led Professional Development
- Professional Development Afternoons/Days: the school has a shortened day on Wednesdays to allow for 1¾ hours of weekly professional development led by the school’s pedagogical leadership in addition to a series of professional workdays throughout the year.
- Induction Activities Training and Orientation: to the school, workplace and country and regular IB induction workshops led by IB programme coordinators.
- Specialist Training: Teacher Assistant Training, learning Support, English Language Support and other adhoc training such as first-aid.
Externally Led Professional Development
- Online Professional Development: includes IB online workshops which staff can apply for release time to attend as well as elected online workshops with WIDE courses from Harvard University.
- On-campus Professional Development: past training has including working with Project Zero, Jane E Pollock, Bonnie Campbell Hill and Ethnie Gallagher.
- Off-Site Face to Face Professional Development: teachers have opportunities to attend educational conferences including ECIS, IB Regional Conferences and Workshops and the regional conferences of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA).
- IB Educator Network Training: the school encourages teachers to pursue opportunities to join the IB’s team of workshop leaders, online facilitators, consultants, examiners, moderators and school visitors. Currently there are over 10 faculty members across the school who fulfill one or more of these roles.