Professional Learning

We are proud at Herbert Thompson that we are a School Learning Organisation (SLO). Our staff are continually looking to improve and raise standards within the school. 

Here at Herbert Thompson we are committed to ensuring that all staff reflect on and improve their practice through professional learning.  Our approach to Professional Learning follows the National Vision whereby we are working towards building capacity amongst leaders and skills that will enable staff to be successful in creating a new curriculum for our pupils and community.






Professional Learning at Herbert Thompson take on many forms such as:


  • Collaboration – working in triplets and groups within and across school.

  • Reflective practice – opportunities to reflect critically and candidly on current practice, and being open to others’ reflections on how practice can be improved or developed.

  • Use of data and research evidence – enabling participants to build their skills in making use of research and data.

  • Coaching and mentoring – interaction with coaches and mentors on programmes and in reflective practice in school.

Safeguarding at Herbert Thompson

Safeguarding encompasses many different areas and the school has robust policies to address all areas.  The key policies (relevant to families)  can be seen on the school website in the policy section.
















At Herbert Thompson we aim to provide an environment that enables our children to feel safe, secure, valued and respected and know how to approach adults if they need to talk.  Developing strong relationships is so important, so that all children have key adults that they can go to if needed.