Welcome to Venturers

Welcome to the Venturers Trust Institute Web page and thank you for taking the time to read about us. The VTI is the home of Venturers Trust professional development, here to serve our 740 colleagues across our 8 schools so that we can deliver on our promise to make sure that all of our 3900 students from all backgrounds are all able to succeed.

We recognize and value that all members of our community are learners and that the quality of teaching and professional development is the greatest lever we have to bring about positive change in the communities that we serve. We are deeply committed to ensuring that our professional development offer is of the highest quality and precisely targeted to meet individual needs and aspirations. We operate within a culture of aligned autonomy where we work together to ensure a climate of continuous improvement.

In the words of Professor Dylan William, “Every teacher needs to improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can be even better.”

Our approach to Professional Development is aligned to our career stage expectations framework and very much research informed. We examine our programmes through the lens of impact and feedback at all levels and actively use the DFE Professional Learning standard as an audit tool. We have a co-constructive approach harnessing the talent within our very diverse group of academies and sharing effective practice. We adopt a coaching approach to both leadership and teaching and we are developing a significant strength in Instructional Coaching which is supporting teacher development at pace and scale.

We are delighted to be a key player in the Five Counties Teaching School Hub which provides DFE approved professional development across the South West partnered with  Ambition Institute, Education Development  Trust and the Cabot Learning Federation as our delivery partners.   Our staff benefit from the high quality programs following the “Golden Thread “ through from ECT programs to NPQs. Many of our Academy teachers and leaders are also facilitators within these programs . For more information on how to access funded places on our programs   please follow the link below:



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