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At Samuel Ryder Academy we focus on career and personal development for all staff. Many, many staff with the Academies Trust have gained recognised qualifications or promotion opportunities both within school and at other placements.

A professionally recognised and active Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) is offered annually at Sir John Lawes School (SJL) by application from current staff and external applicants. This programme is supported by the University of Hertfordshire and the local Alban Federation (SJL was a founder member). More details are available on request.

A recent exciting development is SJL’s training partnership with Rudersdal Municipality in Denmark which has given staff the opportunity to visit and learn from Danish Schools.

St. Albans & Harpenden schools offer internships for middle and senior leaders within the STASSH area.

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