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Mercia Pledge

Alongside our pupils, our staff are our greatest asset. We recognise that our success, and that of every pupil, is inextricably linked to our ability to attract, recruit, develop, retain and care for our staff. Whilst we demand absolute commitment to our moral purpose, mission and staff principles; the Mercia Pledge is our commitment to all staff.

Teaching staff can expect:

  1. An outstanding primary and secondary Initial Teacher Training offer through the Mercia Learning Alliance.
  2. High-quality NQT and RQT induction and support.
  3. Effective annual appraisal and career conversations.
  4. Support to improve via targeted CPD and movement through a formal CPD career development pathway.
  5. To be included in strategic succession planning to develop and retain them.
  6. A commitment to reduce staff workload and increase staff well-being.

Support staff can expect:

  1. High-quality induction into a new role.
  2. Effective annual appraisal and career conversations.
  3. Support to improve via targeted CPD.
  4. To be included in strategic succession planning to develop and retain them.
  5. A commitment to reduce staff workload and increase staff well-being.