Two members of staff sat in personal development training session

Training and Personal Development

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ACS employees are valued and appreciated, and the training and development we offer is designed to enhance your career.

​​Centre for Inspiring Minds (CIM)

In the constant pursuit of excellence in education, CIM was established in September 2012. Its aims are to cultivate a research-engaged school by:

  • Championing collaborative inquiry as an effective form of professional development aimed at improving teaching and learning
  • Driving the rigorous use and practice of school-based academic and co-curricular research as the foundation for a research-engaged school
  • Harnessing and supporting creativity across our schools
  • Strengthening partnerships among campuses and divisions
  • Forging relationships with external organisations to further international education.

Working in close collaboration with the Heads of School, the MD and the wider ACS leadership team, CIM strives to make a difference by supporting the professional development and lifelong learning of ACS staff.

Two ACS staff members at personal development training

Ongoing Opportunities

  • Special Personal Development days are allocated every year to boost teamwork, knowledge-sharing, and good practice. These are led by highly-distinguished practitioners from around the world
  • Established links with other leading schools ensures regular professional collaboration and inspiration
  • Teacher Performance Evaluation System provides opportunities to take on additional responsibilities for peer observation.
  • In the UK, close proximity to London offers numerous opportunities for relevant individual training.