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INSET Days/Term Dates


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Our INSET Days for the 2023-24 academic year are as follows:

  • Monday 4th September 2023
  • Monday 6th November 2023
  • Friday 19th January 2024
  • Friday 8th March 2024
  • Monday 3rd June 2024

You can find the Nottinghamshire school holiday dates for other years... Click here


Our INSET Days for the 2024-25 academic year are as follows:

  • Monday 2nd September 2024 (Admin Day)
  • Monday 18th November 2024
  • Friday 14th February 2025 (Joint with Equals Trust)
  • Friday 13th June 2025
  • Monday 28th July 2025
  • Tuesday 29th July 2025

Equals Trust Schools: INSET Days and Professional Development

The schools of Equals Trust recognise the importance of continuous professional development in maintaining a culture of excellence in education. Our In Service Training (INSET) days play a pivotal role in nurturing the growth and expertise of our staff, ensuring that they are well-equipped to meet the evolving needs of our diverse pupil population. Our commitment to professional development encompasses a wide array of areas, fostering a holistic approach to teacher, teaching assistant and office staff growth.  Development may take place on a school site, at another school or at another place.  Examples of training and development that takes place during INSET days for our schools, include

Professional Development for All Staff:

INSET days serve as dedicated periods for comprehensive professional development, engaging staff. Workshops, seminars, and collaborative sessions are designed to enhance pedagogical skills, instructional methodologies, and effective classroom management.

Subject-Specific Training:

Tailored to the diverse subjects taught within our schools, subject-specific training during INSET days ensures that our educators remain abreast of the latest curriculum developments and pedagogical approaches within their disciplines.

Specialized Training in New Technology:

We prioritize staying at the forefront of technological advancements. INSET days provide opportunities for staff to undergo specialized training in the latest educational technologies, empowering them to integrate innovative tools into their teaching practices.

SEND and Adapting to New Challenges in Education:

Acknowledging the dynamic nature of education, our INSET days include targeted training on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and equipping staff to adapt to emerging challenges in the educational landscape.

Evaluation and Assessment:

Rigorous evaluation and assessment are integral to our commitment to academic development and achievement. INSET days include training on effective evaluation methodologies, ensuring that our assessment practices are accurate, fair, and contribute to student progress.

Moderation of Assessment:

To maintain consistency in our assessment practices, INSET days provide opportunities for staff to engage in moderation training, fostering shared understandings of assessment criteria and ensuring the reliability of our evaluation processes.

Training to Support Student Welfare:

Ensuring the well-being of our students is paramount. INSET days include training sessions focused on effective strategies for supporting student welfare, mental health, and creating a positive and inclusive school environment.

Collaboration with Colleagues in Other Schools:

We believe in the power of collaboration. INSET days facilitate collaborative sessions with colleagues from other schools within the Equals Trust, fostering the sharing of best practices, experiences, and innovative ideas.

First Aid, Safeguarding, Fire Safety, and Health and Safety Training:

The safety and well-being of our school community are non-negotiable. INSET days encompass training in first aid, safeguarding, fire safety, and health and safety protocols, empowering staff to create secure learning environments.

At Equals Trust Schools, INSET days are not merely a pause in the academic calendar; they are strategic investments in the ongoing development of our educators. Through these dedicated periods of professional growth, we empower our staff to inspire, innovate, and continually elevate the quality of education we provide to our students.