A commitment to developing the skills of your workforce sends out a positive signal to current and future employees.

Gaining a reputation as an organisation which is willing to invest in staff training and development will help attract new applicants. It will also help you retain existing staff, by making them feel valued and supported.

Raising standards of literacy, language and numeracy (and ICT in some cases) across the school team will also help you create a strong pool of talented people, with the skills and confidence to take on new roles and responsibilities.