Effective Professional Learning has a positive impact on our students, our school and ourselves.
Opportunities at WAB range from WAB Labs, WAB Reads and professional consultants to teacher-directed professional development and further study. Alongside the strategic professional development brought in to the school, WAB Faculty and Teaching Staff/TA's have access to personal and discretionary PD funding to help shape our own professional growth. If you need clarification contact your coordinator or line manager.
Approval must be granted before any spending. This is important for accounting.
Due to Covid-related restrictions and complications, international travel for PD will not be approved in 2021-22. Local travel remains complex, and should be minimized.
Due to coverage limitations, we cannot guarantee PD days for attendance in online events or workshops. For your case, if needed, please discuss with your Principal, before submitting the application.
Faculty are responsible for making their own arrangements for PD. If you need help in registering or paying for an event, please see your coordinator.
All Faculty & Staff have access to a Personal PD allowance of ¥2,500 per year.
With this process, the timeline for approval of low-cost PD can be quicker, without the need to wait for (or use the time of) sectional PD committees.
Personal PD Funding could be used for:
Make sure to check with your curriculum coordinator before spending. Our well-resourced libraries can also support your professional learning.
Faculty & Staff can apply for funding beyond the Personal PD Allowance, up to maximum of ¥12,000 per application.
Departing Faculty & Staff have access to the RMB¥2,500 personal PD allowance throughout the year. They will not be approved for discretionary PD funding in the second semester of their final year.