Melbourne Avenue, Whitfield, Dover, Kent, CT16 2EG
Learning to believe, learning to succeed.
Continuing Professional Development:

Dover Christ Church Academy recognises the value of continual professional development across the whole of the academy in order to provide the highest quality education for all students in the Academy, as such DCCA provides CPD for:

  • NQTs
  • ITE
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Personalised programmes for Middle Leaders
  • Development for Lead Practitioners
  • and Whole school

The professional development of all staff at Dover Christ Church Academy is valued highly with the school investing heavily with time and resources to enable all staff to develop no matter where they are in their career.

The Academies close links with Canterbury Christ Church University means that staff at DCCA have access to the latest pedagogical practices and links to various departments.


At DCCA there is clear support for all newly qualified teachers and those taking part in Initial Teacher Education, each NQT and those part of an ITE programme will receive:

  • A reduced timetable
  • Weekly protected meeting slots with their mentor
  • Access to a high quality CPD programme
  • Regular observations
  • Termly actions

Being an NQT or ITE participant at Dover Christ Church Academy will mean you are part of a continually supportive environment that focuses on the development of high quality Teaching and Learning. There will be opportunity to discuss progress with the Principal and the AVP T&L at regular intervals throughout the academic year.

Learning to believe, learning to succeed.