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16/02/19

Retweeted From Whole School SEND

Consortium partner are running a 1 day conference in London on 1st May on Adverse Childhood Events in Education – helping schools to understand and support. To find out more, go to: https://t.co/SZ2yOl1Vrm

16/02/19

Retweeted From ЄĿĿĪЄ

We made playdoh figures once to represent those more “negative” views of ourselves. Then squashed them and built ourselves looking strong/beautiful/confident. Interestingly, the “positive” people were usually taller the second time!

15/02/19

Retweeted From Amjad Ali

Come and work with us! We have lots of vacancies for year 3 of our start up Journey! https://t.co/V2DP0tfVlf Check them out! You get to work with leaders like !

15/02/19

Retweeted From Elevate

Sport and physical activity must be put "on a par with reading and writing", says Sports Minister Mims Davies. In her first major sport speech since taking on the role in November, Davies will call for schools to ensure children are "physically literate".https://t.co/qD45gBVDtL https://t.co/bpaSkiPOTP

15/02/19

Retweeted From Cornwall Sport

The UK sports minister will call for schools and clubs to ensure children are "physically literate" in her first major speech https://t.co/2Ed5dMDzFG https://t.co/exj851cbkl

15/02/19

Retweeted From Access to Sport

‘Physical activity should be on same par as reading and writing... developing children to be physically literate will build a sporting habit for life’

15/02/19

Retweeted From Anna Chalkley

Call for PE school sport &#PhysicalActivity to finally get the recognition it deserves so that schools can ensure that children are physically literate https://t.co/8jbrE3L0Nf

15/02/19

Retweeted From Education Executive

"Schools must ensure children are physically literate", according to the sports minister, Mims Davies: https://t.co/B4HYNo0ByI https://t.co/TnGTl39tnZ

15/02/19

Retweeted From Amjad Ali

A successful Parent and Carer Autism Newtwork meeting last night Our local partnership EP led discussions and facilitated a workshop. Next meeting will have Autism Family Outreach leading.

15/02/19

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Happy halfterm to our fab team - you have worked your socks off since Christmas & really deserve a week of rest. Thank you for your commitment to our vision & values. & anyone missed! 🙌🏼 https://t.co/PAJdxR2lTz

15/02/19

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

has recently been the first school in Oxfordshire to be award the Gold If you would like to learn more about how they did this they are opening up their doors on 24th May: https://t.co/MZDLqPA7hG

15/02/19

Retweeted From Oxon MHWB

School is a priority: understanding how to implement effective policy and governance is tricky. Our March meeting will be covering aspects of this...please encourage your to come https://t.co/k8aSKtX7xq

15/02/19

Retweeted From Paul

Every school should have memes at the end of their daily cover bulletin ✅ https://t.co/kFK32pMOIB

15/02/19

Congrats to our winners for their assembly reflection tasks and for showing ❤ this week https://t.co/CtYWUUtL35

14/02/19

Thank you to everyone who sponsored this community project. Your contributions enables this to happen. 🙏 https://t.co/Zp4rT0BZk2

14/02/19

Retweeted From LGBTQ Shrink

! I love you just as you are. https://t.co/X5fg5pgmXA

13/02/19

Retweeted From Gramps Ryans

Harris Morden. They had a brilliant focus on community outreach. spearheaded how the school liaised with parents and key community figures. She is doing great things with Schools are a reflection of the community around them.

13/02/19

Retweeted From RELAXKIDSSOUTHOXON

we missed you! But perfect to hear from and . Congratulations all! Spearheading=brave

13/02/19

Retweeted From Katie Burnett

Fantastic opportunities to join our team in September! https://t.co/uL98WdauRo

13/02/19

Retweeted From Kate Smith

Fab activity for the girls’ https://t.co/vgFuVxLWvq

Lead Practitioners

Why do we develop Lead Practitioners?

Our Lead Practitioner programme essentially replaces the AST process,looking to develop and accredit enthusiastic, innovative teachers with a passion for teaching, learning, and student progress.

Advanced Skills Teachers and Excellent Teachers have been leaders of innovative learning and teaching practice in schools across the country. A large part of their work has been to collectively ensure that excellent practice has been shared and moreover that the quality of learning and teaching has continued to be developed and has been at the heart of faculties, phases, departments and schools. Since 2013 the AST and ET programme has ceased, leaving a void within the learning and teaching strategies of many schools; ASTs and ETs often ensured that professional development was never static and was a vibrant, innovative part of a school’s culture and ethos.

How does the accreditation process work?

The applicant will apply to a post of Lead Practitioner Designate (LPD). They then have one academic year to complete a folder of evidence and become fully accredited as a Lead Practitioner (LP). 

The assessment process will include:

  • A classroom enquiry project to demonstrate the impact and dissemination of action research
  • A file of evidence that clearly demonstrates that all of the LP assessment standards have been met
  • An assessment ‘half-day’during which the assessor will assess the folder, interview the applicant,observe the teacher and interview a small student panel (selected by the teacher)

How do LPs raise standards and impact pupil outcomes?

The sole purpose of the LP programme is to develop the quality of teaching that students receive. As the LP has an integral role in coaching and developing/sharing excellent practice, the outcome is that the children/students receive excellent lessons on a daily basis in all subjects. The LP will ensure that through the constant, high profile development of teaching,learning and innovative practice, the children/students will not only achieve academically but will also grow, learn and flourish as lifelong learners. 

What does the Lead Practitioner programme involve?

The programme develops learning and teaching within, and beyond, the school. Once our accreditation process has been completed, Lead Practitioners lead and work on aspects of teaching and learning within a designated subject area of the school, with the sole aim of developing student progress – both through their own practice, and developing the practice of others.

The role of Lead Practitioner is an excellent opportunity for career development. It provides the opportunity to lead aspects of learning, teaching and staff development at both a faculty/phase and whole-school level. The LP is both a conduit and a vehicle for sharing and developing effective practice among staff – they ensure that learning and teaching is high profile in every subject and never static. The eventual outcome of this is that students in all subjects receive dynamic and innovative lessons.

What are the 10 LP Standards that need to be met to be accredited?

Personal Skills:

  1. Effective communication and presenting
  2. Leading and influencing
  3. Challenging, developing and innovating
  4. Always a learner

Professional Knowledge:

  1. Undertaking research to improve learning and teaching
  2. Knowing how all learners (teachers and students) learn and make progress
  3. Transfer specialist expertise, knowledge and pedagogy

Process and impact on others:

  1. Coaching / mentoring to lead
  2. Networking to lead
  3. Leading others

Who can apply to be a Lead Practitioner?

Any qualified teacher, from either the primary or secondary phase, who has a passion for teaching and learning can apply to become a Lead Practitioner. There is no required duration of teaching experience necessary in order to apply; however, as one of the assessment standards is to provide excellent results this would imply that the applicant should be at least an NQT+1.

For more information about applying to become an internal LP at Aureus or to be accredited as an external LP through our programme please contact: wilsonh@glfschools.org