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19/06/19

Pupils from joined Voices of Aureus for a fabulous GLF Music Festival yesterday where they performed to parents and carers'. Well done to all involved, they were amazing! https://t.co/okhnDwZ0iY

19/06/19

Some amazing musical instruments created in our REcycled Music workshop https://t.co/hbjI0cibB8

19/06/19

Our Year 8 students have been looking at environmental risks we face on our planet today and researching apps that could help make us greener https://t.co/NZVyiodPa9

19/06/19

REinvent Food...our students have been making bread and butter pudding in this workshop today, inspiring them to reduce food waste https://t.co/sB4raMSWPo

19/06/19

We have been lucky to have Nick Garnett in with Year 7's today building a kinetic coral reef through play https://t.co/khkBrwePLI

19/06/19

Our 3rd day of the year, we have been looking at 'REinvent, REuse, REcycle'. Year 7's have been getting creative with REcycled wind chimes, Reco cultivation and REused sculpture https://t.co/GS8TPhtFWk

19/06/19

We would like to thank all our amazing teachers at today and to congratulate the wonderful Ms Costar for being nominated for the 'Outstanding New Teacher of the Year Award' 🎉 https://t.co/PxV4LA7qGr

18/06/19

We have been working with local businesses today to help develop our careers programme. Thank you all for joining us https://t.co/dBKqPy6KT8

18/06/19

We are growing our wonderful team for our third year and are recruiting for a Teacher of English, Teacher of Science and a Computing Lead Practitioner. Visit https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK to find out more! https://t.co/jMxIcwwgA1

14/06/19

Today our became 🎉 Congratulations to all our winners this week for showing our value Integrity https://t.co/76pBfXagSd

13/06/19

"The PGL trip was SO FUN!! My favourite activity was the climbing wall because I overcame my fear of heights." Read more about our recent PGL trip https://t.co/BsoLqquWT5 #10%braver

12/06/19

Quite a different style to 8A's English lesson this morning, discussing who they feel is to blame for Mrs Alexander's revelation in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" https://t.co/ntWfeu9JyN

12/06/19

Check out "It's a Hard Knock Life" by the wonderful Voices of Aureus https://t.co/eJpCVZ7XJU

12/06/19

Retweeted From Anthony D

A massive thank you to for bringing the amazing, sensational Voices Of Aureus all the way from Didcot Oxford! They sounded incredible! Hope you can be part of our November concert!🎶🎵🎼🎺📹🎻🎹 https://t.co/ZwLiahSFax

12/06/19

We were delighted to be invited to the concert on Monday this week. Read more: https://t.co/o8ZB9JdjEy https://t.co/u5LUbFa1oT

09/06/19

We have had such an amazing time at Osmington Bay So proud of our Year 7's for embodying our Aureus values https://t.co/MDs7BGpflF

09/06/19

Fantastic last day Dragon Boating at the amazing the . We are on our way home now and will update you with our arrival time after we stop for a comfort break at the services https://t.co/iJQBRWJudI

08/06/19

We have turned "I can't" into "I can"! https://t.co/yBZqTBK8fM

08/06/19

Tears on the way up, smiles all the way down 😁 #10%braver https://t.co/OGJQ2aAzFR

08/06/19

PGL Day 2: Today we have been Problem Solving, tackling Jacobs ladder, climbing and orienteering https://t.co/kE7h1qj9E6

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