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14/12/18

Retweeted From Aureus Primary

Thank you Voices of Aureus for singing at our official opening & teaching our choir the Aureus song 🎉 https://t.co/SDCLhowpAl

14/12/18

Retweeted From Cat McGill

I’m collecting ideas from families about what sort of songs you’d like me to write in my new project. Got lots of great ideas from practical stuff like routines, family set up, to lots of feelings based topics like being loveable and knowing you are unique. Any more?!

14/12/18

Retweeted From Jo Lawrence

Great work https://t.co/rgwjgQIU7B

14/12/18

Retweeted From Schools Week

Forget isolation rooms - pupils at can choose to sit under a weighted blanket in a dark room to calm down, told the conference last week https://t.co/4cV3iRVXRz

14/12/18

Retweeted From Play2Give

Fantastic donations received today from the families of . Thank you so much for supporting our campaign for a second year and donating so many fantastic gifts that will make so many children in hospital this Christmas smile and happy 🎁🎄 https://t.co/dfPvX00qZA

14/12/18

Hannah & Drew thank you for organising this community event. The PCA were fab too 🎄🎉🙌🏼

14/12/18

Retweeted From Hannah Godby

So proud of our school choir for performing this afternoon. Our very first Christmas ‘shindig!’ It’s got me in the mood for Christmas. https://t.co/eRwFtUBJQ9

14/12/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Happy Christmas 🎄 Jumper Day & Christmas Lunch Day to our family! One year on... same jumpers for some of us!! 🎅 Sorry we did not get more of you in team... https://t.co/CTqBHSlF20

14/12/18

A fantastic way to end the week Families of the choir and residents from a local retirement home came to enjoy our Christmas Choir Performance, eat cake and drink tea! https://t.co/FozntRYk47

14/12/18

Students (and staff!) looked great today in their festive knits Thanks to all those that donated to the wonderful charity. https://t.co/QSj5kVUdp3

14/12/18

Retweeted From TheOther16Hours

Pioneering! Education tailored for coping with 21st-century life.

14/12/18

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

It takes a fabulous team to make nurture part of where we nurture hearts and minds. https://t.co/NGAYelnJED

14/12/18

Staff would love to - children are currently nominating them for too!

14/12/18

We are looking forward to Christmas Jumper Day today and our Christmas Lunch 🎄 https://t.co/LQH7I1kiyZ

14/12/18

We track all referrals & analyse them each week. We have restorative conversations. The co-regulation & self-regulation calibrates many to be ready for learning after a short visit.

14/12/18

Retweeted From Schools Week

To avoid punishment, pupils at are encouraged to self-refer to the nurture room BEFORE they get into trouble, told the conference last week https://t.co/4cV3iREmsZ

13/12/18

Retweeted From OXSIT

Assessment without levels report. Only a minority of interviewees felt that their school’s assessment approach worked well for pupils with special educational needs (SEN). https://t.co/JGdg7EcbcH

13/12/18

Retweeted From GEMS Didcot Primary

Really kick start your Christmas festivities by going along to this lovely community event. It is open to anyone who lives or works here on Great Western Park https://t.co/QM7L3LQRtB

12/12/18

Retweeted From Liz Dawson

Wellbeing and mental health awareness weeks are great for raising extra awareness but every week needs to be mental health & wellbeing week. https://t.co/1b80gLEqBI

12/12/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Amjad 0.8 Laura 0.8 Hannah 0.8 Charlotte 0.6 Nicola 0.7 Kate 0.4 Flexi is part of the culture - all are leaders - plus we have Friday early finish.

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