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24/06/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

We have gone from 62-84% today!!! Well done you. 👏👏👏 & we still have a spellathon & spelling bee organised by to come from us & another raffle for . Plus raffle funds from to pay in.

24/06/18

Retweeted From RELAXKIDSSOUTHOXON

Sirius the Black Dog now raising awareness of mental health troubles in Oxfordshire schools- yours?. https://t.co/2Hrd9RsliT

24/06/18

Retweeted From Richard Venables

Thanks and all for the inspiring last week https://t.co/33Z20rHLbu

24/06/18

Retweeted From Richard Venables

SIRIUS the Black Dog moved safely last week from to for a trip to the South of Oxon https://t.co/xKtz0500Ax

24/06/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Thank you very much for transporting him to us. Our students all know who he is, why we have him and what you are raising awareness of!

24/06/18

Retweeted From Richard Venables

Inspiring evening on Thursday last week at the listening to Dan Knowles and the many hats of and learning all about with and interactive talk from John Rees https://t.co/sj16rFMV8u

24/06/18

Retweeted From clare

Great to Meet u too. Excited by your initiative to raise awareness with

23/06/18

Sorry if we have missed any of our contributors! You were all fab! ☀️ https://t.co/3NszsKO5JL

23/06/18

Retweeted From It's A Playground

What an amazing Wellbeing . I felt privileged to be able to present to such a caring and committed group of people and share the stage with some amazing and inspirational… https://t.co/J841XnhyqY

23/06/18

Retweeted From Sarah @ Plain Sailing Motivation

Don’t spend your life thinking happiness is at the other end of the rainbow 🌈. Find it every day. 🌈 https://t.co/DuUCdjhu4v

23/06/18

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

Great to be at where we are all working towards a proactive approach to

23/06/18

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

When you have had long days before and meet it feels joyful and looking forward to our next meet. https://t.co/Tikya19tw7

23/06/18

Retweeted From clare

Absolutely. GRT the has gone from county to . I've spoken to & the next can be hosted in in Basingstoke . Abt the same date 2019. Looking fwd to raising the flag.TY https://t.co/yn6vLrgR60

23/06/18

It has been a -filled week at Aureus. Thank you for a fab day nurturing hearts & minds through the Arts & for leading the Space Camp. 🎭 👩‍🎨 🔬 https://t.co/M2prTRbQSl

23/06/18

Retweeted From CPDBee

Thank you , , for working with to support and your staff. Thank for endorsing her work on . Read what they said about : https://t.co/Bq099qXrNK https://t.co/pOw3DwrJsM

22/06/18

Retweeted From Adventures in Wellbeing

Have woken up with a head full of thoughts, ideas & inspiration this morning. Thank you to & all at and to and all the speakers at yesterday’s teachmeet

22/06/18

Retweeted From Maurice Dixon

Thank you and for such an informing and inspiring . Lots to take away and share with colleagues.

22/06/18

Retweeted From RELAXKIDSSOUTHOXON

Engaging, inspiring and thought provoking Thank you https://t.co/MuwLpCecck

22/06/18

Retweeted From Alison Kriel FRSA

Thank-you to everyone who was part of yesterday. I am richer for wonderful presentions & every single interaction with participants. Thanks for pre-show giggles & & great journey home with & https://t.co/lBHI0MyZeO

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