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17/10/17

A thought provoking assembly from on - accepting & celebrating difference. https://t.co/51vRo2a1nf

17/10/17

That is a shame - there will be more opportunities though. will confirm more dates to

17/10/17

Retweeted From Innovate My School

So proud to be co-hosting a SLT event with the new, STEAM-powered on 15th Nov. Tickets: https://t.co/PNQOMLfdIB https://t.co/8vse1qb4Z3

17/10/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Claim your free copy of here: https://t.co/6UWm5wXJ4e I have a piece about buried in there somewhere!

17/10/17

Retweeted From Tricia Taylor

Done! Clear and concise. Number 2 and 4 stand out the most for me, and you have definitely excelled at number 1. See you soon https://t.co/g9C7U4Otii

17/10/17

Retweeted From Ellie Dix

Join at on 8th Dec for his new behaviour course - When the Adults Change... Book now! https://t.co/cychv658bf https://t.co/ohfUrwXbdZ

17/10/17

Retweeted From Amjad Ali

Exciting day today! Masai Warriors will be speaking to us and many students from our feeder primary schools!

17/10/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Thanks Ross - great to see both our DHTs & on here. Please could you update #10 & my handle?

17/10/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

I can't wait either! Also visiting this morning to see site progress! Big day!

17/10/17

Retweeted From Innovate My School

The team at are looking forward to meeting Oxfordshire ! Join our event here: https://t.co/PNQOMLfdIB https://t.co/mLlymTcSQQ

15/10/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

We have 50 in a DM group Ollie - how many special deliveries can make? We ❤️ it! https://t.co/Ekfl6vRBLZ

15/10/17

Retweeted From GirlGuiding GWP

Very proud of our Brownie helper!! 👭 https://t.co/NrZEpjmYvu

15/10/17

Retweeted From Tiernan Coyle

County cup day for . A balmy 21°C. Pitches look magnificent. So happy in our new home

15/10/17

Retweeted From Tiernan Coyle

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15/10/17

Retweeted From Tiernan Coyle

Note to self don't forget the photo https://t.co/m2skLq695r

15/10/17

Retweeted From Claire Stoneman

Aureus staff - be great to meet you! Broad themes are curric, assessment & devs in ITT. Check out the fab list: https://t.co/EnpcgtmUrS https://t.co/1nDr2aAMeR

15/10/17

Retweeted From Innovate My School

Our partners at are looking forward to meeting local at our show! Tickets here: https://t.co/PNQOMLfdIB https://t.co/alsztWzJKS

15/10/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Now with you listed too! https://t.co/QsRKNeoGf4

15/10/17

Retweeted From Pivotal Education

So excited that & are hosting our behaviour course- 8th Dec. Book! https://t.co/6zFeuWMP0S https://t.co/mX8RTJ60uf

14/10/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Proud of our AHT https://t.co/aqZbfy4neZ

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