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25/04/18

Retweeted From Paula Kennedy

Also a chameleon is very relevant.🦎 We use Charlie Chameleon's scale to gauge how we are feeling, do some 'happy tapping' with Mia & Charlie & voila the scale changes in minutes to positive numbers, gently dissolving the stress, anxiety or fear 🌟🦎🐵🌟 https://t.co/Dcq8imyY4I

25/04/18

Retweeted From GenderEqualityCharter

You can spot GEC schools a mile off! Great work https://t.co/VDlqNirY4D

25/04/18

Retweeted From We are STEAM Co.

How/can we preserving the Early Excitement of and the CREATIVITY of Primary when moving to secondary school. showed how it can be done at our event Great blog here: https://t.co/t9O0GFOURM HT: CC: https://t.co/RnioBqk8th

25/04/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Emma how can we get involved ? & Martin George from TES were raving about it to AdamBoddison and I at

25/04/18

Retweeted From #LGBTed

Fact: less than a third of teachers say their headteacher has shown leadership in tackling LGBT+ bullying. We can change this. Come to our launch on 2 June (tickets at https://t.co/KEwXgHbkiV) and let's be the role models we needed when we were at school.

24/04/18

Thanks Kendal 🙏

24/04/18

Retweeted From Edval Timetables UK

Want to know how schools can timetable for improved staff wellbeing❓Watch this vid feat. & . Filmed by at a recent timetable training day held by the excellent at https://t.co/NYQNPdRfOH

24/04/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

Army children are Chameleons, they learn how to fit in but when do they learn to be themselves. Thanks for fascinating insight 's & network meeting.

24/04/18

Retweeted From Edval Timetables UK

From student outcomes to staff retention, here's why . This video was produced at a event at , organised by the fabulous . Big thanks to from for her insight https://t.co/CnOijpUH8f

24/04/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

did a great presentation about the benefits of EFT(tapping) in the classroom 's and network meeting #10%braver

24/04/18

Retweeted From Paula Kennedy

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to introduce tapping, sorry we ran out of time for everyone to have a go...maybe another time :-) Definitely #10%braver

24/04/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Great to see a new account for our neighbouring teaching school

24/04/18

Retweeted From Paula Kennedy

Tapping for Army/RAF/Navy children (and parents) could be a way forward. Tapping helps to resolve and dissolve any emotional upsets in minutes, from simple friendship issues, stress, anxiety etc Happy Tapping with Mia & Charlie & Energy EFT For Teenagers (Amazon). https://t.co/z3Ja1owh5Q

24/04/18

Retweeted From Laura Bainbrigge

Calling all animators! We need you! Our students are keen to get animating!

22/04/18

Retweeted From Paul

Lovely Friday morning on Great Western Park 🌞 https://t.co/VCQGuahlYb

22/04/18

Retweeted From Young Designer Award

The FDC Emerging Designer Awards is dedicated to finding the UK's most outstanding young aspiring fashion and accessory designers, and this is your chance to show a collection of your work in an international Angelman Syndrome Charity Fashion Show in New York! https://t.co/xjhiDzigBZ

22/04/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

Still not signed up for Monday's network meeting ? will be presenting her research on 'the experience of education of the army child' - sign up here: https://t.co/ZI6WDFJq8n

22/04/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Check out our official opening photos! https://t.co/pgCiuHZVHC

22/04/18

Retweeted From RWS | Resilience Wellbeing Success

Come and join and at (thank you ) for the launch (south)! Please RT https://t.co/6ysZHyTU0G

22/04/18

Retweeted From Bansi Kara

Putting Arts at the heart really does make a difference to the most vulnerable children: https://t.co/9P9Lmfn0PW

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