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Dec
12

We have had a number of changes happen within BPN this month. We have said goodbye to one of the BPN lifers: Julie Dollin who left BPN last week (5th December) to start a new job with Bristol City Council. Katie Trace from our Events and Resources team has also waved a temporary farewell as she is off on a year’s maternity leave, but she will be popping in throughout the year.

Dec
12

The government is launching a major push on maths, science and technology to equip more pupils with the skills needed to work and succeed in high-tech and science-based industries, Prime Minister David Cameron will announce. 17,500 maths and science teachers will be trained, a new computer science GCSE will focus on coding, and world-first code college will be launched.

Dec
12

Plans to support the set-up of a new, independent, professional body to represent and champion high standards in the teaching profession have been announced by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and Schools Minister David Laws. The package of measures published today for consultation aims to put the teaching profession in England on a par with the best in the world.

Read more about this topic on the GOV.UK website.

Dec
01

Leadership Curriculum (LC) has been working towards being completely paperless by January 2015. At a time when more and more importance is being placed on the need to reduce our carbon footprint thus minimising our use of paper and avoid incurring huge cost through printing and couriers. LC currently spends around £15,000 per intake across all three courses (NPQH, NPQSL and NPQML): which for two intakes is a massive £30,000 a year. Taking steps to become paperless will only bring about a positive change

Dec
01

Our support staff INSET training workshop is ideal for TAs and HLTAs who play a vital role in supporting teaching and learning in schools, where high quality intervention can have a great impact upon the achievements and well-being of pupils. Our half day or whole day INSET engages support staff to reflect on and learn about themes that include:

Nov
24

Janine Ryan, one of our tutors and partners with the Doncaster ITT Partnership, talks to us about University Centre Doncaster’s distance learning BA (hons) Early Childhood Studies top up.

Nov
24
Whatever your role in education, you will know just how important good leadership is for the staff, children and families within a school or setting community. The impact of good leadership runs throughout an organisation - in the general ethos as well as the detail. Good leadership ensures that schools and settings are places where high quality learning and development, well-being and safety enable children to thrive. Staff also need to have training and support to flourish in their work and, of course, leadership and management of Early Years provision is a core part of Ofsted inspections.
Nov
24

I began my career as a class teacher in an Infant school in the London Borough of Hounslow. Since that time I have taught across the primary and early years age range, moving from London to the Sussex coast and then to Wiltshire. I’ve worked in schools and a variety of early years settings.

Nov
24

I am the regional manager for the Yorkshire and Humberside region. I have been working with the Best Practice Network Early Years team since 2008. My roles include team leadership, group tutoring, personal tutoring and assessment. I really enjoy supporting trainees in a wide variety of settings and roles. I lead on the eportfolio and elearning aspects of the programme.

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