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Nov
03

Even though Britain is in a period of Economic Growth, this alone does not impact upon reducing child poverty rates - The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission has published its second annual State of the Nation 2014 Report – Read more about it on the GOV.UK website.

Nov
03

Ofsted recently undertook a survey of 22 schools that had previously been identified as performing well in the Subject of PE. This survey was to measure the effectiveness of the Primary PE and Sport premium which was introduced by the government in 2013 to compliment the Olympic Legacy Funding.

Nov
03

A free school to school support programme funded by the Greater London Authority has just launched its programme of autumn and spring events. The programme, which is school-led, is free to attend for all schools across London. Details can be found on their website.

Nov
03

We are delighted that the DfE has used two Best Practice Network case studies on the Early Years ITT website.

Excellent feedback

Early Years Teacher Status is now in its second year - 293 of the first birth to five specialist teachers trained with Best Practice Network. We are also delighted to have had excellent feedback:

Nov
03

The National College for Teaching and Leadership will shortly be offering a new round of scholarship funding for the School Business Manager Qualifications, which are now accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

The forthcoming window will offer aspiring and current business managers the opportunity to access a £500-£700 subsidy towards the cost of these qualifications, but will only be open for a short period of time.

Nov
01

HLTA Josie Wilkinson recently celebrated her school's success at the SGO National Summit Awards 2014 in the category of 'Outstanding Change4Life Sports Club delivery.'  Josie gained HLTA status with Best Practice Network and the HLTA National Assessment Partnership, with PE as her area of expertise.

Oct
20

We have now had over 60 people graduate on the HLTA Where Next L5 Leadership Qualification and have received some amazing feedback letting us know what a positive impact the course is having on HLTA’s and the people they work with.

However, we have decided to rename the HLTA Where Next? Leadership Development Programme to the Level 5 Leadership Qualification. Having HLTA and Where Next? speaks to HLTAs, however we think the programme has a wider reach and is relevant for other staff such as early years practitioners and administrators.

Sep
06

I remember doing my NPQH way back in 2003, the joy of being with like-minded professionals eager to develop, the thrill of learning new ways of doing things, the anxiety of that final assessment! The trouble was, I only met with these folks either on the face-to-face days or the occasional meeting with my study group.

What kept me going was the ability to use the discussion networks on the National College website so I could get some feedback on my own thoughts from colleagues and get some solutions for the issues I faced.

Jan
28

Higher Level Teaching Assistant status this year celebrates 10 years of professional development and support for schools. BPN is very proud to have been involved in the training, preparation and assessment of HLTAs since the national roll out in 2004, contributing significantly to the 45,000 plus HLTAs who have gained the status through external verification.

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