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Dec
05

The DfE has released the feedback from the 2015-16 participants in the Leadership Equality and Diversity programmes. BPN led a programme in Newham with the Learning in Harmony Trust. Headteachers remarked on the success of the programme for their leaders:

Dec
05

Best Practice Network's regional winners joined other winners from around the country in London for a tour of the Houses of Parliament and a presentation of the awards by Chair of HNAP Professor Richard Rose. Joint presenter MP Andrew Mitchell, spoke eloquently about the dedication and commitment of the regional winners and the tremendous contribution that education makes towards a better the world.

Dec
01

At Best Practice Network we have used the Standard for teachers’ professional development (2016) to review how our professional development programmes and qualifications are planned, structured, delivered and evaluated.

Nov
25

The fourth annual Higher Level Teaching Assistant of the Year awards were crowned with a national ceremony in Westminster this week.

Lincolnshire Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Sue Brown - the East Midlands region winner - was awarded the Outstanding HLTA of the Year title. She was presented with a trophy and a framed certificate by MP Andrew Mitchell.

Nov
25

I have been thinking again recently about how to provide the most valuable and enriching approaches to professional development in the early years. This was sparked by a visit with our EYITT tutors to Early Excellence in London where we were welcomed so warmly and had the opportunity to see and discuss many inspiring arrangements of equipment and resources for the early years.

Nov
23

Best Practice Network work has again this year helped to support Crisis at Christmas by sponsoring 20 places. This will provide 20 homeless people with hot meals including Christmas dinner, a chance to shower and get clean clothes, a health check and information about Crisis’ year round services for training and support.

Oct
18

It’s time that policy makers and some parts of the media took the time to understand the drivers of school performance. Organisational structures continue to remain a focus - the latest example is grammar schools, but we have had countless other attempts over the years to pretend that structure is what drives improvement.

Oct
14

Best Practice Network has successfully secured three contracts from the National College of School Leadership to deliver training on Leadership - Equality and Diversity.

The courses will take place primarily in Newham with an additional two programmes in Havering and will involve 20 female and ethnic minority leaders in each course. Best Practice Network will be working with local teaching schools to deliver the courses with Gill McMillan Associates delivering the coaching element.

Oct
10

A new head's peer networking takes a hospital school from Special Measures to Good in just two years.

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