The Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, gave a speech at the end of January 2016 discussing how government reforms are developing more excellent headteachers and helping school leaders improve their schools. This article contains a brief overview of what was mentioned.
Last week, selected BPN staff and associates attended a Safer Recruitment in Education ‘Train the Trainer’ course. The training was run by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation on behalf of the Safer Recruitment Consortium, a partnership between the NSPCC, the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, NASS and CAPE.
As a result, BPN are pleased to be able to offer schools and settings high quality, accredited safer recruitment training.
Nine regional winners enjoyed a tour of Parliament to celebrate their achievement, followed by the presentation ceremony. Dean Boyce from Best Practice Network welcomed the HLTAs, and guests included Professor Richard Rose (HLTA National Assessment Partnership), Brian Tytherleigh (NCTL), Zenta Henkhuzens (DfE) and Nic Daykin (Member of Parliament and Shadow Schools Minister).
Best Practice Network are delighted to announce that we have been approved as a National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO) registered provider.
Our partnership with the NASEN organisation reinforces our commitent to development within the SEN sector.
You will no doubt be aware that the previous (coalition) Government appointed a review panel to look into a new set of professional standards for teaching assistants. The current Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, has decided not to publish these standards.
Early Years practitioner Patricia Conceicao writes about her experience with the Early Years Initial Teacher Training course. She discusses her reasons for taking the course, and how she manages working and studying, and the day-to-day life of an Early Years Teacher.
Early Years practitioner Beth Spaul writes about her experience with the Early Years Initial Teacher Training course. She discusses her influences that have led her towards teaching, the support structure in place for students, and how her training for Early Years Teacher Status influences her daily practice.
Early Years practitioner Abeita Busari writes about her experience with the Early Years Initial Teacher Training course. She discusses her progress on the course, the impact she hopes to bring to the children she works with, and how she works alongside her tutors and peers to take her learning forward.
The Department for Education has recently released a report looking at the evidence available on collaboration and partnerships between schools and their effectiveness in improving schools.
As we know, the landscape for school improvement has massively changed over recent times: