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Oct
21

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.

Oct
20

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.

Oct
18

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.

Oct
17

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:

Oct
09

Last week mentors from Seymour House Nurseries met for their first training session with Maureen Lee, the Regional Lead Tutor from Best Practice Network, to find out all about the mentor role in the Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) programme.

Sep
09

There are now more than 50,000 HLTAs who have gained HLTA status through the process of preparation and a three hour school assessment visit since the pilot was launched in 2003.

Sep
08

Best Practice Network has recently published a new leadership advice article for SecEd. Our CEO Colin McLean asks secondary leaders to share their tips on how to develop a strong Senior Leadership Team.

The article covers top tips, and provides a free downloadable handbook, which contains the complete guide to achieving a strong SLT.

Sep
04

Congratulations to Josie Wilkinson of Featherstone Primary School in Birmingham, winner of the West Midlands regional award for Outstanding HLTA of the Year, and to Jenny Boyce of The Wey Valley School in Dorset, winner of the South West regional award for Outstanding HLTA of the Year. 

Sep
04

An update on progress by the DfE in reference to how standards for teaching assistants can be presented in a way that will best promote and support professional development.

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