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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gary Sheridan is an experienced cover supervisor at a medium sized middle school in Worcestershire, where he has worked for almost two years. His core responsibility is Curriculum Enrichment which means he ensures the pupils are gaining a rounded experience within the school environment through extra-curricular activities such as school trips, sports clubs and other clubs such as chess and language clubs. An experienced rugby player with a contract at a professional club, Gary also runs the rugby club for boys and girls in all age groups.
Sixteen teaching assistants in Bristol completed the Foundations of Outstanding Practice programme in on the 22nd June.
Sir Michael Wilshaw, HMI Chief Inspector, has today announced major changes to the way Ofted inspections will be carried out. From September a new short inspection model will be used for good schools and further education institutions once every three years. Sir Michael said:
“Make no mistake, this is a very different inspection model to what has gone before."
Read the full press release on the GOV.UK website.