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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.

Sep
04

We are delighted to announce that our BPN regional winners of the Outstanding HLTA of the year award for 2015 are:

Josie Wilkinson - Featherstone Primary School, Birmingham, West Midlands.

Jenny Boyce - The Wey Valley School, Dorset, South West.

Jul
22

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.

Jul
09

Sixteen teaching assistants in Bristol completed the Foundations of Outstanding Practice programme in on the 22nd June.

Jun
15

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.

Jun
04

Maureen Lee, director of the Early Years programme at Best Practice Network, writes in Early Years Educator magazine about the experiences and challenges of recent EYITT trainees.

Candidates Jessica Bifani, Amy Gilder, Natalie Sahayek, Jane Byers and Tija Mason also reflect on their time as they near completion of the course, and programme leader Joe Brown provides additional insight.

May
21

Best Practice Network has selected the Canvas virtual learning environment (VLE) as its new learning platform and become the first European user of the Canvas Catalogue.

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