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.


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.


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.


The regional nominations for the South West and West Midlands are now open for HLTA of the Year 2015 so if you work with a HLTA (awarded their status by the TDA or HNAP) who delivers exceptional support and continues to meet all of the HLTA standards in their everyday work then please do nominate them.


Early Years Director Maureen Lee recently completed the 14 mile Eye to Eye charity walk on March 22nd, which involved walking from Moorfields Eye hospital to the London Eye. Leadership Curriculum Programmes Manager Chris Ludlow has also recently partaken in a charitable event – The Big Sleep Out Bristol.


Early Years practitioner Gurjinder Bhopal writes about her experience with the Early Years Initial Teacher Training course. She talks about working with parents, her experience with her placements, and the opportunies that have arisen throughout her time on the course.


Early Years practitioner Lucinda Gardiner writes about her experience with the Early Years Initial Teacher Training course. She discusses what inspires her to pursue a career in teaching, how she has collaborated with peers to share ideas, and her journey since achieving Early Years Teacher Status.


Subscribe to News
Go to top