National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
Early Years practitioner Tija Mason writes about her experience with the Early Years Initial Teacher Training course. She discusses her reasons for taking the course, and how her daily practice reflects in the written evidence she is accumlulating.
One hundred exceptional middle leaders across England can now apply to spend one year in an underperforming school, in an effort to raise the quality of teaching. This will enable some of the more challenging schools to benefit from the skills, expertise and knowledge of middle leaders.
Education is one of the top five issues that people care about most – Jeff Hart explores what the different parties promise in the run-up to the May election.
The Chancellor and the Education Secretary plan to improve education standards in the North, with £10 million of funding going into local schools. This which will enable the area’s best academies to share their excellence through becoming sponsors of underperforming local schools. Amongst other things their expertise will be used to help improve exam results, providing young people with better opportunities for the future.
There are three new reports from teaching schools' research on pedagogy themes agreed by the NCTL research and development network. Teaching school alliances are the way forward for professional development and this research by teachers for teachers will help shape national policy and implementation.
Early Years practitioner Natalie Sehayek writes about her experience with the Early Years Initial Teacher Training course. She discusses her progress on the course, what she finds rewarding and gives her confidence, and how she works alongside her mentors to take her learning forward.
Jayne Leaver, an EYITT trainee in Exeter, gives feedback on conference presentations by Prof. Dr. Ferre Laevers, Julia Moon and Judith Twani.
"I joined over 300 other delegates and we were inspired, amused and informed".
Conference hosted by Bath and North East Somerset and Bristol City Councils. Located at Bristol Templemeads Passenger Shed on February 5th 2015.
Early Years practitioner Rosie Goodrich writes about her experience with the Early Years Initial Teacher Training course. She discusses her career so far, what she hopes to achieve, and how the training and support has helped her gain confidence in her practice.