There are no shortcuts to accelerate learning recovery for eight million young people. Having an expert teacher in every classroom, well trained and continually improving, led effectively from the top is the best way to make sure that every pupil gets a great education. Which is why the National Professional Qualifications represent an exciting opportunity for teachers and leaders.
Belinda Goodship is Subject Lead at Bedford Free School, which was part of an early roll-out of the Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms. In this blog, she shares her school’s experience of being part of that early roll-out, and her advice for how other schools can successfully implement an ECF-based induction this September.
“It will be interesting to find ways in which the schools can take a reciprocal approach to sharing good practice.”
Ashmole Academy headteacher, Tim Sullivan, writes about his school’s involvement in the DfE behaviour hub programme and the six values that underpin their behaviour policy.
We all remember our first year in teaching. For any new teacher it’s a steep learning curve, and this year’s trainees have also had to face the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Jon Hutchinson writes about the Early Career Framework and how changes to statutory induction will help new teachers starting this September.
From September 2021 all early career teachers will be entitled to two years of high-quality professional development, including the support of a mentor, as part of the Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms. Anna MacLeod, a teacher at Dyke House Academy part of the Northern Education Trust, shares her experience of this new programme of early career training and support.
Ben Eccersley is an EdTech leader at Outwood Academy Shafton in Barnsley. In this blog, he shares his practical advice for teachers using technology, as well as some tips for supporting families to play their part in remote education.
Executive headteacher Andrew Truby writes about how teachers and school staff have risen to the challenge of the new national restrictions and shares his top tips for supporting parents who are at home with their children.
Primary school headteacher Susan Marshall shares her experience in setting up an online education platform for her school in North Yorkshire after receiving funding from DfE.
Deputy Principal Steven Taylor writes about the importance of modelling socially distanced behaviour as a teacher and the part part all school staff have to play in reducing the risk posed by COVID-19.
We asked winners of this year’s Lifetime Achievement silver Teaching Award which teachers made an impression on them.