|Stage 1||– Initial meeting between NTSA SLEs and Lead Teachers.
– Training launched.
– Intensive training in the facilitation model
|Stage 2||– Joint delivery of the first session of improving teaching and learning to 16 members of staff in 4 groups||1 day|
|Stage 3||– Lead Teachers work independently through the programme with their groups.
– Continued support from SLEs
|Stage 4||– Optional follow up support||t.b.c|
As a measure of impact, baseline data on teaching and learning will be discussed – and then repeated at the end of the programme. NTSA can provide guidance on undertaking whole-school teaching and learning audits.
– Lead Teachers feel confident in delivering the NTSA Developing Classroom Practice programme to their staff group
– All teaching staff at the supported school have completed the NTSA Developing Classroom Practice programme
– Impact measures demonstrate that the programme has been effective in raising the quality of teaching and learning.
– Pupil achievement data demonstrates that the NTSA Developing Classroom Practice programme has led to improved outcomes.
SCHOOL BASED TRAINERS
School-based trainers are individuals from the Partnership School, in which a trainee is placed. They are the assigned individual(s) who have responsibility for the quality and impact of their mentoring and training on trainee outcomes so that a trainee and pupil progress is good or better.
Trainer: Reinforces, extends and applies what the trainee is learning during his/her taught course, tasks and assignments, and through school experience; provides opportunities for learning to take place. Samplson J. & Yeomans R. 1994.
School Based Trainer (SBT) Training:
School based trainers must have a desire to pass on experience and guide trainees towards ways in which they can further their teaching experiences. Trainers need to harness the many different experiences trainees bring to the classroom, not ignore them by being rigid in their approach. It is vital that school-based trainers understand the different nature of the our training programme, in that it encompasses people from many different backgrounds and life experiences, and all their skill should be encouraged and used within the framework of ITT. The Teachers’ Standards for Qualified Teacher Status are to be used holistically, accommodating flexibility and variety – qualities welcomed by most trainees. They are the same Teachers’ Standards as qualified teachers but it is important that they remember they are working with trainees. The important thing to recognise is that we are seeking to promote quality, consistency and accuracy within ITT.
As a trainer, your trainee has the right to expect you too:
To ensure that all trainers are fully prepared for the extensive contribution to selecting, supporting, training and assessing trainees; regular meetings and training sessions will occur. It is vital that all school-based trainers attend to ensure all individuals are kept up-to-date with current criteria and can work effectively within partnership to ensure consistency and depth of practice is carried out for all.
The first half of each term, training is led as bespoke sessions within the school at a convenient time; and the second half of each term, training is led to focus upon standardisation and moderation across the Partnership of schools, and these will be based at Ninestiles Training Suite from 4-6pm.