Secondary NQT Training - 2019/20
At Bexley we are passionate about helping and supporting our NQTs at this crucial stage of their career. We therefore offer a focused programme of professional development for our NQTs. By offering high-quality support, using the expertise within Bexley to share everything we know about being an effective teacher, we can help make your NQT induction a positive start to your teaching career. Across London, training by Appropriate Bodies for secondary NQTs is very limited we are one of a few ABs that offer a comprehensive training schedule for NQTs. The NFER in their recent annual report (25 Feb 2019) cited that ‘the secondary system is facing a substantial teacher supply challenge over the next decade, which requires urgent action.’ They also found that ‘…retention rates of early-career teachers (between two and five years into their careers) have dropped significantly between 2012 and 2018.’ As a local authority, we need to provide support in order to recruit and retain a skilled workforce in order to improve the life chances of our children in Bexley schools and beyond.
This training programme provides high quality professional development and learning opportunities that will enable teachers new to the profession to meet the Teachers’ Standards and become a truly effective and successful teacher. The programme runs over four terms and includes facilitated sessions led by experienced practitioners and advisors. Teachers will regularly have the opportunity to observe and learn from excellent teachers throughout the year. NQTs will benefit from experienced facilitators to gain strategies for immediate use to demonstrate impact within their own classrooms.
Examples of sessions provided are:
• Behaviour for Learning
• Exploring Data and Progress against Progress 8
• Challenge & Differentiation
• Being a Form Tutor
• Behaviour for Learning
• Transgender Awareness
Serco: SENCo Qualification Face-to-Face Training Programme - The National Award for SEND Co-ordination
Serco is an approved and experienced training provider for the National Award for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordination, a National College for Teaching & Leadership (NCTL) training programme, designed to support the professional development of
The programme, designed in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton, is delivered by experienced SENCOs and Educational Psychologists; is flexible, taking into account your prior learning as well as personal circumstances and is designed to reduce
the impact of time out of school.
NOTE: This programme can also be delivered fully online and each module starts with a WebEx (online conferencing) session - contact Lorraine.email@example.com if you would prefer the online training - (Online Training Cost: £1140=VAT)
Key elements of the programme:
• three masters level modules, each of which is worth 20 credits;
• tutor support – following an initial needs analysis, your tutor will assist you in preparing your own learning programme and supports you throughout the programme;
• three sessions with your tutor and learning group;
• online support – discussion groups, networking and seminars;
• five visits – to other workplaces to gain first-hand experience of provision in other settings;
• mentor support – from within your school or an experienced SENCO;
• peer support – from within your own cohort, arranged by the tutor;
• professional development portfolio – to record evidence of learning and experience.
The three modules are:
• Module One: Orientation and Perspectives on SEN and Inclusive Practice (20 credits)
• Module Two: Evidence Based Practice and Inclusion (20 credits)
• Module Three: Whole School Development: Enabling Inclusion (20 credits)
Each of these is assessed at the end with a 3,000-word assignment.
The award remains mandatory for all SENCOs appointed since 2009, to be gained within 3 years of taking up the SENCO post.