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20/05/22

Retweeted From Northmead Junior School

Outdoor Classroom Day 2022 has been wonderful. Thank you sunshine ♡ Ask your child what they learnt whilst enjoying the sun and our beautiful grounds today. https://t.co/wU3oTMRfbc

20/05/22

Retweeted From George Abbot Languages

Sniff sniff! Goodbye and good luck to our lovely Year 13 linguists! https://t.co/dAfSslJDul

19/05/22

Retweeted From Kings College

This week, Y8 had their second day with learning about student life and support at uni. They’re also now experts at Rock Paper Scissors after learning how to win using probability and psychology! Students also had a go at bandaging in the First Aid Society Taster. https://t.co/D4IuCN7Ud3

19/05/22

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Making friends at GA https://t.co/MS3mT4xFoe

19/05/22

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Don't forget to sign up to as your Appropriate Body & provider for September 2022. is one of our fantastic regional delivery partners and we are excited to be working with so many schools across Hampshire and Surrey. https://t.co/V6FLnY4fdK https://t.co/cHH7tw9Q1Y

19/05/22

Retweeted From Schools Alliance for Excellence

SAfE is delighted to be working as part of the to pilot new models of locality-based professional accountability; for the benefit of all children and the whole school community. Take a look at the programme website for further information https://t.co/eMjnV7zljs https://t.co/KjnjD1LJTn

19/05/22

Retweeted From George Abbot School

Fascinating hearing about the Y12 Gov+Politics trip to parliament yesterday. Students getting to experience the from the public gallery and tour of the

19/05/22

Retweeted From George Abbot PE Dept

Lovely day for a bit of cricket in PE today! ☀️🏏 https://t.co/PpIfNsFj1k

19/05/22

Retweeted From George Abbot PE Dept

Well done to the yr9 cricket team who got their first win of the season against this afternoon. 🏏👏☀️ https://t.co/c2KlFDThBM

19/05/22

Retweeted From George Abbot Languages

Rounding off the 'Home and Town' topic with Year 7 French with a research project on French-speaking towns and cities! https://t.co/ojBhjmv1QA

19/05/22

Well done to all at Fullbrook. https://t.co/hru0IvROkr

19/05/22

Retweeted From George Abbot School

Starting off the day with House Cricket! 🔴🟠🟢🔵🟣🏏🏏🏏🏏🏏 https://t.co/2oUf7Ewapw

19/05/22

Retweeted From George Abbot PE Dept

Good win for the yr7 boys cricket team as they travelled to this afternoon for a friendly before next week's Surrey plate game with 👍🏏 mom Brandon and Josh G

19/05/22

Retweeted From George Abbot PE Dept

Well done to yr9 Gryphon who were house cricket winners this afternoon 👏 https://t.co/CzUFTmbaGL

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When was the last time you learnt anything new?

11th October 2021

Many of you might be aware that schools no longer have NQTs but that a new group of Early Career Teachers have emerged in schools up and down the country. The Early Career Framework is a significant investment in teacher development, training and retention at a time when it is needed most; in this regard, it must be applauded.

Alongside senior colleagues from George Abbot School (Joe Omar and Matt Goulborn) I have had the privilege of working with over 60 secondary ECTs and their mentors from schools across Surrey, inducting them into this new framework of development support.

We have already led modules on establishing classroom routines as part of those foundations on which to build high quality relationships. These high-quality resources should remind us all that the science of learning and leadership is ever-changing. The fact that these resources are research-informed also reminds us that they are not only different but better.

Underpinning the model of support and feedback for ECTs is Instructional Coaching and the provision of coaching support through the identification and mentor modelling of a small number of precise changes which would improve practice. This is not a soft approach, rather one that makes demands on both the mentor and teacher.

The mentor needs to be able not only to identify what could be improved, but model it also. No longer is talking the talk OK; it is a clear case of having to practice what you preach. The teacher also needs to commit to change, respond to feedback and commit to their own development and learning.

As we approach half-term, perhaps this is a reminder to us all about the need to reflect on our own response to feedback and for us to be more receptive to our own professional and personal development and learning. It is a clear expectation for our new ECTs; perhaps this should be an expectation for us all.

When was the last time you learnt anything new?

Can I extend a warm welcome to all our Early Career Teachers (ECTs) who have joined Athena-GEP. We hope that the support provided by our colleagues and schools enables you to become confident teachers who are able to support our pupils and school communities for many years to come.

Andrew Roach, Director of Education, Athena-GEP

 

 

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