Member Blog: How is Now Teach supporting trainees during the pandemic and beyond?

July 12, 2020 |

Like every profession, teaching is having to reinvent itself without any notice. Here at Now Teach, we therefore also have to adapt the way that we work to support our teachers. It is our mission to bring experienced professionals into teaching and then support them through training and the early years of their career. Our…

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Member Voice: Wildern Partnership SCITT: Lessons from lockdown

June 15, 2020 |

Leah Crawford is Chair of the QA Committee, Wildern Partnership SCITT If lockdown has taught us anything, it is that belonging to something bigger than yourself, something you believe in and are valued by, is what sustains us. It has proved that our partners truly believe in the value of the partnership. They have acted…

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What are the barriers that career changers may face in their ITE year?

May 21, 2020 |

Nigel Bowen is the Lead Guidance & Development Adviser (GDA) for the Transition to Teach (T2T) programme, run by Cognition Education In my previous blog post, I discussed how the Transition to Teach (T2T) programme, funded by the Department for Education (DfE), has been developed by Cognition Education to aid teacher recruitment by attracting experienced,…

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Member Voice: COVID-19: “Whilst we are geographically distant, we have been able to remain ‘intellectually close through Thinking Moves”

May 18, 2020 |

COVID-19: “Whilst we are geographically distant, we have been able to remain intellectually close through Thinking Moves” Diane Swift is Executive SCITT Director of Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education Beginning teachers across the country are feeling bereft of the opportunity to develop their scholarship of teaching through being in school. Providers have rapidly responded…

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Member Voice: Supporting career changers (and providers) through ITE and NQT years

May 3, 2020 |

Nigel Bowen is the Lead Guidance & Development Adviser (GDA) for the Transition to Teach (T2T) programme, run by Cognition Education In January 2019, a Department for Education (DfE) survey of more than 3,000 people considering teacher training found more than half would probably or definitely change career if they could. Around the same time,…

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Member Voice: How ‘Making Every Lesson Count’ helped me to make every observation count

April 20, 2020 |

How ‘Making Every Lesson Count’ helped me to make every observation count Joe Burkmar, Partnership Director at Wessex Schools Training Partnership I have been in charge of a SCITT for five years now and one of my biggest bugbears has always been inconsistency in the quality of feedback that trainees receive. In my experience, there…

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Member Voice: Anita Devi ‘SEND in ITT: the future lies in doing things differently’

March 9, 2020 |

On 1st October 2016 NASBTT hosted the first meeting of a working party that included ITT providers, NASBTT colleagues and SEND specialists, like me. Our remit was to create a practical resource that would enable ITT providers to identify the gaps in their existing programmes, find suitable ways to embed SEND practice and expertise, and…

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Member Voice: Alys Finch ‘How do you know what you know?’ Assessment and its centrality for reflective practice

February 28, 2020 |

Assessment lives at the heart of all that we do in education. Whether assessing our pupils, our trainee teachers or ourselves, we use assessment in all that we do to identify success, areas for development and impact. Increasingly, the world of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) has focused on trainees’ impact on pupils’ learning: this shift…

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Member Blog: How is Now Teach supporting trainees during the pandemic and beyond?

July 12, 2020 |
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Like every profession, teaching is having to reinvent itself without any notice. Here at Now Teach, we therefore also have to adapt the way that we work to support our teachers. It is our mission to bring experienced professionals into teaching and then support them through training and the early years of their career. Our…

Read More

Member Voice: Wildern Partnership SCITT: Lessons from lockdown

June 15, 2020 |
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Leah Crawford is Chair of the QA Committee, Wildern Partnership SCITT If lockdown has taught us anything, it is that belonging to something bigger than yourself, something you believe in and are valued by, is what sustains us. It has proved that our partners truly believe in the value of the partnership. They have acted…

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What are the barriers that career changers may face in their ITE year?

May 21, 2020 |
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Nigel Bowen is the Lead Guidance & Development Adviser (GDA) for the Transition to Teach (T2T) programme, run by Cognition Education In my previous blog post, I discussed how the Transition to Teach (T2T) programme, funded by the Department for Education (DfE), has been developed by Cognition Education to aid teacher recruitment by attracting experienced,…

Read More

Member Voice: COVID-19: “Whilst we are geographically distant, we have been able to remain ‘intellectually close through Thinking Moves”

May 18, 2020 |
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COVID-19: “Whilst we are geographically distant, we have been able to remain intellectually close through Thinking Moves” Diane Swift is Executive SCITT Director of Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education Beginning teachers across the country are feeling bereft of the opportunity to develop their scholarship of teaching through being in school. Providers have rapidly responded…

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Member Voice: Supporting career changers (and providers) through ITE and NQT years

May 3, 2020 |
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Nigel Bowen is the Lead Guidance & Development Adviser (GDA) for the Transition to Teach (T2T) programme, run by Cognition Education In January 2019, a Department for Education (DfE) survey of more than 3,000 people considering teacher training found more than half would probably or definitely change career if they could. Around the same time,…

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Member Voice: How ‘Making Every Lesson Count’ helped me to make every observation count

April 20, 2020 |
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How ‘Making Every Lesson Count’ helped me to make every observation count Joe Burkmar, Partnership Director at Wessex Schools Training Partnership I have been in charge of a SCITT for five years now and one of my biggest bugbears has always been inconsistency in the quality of feedback that trainees receive. In my experience, there…

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Member Voice: Anita Devi ‘SEND in ITT: the future lies in doing things differently’

March 9, 2020 |
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On 1st October 2016 NASBTT hosted the first meeting of a working party that included ITT providers, NASBTT colleagues and SEND specialists, like me. Our remit was to create a practical resource that would enable ITT providers to identify the gaps in their existing programmes, find suitable ways to embed SEND practice and expertise, and…

Read More

Member Voice: Alys Finch ‘How do you know what you know?’ Assessment and its centrality for reflective practice

February 28, 2020 |
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Assessment lives at the heart of all that we do in education. Whether assessing our pupils, our trainee teachers or ourselves, we use assessment in all that we do to identify success, areas for development and impact. Increasingly, the world of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) has focused on trainees’ impact on pupils’ learning: this shift…

Read More