Summary: The Cabot Learning Federation's aim is "Collaboration for Outstanding Achievement" and through this podcast we aim to do that. Best Practice is an interview show where specialists in all forms of education talk about the best practice that they see and use day-to-day.
andnbsp; The Principal of Minerva Primary Academy is looking to appoint two outstanding teachers to join our passionate, dedicated and forward thinking team. andnbsp; Our children deserve the best learning and teaching experiences that we can provide so we are looking for teachers who are not only excellent teachers but who also are individuals who genuinely care about making a difference. andnbsp; You will need to be a teacher who: is willing to work across the full Primary range Nursery to Y6 and is adaptable and organised; is dedicated to enabling achievement for all learners; has evidence of closing the gap for the most vulnerable learners in a challenging context; is genuinely committed to inclusion; is reflective and keen to always aim for further improvement on both an individual and team level; is keen to work in a diverse context where each day is different; is hardworking with a passion for a vocation not a job; has a proven record of consistently Good or Outstanding gradings of teaching and learning and measurable and sustained impact on pupil progress; is consistently positive and has clear professional boundaries, with a focus on children at the centre of all we do in school; is a team player keen to focus on our shared vision for our school. andnbsp; As being an exceptional teacher is important to us the selection process will entail a teaching activity with a class of our wonderful children before selection for formal interview. andnbsp; Find out more about us at www.minervaacademy.co.uk or via the Head Teacher’s Blog at http://htminerva.tumblr.com where you will really get a flavour of our friendly and welcoming school and our high expectations and aspirations. andnbsp; It is essential that your application refers specifically to why you have chosen Minerva as your desired school to work in. andnbsp; We are proud to be part of the Cabot Learning Federation. Your passion to be part of this wider collaboration also needs to be evident in your supporting statement. andnbsp; Applications must be submitted on our CLF application form. andnbsp; Please include an email address. andnbsp; Closing date: Tuesday 21st January 2014 at noon The selection process (teaching task and interview) will take place on Tuesday 28th January 2014. Job Description HR04 CLF Application Form SHORT andnbsp;
Kate Willis talks to us about her career to date, defining her role as a Vice Principal where there wasnt one before and what it means to be Outstanding under the new framework. Having been a part of the recent Teaching and Learning review carried out by the CLF we also discuss what it is, how it can benefit the classroom teacher and what benefits students and leaders can get from it. You can follow David on @lessonhacker and the Federation @CabotFederation. Sound quality is okay in this episode, a seperate recording of the questions was available but difficult to move from where it was saved. Apologies! Best Practice © 2013 LessonHacker / Cabot Learning Federation The views expressed are the guests own.
Richard Rees talks to us all about his career, his speciality in coaching and how that can be successfully applied to students and teachers in your school. We also touch on where his Masters qualification is taking him, and how to teach an Outstanding Post 16 lesson. You can access Richard in his role as SLE for the CLF. You can follow David on @lessonhacker and the Federation @CabotFederation. New Microphones mean better sound quality, poor sheilding means interuption from mobile phone signals. I blame Richard and certaily not the 3G iPad that was sat close at hand. Best Practice © 2013 LessonHacker / Cabot Learning Federation The views expressed are the guests own.
Chris Baker talks to us all about his interesting career path, from PE Teacher via eLearning to Initial Teacher Training. We cover a lot here, how to remain an Outstanding teacher when moving schools, what his vision for ITT looks like, how to teach teachers to teach and what his views on an Outstanding lesson are. You can follow Chris on Twitter @eduBaker, David on @lessonhacker and the Federation @CabotFederation. Sound Quality is much improved in this podcast… at least for the interviewee. New microphones coming soon. Promise. Best Practice © 2013 LessonHacker / Cabot Learning Federation The views expressed are the guests own.
Helen Angell talks to us about her role as Literacy SLE and the benefits of all teachers becoming teachers of literacy. You can follow Helen on Twitter @AngellHelen, David on @lessonhacker and the Federation @CabotFederation. Sound quality is variable for this first Podcast as it was recorded in a busy school, but it will get better! Best Practice © 2013 LessonHacker / Cabot Learning Federation