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Issue 14.2

How to improve a struggling trainee teacher’s performance

Perhaps one of the most difficult challenges in teacher training is addressing unsatisfactory performance. Loic Menzies gives us a case study which demonstrates how the training team worked with a struggling trainee to ensure he made progress.

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PDT Contents 14.2

Comment Educating tomorrow’s teachers 3 Graham Handscomb Practice and policy Towards a framework for professional learning 6 Chris Husbands Teacher education in changing times 12 James Noble-Rogers How to.... train new teachers effectively 17 How to… improve a struggling trainee teacher’s performance 18 Loic Menzies How to... develop and support school mentors? 23 Kerry Jordan-Daus and Pam Johnson How to... develop trainee teachers’ understanding of diversity through partnership working 29 Lynne Graham-Matheson and Loic Menzies How to... build effective partnerships between school and higher education institutions in initial teacher education 36 Susan Sutherland How to... use sources of self-evaluation and self-improvement effectively 42 Kerry Jordan-Daus Research I’m a subject specialist – get me out of here! A cross curricular project for secondary student teachers 50 Monica Baughen, Jane Chambers, Anna Lise Gordon and Irena Grounds Thinking Spaces – creative early years practice 56 Amanda James Reference Teaching schools: time for schools to take the lead 64 Andy Buck and Liz Francis

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Comments - Educating tomorrow’s teachers

Graham Handscomb plots the rise of school-based training and reflects on the potential contribution of Teaching Schools.

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Towards a framework for professional learning

With the advent of Teaching Schools Chris Husbands provides a possible structure within which they can effectively combine some essential features. These include practitioner-led professional development, innovation drawn from external research and development projects, and extensive collaboration between institutions, including university partners.

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Teacher education in changing times

James Noble-Rogers gives a Universities Council perspective on the Government’s review of teacher education. He reflects on the positive potential of Teaching Schools and University Training Schools but worries about the lack of an overall coherent approach to continuing professional development.

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How to train new teachers effectively

What can we do to ensure the next generation of teachers entering the profession are well equipped to meet the many challenges awaiting them in a rapidly changing school scene? The following contributions show how. They are drawn from the practice of the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP), Canterbury Christ Church University’s Employment Based Initial Teacher Training (EBITT). At Canterbury Kerry Jordan-Daus, Director of the Graduate Teacher Programme, 2007-2011, leads a large team of Higher Education (HEI) tutors and partnership schools. The provision includes a range of EBITT pathways and was graded “outstanding” by Ofsted in May 2011 and ranked 2nd in The Good Teacher Training Guide 2011 (Smithers and Robinson).

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How to improve a struggling trainee teacher’s performance

Perhaps one of the most difficult challenges in teacher training is addressing unsatisfactory performance. Loic Menzies gives us a case study which demonstrates how the training team worked with a struggling trainee to ensure he made progress.

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03/10/2011
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How to... develop and support school mentors?

Mentors play a crucial part in the training of new teachers. Here Kerry Jordan-Daus and Pam Johnson describe how to ensure the development and support of school mentors are of high quality.

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How to... develop trainee teachers’ understanding of diversity through partnership working

Lynne Graham-Matheson and Loic Menzies provide a guide to how you can ensure an understanding of diversity is woven into initial teacher training.

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How to... build effective partnerships between school and higher education institutions in initial teacher education

At the heart of good initial teacher training is effective partnership. Susan Sutherland gives a detailed account of how schools and university partners work effectively together.

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How to... use sources of self-evaluation and selfimprovement effectively

Kerry Jordan-Daus gives a rich picture of how she worked with schools and trainees to self-evaluate their teaching training and to use this to ensure continuing improvement.

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I’m a subject specialist – get me out of here! A cross curricular project for secondary student teachers

Monica Baughen, Jane Chambers, Anna Lise Gordon and Irena Grounds explore the potential in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) for promoting cross curricular development at key stage three through modelling effective practice.

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Thinking Spaces – creative early years practice

Amanda James describes her investigation into foundation children’s engagement with their learning environment and how this informed the innovative use of resources and space, which in turn promoted creative teaching.

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Teaching schools: time for schools to take the lead

The first 100 teaching school alliances started operation at the beginning of September. Andy Buck of the National College and Liz Francis of the TDA anticipate that this new designation will make a major contribution to school improvement and that the delivery of excellent continuing professional development will be a key role.

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PDT Cover 14.2

The Future of Teacher Education

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