Teacher Training

24 Oct 2020

Take Part 2-day Training Programme

Wednesday 28 & Thursday 29 October –

Take Part Teacher Training Programme

At Take Part we pride ourselves on quality education

The Take Part Teaching Standards have been designed to set out a basic framework within which our teaching staff operate.  Appropriate self-evaluation, reflection and professional development activity is critical to improving our teachers’ practice.  The standards set out clearly the key areas in which a teacher should be able to assess their own practice, and receive feedback from our Senior Leadership Team.  

At Take Part, teachers make the education of their pupils their first concern, and are accountable for achieving the highest possible standard in work and conduct. Our teachers act with honesty and integrity; have strong subject knowledge, keep their knowledge and skills as teachers up-to-date and are self-critical; forge positive professional relationships; and work with parents in the best interest of their pupils. 

A Take Part Teacher must:

1. Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils

  • establish a safe and stimulating environment for pupils
  • set goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions
  • demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, value and behaviour which are expected of Take Part pupils

2. Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils through the LAMDA/RockSchool syllabus

  • be accountable for pupils’ attainment, progress and outcomes
  • be aware of pupils’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these
  • guide pupils to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn and how this impacts on teaching
  • encourage pupils to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own progress

3. Demonstrate good subject knowledge

  • have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject area, foster and maintain pupils’ interest in the subject, and address misunderstandings
  • demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in the subject

4. Plan and teach well-structured lessons

  • impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time
  • promote a love of learning and children’s intellectual curiosity
  • set homework where necessary and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired
  • reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching
  • contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area

5. Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils

  • know when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approached which enable pupils to be taught effectively
  • have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit pupils’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these
  • demonstrate an awareness of the physical, social and intellectual development of children, and know how to adapt teaching to support pupils’ education at different stages of development
  • have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs; those of high ability; those with English as an additional language; those with disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them

6. Make accurate and productive use of assessment

  • know and understand how to assess the relevant subject areas to secure pupils progress
  • monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons
  • give pupil regular feedback and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback

7. Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment

  • have clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms, and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour, in accordance to Take Part’s behaviour policy
  • have high expectations of behaviour, and establish a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly
  • manage classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to involve and motivate them
  • maintain good relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary. 

8. Fulfil wider professional responsibilities

  • make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of Take Part
  • develop effective professional relationships with colleagues, knowing how and when to draw on advice and specialist support
  • deploy support staff effectively
  • take responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues
  • communicate effectively with parents with regard to pupils’ achievements and wellbeing