Index

  • A challenging & successful year for the SCITT program - Jun 25 2020

    The Hampshire SCITT Partnership's 2019-2020 cohort of secondary trainees has just completed their training and they have been recommended to the DfE for Qualified Teacher Status. It has been a challenging year for all training providers but, working together with our partner schools, when schools "closed" on 23 March, we were able to move seamlessly to blended training. Many of the trainees continued to work with their schools, delivering remote lessons and participating in joint planning. All the trainees engaged with weekly tasks which were a mix of online learning, reading and reflection on their development as teachers.
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  • The Covid Classroom - Jan 31 2020

    If you had told me that I would be coming back from my second maternity leave and teaching from a virtual classroom for the remainder of the summer term (to set the scene, it is my bedroom, with the subtle tones of a baby screaming and a toddler announcing every successful wee in the toilet at random intervals), I wouldn’t have believed you. Then again, there is probably a lot about this year that only now with the benefit of hindsight, I can even fathom to believe but here we are. This crazily unique situation we have found thrust upon us has been somewhat of a steep learning curve and being at Thornden School I feel privileged to have been able to leap headfirst into ‘live’ teaching (also known as synchronous teaching). Here I’ll share some reflections from the first few months.
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  • Reflecting on remote teaching - Jan 27 2020

    "We must accept that home school isn’t school, and some children will find it much harder to learn at home than others. If we follow some key principles for teaching and learning, using these as we adapt to our ‘new normal,’ we can be more hopeful that the work we set can support them more effectively." Alex Quigley EEF It has indeed been a steep learning curve over the last few weeks. I have experienced the rollercoaster of emotions that students must experience every day as learners. It’s exhausting being a ‘remote teaching’ novice, being forced out of my comfort zone, getting frustrated when things don’t go to plan, and (as most teachers are their own worst enemy) being self-critical of what I have achieved.
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  • Covid-19 Support for early Career Teachers -

    As a result of Covid-19 and school closures, we know that all teachers will face new and significant challenges in 2020-2021, particularly those in their first and second years of teaching.  A team of experts from a partnership between HISP Research School, HISP MAT, Hampshire SCITT and HISP Teaching School Network will be providing a support package for NQTs and NQT+1 teachers who have had their 2019/20 ITT or NQT training disrupted. This is the first tutorial of the programme: Getting it right from the start: establishing effective learning behaviours.

    https://youtu.be/EsJe229uTOE
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