For Student Teachers and Newly Qualified Teachers, we have a planned programme of in-house Professional learning Activities and Networking opportunities.
Over the school year, we have two blocks of students with us. The first block runs from from October to December and then the second block from February to June. During both blocks, we provide weekly student seminars on such topics as ‘The Student Teacher Experience’ from a NQT. This is followed by a selection of presentations on such issues as ‘Excellence in Learning and Teaching’, ‘Child Protection’, ‘Raising Attainment’, ‘ICT’ and ‘Seemis’ which are given by members of the school’s SMT. Students are also given to opportunity to regularly network with each other, with Mr Slowey proving mentoring and support.
In addition to South Lanarkshire Council’s NQT development programme, as a school, we provide a regular after-school networking and seminar programme for NQTs. Again this is organised by Mr Slowey. This is in addition to our regular CPD programme available to all staff. The NQT Professional Learning Activities begin with ‘The NQT Experience’ given by one of our newly recruited members of staff who has recently completed their own first year of teaching. Presentations on ‘Excellence in Learning and Teaching’, ‘Child Protection’, ‘Raising Attainment’, ‘ICT’ and ‘Seemis’ then follow, delivered by members of the SMT. Our NQTs also receive support in sessions focused on Applications and Recruitment. As part of this, mock interview experience is provided. Throughout the year, NQTs meet as a group with Mr Slowey to network, sharing and discussing their experiences.
Please note, our in-house Professional Learning Activities and Professional Reading Group sessions are open to all staff. Our Student Teachers and NQTs are most welcome to attend.
Please see the following pages for more information on dates and topics:
In-house Professional Learning Activities (after-school PLAs)
Professional Reading Group