A Specialist Practitioner is an ambassador of best practice who,

  • organises and hosts bespoke visits to their school
  • directs colleagues to examples of best practice
  • demonstrates how it is part of their school’s wider learning culture
  • supports colleagues to appreciate of how such practice has been developed and how it may be implemented within their own setting.

The training will consist of two sessions. The first will be both theoretical and practical, exploring the ideas behind system leadership and offering some approaches and strategies on how to run visits. The second will offer practitioners the opportunities to regroup and reflect on their experiences and seek advice on how to develop further.

The key objectives of the training are:

  1. To understand the role of specialist practitioners
  2. To feel confident about how to organise and facilitate a good practice visit
  3. To create a network of practitioners who can work together to support schools within and beyond the teaching school alliance.

Day one (half day 4 hours)

  • Introduction to system leadership
  • Exploring the offer and context
  • Understanding objectives for visitors
  • Seeing through the lens
  • Practical strategies on how to run an effective visit

Day two (twilight 2 hours)

  • Reflections on experiences so far
  • Revise and reform systems and strategies
  • Planning for the future

The training will also offer delegates an opportunity to establish a network of mutual support in order to develop a sustainable school improvement model.

Please contact Kate Casey (kate.casey@fctsa.co.uk) to find out the available dates

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