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NEWS: Hills Road Teachers Among the First in the Country to Achieve Chartered Teacher Status

04 October 2019
Ayden Duffy and Lizzy Bazley and were among the first cohort of 98 teachers nationally to celebrate achieving Chartered Teacher status.

Established in 2017, The Chartered Teacher Programme is a 15-month teacher certification programme, aligned to the Chartered College of Teaching’s aims to raise the status of the profession and support teachers to acquire the expertise necessary to maintain excellence in teaching and secure the best outcomes for children and young people.

The programme recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours of excellent teachers, highlights the importance of their expertise in supporting the learning of children and young people and represents the first step in the development of a career pathway focused on effective classroom practice, not leadership.

Ayden Duffy, Head of Sport at Hills Road and A level Physical Education teacher, said: “This is the best professional development I’ve had since becoming a teacher, I learnt so much.”

A key part of Ayden’s training programme was the Action Research module. He introduced low stakes testing to his PE students last year and then offered the students who didn’t perform as well as they might personalised workshops to bring them up to speed with their learning.

Lizzy Bazley, A level Biology teacher at Hills Road, said: “Although it was a challenging course, it has helped me to develop my teaching skills and gain and stronger understanding of my profession.”

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