Observing practice from outstanding teachers as part of my NQT training has been part of my professional development this year.
At Lady Margaret Primary School we believe that rewarding learning opportunities alongside with high levels of motivation leads to progress and success for all staff and pupils. As a teacher at LMPS we aim to provide a strong foundation for a successful teaching career through:
Learning To provide extensive high quality training opportunities for all colleagues which takes account of individual strengths and needs. With learning opportunities spread across teaching alliance schools
Motivation To provide a supportive and encouraging environment which enables colleagues to perform effectively.
Progress To encourage teachers to develop into reflective practitioners, recognising their own strengths and areas for development.
Success To make sure each teacher is equipped with the skills to teach effectively through a programme of personalised training leading to successful career progression
We would like to introduce you to some of our colleagues many of whom joined the school as Newly Qualified Teachers.
Joined as NQT
Current year group
|Learning||Since joining LMPS, 8 years ago, my practice has gone from strength to strength through the many learning opportunities I have been given here.
It first began when I was an NQT. I was provided with a mentor and the training giving was bespoke to my needs. This included collaborating and team teaching with colleagues within my school and also having the opportunity to work with colleagues from in and around the London area.
Since then, I have completed the NPQML, NPQSL, National accreditation for Special Educational Needs and I have also become a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE), which allows me to support and delivery training to other primary schools in the area.
|Motivation||LMPS is a wonderful place to work due to the pupils, staff and community.
All staff, at all levels, are encouraged to improve and develop their role and the SLT carefully considers opportunities for bespoke training, enabling staff to reach their full potentials year on year.
|Progress||Staff are encouraged to reflect on their own practice and we do this through peer observations and professional discussions. These take place at least termly. In addition to this, staff are given opportunities throughout the year to review research, implement new ideas and strategies and reflect in order to develop their own practice further.|
|Success||I feel I have been extremely successful in my time here. I have gone from an NQT, to computing leader, English leader, KS2 manager, KS1 phase leader, lead practitioner, NQT leader and now deputy headteacher. I have always been dedicated, reflective, eager to learn and ambitious. Due to this, I have been given many learning opportunities, which have particularly excelled since Helen Rai became the headteacher 4 years ago.|
Joined as NQT
Current year group
|Learning||Observing practice from outstanding teachers as part of my NQT training as part of my professional development this year.
Weekly training carried out by staff and external providers.
|Motivation||Strong, positive, professional relationships with staff.
The assistant head teacher is welcoming and always checks in to ensure that everything is organised.
My phase leader checks in with me daily and any issues are resolved smoothly.
|Progress||From an NQT to a year lead and NQT mentor
Now a student teacher mentor for PCGE students.
|Success||I have benefitted from great opportunities for career development
A lot of choice is offered and my voice is heard via consultation with senior leaders and colleagues.
Why you should work for us?
Our team of staff and governors are dedicated to ensuring that all our staff reach their full potential. We are proud to offer:
Exceptional CPD opportunities
Our school is part of a group of schools and partners who work in the West London Teaching Schools’ Alliance (WLTA). This gives our school a leading role in training and professional development of teachers, support staff and head teachers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school-to-school support.
Our NQT induction program offers a bespoke training package linked to your individual requirements. In addition, coaching and mentoring support from a mentor, phase leaders, year leaders and senior leaders helps our new teachers develop their skills within a supportive environment.
We also hugely value the life experiences that you will bring to the school and always try to fully engage with individual interests.
We have a strong tradition of ‘growing’ leaders by providing a wealth of professional learning opportunities. Our proven track record of working with NQTs is evidenced by so many choosing to stay with us as they develop their careers.
A great working environment
Our aim is to treat all staff as professionals and this is evident if you visit the school.
Our staff team are passionate and committed to the development and education of all our children.
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