Presentation on theme: "Teacher training in Hull – past and present A potted history to chart the growth and improvement in trainee provision across the city and beyond. This."— Presentation transcript:
Teacher training in Hull – past and present A potted history to chart the growth and improvement in trainee provision across the city and beyond. This presentation aims to show how, with the support of government funding and TTA partnership monies, the Hull area has enhanced and extended its involvement in ITT. Improving not only the quality and quantity of provision, but also the variety and nature of provision and provider.
DFES funding in the 1990s Books ? Training manuals ? Mentor support ? Materials ? Resources ? ITT Payment to mentors ? ICT equipment ? It was difficult to decide how best to spend the money available
GROUP TRAINING SCHOOL St Marys College Malet Lambert school Andrew Marvell School EUREKA! Mentoring quality
Selected mentors appointed to become Advanced Mentors - via the Group Training School. (six per cohort) Quality mentor training provided in a number of ways:- Specialist training by tutors from Hull university: - Observation techniques, lesson evaluation, lesson feedback, counselling skills, trainee needs, educational theory, Action Research etc.. Supply funded visits to primary schools with trainee Saturday workshops at the University Twilight sessions at the university Intensive ICT training Provision of individual lap tops Interactive white boards in Advanced Mentor classrooms Funding for mutual support and paired / innovative observation Funding for additional materials All designed to give quality provision and support to trainees attached to us
Anticipated outcomes Mentors trained to an advanced / enhanced level. Rigorous/ effective mentoring. Quality mentoring available to trainees. Quality resources used and produced. Collaborative planning and Reflective practice. Quality support and observation of trainee. Comprehensive meeting of trainee needs. Excellence in use and application of ICT in all areas of mentoring. Inter – school cooperation. Quality inter-school support networks. Quality professional development of mentor. Innovative observation and evaluation. Accurate and standardised assessments.
Other consequences 1.Extended provision for further four years, following successful feedback and independent evaluation. 2. Direct involvement of the Training School in the TTA Partnership Promotion Project in Y&H. 3.Rapid promotion of Advanced mentors to management positions and AST status. Extensive opportunities to become involved in ITT training (county wide and beyond) 4.Trainees themselves encouraged to become involved in mentor training to further their professional development and saleability. (Many trainees express an early desire to become mentors themselves) 5. Active involvement in new and innovative ITT programmes and initiatives of major significance –GTP / DRB
The Partnership Promotion Project – Y&H TTA funded initiative. BASIC MENTOR TRAINING PROVISION (for quantity) ITT MENTOR CONFERENCE ( for quality) Advanced Mentors from the Group Training school have found themselves to be central to this TTA funded initiative. As their training period reaches a close their demand to disseminate and share good practice just keeps growing and growing. They will be a central part of all future initiatives and developments and they have a major role to play in training up more Advanced mentors for the future.
BASIC MENTOR TRAINING FOR QUANTITY One half of a two part bid / TTA funded programme 5 Workshops (4pm to 6pm) on key mentoring issues. 1. Basic requirements for ITT and setting the standards. 2. Trainee needs and the purpose of early observations of established staff. 3. Innovative approaches to observing trainees. 4. Giving feedback and setting targets. 5. Making the most of the mentoring hour. 25 Trainee mentors from five different schools across Hull involved in the training process. ( Designed to extend and enhance the mentoring force in our schools for GTP and PGCE support). Supply funded for twilight sessions. (Feb – June 2003). Delivered by Advanced Mentors - now able to share their ideas, research findings, materials and experiences.
ITT Mentor conference - 1 st and 2 nd July 2003 (Part two of a two part bid) A two day project initiative to enhance the level of training for existing mentors. The QUALITY aspect of the project bid. 45 delegates from a range of schools across Yorkshire and Humberside Advanced Mentors will deliver four workshops (repeated each day). These workshops demonstrate and share the research findings and activities of the Advanced Mentors. Workshop titles include:- Innovative observation approaches The mentor as role model Effective evaluation Beyond the plateau – extending and challenging the trainee. Professional Artistry – collaborative planning with the mentor. Meeting trainee needs – employing a range of trainees to discuss their experiences and highlight their needs and expectations.