A Lead Practitioner is an excellent and highly skilled teacher who consistently demonstrates the highest standards of classroom practice and whose key role is to share his or her skills and experience with other teachers.
At Minsthorpe Community College we wish to recruit the best teachers and becoming a Lead Practitioner offers teachers who want to stay in the classroom an alternative career route with the potential to earn a salary equivalent to that of many leadership posts.
The work of our Lead Practitioners at Minsthorpe Community College is wide reaching and primarily focuses on disseminating ideas and strategies around excellent teaching and learning and thus benefiting our students and staff by helping to raise achievement and progress and by sharing excellent practice within the College and beyond. Not only do the Lead Practitioner posts provide us with a focus for and leadership in the development of teaching and learning across the College, but they contribute hugely to the development of individual colleagues.
First and foremost, Leading Practitioners spend the majority of their time (60 %) with the students they teach, contributing to the College’s improving achievement.
However, their role will also encompass some of the following activities:
- Curriculum Area teaching and learning support for a whole team or on an individual basis
- Support in the implementation of whole college initiatives
- Individual staff support/coaching including that of trainee and newly qualified teachers
- Coordinating the Learning and Teaching Network with TLR holders from each Curriculum Team
- Working alongside members of the leadership team in all aspects of teaching and learning including reviewing and implementing whole college policies
- Whole college INSET planning and delivery
- Involvement in Ofsted inspections
- Commitment to our Professional Learning Programme
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