1. Staffing structure/hierarchy Head teacher Deputy head teacher Assistant head upper school Assistant head lower school Literacy and numeracy coordinators. SENCO Class teachers (each class teacher has responsibility for coordinating a foundation subject e.g. music, art, history, etc.) Senior Management team
<ul><li>INSET – in service training days. </li></ul><ul><li>5 every year – school is closed to the children. </li></ul><ul><li>Training is given to teachers, either by external trainers (private companies) or by teachers within the school. </li></ul><ul><li>The head teacher decides what will be covered during an INSET day, depending on needs he or she has identified, e.g. Maths, Art etc. </li></ul>2. INSET days
<ul><li>Subject coordinators go out for training in their subject areas. </li></ul><ul><li>On their return, they cascade this training to the rest of the staff. </li></ul><ul><li>This is done either on an INSET day or at weekly staff meetings. </li></ul>3. Cascading training.
<ul><li>Our school is part of a family of 5 primary schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Our school family includes diverse schools, e.g. an infant school, special school as well as a school from a very deprived area. </li></ul><ul><li>Schools share knowledge and expertise, e.g. training and guidance to new teachers. </li></ul>4. School families.
<ul><li>Teachers are observed once a term by members of the senior management team. </li></ul>5. Monitoring – lesson observations. Lesson observations Focus on a particular thing, e.g. effective questioning. Supportive feedback given. Orally and written comments. Targets.
<ul><li>Teachers in schools who work for the local education authority (LEA). </li></ul><ul><li>They are specialists who are released for one day a week to go into schools and give support, training, guidance, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The majority of ASTs are either for Numeracy or Literacy, with a few in other subject areas, e.g. foreign languages, Physical Education etc. </li></ul>6. Advanced Skills Teachers - AST
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