The South West Teacher Training team present at national conference

We are very proud to share that our South West Teacher Training (SWTT) team Chloe Fox and Carrie McMillan presented at the National Association for School Based Teacher Training (NASBTT) annual conference this November.

SWTT, which is based at West Exe School in Exeter and is the Ted Wragg Trust’s school-centred initial teacher training programme, offers a School-Centred Initial Teacher Training experience, with a programme which is entirely practitioner-led. Its course is designed and run by the schools and teachers from within its partnership.

NASBTT is a registered charity which represents the interests of schools-led teacher training provision in relation to the development and implementation of national policy developments.

Chloe, Assistant lead for SWTT and Carrie, Lead at SWTT explained “the session we provided showcased our work on mentoring with deliberate practice. The team have made instructional targets the heart of their coaching, raising standards in teacher training and therefore in the experiences of children in our schools.”

The session was well-received with many comments from delegates on SWTT’s ‘smart working practices’ and a ‘fascinating grounded approach to empowering mentors.’

Carrie adds, “our teacher training mentors are important to us, so it was fantastic to share the excellent work they’re doing at a national level. We hope this work will help make teacher training more efficient and powerful for all concerned”

Chloe said, “since the conference we have been happy to respond to requests from other providers asking for our support and will enjoy building these partnerships and feeding into the national framework for Initial Teacher Training.”

Chloe and Carrie conclude, we’d like to say many thanks to West Exe School and Cranbrook Education Campus for supporting SWTT with this ‘illuminating’ case study and pilot.”

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