Matt Burnage Profile picture
Assistant Principal, History Teacher and curriculum nerd
20 Jan 19
Stuff like this is really sad to see. We need to start thinking about how we approach ITT as a profession. Hopefully the ECF will be a significant first step, but there’s lots of improvements that we could be making to help avoid this kind of thing:
1) Stop grading trainee’s lessons. We’ve started to recognise this is nonsense as part of performance management, why haven’t we called this practice into question in teacher training?
2) Stop using the Teachers’ Standards as level descriptors. They aren’t a progression model, and the need to use them as such means feedback focuses on surface level features, instead of things that might be more constructive.
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