The NQT +1 programme is designed to build on skills learnt during PGCE and NQT years by giving teachers in their second year the opportunity to reflect on their practice, observe and share practice. Each session will be held in a different school and facilitated by outstanding teachers and SLEs with an optional learning walk prior to the session.
CLASSROOM BASED ACTION RESEARCH
This session will look at hot topics in education and the importance of classroom based action research. As part of the NQT +1 Programme, participants will undertake their own classroom based research on a theme of their choice. The principles of action research will be discussed and methods and approaches of enquiry examined.
NURTURING INDEPENDENT LEARNERS
Metacognition is to have an awareness & understanding of your own though processes. This session introduces the concept of meta-cognition and considers a range of strategies teachers can embed in their lessons to encourage students to reflect on their current level of thinking in order to determine how they are going to move forward.
HABITS OF A HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEACHER
This session is based on the work of Stephen Covey, the bestselling author of Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Explore how teachers can adopt these habits to be successful in the classroom.
TAKING ON RESPONSIBILITY: NEXT STEPS
As each participant moves towards the end of their NQT+1 year, they need to be ready to take on a coaching/mentoring role for other teachers following them into the profession, both NQTs and trainee teachers. This session focuses on observation and feedback, developing the skills of helping others to reflect on their practice within the context of a supportive professional relationship.
This is an opportunity for participants to take a lead in delivering the findings from their classroom based action research and to celebrate their journey as an NQT+1.