Passports to record teaching career development in Wales

The BBC is reporting that teachers in Wales are to be given more support to develop their careers and improve teaching in the classroom…

Wales teacher New Deal

The so-called New Deal will reshape how they are trained as their career develops and help them to deliver the new “made in Wales curriculum”.

Each of Wales’ 37,600 teachers will be given a learning passport by September to record professional development.

Education Minister Huw Lewis said having “high capacity, high skilled professionals” was essential.

Policies for recruiting and developing teachers and other school staff are “underdeveloped,” according to a report by the OECD think-tank, looking at schools in Wales last year…

Teachers will be offered support but be expected to continually update their skills…

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What do you think of this idea of a learning passport to record professional development? Useful and meaningful or a bit of a gimmick?

 

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Comments

  1. andylutwyche

    SchoolsImprove This is genius! Give something to teachers that has been tried and failed in the past with both staff and students. Clueless

  2. ian_bec

    andylutwyche SchoolsImprove gimmick. The never-ending churn of bureaucratic ‘reform’ provides us with another form to fill in.

  3. andylutwyche

    ian_bec SchoolsImprove Exactly – utter idiocy from yet another politician who has precisely zero experience of working in a school

  4. ian_bec

    andylutwyche SchoolsImprove Huw Lewis the Welsh Ed Secretary is a former chemistry teacher to be fair. But now a career politician.

  5. ian_bec

    andylutwyche SchoolsImprove depressing “focus on leadership.” Problems in Welsh schools centre on lack of funds and lack of trust.

  6. ian_bec

    andylutwyche SchoolsImprove depressing “focus on leadership.” Problems in Welsh schools centre on lack of funds and lack of trust.

  7. andylutwyche

    ian_bec SchoolsImprove Arguably that’s the problem in all schools in the UK at present, although more acute in Wales possibly

  8. brighton118

    SchoolsImprove – Only useful if teachers given time & £££ to pursue the CPD they feel will be supportive & effective.

  9. brighton118

    SchoolsImprove – Only useful if teachers given time & £££ to pursue the CPD they feel will be supportive & effective.

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