Building Learning Power by @TeacherToolkit

@TeacherToolkitIn 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account through which he rapidly became the ‘most followed teacher on social media in the UK’. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain’ by The Sunday… Read more about @TeacherToolkitIf you led whole-school teaching and learning and could build teaching and learning power in your school, what would you do?This is a blog about developing job descriptions to build teaching and learning power within schools. I am currently developing plans to build 3-4 teaching positions within school, to strengthen the teaching and learning team for 2015/16. At the moment I have an open brief, but I am very clear in my mind what I believe we need at our school. What I am hoping from the reader, is to identify any missed opportunities. Having read this, if there is anything glaring obvious missing from this **draft job description, please contact me below.Post-publication: After a discussion with @SurrealAnarchy, the title of this blog is now ‘Building a Teaching and Learning Community.’Purpose:These positions are an opportunity to take a lead in whole-school teaching and learning and develop personal leadership skills in observation, feedback and coaching and mentoring; as well as the professional development of others working at the forefront of academic research and national teaching pedagogy. The successful person(s) will join a group of experienced teachers already driving whole-school practice.Image: ShutterstockPositions for Consideration:A member of teaching staff to support initial teacher training.A member of staff to develop a culture of action research.Two members of staff to drive standards of whole-school teaching and learning.Purpose of the Job:To drive the quality of teaching and learning across the school.To conduct observations, CPD sessions and action research.To drive the quality of professional development across the school.To deliver high quality professional development for all staff.Draft Duties and Responsibilities:Teaching and Learning:To drive a reflective and developmental culture of teaching and learning.To support the teaching and learning team with the quality assurance of teaching and learning across the school.To lead on Open Classroom; triads; learning walks; IRIS Connect; feedback and relevant models of observation practice.To support the Initial Teacher Training needs of the school. For example, Schools Direct, Teach First, Beginning Teachers and NQTs.To quality assure Initial Teacher Training across the school.To lead the quality assurance of subject mentoring and strengthen the quality of ITT support provided at departmental level.Professional Development:To help drive professional development opportunities across the school.To design and deliver CPD sessions for all staff at all levels.To lead and support ITT training sessions.To promote action research for all staff; sharing what works and what doesn’t work in the classroom. Investigating academic research where possible to dispel myths and help improve teaching practice.General Responsibilities:Attend teaching and learning meetings as required.Attend and participate in staff training and learning activities as required.To contribute to the quality control of all teaching and learning documentation and marketing internally/externally across the school.Carry out any duties as may be required commensurate with the overall responsibility of the post.Promote excellent relationships and a positive ethos when communicating with students, staff, parents, governors and external contact.To support the school with recruitment, particularly teaching and learning requirements at interview.**Much of the above is a first draft and subject to change.Image: ShutterstockPlease feedback here. Thanks TT.Related

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