The accredited practitioners programme is an opportunity for existing or aspiring subject leaders to further develop their professional practice and pedagogy through a programme of CPD, action research and sharing of effective practice through existing subject networks.
The programme is aimed at teachers who have the potential to develop excellent practice and influence the teaching methods of their peers and colleagues. Twenty five places are on offer, supported by funding to schools.
The accredited practitioners programme is designed to:
- identify, recognise and celebrating those practitioners in the city who are leading practice and supporting the professional learning of others
- provide professional, nationally recognised accreditation
- support the development of the local workforce by the development of excellent pedagogy and practice
- develop and share effective practice across the city
- provide high quality CPD and support
- respond to local priorities for raising attainment;
- celebrate and share effective practice;
In addition SSAT will provide:
- a forum for accredited practitioners to engage with other SSAT lead practitioners globally
- access to SSAT lead practitioner resources, research outcomes and case studies.
Who is it for?
The accreditation recognises outstanding practitioners in primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, academies, further education institutes and local authorities.
The offer is open to all practitioners who lead practice within and beyond their own place of work.
Designed as a professional learning journey, the online process allows applicants to assess themselves against the criteria and also provides feedback on whether or not they have reached the accredited status.
If they are not yet at a level where they can achieve accredited status they can further develop their skills before completing the application and submitting it for moderation.
- Commitment to sharing practice both within the home school and across the city via existing subject networks
- Up to three days per year of support for teachers from other schools via school to school visits, modelling good practice or CPD delivery
- Attendance at the two training sessions
- Submission of evidence of the 10 accredited practitioner skills illustrated below
Benefits to the school
- A quality mark of excellent practice and of the organisation’s commitment to professional learning and high quality status for high quality practitioners.
- A professional development tool to identify and set professional development targets.
- Access to a wide range of resources, research and case studies that can be drawn upon and shared to improve and develop practice.
Benfits to individuals
- Recognition within their own organisation.
- Support for continued professional development through the accreditation process
- Membership to SSAT (The Schools Network) LP network
- Access to the global lead practitioner community with discussion forums, updates on education news and latest research, opportunities to engage with world class leaders in education, access to resources and new ideas to develop practice.