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NPQSL and NPQML Applications for Next Academic Year

The window is now open for those interested in either the NPQSL or NPQML courses to develop their leadership skills. Burnt Mill Academy Trust runs as a Cluster Group for the Institute of Education's CoLab, and deliver these high quality courses that can offer credits towards an MA. Being a part of our Cluster means that you can learn with other teachers in your local area, whist being part of the Institute of Education - which is recognised as Number 1 in the world for Educational Research.


If you would like more information on the courses, how our cluster runs or fees please get in contact with Kate O'Shaughnessy at oshaughnessyk@burntmill.essex.sch.uk




The Burnt Mill Academy Trust Hosts the OLEVI Intensive Outstanding Teacher Programme - Dec. 2015


This week the Teaching School are delighted to be hosting the OLEVI Intensive Outstanding Teacher Programme. This three day course is bringing teachers across the Trust together to look at what makes outstanding teachers and work collaboratively to develop us as practitioners. We can't wait to see the impact this will have across our Trust for our young people! This is all part of our commitment to work together to give our students the best possible Education 


Differentiation Training at Forest Hall - Tuesday 3rd December 2015

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The Teaching School were at Forest Hall on Tuesday 3rd December to be part of the fantastic Differentiation Training put on by Neil, Siobhan and Ross. Teachers spent an hour and a half after school working together to look at how we can personalise our learning and create challenge for all our students to ensure outstanding progress. An inspiring and thought-provoking session. 


Getting into Teaching

It was great to welcome so many of you interested into getting into teaching at our event on the 17th November 2015. If you missed this event please get in contact with our team for more information or details of our next event. 


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National College for Teaching and Learning - Leadership, Equality and Diversity Fund 

We are delighted to have been succesful in our bid to be part of the NCTL's Leadership, Equality and Diversity Fund. This Nation-wide scheme has been set up to support school-led initiatives that will boost diversity in leadership teams. The scheme is in its second year, and we received funding to support teachers from global majority backgrounds, looking to be the next generation of leaders.

Our cohort of teachers from schools across Essex and London meet as a group to work with inspirational Leader, Luke Burton, on the Institute of Education's Leading for Change programme. This looks at issues and challenges connected to leadership, assisting participants in developing new understanding and skills in dealing with these.

In May and June all participants will be attending a 'Mock Interview', where they will get the experience of going through the application process for a Leadership position. Each will receive full feedback, helping them to identify areas of strength and for improvement, in order to ensure that they are successful in applications for leadership positions.

However, what we feel makes this programme unique is that each participant receives their own sponsor - a leader from a global majority background, who will work one-to-one with their sponsee to develop them and identify the next stages in their journey to leadership.