Archive for October, 2017

Professional Development for Teachers: More than Training Days

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

There are constant changes in the education and training world, for example changes to the government policies, regulatory requirements that relate to teaching positions, changes to the practices within your organisation or the subject that you teach, to name a few. As a result it is crucial that teachers keep up to date in order to be competent and benefit their career as well as their students and institutions they work for.

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Schools can now keep spare allergy pens

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

New law for schools and allergies

A new law gives schools the ability to buy and keep spare adrenaline auto-injectors, often called Epipens, without a prescription.  These lifesaving gadgets can be used to treat pupils who have life-threatening allergic reactions to things such as peanuts, insect stings, soya and milk.

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A Day in the Life of a Teacher Trainer

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

One of the best things about being a teacher trainer here at Carlton Training is that I get to go and visit our candidates in their workplaces to observe and monitor them teaching their own pupils and candidates. Everybody on the Level 4 CET and Level 5 DET courses has to carry out a certain amount of teaching which we monitor and grade according to Ofsted standards. This is a vital part of gaining the qualification, so it is my role to prepare and encourage candidates to be ready for when I visit them (we don’t just turn up by surprise!!!).

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