As part of the Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) programme, participants are required to undertake a Quality Improvement Project.
SET’s Professional Status team reviewed all 60+ Quality Improvement Projects submitted as part of the October 2020 ATS cohort, shortlisting the top 12 using a scoring matrix, including the below from Jacqui Scott, Head of Teaching and Learning Standards at Riverside College.
This editorial provides an overview of Jacqui’s improvement project, which focused on introducing the use of video observation and joint reflective discussion to the Teaching and Learning Mentor (TLM) support process.
Riverside College was graded as Outstanding under the EIF in March 2020. Many of the teachers working at the college are outstanding practitioners. Some teachers are identified as requiring support to improve their practice. This research project sought to develop the TLM support process to help those teachers feel more confident in taking responsibility for their own development and to evidence more sustained improvement.
The results from the Quality Improvement Project were shared with SMT in summer 2021.
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Content from ATS Academic Poster - Viva preparation - Jacqui Scott - 2022