Undertaking Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) and the research project proved to be quite a journey, one which took many twists and turns, not least by my Advanced Learning Practitioner (ALP) role coming under threat of redundancy during a recent restructure, writes Elaine Battams, ALP at Barnfield College.
However, I was lucky enough to secure my position at an interview at the end of the summer term. During the interview, I outlined my learning from the research carried out as part of the ATS process and how this has impacted on me personally
I discussed the findings from my research and made suggestions to develop the ALP role using the recommendations from the research. The feedback from the interview was quite overwhelming with much praise and admiration for my answers to the questions given and my commitment to the role.
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