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Early Years Voice Podcast: Ep #3 Caroline Wright, MBE

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Secondary Science – Biology Practical Training Day

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Mentors as Change Makers

Every January and February, I like to deliberately take time to remind myself of the changes that the eQ programmes and partnerships are about to undertake. To date, there are 104 Second School Placement swaps, 39 of these are new schools which we have partnered with solely for Second School Placements.  

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Spotlight on a Teacher Training Mentor: Stephanie Difford

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Early Years Voice Podcast: Ep #2 Play People

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Early Years Voice Podcast: Ep #1 Phonics & Working Memory

This week Suzi Chaemchaeng (Early Years Teacher Training Lead) has released the first episode of her podcast series ‘Early Years Voice’, featuring guest Di Writer.

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Wellbeing at e-Qualitas: Ways of Winding Down

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Substantive and disciplinary knowledge

Subject specificity is the cornerstone of eQ training and refers to the distinct characteristics and requirements of each subject area. We recognise that teaching different subjects involves more than just content delivery; it involves understanding the subject’s distinct aims and understanding the way that they search for meaning.

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Article: The Knowledge Quarter

At e-Qualitas we quite literally surround ourselves with knowledge. We are located in the heart of the knowledge quarter in London, and it could be argued that we are, in some way, shaped by our geographical location...

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e-Q Alumna and ECT Corinne Goldberg Discusses Second School Placements

Corinne Goldberg gained her QTS with e-Qualitas earlier this year, having enrolled on via Teaching Apprenticeship Programme. Having now begun her first year as an ECT, at the Primary School she was primarily employed in for the ITT year, Corrine looks back at the year to discuss the impact of her Second School Placement (SSP).

What our teachers say about us...

I have most enjoyed the deep-dives in each of the subjects. You've got all the of the expertise of the Subject Leads, and tutors - you can go and ask them questions. It is a culture and an environment where you have all the expertise and experience at your fingertips that you could need.

Sian - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

As part of the teacher training programme, so many doors and windows of knowledge are opening. Last term's focus was on assessment, which has been transformative for me. I am now able to look at what my children know, what they need to know and then adapt my practice based on the knowledge they've demonstrated. It's made me a better teacher, because I can adapt my practice to suit everybody.

Dan - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

Coming to e-Qualitas and going to the training days has given me the confidence to take lead in the classroom and when working with my support staff.

Cherelle - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

This has been a great, supportive programme because I get the freedom to come up with plans and then see them in action with my students. I couldn't ask for a better experience.

Kellie - Secondary English Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

I'm really lucky at my school that I have a fantastic mentor and really supportive science staff, so I am getting on-the-job advice all the time. Talking to other trainees about what has worked is very useful, because they are at the same level of experience as me and their advice is great too.

Alison - Secondary Biology Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What schools say about us...

Working in partnership with e-Qualitas has allowed us to put into place a system to support new members of staff in school. It's about focusing on developing individual teachers and supporting them through the teacher training programme.

Mr Tony McCabe - Head Teacher - St Joseph's RC School

What our teachers say about us...

The in-person training sessions have been great and have fostered a brilliant sense of community among trainees, who are from different parts of the country. We've had a lovely mix of practical and theory - enabling us to put into practice everything we've been discussing.

Shikiera - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

My subject knowledge has definitely improved from working with the Subject Leads; building my understanding of substantive disciplinary knowledge. I feel I am able to talk to the Subject Leads after each training session to discuss each training session in more detail. My subject lead has been so helpful with my learning sequences.

Masooma - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

The workload on the training programme is demanding, though it is manageable.The training and communication that you receive from e-Qualitas makes the workload both acceptable and convenient. Thumbs up, I am looking forward!

Bugra - Secondary Maths Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

My teaching skills have improved so much during the training year. My tutor and my mentor worked really hard with me, and I am really thankful for the efforts they made to make me the teacher I am today. My Subject Lead taught me so much, for example how to scaffold a lesson - making sure the whole class is engaged with tasks.

Amara - Secondary Maths Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What schools say about us...

One of the most important things we do is appoint the right members of staff, with the right mindset and ability to form relationships with young people. The brilliant concept of the Teaching Apprenticeship Programme is that you can identify talent in members of staff currently within school.

Mr Tony McCabe - Head Teacher - St Joseph's RC School