10 March 2016

ATLP’s got talented teachers – NQT awards

NQTs, mentors and headteachers united at an annual celebration evening at Moor Hall Hotel. The popular event gave Sir Christopher Stone the opportunity to award certificates to Newly Qualified Teachers who had successfully completed their induction year.

A total of 24 NQTs spent the day at Arthur Terry completing a team building task of forming three bands. Led by Michelle Jennings, progress leader and music teacher, Year 8 and 9 students acted as tutors and taught the NQTs how to play drums, guitars and percussion, sing and move on stage! In the evening it was a true battle of the bands as they performed their pieces in front of more than 80 guests and a panel of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ headteachers masked up as celebrity judges.

The table challenge was to dress up in an NQT in a survival kit and it certainly demonstrated how wonderfully ATLP teachers are. The challenge was conducted in the collaborative spirit of the partnership, with schools working together to equip their NQT volunteer with the vital tools they need to survive the school year. At a critical time when there is concern about the number of new teachers leaving the profession, the ATLP is committed to supporting and developing its newly qualified teachers at the start of their career to ensure there are leaders in education for years ahead.