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Primary Leadership & Management 15 July 2005

    In the autumn term of 2004 the Department of Education introduced the first phase of its training programme for developing the leadership and management skills of its primary teachers.

    This Level 2 training was aimed at those teachers who have responsibility for leading the curriculum for a subject or some other distinct area of primary school life.

    The programme has run throughout this academic year and has involved teachers in attending four days of training and completing assignments and an assessed task based on work the teachers have been doing in school.

    23 teachers have successfully completed the first wave of this training and were presented with certificates to mark this, by the Minister for Education, Hon. David Anderson M.H.K. on Thursday, July 14th.

    The Department of Education regards this programme as an important part of its work in helping schools to continually seek ways to maintain their development and further raise standards.

    The Level 2 training is to be repeated for another group of teachers from September and Level 3 training, aimed at senior managers in primary schools, is to be introduced from the same date. The programme has been devised and is being taught by members of the Department’s Education Improvement Service and local Headteachers. This ensures that what is taught is relevant to the Island’s schools.

    The overall package of training also makes a significant contribution to ensuring that teachers are well equipped to take on the roles as deputy head teachers and headteachers in the future, should they wish to.

    Leadership and Management PresentationPictured at the presentation are: Minister for Education, Hon D M Anderson MHK, Quintin Gill MHK, Director of Education, John Cain, Deputy Director, Margaret Britton, Martin Barrow - Project Manager, Miss Yvette Christopher, Mr Graeme Cushnie, Mrs Karen Riodan, Mrs Riss Forrester, Mrs Trish Dudley, Mr David Jenkins, Mr Simon Kimberley, Mrs Ellie Park, Miss Kerry Dawson, Mr Will Nelson, Mrs Lesley Thatcher, Mrs Patricia Cilliers, Mrs Jill Collings, Mrs Lucy Veale, Mrs Sarah Shimmin, Miss Donna Quayle, and Mrs Christine Birdsall.

    Other teachers who completed the course but weren't able to attend the presentation were Mrs Tracy Perkins, Mrs Sonya Evans, Mr Dave Colley, Mrs Nicola Gorry, Mr Nick Smith and Mr Marcus Dodd.

    15th July 2005

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