Lowestoft Active Learning Trust teachers celebrate year of success

Active Learning Trust NQT celebration event to honour newly qualified teachers who have been trained

Active Learning Trust NQT celebration event to honour newly qualified teachers who have been trained within the five Lowestoft area schools/academies. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft's Active Learning Trust hub has held a celebratory event to mark the success of its newly qualified teachers (NQT's).

Held on July 6, the afternoon recognised the completion of the NQT's first year of teaching across the hub's Lowestoft area schools- including Reydon Primary, Grove Primary, Red Oak Primary, Westwood Primary and Pakefield Primary.

Throughout the year the thirteen NQTs attended a series of workshops to aid their professional development, covering such topics as literacy, maths and Special Educational Needs.

Commenting on the sessions Hannah Hindes of Westwood Primary School said: 'This is quality training that I have taken back to school and implemented with the children in my class.'

Delivered through a mix of theory and practical sessions, the Active Learning Trust's NQT induction professional development programme is designed to ensure NQT's feel supported and have the opportunity for rapid development.

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The final celebration event saw all the teachers awarded certificates by the Active Learning Trust's head of Standards and Curriculum, David Hilton, who said: 'We are delighted to have recruited and retained such high quality teachers and look forward to seeing them progress their careers with the Active Learning Trust.'

Martyn Payne, Headteacher at Pakefield added: 'We are very lucky to have such a talented bunch of teachers working in our schools. I look forward to seeing them working with us for a long time into the future.'

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The programme will run again next year for NQT' s in Lowestoft and will be rolled out across other Active Learning Trust hubs in Cambridge and Ipswich.

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