Why establish a cohort of Lead Practitioners?
Lead Practitioner Accredited status is awarded to individuals, but is most powerful when adopted on a whole-school basis or across a cluster of schools with an LP cohort being supported to:
- Recruit, retain and develop future leaders of learning
- Evaluate each individual’s impact, identifying their strengths and areas to develop Introduce a framework of standards with impact at its core
- Build a culture of effective, evidence-informed teaching and learning Structure a school-wide or trust-wide professional development plan.
How does it work?
Most cohort leads identify their strongest practitioners and allocate aspects of their school improvement priorities. Once the cohort has been established along with their foci for accreditation, the process of registration and launch of the programme can commence.
The LP briefing will give an overview of the support available to cohort leads both at operational and strategic levels, allowing you to think about next steps to translate theory into practice in your context.