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Congratulations to our recently qualified Chartered Teacher.

Congratulations to our recently qualified Chartered Teacher.

Your preferences have prevented this content from being loaded. If you have recently changed your preferences, please try reloading the pageWe are thrilled to announce that our very own Kate Hayes-Watkins, Head of Performing Arts, recently became a qualified Chartered Teacher after passing the C-Teach Programme with flying colours.

This Programme is one of the most challenging for teachers in the country. However, it provides teachers opportunities to bridge the gap between practice and research, allowing them to become confident practitioners with strong pedagogical knowledge.

Becoming a Chartered teacher highlights Kate’s commitment to developing teaching and allows her to carry out research, learn about new pedagogical practice areas and become an expert in her chosen field.

Your preferences have prevented this content from being loaded. If you have recently changed your preferences, please try reloading the pageKate said, “Gaining this qualification means so much to me. I have grown as a professional and have had the opportunity to explore my potential and feed it into my practice. Having to take exams again under timed conditions was probably the most challenging part of the course, as it is something I had not done for quite a while. However, this focused my thinking and raised my aspirations to achieve (I got quite competitive with myself) … waiting for the results was quite a challenge too! My favourite part of the course was the Research-Based Improvement Project. The Educational Research Matters aspect of the course was informative and fully supported the project I was to embark on. My project gave me the confidence to use research to explore and evolve my practice, and this is something I plan to draw upon and share in my day to day work. Many of the practices I learned through the C-Teach programme have become embedded in my planning, teaching, learning, and development. I am really proud of this achievement, and I am excited for the journey it will take me on in the future.”

Congratulations to Kate on this fantastic achievement and successfully taking the next step in your professional growth!