Nargis Ola-Craig – SLE Pen Portrait

SLE Specialism: Leadership of Continuing Professional Development, ITT and NQT Development

My role is to work alongside colleagues to raise standards. I am currently in charge of the process to work with staff who are teaching lessons that require improvement, training coaches and liaising with all parties to ensure a system is in place to support these colleagues to teach better lessons. This has had a very positive outcome for our teacher profile. The number of lessons that are not good or better has decreased over the last 3 years.

I have successfully worked alongside colleagues to raise standards. There is a thorough NQT programme in place. This has now been running for 3 Years. The number of NQTs we are retaining and the standard of their lessons following their NQT year is acknowledgement of the support in place for NQTs.

Finally, I have introduced a whole school homework policy. Involving students, staff and parents. Launching this in assemblies and informing parents of the calendar. I now need to monitor the impact of this.