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Developing your practice as an NQT

Written By: Bethany Stewart
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In this case study, Bethany Stewart describes what effective professional learning has meant for her as an NQT.  As you're reading this case study, consider how Bethany’s experience compares to your own. You may like to identify what changes you might make to your engagement with professional learning as a result.   Why do I engage with professional learning? Back in March 2018, I secured my NQT position as an English Teacher at Meols Cop High School, a research school in Merseyside, and quickly found that the culture at the school was everything I could have imagined. All staff are supported to enhance their practice using the best research, continuous reflection, and opportunities to learn from each other. My NQT year has been focused on professional learning and I have taken every opportunity to learn from more experienced and knowledgeable educators in a variety of forms. Not only does engaging with research or interacting with educators make me feel more knowledgeable

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