SLE Specialism: Modern Foreign Languages / ITT & NQT Development
Angela Gibbons trained via the SCITT route and went on to win National Teaching Award for secondary school teacher of the year in 2008. Angela has held a variety of posts in MFL, culminating in Director of Global studies.
Angela has supported MFL staff at all levels, from Head of department, new and existing staff to NQTs. Angela has led MFL specific training for the department on exam moderation and teaching and learning strategies.
Within a training school and now as a lead school in a Teaching school alliance, Angela has worked as a subject mentor and professional mentor for SCITT, PGCE and school direct trainees. Angela is now overall responsible for the training, monitoring and assessing of trainees at Greensward Academy.
Angela is responsible for the school experience programme, the interview process for new trainees and has also recently introduced a Science internship programme which provides ex students and the local community with the opportunity to work in a Science department as well as offering advice for future careers in teaching. She has written a comprehensive training programme which includes weekly training sessions.
Each session has a post session task, links to further reading and suggested evidence for the teaching standards. Some of these sessions are also attended by trainees from other schools. Angela also provides training for mentors and is an external tutor, quality assuring the training provision for ITT at other schools.