Director of Programme's welcome
As ever, in the world of teaching, it’s been another busy year for us at HertsCam with a number of important changes.
One important change is that David Frost is taking a sabbatical this year and, although he will still be contributing to the network in a thousand ways, I am taking over the reins as Director of Programmes. I have been seconded from my school to enable me to do this. It is an immense honour for me to be representing such a committed and powerful group of people and I look forward to working with everyone across the network throughout the 2015-16 academic year.
This academic year promises to be a very exciting one for HertsCam. We are now a well-established independent organisation with a track record of success in providing programmes to support for teacher and school development and we have been working on a number of innovations that are now coming to fruition.
Over many years HertsCam has become a vibrant community of teachers and schools in which innovation and improvement are pursued with passion and commitment. It has grown because it is teacher-led. It continues to grow because teachers and other practitioners working in schools take up the challenge to lead change. Alongside that, we developed the capacity to support each other.
In HertsCam teachers initiate and lead development projects; teachers lead TLDW groups; teachers lead the masters programme; teachers organise and host network events; the governance of the organisation is also led by teachers through their membership of the Steering Committee and the Managing Group. This is a testament to the amazing potential within the teaching profession to provide the necessary direction and support for teacher and school development.
As the new Director of Programmes, I am delighted to be building on David Frost’s work and I look forward to what I know we will achieve in 2015-16.
With best wishes
Val Hill, Director of Programmes
What HertsCam does
Our core programmes are the school-based Teacher Led Development Work (TLDW) programme and the MEd in Leading Teaching and Learning, but there are many other activities and projects through which network members pursue their aims. At our Network Events – six during the course of the year - and at our Annual Conference, it is inspiring to see teachers sharing accounts of their development work and working together to build robust professional knowledge.
We also enter into partnerships with other organisations to support school self-evaluation and to enable others to build programmes to support teacher leadership.
We have worked with partners in more than 17 countries around the world to help create programmes of support for teacher leadership.
News, news, news
MEd recruiting now
for September 2016
HertsCam is now recruiting for the MEd Leading Teaching and Learning.
If you want to know more or know someone who might be interested please click on the button below:
Or you can click on the Programmes tab and draw down to the HertsCam MEd page.
A significant breakthrough for teacher leadership
This week (14-18 Dec. 2015), Education International posted a blog written by a teacher in the HertsCam Network. Emma Kell writes about the launch of a new masters degree programme for teachers which is based on the principles of teacher leadership and is taught entirely by teachers. E.I. is a global federation of teacher unions with 30 million members across the world. Read all about it here:
Video of a Network Event
Watch this short video to get the flavour of the HertsCam Network Events.
Last month's news...
The new MEd is featured in the latest blog posting from Emma Kell. You can access this by clicking on the button below: