Transforming education through teacher leadership
The TLDW programme
perfect for teachers in their 3rd Year
The Teacher Led Development Work programme is for anyone working in a professional capacity in schools. See details on the programme by clicking on the button below. Now is the time to register your interest
If you are coming to the end the 2nd year of your career, please view this short video explaining why TLDW is the natural next step for you in October 2023.
New piece in Worlds of Education
“The secret to authentic change is to mobilise teachers’ human agency; enable them to reconnect with their moral purpose as educators and provide the scaffolding for a process in which they create their own pathways forward.” This is quoted from a piece by David Frost in Worlds of Education published by Educational International.
EI is the global federation of teacher unions and HertsCam is playing a leading role in the Learning Circles project mentioned in the column to the right.
David Frost's blog
The latest post on David Frost's blog is about Palestine and how teacher leadership is has been part of a wider range of initiatives focusd on emancipatory education. The title is: 'Palestine: Education and Emancipation.'
Click here to go straight to it.
Recent Network Events
On 24th May, a face-to-face network event was hosted by The Saint John Henry Newman School, Stevenage. The event was brilliantly organised by Sara Gallagher and colleagues. A group of GCSE Music students entertained us during the arrival and tea part. They were a real inspiration, reminding us all what we are here for. Sara invited both David Frost and Joe Hewitson to address the auidence. There was an ecellent Gallery Walk session followed by two parrallel workshop sessions.
The International Summit on the Teaching Profession
We were asked for a short statement to inform the report prepared by the OECD for the International Summit on the Teaching Profession. This took place on 26th April in Washington D.C. You can view the section of the report that includes: 'HertsCam Network: supporting non-positional teacher leadership internationally'. You can also scroll backwards and forwards to read the whole report: 'Teaching for the Future: Global Engagment, Sustainability and Digital Skills'.
The full version of the statement we submitted can be found on our Publications Archive page.
HertsCam Annual Conference
Saturday 17th June
Reclaiming Our Professionality
The Annual Conference was a great success. As usual we were able to rely on so many excellent colleagues who helped to organise the event and moderate the seminars. We were fortunate in hearing from colleagues in Cote D’Ivoire and Switzerland who are using the TLDW approach in the Learning Circles for Formative Assessment project. The first series of seminars focusing on assessment for learning enabled colleagues to share stories of practice.
The second series of seminars was a more open-ended discussion about the fundamental principles underpinning the TLDW methodology. The discussion explored concepts such as moral purpose, agency, community facilitation and knowledge building.
In the keynote address, Amanda Roberts showed how the TDW principles have been applied to the context of palliative care for people with life limiting illness. This demonstrated the power of such a person-centred approach to change and development.
At the close of the conference, we asked everyone to make a comment about what they had valued. The results were very affirming. Here are a few examples:
We are all agents of change, as has been made very clear this morning
Really great to feel part of such a broad network of people with such amazing ideas
Inspirational – these events always re-ignite my moral purpose.
A brilliant session to listen to colleagues, share good practice and celebrate the fantastic work that is going on all over the world with HertsCam.
It was great to see such a range of participants. There were people from Hertfordshire, Essex, Newcastle, Northern Ireland, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Romania and many more places besides.
North East England
Bishop Wilkinson Trust
Our Lady Queen of Peace
St Patrick's Consett
The sixth Knowledge Innovation Exchange (KIX) Europe | Asia | Pacific (EAP) webinar took place on 24 February 2021.
It covered the topic of “Teachers as Agents of Change: Supporting, Enabling, and Empowering”.
The webinar was organised by NORRAG in partnership with the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education, HertsCam Network, CairoCam Network, Teacher Leadership in Kazakhstan, School for All Educational Foundation, Soros Foundation Kazakhstan and ProDidactica Education Centre Moldova.