Behaviour & Attendance. Participation in the National Programme for Specialist Leaders of Behaviour and Attendance (NPSLBA) will be increased and with a focus on leadership skills, linked to programme priorities. NPSLBA. The National Strategies Annual Plan Summary 2008–09.
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Participation in the National Programme for Specialist Leaders of Behaviour and Attendance (NPSLBA) will be increased and with a focus on leadership skills, linked to programme priorities
The National Strategies
Annual Plan Summary 2008–09
What is it?
The NPSLBA provides leadership training in behaviour and attendance (B&A). The programme offers qualifications and creates career pathways for the growing number of specialists who work in the field of B&A.
Who is it for?
Anyone who impacts on the B&A of young learner, from a variety of different settings, not all of which are professionals are teachers.
They (participants) work in varied settings: in mainstream or special schools or units; in primary or secondary schools and as LEA officers. All have a leadership role in B&A as part of their work or they aspire to become such leaders
What’s in it for:
Extensive CPD opportunities, a chance to meet and work with a variety of different colleagues from other agencies, share good practice, increased confidence and skills based strategies for dealing with the behaviour and attendance of children and young people.
The school will be directly and positively improved through the promotion of distributive leadership of its community, which in turn encourages participants to understand their role within the B&A agenda, how to practically engage with young learner and support other members of the school community.
What are the benefit for young learners?
The NPSLBA programme supports the Behaviour, Attendance and SEAL Programmes strand of the National Strategies as part of the core offer to local authorities, schools and other settings. These in turn support the national outcomes for children in relation to the Every Child Matters agenda (ECM) by focusing on the following:
Developing Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL)
Reducing persistent absence (PA Agenda)
Promoting anti-bullying strategies
Improving behaviour (IB Agenda)
Encouraging parental responsibility
What is the structure of the programme?
The year long programme is delivered through self-tutored cluster groups, supported and guided by the LA. Each cluster group decides on its own learning path, dependent on prior experience and interests, using learning materials available on the web or from other sources.
The programme is planned and organised to support and enhance current work, through a self-reflection learning model and active learning in the workplace .
During this year-long programme, participants will attend three study days and will take turns in facilitating up to ten self-directed twilight study sessions. Participants will also be expected to undertake home study.
Work Based Activities
A minimum of three over the year
Apply learning and theory in the workplace from all aspects of the programme
Use current practice and/or new ideas from study topics
One reflective log to be drafted by Study Day 2 linked to learning objectives and brought to the day
Meet ten times over the year long programme
Eight self tutored study topics facilitated or co facilitated by each member of the cluster
Two sessions to be used for sharing practice, reviewing and refining reflective logs, portfolio completion etc
The programme elements
Work based Activities
Cluster Group Learning
Study Day 1
Study Day 2
Study Day 3
Sessions 9 & 10
+ Optional Accreditation Routes
City and Guilds
Accreditation and Assessment
Participants work towards the DCSF NPSLBA Certificate and are required to submit evidence of attendance, work-based learning activities, and reflective logs. The programme is moderated by the local authority and/or the Regional Adviser.
Further accreditation, including City and Guilds qualifications, Foundation degrees, Post Graduate Certificates and a Masters degree are available to encourage CPD.
What is the portfolio for the DCSF Certificate?
The portfolio still should contain reflective logs for:
Three cluster sessions including leading or co-leading a session
Three work based activities with evidence
Final reflection on personal development and impact in the workplace
Portfolios need to demonstrate that participants have met the learning objectives and covered the five domains
So what commitment is required?
An obligation to attend all study days and cluster sessions. A commitment to undertake work based activities, reflective logs and relevant research.
From the workplace?
Your workplace will need to commit to support you during the programme.
What qualifications/former knowledge is needed?
There are no formal entry requirements, apart from a desire to develop leadership skills and to work collaboratively with others.
How can I get more information?
www.teachernet.gov.uk/npslba for details of the NPSLBA programme and to view the study materials
Essential Guide video on website
Study Topics for cluster sessions
Reflective Log and examples
Session Leader Guide
Local Lead has access to a dvd and/or online resources for video clips
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