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Brynmawr Teacher presents at European Conference

Brynmawr Teacher presents at European Conference

Friday 4 April 2014

Robert Bradley, Assistant Headteacher, presented at a conference at the College of Teachers in London last month.

Mr Bradley discussed the findings of research that he had done in school into the use of portfolios of evidence to help teachers to record their practice.  The conference was part of the Professional Educator Evidence in Portfolio, PEEP, initiative funded by the European Union.  There were speakers from across Europe, including politicians, senior civil servants and many, many professors, with keynote speeches from Charlotte Leslie MP and Dr Professor Rosemary Sage, Dean of the College of Teachers.  The PEEP project is designed to provide a consistent framework for educators across Europe to allow them to record and reflect on their practice and help them to plan their career development.  Mr Bradley was asked to take part in the project by the General Teaching Council for Wales and Brynmawr Foundation School was one of only two schools in Wales to be involved.

It is hoped that the project will now be developed and implemented across Europe as part of a drive to ensure consistency of standards for educators and perhaps form part of a possible 'Chartered Status' for teachers and other educators across England and Wales.

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