Sarah Crook MFL, Narrowing the Gap, ITT Secondary

Name Sarah Crook
SLE designation
(Date of designation & Teaching School)
MFL, ITT and Narrowing the Gap
Appointed 21st September 2017
Preston Teaching School Alliance
Current School
(LA or Sponsor)
St. Cecilia’s RC High School, Longridge
Recent OfSTED judgement (Overall and Leadership) Good (Overall and Leadership)
Outstanding (Section 48. Diocesan Inspection)
Context of School Catholic, Secondary High School with approx. 400 pupils.  St Cecilia’s RC High School is a small and friendly learning community on the eastern fringe of the Ribble Valley . We have a truly comprehensive intake and serve families from around the town of Longridge, ranging from rural farming communities to inner city Preston.
Particular area(s) of Expertise/Strength
  • Excellent exam results in MFL – 100% Spanish 2018, 78% French 2018
  • Excellent behaviour for learning in MFL lessons
  • Fully supportive role as a mentor and successful with students from Edge Hill and the University of Cumbria (last 6 students left on a grade 1)
  • Currently gained QMS (Qualified Mentor Status) with the University of Cumbria
  • Currently training staff at St. Cecilia’s to gain QMS and for S. Crook to gain QLMS (Qualified Lead Mentor Status)
  • Lead and deliver whole strategies to narrow the disadvantage gap such as Year 11 mentoring year 7s, staff training, working with link governors and local universities etc.
  • Part of an MFL and PP network in Lancashire
  • Part of the Partnership Stakeholder group with University of Cumbria
How have you supported other schools or middle leaders and senior leaders in your own school
  • Currently training staff at St. Cecilia’s to gain QMS and for S. Crook to gain QLMS (Qualified Lead Mentor Status)
  • Lead and deliver whole strategies to narrow the disadvantage gap such as Year 11 mentoring year 7s, staff training, working with link governors and local universities etc.
  • Training trainees in MFL from UoC and Edge Hill.
What was the Impact of your support?
  • Better and more consistent training of trainees from all staff in our school.
  • The PP gap is narrowing throughout the school, especially in KS3
  • Trainee teachers are receiving comprehensive and rigorous training enabling them to complete their course with a grade 1 (outstanding)

 

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