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Lead Practitioner status for BGS teacher

We would like to congratulate BGS Geography teacher and EPQ coordinator Rachel Atkins on gaining Lead Practitioner status. This is a nationally recognised status of excellent practice in education, awarded by SSAT, the schools, students and teachers network. Individual accreditation allows practitioners to be celebrated and recognised for their excellent practice in education and is a significant professional achievement.

Gaining accreditation involves a rigorous evaluation process. Individuals must meet all key areas of the Lead Practitioner framework of professional standards. Reflecting on the accreditation process, Rachel commented:

“Completing this gave me a structured way to reflect on all the different areas of my practice, with the evidence having been collected over the last few years – which presented its own challenges –and allowed me to consider the impact it had, within and beyond my team at BGS.

“Gaining lead practitioner accreditation was a way of recognising the wide variety of work that I am involved with, from individuals in the BGS classroom to regional, national and international initiatives in teaching, assessments and independent learning, especially focused around EPQ and Geography.”

We are delighted that Rachel’s expertise and excellence has been recognised in this way.