NS5 TEACHER ACCREDITATION NETWORK
The NS5 Accreditation team was formed in 2014 to support staff across our five school settings in gaining accreditation at Proficient level. The team is well represented and all the original members remain active in the group whilst welcoming new team members in 2015 to meet the expanding needs of working with teachers aspiring to Highly Accomplished or LEAD levels.
The team schedules two workshops each term for teachers requiring accreditation which unpack the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. The standards focus on Professional Knowledge, Professional Practice and Professional Engagement. Professional learning opportunities address aspects of teaching that maintains currency of knowledge of engaging students in the 21 Century as well as providing collegial networking opportunities We have held sessions provided by FACS and The Beach School informing of agencies available to support young people in our local area. Presentations have also included specialist staff such as English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) teacher or Learning and Support Teacher (LAST) which further enriches access to expert staff within the NS5 for beginning teachers.
In 2016 the team introduced the “Accreditation Matters Network Meetings” held in Week 5 of each term across the various schools. These sessions have brought experienced teachers together to learn about the requirements of gaining higher levels of accreditation. The meetings have looked at understanding professional strengths, areas for development and also areas of focus to provide evidence of exemplary practice.
The team works closely with the Quality Teacher Advisor and this further enhances ongoing professional support.
The team also presents at the combined NS5 Staff Development Day via a masterclass session which provides the opportunity for teachers to work on compiling their evidence and annotation.
Catherine Glover, creator of the NS5 Teacher Accreditation Network.
Accreditation Masterclass being led by Yvonne Garcia at the NS5 Combined Schools Professional Development Day 2016
The NS5 Accreditation Team for 2017
Noroja Rouzbehi - Turramurra High School
Yvonne Garcia - Ku-ring-gai High School
Alison Gambino - Killara High School
Leonore Carr - Chatswood High School
Nathalie Bodley - St Ives High School
Tanya Davies - Ku-ring-gai High School
Reme Nath - Killara High School