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CET- Gordon’s Launches Newly Designed Partnership

On Tuesday 13th February, the Commonwealth Education Trust and Gordon’s School, Surrey, were delighted to successfully launch its newly designed peer teacher learning programme.

Now in its third year, the partnership has evolved into a whole-school leadership programme, where those in positions of responsibility from Zambia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Trinidad and Tobago and the Bahamas were invited by CET to provide key information prior to the launch about their professional development needs. Topics highlighted included teaching empathy, assessment for learning, literacy skills and project based learning. 9 Headteachers, Head of Departments and Directors were then closely matched by Kelly Hurley, Assistant Headteacher at Gordon’s and Lead Teacher of Gordon’s, to 8 different Gordon’s teachers. Reflecting on the partnership, she said:

We are very excited to launch our 3rd year of our Gordons-CET partnership and have high hopes for its success this year. This years’ partnership enables us to tailor our work with different schools and leaders and create a bespoke programme to develop both pedagogy and leadership. We hope that these partnerships will help to develop huge impact in schools across the globe as well as inspiring one another in the process, with all the fantastic work that we all do within the field of education. Huge thanks for Alex (Lead Partnership and Education Consultant) for all her support with all the schools and teachers involved this year.

The partnership pairings begin immediately and together, over the next 6 months, they will develop the skills of both themselves and the teachers in their school. Each group will work differently and we look forward to seeing how they are progressing!

This partnership with Gordon’s aligns with several of CET’s pillars, including working together to upskill teachers worldwide by providing them with contextualised and personalised teacher professional development. The CET aims to create open and collaborative partnerships that connect teachers, pools knowledge and shares resources.

Our thanks to Kelly for all her hard work to make this partnership a success.

To build a similar partnership, visit our ‘Our Partners’ page.

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