QTS Presentation Evening
Renowned poet Wendy Cope OBE was the guest speaker at Bishop Justus School last week to present the award of QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) to over 70 new teachers.
Wendy, who was born in Erith, Kent, is best known for her witty poetry which is satirical, playful and sharply observant of human frailty – particularly male frailty! Wendy taught in primary schools for 15 years in the 1970s and 80s and had plenty of advice to offer the new teachers.
All 70 new teachers trained in Bromley secondary schools through Bromley Schools’ Collegiate which is a school –based training scheme which places trainees in 9 local secondary schools.
Newly qualified English teacher, Kelli Armour, commented: ‘I had fantastic training! It was the hardest thing I have ever done, but well worth it.’ New science teacher Tim Murray said, ‘I have looked forward to going into school every day this term. The science department has been so supportive.’
Many of those trained to teach by the Collegiate have secured jobs in the Borough, thereby ensuring continuity and high quality teaching for Bromley secondary schools within the partnership.
Bromley Schools’ Collegiate is looking for well qualified graduates to train as secondary school teachers from September 2011. Visit www.bscteach.co.uk