As a graduate of BGU and an NQT/RQT you are entitled to the free support that we offer as part of the Teacher Development Partnership. Below are just some of the ways in which you can gain this support and guidance:
- Action Research
We can provide bespoke support for your individual/group / school action research. This can take the form of a variety of methods designed to suit you including face-to-face meetings in your school, tutorial support at BGU, email and/or skype, and access to website-based HEI distance learning.
We can link you with a Practitioner Enquiry Network (PEN) in West Lothian – an industrial region close to Edinburgh. This PEN comprises of experienced Chartered teachers who will advise on any queries you might have as a new teacher.
- Writing for Publication
If there is an achievement, discovery or event that you would like to share with the wider educational community, then a member of the editorial board can help. They will work with you to help compose shorter pieces (600-800 words) for the online journal Researching Education Bulletin, or for longer papers (c.1000-2000 words) or academic articles (c.3000-4000 words) for the Education Today Journal, as produced by The College of Teachers.
- Making a Bid
If your school is considering making a bid to an organisation like the Education Endowment Foundation then we can provide advice and support and even the services of a professional bid writer.
- Library Access
As alumni of BGU, you have the option of paying a £50 deposit to gain a lifetime access to the physical resources within our University Library.
If you are interested in taking advantage of any of these or if you have any ideas that you would like to share, then please get in touch with Antony Luby, our Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development, via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you.