At Chorlton High School, we want to ensure that staff feel supported throughout their career and we offer a Recently Qualified Teacher (RQT) programme for all teachers after their NQT year.
The programme is designed around the Japanese method of teaching and learning called ‘Lesson Study’. Lesson study is a form of action research, and involves systematic and careful observation of lessons, focused on children learning rather than the teacher. This takes place over one academic year and teachers work in triads to take part in observations and joint planning. This programme gives teachers the power to change their own practice in a supportive and collaborative way.
Our RQT programme has proven to be very successful; all members of the RQT cohort are now Good or Outstanding in the classroom.