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Lead Practitioner FAQs



What sort of time commitment is involved?


Inevitably there is a commitment, but the process of accreditation, whilst rigorous is not onerous. There are two face-to-face sessions delivered by SSAT, a launch and an application support session. In addition, Chobham Academy will also offer after school to support to colleagues through the different stages of their accreditation and evenings where aspiring Lead Practitioners can share experiences and support one another. 


The accreditation system is online and you will upload aspects of your work to an online portfolio of evidence for submission by November 2017. 


The programme does not involve any overnight/ residential element and all training and support sessions will take place at Chobham Academy. 


Who can apply? 


You don’t have to be a teacher to take part but you would need to show that your work was contributing to improving the practice of others in supporting learning.


You do not need to have a TLR or management responsibility to apply.  


The accreditation is open to both Primary and Secondary collogues who have shown and ability and desire to lead change in their schools.


You can apply if you are part time member of staff Please bear in mind however that we may need to run events on days where you may not be normally be at school. 


Does achieving accredited lead practitioner status mean I might be asked to get involved in working with SSAT?


As an accredited LP you will be added to SSAT LP database and may be offered opportunities to engage in future LP activities.


Where can I get more information?


Sarah Heuston, Vice Principal, 40 Cheering Lane, Newham, E20 1BD

Contact: S.Heuston@chobhamacademy.org.uk


Phone Chobham Academy: 0208 747 6060