Hope Challenge longlisted for National Collaborative Award for Teaching ExcellenceThursday 15 September 2016
The Hope Challenge, which sees trainee teachers and researchers work with schools and Local Education Authorities to deliver tailored projects, is in the running for a national award.
First piloted in 2014, The Hope Challenge has been longlisted for the Higher Education Academy's National Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence.
Trainee teachers and researchers from Liverpool Hope work in collaboration with primary, secondary and special schools and LEAs across the North West to create and deliver bespoke programmes that address a school’s particular need over a number of weeks.
Projects have included GCSE Mathematics intervention sessions and targeted creative writing and grammar sessions at Primary level.
The Hope Challenge offers trainee teachers the opportunity to further enhance their teaching experience, while responding to Ofsted’s calls for teacher training institutions to work with schools facing challenging socioeconomic circumstances (where Pupil Premium is at least 25%).
It develops research informed teacher education and enables staff and students to undertake action research and to use their findings to inform future practice.
The shortlist will be announced in November, and the winner will be announced in December.