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Leading learning: The five key roles of the teacher

What are the key roles and responsibilities that teachers must fulfil in order for learning to take place and be successful? Continuing his series looking at the basics of teaching and learning, Matt Bromley dissects five key roles for the teacher when leading learning and discusses in particular initial and diagnostic assessment

This series has been inspired by my experiences as lead lecturer on an initial teacher training (ITT) programme.

As I was planning the programme over the summer, it occurred to me that much of what I intended to cover was useful, not just for those new to the profession, but all early career teachers and indeed many seasoned professionals too.

And so this year in SecEd, I am sharing my ITT journey with you in the hope that it provides opportunities to reflect on your own professional practice and encourages you to try out some new strategies in your classroom.

The first article explored all those strategies and techniques expert teachers have in common. In particular, I shared 10 characteristics which I believe all expert teachers exhibit.

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