Created and developed by Education Development Trust in partnership with the Chartered College of Teaching, Accelerate is a DfE funded programme for early career teachers in the UK. At our recent launch event with the Accelerate hub schools we captured their views on why they were excited to get involved.
"I'd say one of my main challenges is time management and knowing where to start, how long to spend on certain things. I'm hoping out of this programme I can learn what to focus on, and what I could be doing that is actually going to impact my pupils. I'd definitely say sign-up, why wouldn't you want to be better at what you do. It's free as well so that's a bonus."
"From the Accelerate programme I hope to become a more effective practitioner, to use my time more wisely so that ultimately I get the most out of the children. If you want to be the best teacher you can be then any CPD is a must, so get yourself into anything and everything."
"I'd say definitely have a go at it, it's worth doing. Obviously CPD is quite crucial, and it can get neglected with the tight time timetables, and it's important to have something evidence based and is researched, I certainly hold that belief in my own practice."
"I think it's such an exciting time to start a career as a teaching professional. It's just trying to find your way, and making sure everything you're doing is having the maximum impact on children's learning."