Yr Athrofa: Professional Learning Partnership (APLP) was launched in 2018 to prepare the next generation of teachers ready for a new curriculum in Wales. The APLP combines the expertise of the school sector and all its practical, hands-on experience with the expertise of the higher education (HE) sector, from the understanding of careful research design and delivery to the highly-skilled art of teaching teachers and would-be teachers.
In our view, teachers who are transformative actively seek opportunities to gain new insights and use these to influence their own practice to enhance education in Wales and beyond.
A summary of the key features of the Partnership:
- Student-teachers are placed in networks consisting of a Lead School and a number of Partner Schools;
- Student-teachers will engage in a range of activities and experiences that support critical thinking and shared reflection and identification of next steps for development, e.g. bridging;
- Assessment of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) will be shared between the school-based teacher educator and the university-based teacher educator;
- The governance of the APLP reflects joint ownership and accountability;
- Networks are supported by a named University Tutor (Professional) and University Tutor (Curriculum).