Mrs Longmore granted ACET status
We are proud to announce that during the holidays Mrs Longmore heard from TeachNZ that she has been granted ACET status, which is awarded to only 3% of all New Zealand Primary teachers...
Mrs Longmore is a true ACET to The Catlins Area School.
We are proud to announce that during the holidays Mrs Longmore heard from TeachNZ that she has been granted ACET status. ACET stands for Advanced Classroom Expertise Teacher. This status (and its associated financial acknowledgement) is awarded to less than 3% of Primary Teachers in New Zealand.
To be acknowledged with ACET status, a teacher must demonstrate practice which is higher than the Experienced Teacher Professional Standards. Evidence is required of practice that demonstrates creativity and innovation with ongoing development built on an evidential base from both research and academic theory, and sound analysis of children’s learning. Emma was able to explicitly demonstrate, to a panel of assessors, positive outcomes for all learners with specific information about meeting the needs of students identified as ‘priority learners’ in government policy.
As part of the selection process, Emma was required to create a portfolio which included:
- Multiple sources of evidence and research which demonstrate exemplary practice. A clear link between theory and its application must be apparent. This should include evidence of the way it has developed the teacher’s practice
- Exemplary engagement with families/whānau in improving outcomes for their children requires evidence of a pro-active approach and effective engagement that supports student learning
- Evidence of developing leadership and strong professional relationships with colleagues that enhances practice amongst peers
- Ongoing professional learning and development as part of a regular in the school appraisal process.
Congratulations to Mrs Longmore! The Catlins Area School is proud to have teachers who can demonstrate such high levels of achievement.