Tutor Professional Review and Development
Tutors receive a professional review every year to eighteen months.
They first prepare a self-evaluation form outlining their priorities for professional development.
This is then followed by an observation lesson with feedback and a discussion about issues arising from teaching.
This is an important quality control measure to ensure a higher standard of service delivery.
Tutor Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Tutors have a contractual obligation to complete 35 hours of CPD per year.
The CPD year runs from 1st August to 31st July.
CPD can be defined as any professional activity which improves you efficiency and effectiveness as a tutor with the consequence that your pupils' achievement and attainment increases.
What counts as CPD?
- Teaching and learning technique sessions run by the Music Support Officer
- Prescribed and agreed courses from CPD-online
- Reading professional journals - Music teacher, ABRSM magazine, Times Educational Supplement Scotland,
- Research - Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS), Curriculum for Excellence
- Researching and learning New repertoire on-line and from catalogues
- Learning new teaching skills
- Scottish Jazz Diploma (St Andrew's University), Open University, Dalcroze, Kodaly, Orff, National Youth Choir of Scotland courses.
- Attending concerts
- Teaching at a national level summer school like National Youth Brass Band of Scotland, National Youth Orchestra of Scotland etc
- Presenting or running a workshop
- Reading research - for example:- music history, performance, music psychology
- Learning or improving skills on a second instrument as an up-skilling for taking bands and orchestras.
- Taking an Associated Board exam as part of up-skilling
CPD should consist of a balanced mix of activities.