David Smith portrait

Was the completion of ATS really worth all the bother, hassle and late nights?

David Smith, an educator in the Police and one of the first cohort of individuals to attain Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) in 2018, reflects on the process and what his achievement has meant for him, his colleagues and his organisation.

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Gaining ATS brings benefits beyond simply improving teaching practice

Gaining Advanced Teacher Status has benefits way beyond simply improving teaching practice and is recognised by colleagues, students, employers and family alike. Elaine Battams – who was a member of the first tranche of teachers and trainers to achieve ATS – of Barnfield College explains.

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