advisory teacher

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A teacher, normally seconded from a teaching post in order to join their local authority advisory service and take up an advisory role for local schools in a specific curriculum area, key stage, or specific issue, such as assessment or inclusion, of which they have expert knowledge and experience. As well as visiting schools and supporting teachers, their remit includes organizing and delivering continuing professional development for teachers in their area of expertise. The role of advisory teacher has now been largely superseded by the introduction of advanced skills teachers, who carry out a similar role while remaining based in their own school.

Subjects: Education.

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