There is a great need for improving education in Ghana with 98% of year two students able to read and understand, whilst only 58% of primary students go through to secondary school. Many teachers that we work with have had very limited pre-service training, and access to in-service training is also very limited. Kindergarten through to junior high school is the target area for this LRTT Fellowship and for LRTT’s local partner in Ghana.
Based in the city of Kumasi, you will work alongside our partner, Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) in the Ashanti Region to support the development of teachers working in low-cost private schools. We deliver the LRTT course to teachers working from kindergarten through to junior high school, with a focus on effective teaching strategies, assessment for learning, and creating a positive and interactive classroom learning environment.
Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) - Ashanti Region GNAPS is the largest umbrella body of owners of private schools at pre-tertiary level in Ghana. GNAP's primary goal is to promote and protect the development and management of effective, quality schools at all levels of education.
Orientation sessions will help you settle into the Ghanaian way of life, pick up language skills and understand the education system. You will visit schools in the local area to observe lessons and meet teachers you will be working with.
You will start to plan and lead inspiring sessions tailored to the specific challenges. Working with your group of teachers during conferences you will watch their new strategies in action and continue to build strong relationships.
In the final part of the fellowship you will support your group of Ghanaian teachers to lead the training and champion quality education. The training finishes with a graduation ceremony that celebrates the importance of teachers.
The excursions were a really great part of the trip. A great chance to see Ghana and spend some social time with the other Fellows outsied of the main programme.
Taking part in a second fellowship I feel I was able to offer a lot more knowledge about what successful training sessions looked like and I was able to guide others to think about how.
The excursions were a really great part of the trip. A great chance to see Ghana and spend some social time with the other Fellows outside of the main programme.
Everyone I spoke with said they had found the sessions very useful. I particularly welcomed the opportunity to speak at length with one headteacher. It also worked well having planning time and reflections together and working with other Fellows was a good experience.
Sabre Trust was excellent in supporting us during the trip and I cannot rate them highly enough for everything they did to ensure we had a fantastic experience in Ghana.
By working in close partnership with locally-led teacher development organisations and by taking a data-driven approach to our work, we are able to track teacher development to evaluate the impact of our training and continually improve our course.
A professional and cultural exchange between teachers working in very different contexts, brought together by a passion for education.
Build meaningful relationships with like-minded teachers, open to learn and share their experiences, and grow through a unique shared experience.
An opportunity to learn from inspiring people, share new experiences, and create lifelong memories.
TWO amazing excursions
Includes: Mole National Park Weekend and Tongo Hills Day Trip
Once you've submitted your application you can expect to hear from one of the team leaders within 48 hours.
As part of our commitment to high-quality teacher training, we conduct 30-40 minute phone interviews with all applicants.
If successful, you'll receive a congratulatory phone call or email from a team leader, with 7 days to confirm your place.
Once we have received confirmation of your place, you will be welcomed onto the team via email and facebook.
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