Peter Lee joined the teaching profession in 2004 initially via the Fast Track programme. He was worked in four inner city Birmingham schools and held the roles of head practitioner, head of department, head of faculty, assistant head and assistant vice principal. He is currently the vice principal at Q3 Academy and will be head of school for the new Q3 Langley opening September 2016. He has written widely for The Guardian Teacher network and spoken at a variety of events including the inaugural SLT Teachmeet and most recently the Academies Show in London (April 2015).
I’m very fortunate to have been appointed head of school for the new Q3 Langley Academy, which opened its doors this September to 153 Year 7 students. It is a unique partnership with the local authority and a Multi-Academy Trust that has led to somewhat of a blank canvas in relation to curriculum. In an education world that has seen a sharp decline in non-EBacc subjects, we are still committed to offering a broad and balanced education for all our students.
Scenario-based learning is a type of lesson planning methodology that I have used, developed and enhanced since my PGCE year. Its roots come from my childhood love for the Fighting Fantasy books that I was bought by my parents to try and encourage me to read in the mid to late 1980s. In these books you had to make decisions that moved you to different pages and ultimately trying to get to the end of the story. Don’t worry; I grew out of this phase and definitely never entered a Games Workshop.