Hello and welcome to my blog!

My name is Emma Hollis and I am the Head of MKTSA (Milton Keynes Teaching School Alliance) and MKITT (Milton Keynes Initial Teacher Training). I am also a founding trustee of NASBTT (National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers), an organisation that supports school-led training provision and represents their interests in the development and implementation of national policy and a voice at Government.

Within my blog, you will find information, insights, thoughts, and opinions on the teaching sector, sector-leading initiatives and change and improvements within the teaching and teacher training arenas.

I hope you enjoy it.

Emma Hollis

Knowledge or Skills?

February 7th, 2017|Categories: Emma's Blog, MKTSA News|

Knowledge or Skills? In his recent speech to the Education World Forum, Nick Gibb strongly advocated for a move away from ‘child-centred’ pedagogies towards ‘teacher-led education’.  In this speech, he questions the validity of a [...]

A shocking statistic!

January 21st, 2017|Categories: Emma's Blog|

A shocking statistic! Today I read a statistic which surprised me…and having spent the last 9 years working in Education, I didn’t think I could still be surprised!  The headline read “one in three NQTs [...]

Teacher Workload

November 29th, 2016|Categories: Emma's Blog|

If you weren't already aware that the Government is taking an interest in teacher workload then now is the time to sit up and take notice!  As far back as October 2014, the DfE was [...]

Welcome to my new blog!

November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Emma's Blog|

We know that everyone is incredibly busy and sometimes there's just no time to read all of the emails which hit your inboxes.  The aim of this blog is to bring together the key information [...]