Teacher recognised as one of BOSTES Lead Teachers
Arden’s Director of Teaching and Learning (Secondary), Mr Joshua Harnwell, is one of only 59 NSW teachers recently recognised by Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) as being a Lead Teacher, along with 92 other teachers who have achieved Highly Accomplished Teacher status. He was one of only a handful of educational leaders from independent schools in NSW to have been recognised at this highest level.
Mr Graham Anderson, Arden’s Principal said: “We commend Joshua Harnwell on his achievement as a Lead Teacher. His commitment to striving for professional excellence and passion for enhancing our teachers’ professional learning is benefitting the entire Arden community. Our vision at Arden is to cultivate a thriving learning community, where students are offered a well-rounded education where they are well known, well cared for and well taught. While we have always done this, awards such as Joshua’s recognise that we are pursuing this vision with fresh intent, professionalism and great passion.”
Mr Harnwell shared: “Having gone through the accreditation process positions me well to assist and encourage other staff in their accreditation. This systematic analysis of one’s own teaching is essential to continue to improve teaching and learning and work for the best student outcomes possible.”