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Advisory Teaching Team (ATT)

The Advisory Teaching Team (ATT) is established under the NET Section to support the implementation of the Primary NET Scheme by:

  • designing and running professional development programmes for NETs and local English teachers (LETs);
  • providing school-based support to promote innovative and effective learning and teaching strategies;
  • developing and implementing literacy programmes and Seed projects to foster collaboration between NETs and LETs and their professional development, as well as students’ literacy development; 
  • giving advice on NETs’ deployment;
  • developing resources to support curriculum implementation;
  • disseminating good teaching practices in language learning and teaching; and
  • providing peripatetic support for schools with less than six classes.

 

Vision

The ATT’s vision is to enable Hong Kong primary school students to become competent users of English and to enjoy the use of English in a variety of situations and for a variety of purposes.

 

Mission

The ATT’s mission is to create an enriched and effective English language learning and teaching environment in local primary schools through the implementation of curriculum reform, the professional development of teachers and the adoption of innovative learning and teaching practices.

 

ATT Support

Professional Development

  • Develop Advisory Support Plans (ASPs) for schools to support English language learning and teaching as well as school-based professional development. Plans are varied and they are devised according to the needs of the schools
  • Improve learning and teaching through classroom support, reflection and feedback
  • Introduce EDB documents or resources and support the development of teaching materials for/with teachers
  • Conduct centralised workshops, follow up what teachers have learned from workshops and help them put the knowledge into practice
  • Support NETs to conduct school-based workshops
  • Support schools in conducting parents' meetings
  • Communicate with principals, informing them about the progress of the Scheme within the school
  • Support schools in conducting school self-evaluation
  • Promote collaboration and networking

Learning and Teaching

  • Visit schools on a regular basis to support the learning and teaching of English
  • Contribute to collaborative lesson planning (CLP) 
  • Give suggestions on innovative teaching strategies
  • Foster an English-rich environment

Curriculum Development

  • Support schools to develop their school-based English Language curriculum and resources for learning and teaching English

Building a supportive working relationship

  • Keep close contact with schools through school visits, e-mail, phone calls or fax
  • Give advice on deployment issues if necessary
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