School Workforce

CPD and your subject

5 March 2015

The more we tell teachers about generic best practice in the classroom, the less they will focus on students’ learning, says David Weston. He argues for a subject-centred approach to CPD.

Case study: The Success Squad

26 February 2015

A project that trains support staff to take on a mentoring role has helped to boost the performance of borderline students in both English and mathematics. Jennifer Kenwright explains.

Research-engaged schools – a self-review tool

26 February 2015

Knowing where to start when creating a research-engaged school is difficult. Getting an understanding of what’s involved and recognising where you are on the journey is crucial. Caroline Fisher advises.

The links between CPD and ITT

5 February 2015

The recommendations of the government-commissioned review of initial teacher training could also apply to schools’ CPD strategies. Bridget Clay explains.

Identifying education’s CPD priorities

5 February 2015

How can we give teachers the freedom to lead and innovate? This was the topic under discussion at a recent education roundtable debate. Keith Wright reports.

Leading a CPD session

8 January 2015

It is common for teachers to be asked to lead CPD workshops with colleagues. Sarah Coskeran advises on how you can prepare, deliver and follow-up your CPD to ensure it is effective.

NEETs: Prevention is better than cure

8 January 2015

What is the best way to support students who, for none of the obvious reasons, seem to be switching off from school? Sarah Fleming shares some promising findings from on-going research.

Education Innovation 2015

5 January 2015

The Education Innovation Conference and Exhibition takes place once again this February. Lucy Dixon takes a look at what is on offer this year.

Are you heading to Bett 2015?

4 December 2014

SecEd's annual Bett Show Guide is out, offering 32 pages of preview information to help you prepare for the world's largest educational technology event.

NQT Special Edition: November 2014

4 December 2014

SecEd's bi-annual NQT special edition offers eight pages of best practice and advisory articles aimed at supporting NQTs and young teachers.

NQT Special: Advice from the second year

27 November 2014

Last year, Sarah Viccars, wrote a weekly diary for SecEd, chronicling her year as an NQT. Now in her second year of teaching, we asked her to offer some words of advice to this year’s NQTs as they approach Christmas.

NQT Special: Making the most of your CPD

27 November 2014

Mentoring, observation, INSET and external courses will form the backbone of your CPD during your NQT year. David Weston advises on how to make the most of these opportunities.

NQT Special: Protecting your rights as an NQT

27 November 2014

New teachers have a wide range of entitlements to help them as they find their feet in this challenging profession. Chris Keates asks if you are receiving all the rights that you are entitled to as an NQT.

NQT Special: Don’t Change the Light Bulbs

27 November 2014

A new book has brought together a wealth of teaching guidance and tips. Emma Lee-Potter looks at some of the advice for NQTs and speaks to its curator about how new teachers can thrive during their first year.

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