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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.




CPD: Knowing versus doing

20 November 2014

SecEd’s resident CPD expert Phil Parker suggests using e-authoring software for procedural CPD, thus freeing up more time to address learning and teaching topics.



Three case studies of research-engaged schools

13 November 2014

Research is now seen as a vital part of CPD and school improvement. Caroline Fisher talks to three schools to see how they have been involved in research and what it has meant for them.


Has your CPD had an impact?

6 November 2014

Ensuring your CPD strategies are effective and make a difference is vital. Sarah Coskeran offers some practical advice for evaluating the impact of three common types of CPD.


Tackling bullying: Knowledge is power

6 November 2014

Information – both about national trends and about what is happening in your own school – is a powerful weapon in the fight against bullying. Dorothy Lepkowska explains.


Performance pay: Searching for the jetpack…

6 November 2014

Is it not futile to reward or penalise teachers for their performance, when much of what they achieve is dictated by the system in which they work? Gerald Haigh poses some tough questions.


First World War Centenary: Lest we forget

6 November 2014

The First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme is helping students to develop a deeper understanding of the Great War. As Remembrance Day approaches, Emma Lee-Potter accompanied students on a recent trip.


Guide To: Effective middle leadership

16 October 2014

SecEd's latest Guide To focuses on the skills and knowledge that teachers need to develop in order to become effective middle leaders and is available now for free download.

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