School Workforce

Improving diversity among leaders

7 May 2015

A government scheme is helping BME teachers into school leadership roles – where they are currently sorely under-represented. David Hermitt explains



Supporting your SENCO's CPD

30 April 2015

Central funding has gone for the National Award for SENCO training programme, but this vital CPD programme continues to be prioritised by headteachers. Jane Friswell looks at how the training is changing


Appraisals and mid-year staff reviews

23 April 2015

Mid-year reviews are often seen as a ‘tick-box’ exercise. Former school leader Denise Inwood advises on how to ensure that they effectively inform CPD and staff development.


At the chalkface: Photo oops!

26 March 2015

Crash lives in a big estate. His father builds houses, which he’ll never afford. His mother’s an NHS nurse, soon to be sacked. His hobbies are being terrifically angry, kick-boxing, steam trains, and fishing in the toxic waters of the Grand Union Canal –


Seven common CPD problems for schools

26 March 2015

The Teacher Development Trust has audited the CPD plans, procedures and culture in more than 50 schools. David Weston explains the most common problems they found, and offers some solutions


Effective ways to engage with local businesses

19 March 2015

How can schools encourage and support collaboration with SMEs to improve young people’s employability skills and transition into work? Michelle Judkins shares insights from new research.




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.

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