School Workforce



What is the purpose of education?

12 June 2014

Confused by the conflicting messages we receive about both the state and the purpose of our education system? Perhaps it is time to go back to first principles to find some clarity, argues Dr Newman Burdett.


Ideas for the flipped classroom

12 June 2014

Rather than being radical and new, flipped learning is simply about good preparation. Gerald Haigh speaks to teachers about how they are using this approach in their classrooms.


Languages keep you sharp in old age

12 June 2014

As concern grows about the decline in the numbers of youngsters studying modern languages at school and university, a new survey has found that people who speak more than one language are more likely to stay sharp in old age.



School-to-school support

5 June 2014

Teaching School headteacher Anne Pontifex discusses effective ways of delivering school-to-school support.


Flipped learning and ebooks at Shireland

22 May 2014

Shireland Collegiate Academy is well-known for having embraced flipped learning across the school. Alan Hodgin considers how the use of ebooks has supported this approach.


Considerations on performance-related pay

22 May 2014

The first pay awards under performance-related pay will take place in September. Ben Solly looks at some recent research into this approach, and identifies what schools need to consider before making their first decisions.


Coaching strategies for school improvement

22 May 2014

When he was asked to lead improvements within his school’s humanities faculty, senior leader Michael Burns used a strategy of coaching to help staff develop their teaching practice and raise student achievement.




How can you find the perfect school?

15 May 2014

It is the time of year when many trainee teachers across the country are searching for that elusive teaching post for September. Margaret Adams offers some advice on how to choose your first school.


Teaching strategies to create 'growth' mindsets

8 May 2014

Research has busted the myth that intelligence is fixed and cannot be changed and has put forward a new approach – the growth mindset. Matt Bromley considers how teachers can develop a ‘growth mindset’ culture in their classroom.



Ensuring your careers strategy is effective

1 May 2014

Tami McCrone takes a look at how a new partnership is giving schools clear, practical support to help improve their careers advice services, including the resources to undertake a careers services audit.


Fair recruitment processes

1 May 2014

Can schools discriminate when recruiting teaching staff? Legal expert Kerren Daly offers her advice.


Lesson Study: The power of three

24 April 2014

The Japanese Lesson Study approach to teacher enquiry is gaining popularity in the UK. The technique sees three teachers working collaboratively to tackle specific barriers to learning. David Weston explains.


The top 5 concerns facing school leaders

24 April 2014

What are the big five concerns facing school leaders today? Philippa Wilding discusses the most common worries she encounters and offers some solutions.


Creating a research culture – lessons from other schools

20 March 2014

How can schools develop a research-engaged culture that has a positive impact on teaching and learning? Former teacher and research co-ordinator David Godfrey shares some insights from his PhD work in this important area.


Strike advice

20 March 2014

With on-going industrial action affecting schools across England, legal experts Paul Menham and Paul Maddock look at how school leaders might minimise the disruption for pupils and parents while still respecting their staff’s right to take strike action.


Effective evidence-based teaching

13 March 2014

Anita Kerwin-Nye discusses five things that education networks and groups of schools can do to enable effective evidence-based teaching.



The Education Show 2014

6 March 2014

The Education Show returns to Birmingham later this month when teachers can access a range of free CPD, keynote speakers and more than 350 educational suppliers. We take a look at what’s on for 2014.


Key questions for external CPD

6 March 2014

When commissioning external trainers, consultants or CPD providers, what key principles should schools follow to ensure success? David Weston and Paul Crisp offer their advice.

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