School Workforce

NQT Special: Meeting the needs of all pupils

28 November 2013

With official statistics indicating that as many as one in five pupils in the UK have an SEN, every NQT must be prepared to teach pupils with a range of conditions. As part of SecEd's NQT special edition, Sean Stockdale looks at how you can meet the needs

NQT Special: Develop four outstanding habits

28 November 2013

As an NQT, ensuring you start as you mean to go on with your CPD is vital. As part of SecEd's NQT special edition, David Weston offers four effective professional development habits.

Encouraging reflective learning and critical-thinking

21 November 2013

When music teacher Phil Kennedy wanted to encourage his pupils to engage more deeply in reflective learning and critical-thinking, he devised an in-class research project. Sarah Fleming explains more.

Pensions – How to avoid the Lifetime Allowance cuts

21 November 2013

Yet more changes are afoot when it comes to your pensions. The latest cuts to the lifetime allowance could affect more teachers than you’d think. Expert David Downie explains more and offers 10 key questions that you should be asking.

The four tests of good CPD for your school

14 November 2013

Not every CPD resource or event will suit your teachers or your school. Sarah Coskeran explains the four key questions you must ask before committing to any CPD activity.

Approaches to performance-related pay

14 November 2013

Will performance-related pay affect staff relationships? Christopher Woolfrey looks at what school leaders think about the controversial policy and how they are preparing.

Alcohol: Let’s talk about it

5 November 2013

PSHE has been branded not good enough at informing young people about alcohol, but there are proven ways to put that right. Anneka Dawson explains.

Getting your NQTs to outstanding

10 October 2013

Lucy Helan discusses her work to improve the quality of teaching in her school by developing a programme to support new teachers to reach outstanding.

One month in: An NQT report

10 October 2013

Like many others, Jenny Turner began life at the chalkface as an NQT in September. One month in, she discusses her ups and downs so far, the key lessons she has learnt, and her priorities for the rest of the term.

Effective teacher mentoring

3 October 2013

Teacher mentoring can be a powerful tool for CPD and school improvement – if it is done properly. Sarah Coskeran offers guidance for schools.

Supporting supply teachers effectively

3 October 2013

When a supply teacher has to cover one of your classes, what can you do to make their life easier and ensure the least possible disruption to your students’ learning. Jo West advises.

Guide To: Ofsted and the Pupil Premium

26 September 2013

SecEd's new Guide To looks at the latest changes to the accountability regime surrounding the Pupil Premium and the implications for schools. It includes advice on effective Premium strategies and a case study.

Ideas for podcasting in schools

26 September 2013

Making and using podcasts is relatively easy but can have a great impact on many areas of school life and student learning. Angela Youngman takes a look at what’s possible.

Make research make a difference in the classroom

26 September 2013

Practitioner-led enquiry is increasingly being seen as crucial to becoming a successful school. SecEd is supporting the new NFER Research Mark that aims to help schools promote teacher research. Graham Handscomb explains.

The Amnesty Teacher Programme

26 September 2013

Amnesty International has launched a brand new CPD programme designed to help teachers inspire their students and enliven their lessons by engaging with citizenship education and human rights. Ciara McGuane explains.

Giving effective student feedback

19 September 2013

Effective student feedback is increasingly being recognised as a key influence on learning and student achievement. Matt Bromley offers some ideas to improve your feedback strategies.

Successful staff appraisals

19 September 2013

With the move to performance-related pay, staff appraisals have become an even more important part of school life. Assistant headteacher Andrew Leigh explains the key elements of a successful appraisal.

Improving teaching and learning with the Bayesian method

12 September 2013

Matt Bromley does not know the secret to developing outstanding teaching and learning, but the story of the hunt for a lost American submarine in 1968 could hold the key. He introduces the brilliant simplicity of the Bayesian Method.

New school year resolutions

12 September 2013

September brings with it a fresh start for teachers across the country. School leader Ben Solly offers some ideas for New Year Resolutions that will help you to be the best you can be this year.

Inducting new staff and NQTs

6 September 2013

School leader Ben Solly offers his advice on how we can support the effective induction of new teachers, including a specific focus on successful lesson observation strategies.

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