Scottish Learning Festival 2017

30 August 2017

The theme of this year’s Scottish Learning Festival is Promoting Excellence and Equity for All. We asked organisers Education Scotland to preview the attractions at the free event

Leading CPD as a middle leader

5 July 2017

With middle leaders having a clear and increasing role in driving CPD, Maria Cunningham outlines eight ways to be a more developmental middle leader

Six tips for effective lesson observations

7 June 2017

To help reduce workload for both observer and observee during lesson observations in mathematics, Lucy Rycroft-Smith offers six evidence-informed best practice tips

Teachers on Twitter: Is it CPD?

7 June 2017

A lot of teachers will wax lyrical about the power of Twitter when it comes to sharing resources and best practice, but what exactly should be its role in our CPD? Maria Cunningham advises

The role of the ‘M’ in STEM

24 May 2017

There are significant overlaps across the new STEM curricula, especially between science and maths. Michael Anderson discusses what this means for schools and the renewed importance of cross-curricular learning

Conducting an audit of your teaching assistant provision

17 May 2017

Are your school’s teaching assistants effective? Or perhaps we should ask: do you train, deploy and manage them effectively? Daniel Sobel says that poor use of TAs can harm student outcomes. He explains how to carry out an effective audit of your TA provision

The power of STEM study visits

10 May 2017

Professional study visits and placements for science teachers can enhance practice back in the classroom and provide vital insights. Adam Little and Mark Langley explain

Improving your CPD and boosting staff retention

3 May 2017

Developing a school culture that supports and encourages teacher retention is crucial for all good schools. Maria Cunningham draws out elements of effective CPD practice that can inspire your staff and motivate them to stay in the profession

Getting behaviour management right

19 April 2017

Behaviour – it’s never too late to revise your approach. Julian Stanley offers some advice for achieving good classroom behaviour management

Case study: Supporting your support staff

19 April 2017

In the school team, every person counts. School leader Katherine Cocker-Goring discusses her work to boost CPD and development for support staff and to more closely link student progress and staff development

The Chartered College of Teaching: An update

29 March 2017

The Chartered College of Teaching is now open and is recruiting its founding members. As such, we invited chief executive Dame Alison Peacock to explain the work of the college, including how it plans to support teachers’ CPD and spread best practice

CPD: Planning the year ahead

22 March 2017

Are you planning your school’s CPD programme? Bridget Clay advises how to structure and focus CPD for optimal effect

Is your CPD working?

22 March 2017

We’d like teachers to improve. That’s why we don’t like CPD. Peter Goodman and Stuart Trutch argue why CPD can often fail and consider an alternative approach

A helping hand with CPD

8 March 2017

A new charitable fund has been launched to help teachers expand their knowledge and access crucial CPD. Julian Stanley explains

Education on show at the NEC

1 March 2017

This year’s Education Show takes place from March 16 to 18. We preview the free event, with a look at some of the CPD and exhibitors on show

Teacher choice in whole-school CPD

8 February 2017

Just how important is teacher choice in a whole-school CPD programme? Bridget Clay offers some practical, evidence-based advice and guidance

Five ideas for boosting your CPD in 2017

11 January 2017

Will you make CPD a priority in 2017? Bridget Clay offers five new year’s resolutions for your CPD – whether you are a teacher, a middle or a senior leader

Getting systematic about your CPD

11 January 2017

Matching professional development to the needs of your school is a major challenge, but it can unlock school improvement if the right systems are in place, says Colin McLean

Bett 2017: A survival guide

11 January 2017

Following on from his inside tips last week, ICT expert Terry Freedman gives us his survival guide to the 2017 Bett Show, which takes place from January 25 to 28

Building an outstanding teacher CPD programme

4 January 2017

What makes an outstanding teacher? This age-old question is the bane of any in-school teacher development programme. Helen Webb discusses the challenges, successes and failures of her school’s outstanding teacher programme

Bett Show 2017 – Your SecEd Guide

8 December 2016

SecEd's annual Bett Show Guide offers 32 pages of preview information to help you prepare for the world's largest educational technology event, which takes place at London's ExCeL from January 25 to 28.

Advice and guidance for NQTs – free download

6 December 2016

SecEd has published its latest NQT Special Edition, which is now available to download as a free eight-page pdf featuring a wealth of best practice advice and guidance, practical tips, and wellbeing support for new teachers across the UK.

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