CPD

CPD and steaks – making chefs, not cooks

16 September 2015

David Weston would love to be better at cooking – so how would one improve one’s skills in the kitchen? And what parallels can be drawn with teachers’ CPD?


Quality and Equity – SSAT National Conference 2015

16 September 2015

The SSAT National Conference 2015 – Quality and Equity – focuses on three core themes: Closing the Gaps, Raising the Bar, and Leading Learning. SecEd's preview supplement is out now, looking at the key issues, debates and sessions that will be taking place at the event



Maximising the impact of external CPD

3 July 2015

Staff and schools need to engage with external support in the right way if it is going to have a lasting impact on their practice and their students’ outcomes. Sarah Coskeran explains


NQT Special: Six steps to effective professional development

25 June 2015

Teaching is most fun when you are constantly developing and improving. Now that you are nearing the end of your NQT year you will be thinking about next steps. Here are six ideas to keep you developing effectively over the coming year.


NQT Special: So, what are you good at?

25 June 2015

As a new teacher you will be starting to think about your skills and talents and where they might take your teaching career. Margaret Adams advises


The key tenets to successful whole-school CPD

11 June 2015

A review of international research into effective professional development has set out a number of common approaches to structure and content that make CPD successful. Sarah Coskeran explains


Is there trust in your school?

21 May 2015

Low trust between teachers and school leaders can lead to toxic cultures in our schools. David Weston discusses possible solutions to this dangerous situation


CPD: Introducing seven-minute coaching

7 May 2015

Coaching is accepted as an effective professional development tool, but finding the time during a busy school day is always a challenge. Amy Benziane discusses the concept of ‘quick coaching’



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


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


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.


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.


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: 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.


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.

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