CPD

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.


Has your CPD had an impact?

6 November 2014

Ensuring your CPD strategies are effective and make a difference is vital. Sarah Coskeran offers some practical advice for evaluating the impact of three common types of CPD.


Guide To: Effective middle leadership

16 October 2014

SecEd's latest Guide To focuses on the skills and knowledge that teachers need to develop in order to become effective middle leaders and is available now for free download.


Leading overseas expeditions

2 October 2014

Running an overseas expedition as a teacher can be immensely challenging, but also incredibly rewarding. Brett Court discusses the professional benefits of running such trips and offers some advice to others.






TechnoTeaching – five simple ideas

4 September 2014

Do you wonder how to make the most of ICT to enhance your skills as a teacher? Nicole Ponsford and Dr Julie Wood, authors of the new book TechnoTeaching, offer five simple ideas for teachers who want to embrace technology.


SLF 2014: Get ready for Glasgow

28 August 2014

The theme for this year’s Scottish Learning Festival is ‘Raising Achievement and Attainment for All’. We take a look at some of the main attractions to be found at this year’s show.


Six key priorities for effective CPD

28 August 2014

The Teacher Development Trust supports schools to develop effective professional development strategies. Sarah Coskeran discusses six areas crucial to powerful school-wide CPD.


Managing and leading in-school research

26 June 2014

Co-ordinating research engagement on behalf of your school is a sizable responsibility – motivating staff, co-ordinating efforts, finding resources and proving impact. We speak to Sue Hunt about her school’s approach.





School-to-school support

5 June 2014

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


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.




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.


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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