CPD

'Giving it a Go' to improve lesson quality

23 May 2013

When Ofsted feedback prompted his school to develop and improve teaching practice, deputy head Ian McCrae created ‘Give it a Go’, a scheme to allow teachers to experiment and take risks with their teaching.


The countdown to computing

23 May 2013

An expert group has been convened by the DfE to develop advice, resources and CPD as schools prepare for the introduction of the new computing curriculum. Bob Harrison explains.


Ofsted good to great in seven steps

23 May 2013

In February, Ofsted graded Hall Mead School as outstanding across all categories. Headteacher Simon London takes us through seven steps on their journey from good to great, all connected by a relentless focus on teaching and learning.


Do you have a great idea?

16 May 2013

The 21st Century Learning Alliance is once again offering teachers the opportunity to apply for Fellowships to help them turn ‘great ideas’ into action research projects with the aim of developing and sharing best practice. Martin Ripley explains.


The five ingredients of outstanding teaching

2 May 2013

A new study has sought to identify the characteristics of excellent teaching and excellent teachers. Tony McAleavy looks at the five common traits of outstanding teaching.


Four ways to develop and inspire high-quality teachers

2 May 2013

How does a school create exceptionally high-quality and motivated teachers? Headteacher and member of the SSAT Vision 2040 Group, Stephen Tierney, discusses four core approaches that his school is developing.



Developing your leadership talent

18 April 2013

A programme to develop and manage leadership talent at Ninestiles School led to excellent leadership opportunities for young staff as well as an injection of new ways of working across the school. Principal Christine Quinn explains.


Highlights from the Education Show 2013

17 April 2013

From new-look GCSEs and the Pupil Premium to discussions about dyslexia with the Fonz, seasoned Education Show delegate, Sal McKeown, offers her highlights from last month’s event in Birmingham.


Advice for teachers using Twitter

21 March 2013

More and more teachers are embracing the CPD opportunities that Twitter presents. Following a previous introductory article for SecEd, school leader Ben Solly offers some more advice on making the most of what Twitter has to offer.



The potential of Teacher Learning Communities in education

7 March 2013

Schools are increasingly embracing the idea of giving their teachers time to share best practice, learn together and improve their skills as a group. Amy Benziane discusses Teacher Learning Communities and the approaches that have proved successful in her


Are you heading to the Education Show 2013?

28 February 2013

The Education Show takes place in Birmingham next month offering a range CPD seminars hosted by education experts and policy specialists. We preview this year’s event.


Bett 2013: The year of tablets and cloud

20 February 2013

The world-famous Bett education technology exhibition saw hundreds of exhibitors and CPD seminars and thousands of visitors when it took place in London. Sal McKeown rounds up Bett 2013 – the year of tablets and the cloud.


Conference preview: Education Innovation

20 February 2013

A new national education conference and exhibition takes place in Manchester next month with free entry for teachers. Janet Murray looks at the programme.


Creating apps in the classroom

24 January 2013

Computing teacher Genevieve Smith-Nunes will be hosting a seminar at Bett 2013 looking at developing apps with your students using a versatile free web resource.


Cornwall's approach to designing new ICT curricula

17 January 2013

Ahead of his seminar at the Bett Show 2013, Ed Walsh from Cornwall Learning discusses how the county’s schools are changing their approaches to ICT education and developing new curricula.


Replacing CPD with JPD

17 January 2013

Maggie Farrar discusses joint practice development, a peer-to-peer approach to CPD which is prioritised and modelled by school leaders too.


Heading to Bett 2013?

6 December 2012

SecEd's free 32-page guide to the Bett 2013 technology-in-education show early next year offers visitors an overview of the event's CPD, workshops, presentations and exhibition. You can download both a digital edition and PDF version.


Inspiring Space

4 October 2012

The European Space Agency Teacher Workshop provides an inspiring atmosphere for teachers to develop their practice. Christopher Beard explains some of the tips he picked up.


Innovating Learning

27 September 2012

From creativity and risk-taking to co-construction and independent learning, the SecEd preview supplement for the 20th SSAT National Conference focuses on a range of issues and school case studies related to the Innovating Learning, the event's title.


Meeting the new Standards

13 September 2012

The new Teachers' Standards came into force this month alongside new appraisal and capability procedures. The government claims they are simpler and more transparent. Former headteacher Brian Rossiter takes a look at how schools should be adopting them.


More than just uploading stuff

30 August 2012

How can we add value to CPD opportunities using the online dimension of Glow, the national intranet for schools? Catriona Oates offers some advice.


Science centres of excellence

14 June 2012

The National STEM Centre and its regional hubs offer a wealth of CPD support for science teachers and co-ordinators, with many resources available for free. Yvonne Baker explains more.

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