CPD

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.



Raising the bar at the SLF 2013

29 August 2013

With the theme of Raising the Bar in Scotland, the Scottish Learning Festival 2013 takes place next month with a range of exhibitors, keynote speakers and workshops. SecEd takes a look at what’s on offer.


Life as a Teaching School

4 July 2013

All Saints Catholic School in Dagenham is a cohort 2 Teaching School. Nigel Gardener discusses how the status has changed school life and explains some of the projects they are now working on



NQT special: Mentor and mentee relationships

27 June 2013

The mentor-mentee relationship is crucial for new teachers. Amy Benziane reflects on what makes an excellent mentor and the qualities that mentees need to bring to the relationship.


NQT special: How to slow your working life down

27 June 2013

The past year has probably gone by in a blur for most NQTs as you were thrown in at the deep end of teaching. Margaret Adams looks at why you might consider making an effort to ‘slow down’ in year two.


NQT special: CPD beyond NQT

27 June 2013

David Weston discusses why NQTs should focus on their CPD during year 2 at the chalkface and looks at what your priorities might be.


Stimulating (and free) physics CPD

13 June 2013

A free, national project is supporting the CPD and best practice of physics teachers in a bid to drive take-up of the subject post-16. David Cameron explains more.


Redesigning Schooling

23 May 2013

The Redesigning Schooling campaign is bringing together expertise from within education to set the agenda for how schools need to change to meet the needs of 21st century learner. This free SecEd supplement looks at four key tenets of the work – teaching


'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

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