Teaching staff

What does 'professional capital' look like in your school?

7 March 2018

Do you recognise and develop the professional capital of the staff in your school? Drawing on research evidence, Ben Solly discusses his take as a school leader on the three key elements – human, decisional and social capital

The great unplanned lesson: Part 1

7 March 2018

You arrive at school and unforeseen circumstances mean that you’re covering a lesson in a subject you know little about – and with no preparation time. In the first of two articles, Gerry Mallaghan offers advice and quick activity ideas to help you survive...

Recruitment: Chemistry, character and trust

7 March 2018

Educating Greater Manchester’s Drew Povey explains to Liam Donnison how chemistry, character and trust plays a part in the recruitment and retention of teachers

CPD workshop: Handling difficult people

24 January 2018

Continuing his regular series, Steve Burnage talks us through CPD ideas that can be adapted for your school. He will offer a template for a 45-minute workshop, with free handouts and slides available on our website. This instalment looks at handling difficult people

Winning on workload

24 January 2018

The themes of workload, stress and pressure continue in education. Julian Stanley urges us to make 2018 the year of effective change to working practices

Leadership & staff retention: A no-blame culture (part 4)

24 January 2018

Our five-part series on the links between leadership approaches and staff retention and recruitment continues. In part four, Matt Bromley considers how a no-blame culture is essential to success and what this looks like in practice

Teaching: What I wish I knew back then...

10 January 2018

With the joy of hindsight from his years at the chalkface and as a school leader, how would Fergal Roche start again as a teacher if he could use the knowledge he has today?

Leadership and staff retention: Organisational structures (part 2)

10 January 2018

Our five-part series on the links between leadership approaches and staff retention and recruitment continues. In part two, Matt Bromley considers the most common organisational structures and how they link to staff satisfaction, motivation and retention

Supply teaching: Going back full-time

10 January 2018

As part of SecEd’s series on supply teaching, school leader Ben Solly offers practical advice for supply teachers thinking about returning to the chalkface as a full-time teacher

Creating a climate for learning: Five steps

3 January 2018

Creating the perfect conditions in your classroom so that students are engaged and learning is not easy. Geoff Barton offers five secrets to an effective climate for learning

Shared teacher planning to reduce workload

3 January 2018

Shared teacher planning could be an effective response to heavy teacher workloads. Dr Andrew K Shenton, Andy Sherlaw and Gareth Ellis report on research at Whitley Bay High School into possible approaches

Leadership and staff retention: Surgeons vs architects (part 1)

3 January 2018

In a new five-part series, Matt Bromley looks at the links between school leadership and the retention and recruitment of school staff. In part one, he considers research into the different types of leadership approach – and the implications of these for school staff

Supply teaching: Difficult placements

3 January 2018

SecEd’s supply teaching series continues. John Dabell looks at some of the common problems and practical challenges encountered by supply teachers and offer some solutions and advice

Effective performance management practices

6 December 2017

Is your school’s performance management helpful or harmful? Maria Cunningham looks at the evidence and explains how to make effective performance management and appraisal systems that contribute to genuine teacher development and improvement

Supply teaching: Your legal duties

6 December 2017

SecEd’s supply teaching series continues. Matt Bromley looks at the legal duties of the supply teacher, not least when it comes to child protection and safeguarding

Case study: Recruitment, retention and CPD

29 November 2017

One of the secrets to the successful recruitment and retention of teaching staff at Neale-Wade Academy is the importance placed on CPD. Jason Wing explains

In-class marking and feedback

22 November 2017

Specialist Leader of Education, Adam Riches, proposes a strategy of in-class marking to drastically reduce workload while improving teacher feedback

Claim Free Subscription