Teaching staff

Teaching assistants: Providing outstanding classroom support

18 November 2015

The impact that teaching assistants can have in the classroom is widely acknowledged – but effective deployment and professional collaboration with the teacher is key. Co-author of a new book on outstanding classroom support, Jill Morgan, offers some advice


Secrets to science CPD success

11 November 2015

Effective CPD is vital to the effectiveness of all teachers. With an eye on the STEM subjects, Yvonne Baker from the National Science Learning Network offers five steps to successful whole-school CPD strategies



Dealing with issues of staff conduct

14 October 2015

There are times as a manager or school leader when the behaviour of a colleague needs to be addressed. Sonia Gill offers some advice on approaching these sensitive conversations professionally


Difficult conversations with parents

7 October 2015

Sonia Gill outlines two common difficult conversations with parents and three common mistakes that can hinder teachers when trying to resolve sensitive issues


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




The risks of social networking

2 September 2015

Social media has brought a new way of communicating into our schools. It has also brought a risk of us sharing too much. Suzanne O'Connell seeks expert advice for school leaders


Appraisals and mid-year staff reviews

23 April 2015

Mid-year reviews are often seen as a ‘tick-box’ exercise. Former school leader Denise Inwood advises on how to ensure that they effectively inform CPD and staff development.


At the chalkface: Photo oops!

26 March 2015

Crash lives in a big estate. His father builds houses, which he’ll never afford. His mother’s an NHS nurse, soon to be sacked. His hobbies are being terrifically angry, kick-boxing, steam trains, and fishing in the toxic waters of the Grand Union Canal –



First World War Centenary: Lest we forget

6 November 2014

The First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme is helping students to develop a deeper understanding of the Great War. As Remembrance Day approaches, Emma Lee-Potter accompanied students on a recent trip.




Ideas for the flipped classroom

12 June 2014

Rather than being radical and new, flipped learning is simply about good preparation. Gerald Haigh speaks to teachers about how they are using this approach in their classrooms.


Flipped learning and ebooks at Shireland

22 May 2014

Shireland Collegiate Academy is well-known for having embraced flipped learning across the school. Alan Hodgin considers how the use of ebooks has supported this approach.


The dos and don'ts of flipping your classroom

23 January 2014

The flipped learning approach is becoming increasingly popular with teachers. Penny Humm has embraced the concept in her classroom and discusses some dos and don’ts to help get you started.


SecEd Guide To: Learning Management Systems

16 January 2014

SecEd's latest Guide To looks at how a Learning Management System (LMS) can improve the quality of teaching and learning and includes advice on Flipped Learning, CPD and a checklist of things to look out for when purchasing an LMS.



Supporting supply teachers effectively

3 October 2013

When a supply teacher has to cover one of your classes, what can you do to make their life easier and ensure the least possible disruption to your students’ learning. Jo West advises.


Ideas for podcasting in schools

26 September 2013

Making and using podcasts is relatively easy but can have a great impact on many areas of school life and student learning. Angela Youngman takes a look at what’s possible.


Top tips for tutor time

4 July 2013

One area of schooling in which teachers often feel massively under-prepared is how to successfully lead your tutor group. Helen Peter has just released a book on the subject and offers some practical tips to help get new tutors started in September.



NQT special: Avoiding false accusations

27 June 2013

Sadly, new teachers must be aware of the dangers of pupils who make false accusations. Dorothy Lepkowska looks at some recent cases and offers advice on how to avoid being falsely accused.

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