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Pupil Premium: An intervention epidemic?

12 June 2019

Is a lack of diagnosis leading to guess work in a world of solutions looking for problems? Phil Naylor urges schools to ensure that the evidence backs up their interventions

The Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development

14 September 2016

A new DfE Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development has been published. Chair of the independent group of experts who put the document together, David Weston, looks at what it means for schools ...

Leadership: Seven useful questions

6 July 2016

When challenges arise, the most inspirational school leaders use seven powerful questions to promote professional dialogue, encourage staff ownership and ensure clear communication. David Weston ...

CPD: Creating the right culture

27 January 2016

How can schools create a culture to enable their staff to excel? David Weston considers six strategies to achieve great staff motivation and development

CPD: Exceptional whole-school teacher development

18 November 2015

What does exceptional CPD look like and how can school leaders ensure they achieve this for their teachers? David Weston looks at the research and some examples of best practice

CPD and steaks – making chefs, not cooks

16 September 2015

David Weston would love to be better at cooking – so how would one improve one’s skills in the kitchen? And what parallels can be drawn with teachers’ CPD?

An idea for using RAG marking

4 June 2015

Having successfully used a ‘starter for 10’ peer-assessment scheme to boost essay-writing skills, Tim Matthews decided to combine it with the popular RAG marking approach

Is there trust in your school?

21 May 2015

Low trust between teachers and school leaders can lead to toxic cultures in our schools. David Weston discusses possible solutions to this dangerous situation

Seven common CPD problems for schools

26 March 2015

The Teacher Development Trust has audited the CPD plans, procedures and culture in more than 50 schools. David Weston explains the most common problems they found, and offers some solutions

CPD and your subject

5 March 2015

The more we tell teachers about generic best practice in the classroom, the less they will focus on students’ learning, says David Weston. He argues for a subject-centred approach to CPD.

Identifying education’s CPD priorities

5 February 2015

How can we give teachers the freedom to lead and innovate? This was the topic under discussion at a recent education roundtable debate. Keith Wright reports.

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.

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 ...

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