School Improvement is Everybody’s Business
Judy Durrant sees research as being essential to school improvement. She gives guidance on how inclusive enquiry, leadership and learning can maximise community engagement and build improvement capacity. This is practically demonstrated through a detailed case study.
Ensure professional learning leads to school improvement
Vivienne Porritt, Margaret Mulholland and Rebekah Iiyambo show how one primary school made sure professional development brought about school improvement.
Professional development – some thoughts on what works
Krishan Sood gives a personal reflection on the professional development scene and the challenges to be faced.
How to make innovative and strategic connections
Karen Spence-Thomas describes the innovative work of three schools to forge links between professional development, performance management and pupil outcomes.
Effective Practices in Continuing Professional Development
In this article, based on the case studies of the Effective Practices in Continuing Professional Development project, Vivienne Porritt and Peter Earley reflect on the nature of effective CPD with particular reference to impact evaluation.
Pam Meecham gives a response to the previous article: “Creative Professional Development” and argues for a more searching debate about the educational role of museums.
Professional learning through innovative approaches
Carol Taylor, Donna Barratt and Marlene Clark discover how their programme of professional learning and development brought about gains fro teachers and pupils in a North London Primary school. The key learning points they draw from their experiences will be valuable for all schools.
Pushing the boundaries
Graham Handscomb examines the Government White Paper, “The Importance of Teaching” and reflects on whether there is sufficient commitment to continuing professional development and innovation.
Museums and archives supporting teaching and learning
Kirsten Gibbs and Jan Kof-Tsekpo are keen to promote the educational role of museums and archives. They describe the learning activities and partnerships with schools being developed by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.
How to lead and support innovative professional development
What is innovative professional development and how can it be promoted? Vivienne Porritt sets the scene and shows that innovation lies as much in how we think about and approach professional development as in the opportunities experienced.