This winter, discover new and creative ways to teach your pupils with the Teachers and Leaders Professional Masterclasses.
Sara Bubb and Peter Earley provide a comprehensive guide to the use of mentoring and coaching as a potent vehicle for professional development.
Chris Brown explores the Research Learning Communities model he has pioneered and its potential to be an effective way of fostering and embedding evidence informed practice among teachers.
Graham Handscomb explores different approaches to change and how their features can contribute to school improvement.
Why do so many attempts to bring about change and improvement fail? Graham Handscomb explores how change models can shed new light on the challenge.
Schools are chaotic, complex places! Graham Handscomb explores the implications for leaders and how they can be effective in hosting collaborative approaches to improvement.
Graham Handscomb considers the merits of leaders tapping into improvement trajectories and taking the long view.
How can all those who work in early year settings ensure an inclusive approach where all children thrive, including those with special educational needs? Sonia Blandford and Catherine Knowles provide some practitioner guidance to ensure everyone is well equipped.
What skills do school practitioners need to help ensure the health and well-being of children? Lorna Hughes, Judy Durrant and Gayle Le Moine report on a pilot professional development initiative involving collaborative multi-agency working.
Sarah Seleznyov explores the Lesson Study approach to professional development. She explains how much can be gained from schools engaging with the authentic Japanese model when shaping their own programmes.
Toby Greany reviews a book which provides a coruscating challenge to much government policy but lacks some subtlety in its analysis.
Evidence suggests that professional development is more effective when it is school-led; school-based and classroom focused … but is there a danger of schools becoming insular and stale? Glenys Hart explores the benefits that external experts can add to schools’ professional learning experiences.
Philippa Cordingley reports on a major review of evidence on professional learning and development which poses some fundamental issues about effectiveness, sustainability and coherence.
Lindsay Palmer and Nicky Theobald show how the model of Learning Sets can provide the framework for developing practitioner enquiry within a school.
How can practitioner enquiry make a real difference in your schools? Lindsay Palmer and Nicky Theobald provide guidance drawn from their practice.
Lindsay Palmer and Nicky Theobald explore how the attitudes, understanding and skills of leaders can be transformed to enrich enquiry-led professional development.
Lindsay Palmer and Nicky Theobald share how an enquiry culture was established
within their Teaching School and its Alliance.
How can schools and their staff make a difference for the great number of disenfranchised young people? Sonia Blandford explores a way forward along the Achievement for All journey.