John Blanchard looks at how colleagues’ visiting one another’s lessons and observing other activities can inform insights and innovations. He shows that this applies as much to leaders, managers and mentors as it does to teachers. Peer observation is a direct way of promoting job morale and satisfaction, while informing agendas for whole-school development.
Positive teacher experience and engagement is crucial for schools to be able to work together and achieve educational aims. Karen Dempster and Stephanie Hill offer a framework for upgrading your school’s teacher experience.
John Blanchard looks at how in performance management collaboration between teachers, senior leaders and governors can contribute to all involved being better prepared and lead to a more effective and rewarding experience.
At its core education is about people and, in particular, developing their potential. Just as schools embrace the chance to develop young people so too should they make the most of all opportunities to develop the teachers who shape those young people.