Observations of teaching and learning have been an important feature in the majority of schools since they became a key part of the Ofsted inspection process. It is only recently that the validity of the traditional lesson observation is being questioned.
For many, when CPD is mentioned, it means either time out of an organisation attending a course, or sitting in a crowded room at the end of a long day of teaching either listening to a member of the leadership team, a colleague, or maybe even a guest ‘speaker’.
We naturally strive to improve and be the best we possibly can be. For a teacher, it may be to be the best in the classroom or possibly strive to secure a leadership role. Here we look at 5 simple steps to help progress your educational career.
It is a recognised fact that the stronger the leadership, the more successful the school. The leadership team provides direction and steers the school on its improvement journey; navigating the best route, avoiding hazards and obstacles.
Our tips will help you to reduce your workload and concentrate on maximising your appraisal process, improving the quality of teaching and ultimately providing better personal outcomes for pupils and staff.
Governors, as volunteers, usually with busy professional and personal lives of their own, are the unsung heroes of the profession and are asked to commit their valuable time to carry a heavy responsibility in improving educational standards so that children and young people have the chance to realise their full potential.
An effective staff appraisal process in schools, colleges and other education establishments provides ongoing opportunities to recognise your teachers’ and support staff members’ successes and to give them constructive feedback on their performance.
Developing colleagues in schools and colleges has increasingly come to the forefront as a key element of improving education in schools and colleges. However, it’s often mentioned that there isn’t enough time to develop professionally or that it's SLT's responsibility to develop individuals.