Alison Halford  introduces her diary of a training manager with thoughts on twilight sessions

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Caroline Roberts reviews the current situation regarding promotion of support staff and looks at how schools and LAs are facing the cuts in training budgets

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As RE teachers battle to make sure their subject is not marginalised, Elizabeth Holmes highlights a variety of events and resources to promote their professional development

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Neil Short considers the recent history of deputy headship as a prelude to discussing the present and future with contemporary deputies

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Taking a non-directive approach to professional development can help struggling teachers improve their practice, writes Carrie Saint Freedman

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The second in our series of CPD notes encourages teachers to reflect on how different teaching styles motivate G&T pupils and meet their learning needs

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With schools facing ever-increasing constraints on their finances, getting the most from your CPD budget is more important than ever. Caroline Bentley-Davies offers some useful advice

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To be successful in advancing teaching and learning, staff development should follow a cycle, argues Sara Bubb as she looks at different levels of CPD activity and effective ways to develop these

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With the internet now a central part of most pupils’ lives – at school and at home, guarding against online dangers and those who seek to exploit young people’s vulnerability is a must. Paul Ainsworth gives a step-by step guide to training for e-safety

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In contrast with CPD that is imposed on teachers with little regard to their practical needs, Alison Barnes outlines a collaborative approach that enables G&T coordinators to formulate, implement and evaluate creative solutions to their colleagues’ training requirements

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The Future Leaders programme aims to address educational disadvantage by offering accelerated leadership training to teachers in urban schools, explains Sir Iain Hall

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It is vital that staff receive the training they need to teach SEAL effectively. Julie Casey describes how she helped schools in one LA to develop a SEAL CPD programme

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Effective questioning helps secure pupil progress. Jo Smith outlines a session designed to develop teachers’ skill in this area

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Early Years Update looks at practical ways of developing strong relationships with parents and families

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Ofsted has to give just two days’ notice before inspection, so it’s a good idea to have a training session in reserve for when your school gets the call. Paul Ainsworth outlines just such a session

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Early Years Update provides a structure to help early years practitioners draw up their own policy documents to guide the organisation and management of their setting

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Low-level disruption can greatly impede students’ progress. Josephine Smith outlines a CPD session to help teachers in your school improve their behaviour management

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In his first major speech as education secretary, Michael Gove spoke of his plans to make changes to training for teachers and school leaders. This week we explore exactly what those changes may entail and the shape of school leadership and professional learning to come

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Relatively little is known about the coalition’s precise plans for education at this stage. What we do know, however, are the grand narrative themes: for example, the intention to give schools greater freedom over teaching. Such regime shifts demand our close attention, so this CPD Update imagines what the impact of this may be on professional learning in schools

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Whatever happens to education policy over the coming months, there’s a feature of schools which will always need to prevail: creativity. The message needs to be clear – without creativity, education is lifeless. This issue we look at ways of ensuring that creativity remains a priority for professional learning in your school

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The excitement of the election campaign may be over, but the future path for education hasn’t yet been revealed. So at this stage of uncertainty, what message do we want to give politicians on professional learning in our schools?

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The best way to protect and improve pupil wellbeing at your school is to create support systems to promote staff well-being, says Tina Rae. Having emotionally literate teachers is vital when working with students at risk of developing emotional problems

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Linda Thornton and Pat Brunton discuss the best way to develop an early years team, as a collective unit as well as individual roles. They discuss Bruce Tuckman’s stages of forming, storming, norming and performing, and advise how to gather feedback regarding team members’ development

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Most schools are aware of their duty to provide child protection training, but did you know that you are required to ensure that all members of staff are inducted effectively in child protection at the time when they first join the school? Suzanne O’Connell gives detailed advice on how to structure this training

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What do the four main parties (Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Green) have to say about education?

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A new report from Ofsted appears to confirm what many teachers will already be well aware of: professional development which is owned by teachers is important for performance at work. But what else do we need to be aware of?

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Conversations about leaders, leading and leadership are always worth having, if they help to refocus minds on the skills and talents we need to have in influential positions in our schools and other institutions. As the new term begins, we take a thoughtful look at what makes a leader and what that tells us about professional learning

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This issue takes a deeper look at the role of the educational visits coordinator, answering some of the queries raised by readers about charging, staffing and organisation procedures

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All SENCOs must take the lead in their colleague’s professional development in relation to special needs – in this issue we focus on evaluating how well you manage this, and offer a helpsheet to assist in managing the CPD of teaching/support assistants

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Evaluating the impact of professional learning is a significant dimension to CPD coordination, yet it is often overlooked. This week we offer some practical strategies for attempting impact evaluation to help you focus your resources more effectively.

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This is the first issue of a new series of e-bulletins on child protection. They are designed to be practical and accessible and to help you in your role of designated person for child protection within school

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What can we learn from this personalised learning which might usefully be applied to professional learning in schools? This issue we identify precisely what can be transferred from personalised learning to enhance CPD in your school

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CPD Week explores ways of ensuring that support staff are included in approaches to CPD so that no-one has the notion that they are on the bottom of the professional learning heap.

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All early years practitioners have a role to play in quality improvement by developing their personal and professional skills as reflective practitioners. Linda Thornton and Pat Brunton discuss what you can do

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This issue is about acknowledging that learning can take place at any time (ie not just when the learner is on a formal course), and gives tips on encouraging staff to develop a mindset that allows learning to take place on a daily basis

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Offers info on the legal requirements for CPD for SENCOs and advice on using CPD to improve SEN provision practised by other members of staff

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This edition of CPD Week is about planning professional learning in order to navigate future challenges, with a particular focus on creativity

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With the roll-out of national training for new SENCOs under way, SENCO Week updates you on its learning outcomes

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This issue is about encouraging staff to review what they have learned during the Autumn term, in order to help embed this learning in their practice

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This issue we explore some of the time management methods that might usefully support school staff in freeing up space for professional and personal learning

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Sustainable CPD was the theme of last week’s fifth annual CPD Update national one-day conference in London. This issueI take a whistle-stop tour of the themes and topics that were the burning issues of the day

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Elizabeth Holmes explores ideas for putting community cohesion at the heart of all the professional learning that your school undertakes

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This issue of CPD Week explores some of the possibilities open to school staff for keeping professional learning journals

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This CPD Week explores ways of viewing induction of NQTs more as a foundation for future professional and personal development than a hoop to be cleared

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Ofsted inspection has a brave new look for this season: quietly understated, with subtleties in shade and tone which are well worth examining closer

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Elizabeth Holmes speaks to Catherine Fitt, the National College’s strategic director for children’s services, to find out what their remit changes will mean for CPD in schools

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Elizabeth Holmes discusses the health and happiness of members of school staff, and why they are essential to a successful CPD programme

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Take the opportunity of the new term to examine your role as CPD coordinator, including what your key professional development focus should be and how to enrich the role as a whole

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CPD Week speaks to the GTCE about the new code of conduct and practice for teachers

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Author: Ann Raymond

The Child Protection and Safeguarding Handbook for Schools fully outlines and explains child safeguarding policy and child protection policy, to aid you in implementing effective and thorough safeguarding of pupils and students in your school

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