Quality of teaching is at the core of school improvement. Dave Weston discusses how schools can get it right and what Ofsted are looking for

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

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

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

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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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Elizabeth Holmes discusses the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL), including why it was developed, differences to the current masters-level course and its benefits for teachers and schools

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What can schools learn from the Baby P case? Jenni Whitehead examines the report on Haringey children’s services and gives advice on how to prepare for unannounced inspections

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Elizabeth Holmes discusses the best way to reflect on your year at school and how to turn your experiences into positive changes in the future

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CPD Week offers ideas for making sure that community cohesion is understood and prioritised equally by all your members of school staff

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Elizabeth Holmes continues her focus on CPD aspects of student voice, in CPD Week

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Student voice is the subject of this CPD Week, as Elizabeth Holmes discusses the CPD preparation necessary behind making student voice work as a process

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Elizabeth Holmes examines ways in which the Children’s Workforce Network publication Visions and Principles for Induction can support induction in schools

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As we begin the final term of the school year, Elizabeth Holmes offers eight top tips to help CPD coordinators refresh their policy and give the professional learning at their school a boost

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Increase teacher motivation at your school by organising a CPD trip. Here, several participants recount one particularly worthwhile CPD visit, with one participant describing it as ‘the most effective training I have had in over 20 years of teaching’

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What should the next step for your CPD policy be? Now that the central role of CPD is recognised in schools, Philippa Cordingley looks at how professional learning can progress even more in the future

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Create a culture of CPD at your school using an approach based on CPD for all staff. Julia Upton gives advice on whole-school reviews, micro-skills — including tips on how to be an effective teacher — training for support staff and the development of networks

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How can your school become more open when it comes to CPD and professional learning, in terms of the access and sharing of ideas? CPD Week here includes five top tips on sharing CPD

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What are your colleagues’ priorities for CPD in terms of SEN and inclusion? Linda Evans discusses how SENCOs can help them in this area

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The Teacher Learning Academy (TLA), led by the GTCE, is achieving great things in the world of continuing professional development (CPD), according to a recent independent report commissioned by nfer. CPD Week talks to the GTCE’s Sara Morgan, Head of Professional Learning, about the report’s findings

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The targeting of misconceptions is seen as a critical skill in the teaching of science, but how can these pupil misconceptions be effectively targeted? Hazel Bennett offers some essential advice to teachers of science

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The importance of teaching spelling, and its affect on literacy, was highlighted in recent interim reports from the Primary Review; so what should schools be doing to teach the core skill of spelling? Debbie Hepplewhite looks at current thinking, requirements and problems

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In this issue of CPD Week, Elizabeth Holmes examines the role of evaluation of professional development in supporting other activities and ways of maximising its use

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‘Doing’ learning is only one stage of the process. In order to know how useful it might be for us, we need to evaluate it. This ebulletin explores how to start thinking about the evaluation of professional learning

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Following on from her initial look at how to create an ideal learning culture at your school, Elizabeth Holmes looks deeper at how to follow it through and align a sustainable learning culture with your school’s other priorities

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What CPD needs will a teacher have throughout the six distinct stages of their career? This article offers research summaries on the subject

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A supportive learning culture among staff, mutual respect and motivational development for everyone! That needn’t be just a ‘blue sky’ dream. In the first of a CPD Week series, Elizabeth Holmes explains how to start creating a sustainable learning culture in your school

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What is the most effective form of CPD? What effect will workforce remodelling and the new Master’s have? Nansi Ellis of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers gives her views

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Linking performance management to professional development (CPD) can immediately improve specific areas of learning across the school, Carol Taylor advises CPD leaders

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A network of CPD leaders visited schools in the US to explore good practice in leadership of professional development. Barbara Dutton, coordinator of the network in Warrington, reports on what the group learned, and describes how they’ve been putting it into action

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Motivation helps educational staff to develop both personally and professionally, and should be a focus for all CPD leaders. But what does it mean to foster school-wide motivation?

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We are in a season of culture change and transformation for CPD, according to speakers at the 4th annual CPD Update conference for professional development leaders

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This resource offers a number of theoretical case studies where child protection could be a concern, intended for staff discussion. It then follows each scenario with suggested points for consideration

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Good behaviour in early years is something that practitioners can and should promote, says Juliet Neill-Hall, who offers some strategies on ‘how to’

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Flexibility in postgraduate professional development is allowing increasing numbers of teachers to take a masters in teaching and learning, raising the status of the profession as a whole. This CPD Week looks at some of the current themes in M level study and ways in which schools can encourage staff to find out more

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Does spending time and money on teacher training and professional development actually make a difference? Sara Bubb looks at the arguments for fresh and creative professional development for teachers, and getting value for money

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This CPD Week looks at strategies for getting staff started on professional development portfolios, and explores the various formats they can take 

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