Category Archives: CPD Events

What to do with the clever ones?

Last Friday we had an INSET day.  Our focus was thinking about how we can push and challenge those students with a high stating point, so that they make even more progress.  Our starting point was to think about something … Continue reading

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Getting that little bit better – supporting teachers with personalised CPD

Since September we (Shaun Allison, Martyn Simmonds & Chris Runeckles) have been working with staff at Durrington, to plan their CPD.   Whilst we put in a place a number of general CPD activities for staff to engage with, such as 15 minute … Continue reading

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Subject Planning and Development Sessions

Before the summer, I wrote about our approach to CPD for 2016-17 at Durrington – you can read about it here.  The idea is simple.  Every two weeks, subject teams will meet and talk about what they are teaching over … Continue reading

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Getting to the heart of teacher led CPD

Over the last few years at Durrington we have developed a range of approaches to CPD – you can get an overview of them here and in my book ‘Perfect Teacher Led CPD’.   As the title of the book suggests, all … Continue reading

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Making every lesson count – how it came about, why it matters and how we do it

Today we hosted the inaugural ‘Making every lesson count conference’ at Durrington.  I started my presentation by outlining three things that were instrumental in the development of the book: A visit to my loft and a look through some of my … Continue reading

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2015-16 Practitioner Research Projects

During our INSET day today, RQTs who have been carrying out a ‘Practitioner Research Project’ this year, presented their findings to the staff.  They have been supported with these small scale projects throughout the year by Andy Tharby and Dr … Continue reading

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Making every lesson count at Wellington

Today, Andy Tharby and I talked about our book ‘Making every lesson count’ at the Wellington festival of education.  As always, it was a fantastic day The book can be bought here and the slides from our presentation follow: If … Continue reading

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