Tag Archives: CPD

100 things 1% better

On Friday at our DMAT Leadership Conference, Humphrey Walters talked to us about his experience of working with winning teams – you can read more about it here.  One of the points he made is that winning teams don’t make … Continue reading

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Mastering Metacognition

At Durrington, teachers in their first five years of teaching are offered the opportunity to study a part-funded masters in education through the University of Brighton, led by Dr Brian Marsh.  Our Head of Geography Ben Crockett, has just successfully … Continue reading

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Learning from our most successful teams

Today’s INSET day had a very clear focus – ‘Getting better at getting better’.  The quotes above were shared, because they summarise what it means to be a teacher at Durrington: Regardless of our experience, we are all committed to … Continue reading

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Improving our subject knowledge

In the Sutton Trust research review (2014) ‘What makes great teaching?’ (extract above) the subject content knowledge of a teacher is at the top of the six components of great teaching. ‘Teachers cannot help children learn things they themselves do … Continue reading

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Growing a culture of great teaching

These are the slides that Andy Tharby and I talked through at the Wellington Festival of Education on Friday. Andy talked about how we used the wisdom of great teachers we had worked with over the years, alongside evidence from … Continue reading

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Five reasons I like this Post-It

My job requires me to spend a considerable amount of time in the classrooms of my colleagues.  Last week I saw this Post-It note stuck to the computer screen of one my colleagues.  This made me feel happy for a … Continue reading

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Now that’s what I call CPD

Today was the first day back after the spring break and we had one of our fortnightly ‘Subject Planning & Development Sessions’.  I have blogged about these before here.  The purpose of them is simple – for subject teams to … Continue reading

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