Tag Archives: CPD

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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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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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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