Tag Archives: Subject CPD

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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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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Subject Pedagogy Development Session 2: Vocabulary Matters

During our INSET day today, we had the second of our ‘Subject Pedagogy Development Sessions’. The thinking behind these sessions is to put CPD back into the context of subjects. So each session has an over-arching theme, that is then discussed and … Continue reading

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Subject Pedagogy Development Session 1: Effort Matters

We had an INSET day today, and held the first of our ‘Subject Pedagogy Development Sessions’  The idea behind these sessions is to put our CPD, back into a subject context – so the theme for today was effort.  Following a … Continue reading

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CPD – Now it’s personal…

Last year, I was fortunate enough to work with science teacher Bex Owen – helping her to reflect on and plan her own CPD.  Bex discussed this at 15 minute forum earlier in the year – you can read about … Continue reading

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Subject knowledge matters

Tonight’s 15 Minute Forum was led by science teacher Bex Owen.   Bex started by outlining how, over a year or so ago, she had reflected on her own practice and identified the following issues: I was teaching lots of physics triple … Continue reading

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