Teacher Training

How Can Schools Make Meetings Productive? – Education Article

Reading Time: 2 minutes What workload issues are driving teachers crazy and how can we fix it? When the Department for Education started to publish their workload findings, I started to take this issue seriously as a school leader. In the report findings and on the summary graphic below, you will notice that meetings featured in 26% of 44,000 respondents. How many hours do you spend in meetings? As a deputy head teacher, I was spending 15 hours per week…

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The Early Career Framework: A Thumbs-Up – Education Article

Reading Time: 4 minutes Why should we welcome the Early Career Framework (ECF)? I write this blog from the viewpoint of an experienced professional mentor working across all iterations of Initial Teacher Training through to Newly Qualified Teachers and beyond. The ECF is the single most important document to be produced in this area over the duration of my career. The advances in evidence-based education and the use of research by teachers (pioneered through Research Schools) with high-quality CPD has further…

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