Supporting School Improvement through Lesson Study

Di spoke on developing great teaching through Lesson Study at Oxford University Press’ Developing Great Teaching Conference in London on 23rd June, hosted in collaboration with the Teacher Development Trust, NAHT and NAHT Edge. Here she follows up her seminar. You’ll find a selection of resources and videos from the day on our website. ‘A systematic and integrated approach to staff development, that focuses on the professional learning of […]

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INSET Days: Keeping them relevant

Earlier this year, the Teacher Development Trust called for a move away from models of one-off, one-day continuing professional development and learning (CPDL) for teachers, to more effective longer-term programmes of support and engagement. This raises questions about the role of ‘In Service Education Training’ (INSET) days. How do school leaders protect these days, building them into CPDL […]

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Working together to help assessment work for pupils and parents

Many of the Government’s statements about assessment under the National Curriculum 2014 have stressed that, with the exception of the national, statutory arrangements (e.g. tests and teacher assessment at the end of Key Stages 1 and 2 and the Phonics Screening Check) each school should determine its own assessment policy and practice. Here’s a typical […]

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