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What makes a school outstanding?
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What makes a school outstanding?

What makes a school outstanding? OFSTED and their evidence that many schools have lost their outstanding status A recent report from OFSTED. Hundreds of Formally Outstanding Schools Reinspected tells us that a staggering 80% of schools that were deemed to be outstanding a decade or so ago and are no longer so as they fall…

Senior Leadership Coaching Training Programme

Senior Leadership Coaching Training Programme

Senior leadership coaching training programme for teams of school and college leaders This programme is for teams of senior, middle or subject leaders who will learn how coaching is an essential leadership skill that unlocks the potential of others and cascades the highest quality learning and teaching A powerful programme of learning, practice, reflection and…

Expert Subject and Curriculum Leadership

Expert Subject and Curriculum Leadership

Expert subject and curriculum leadership – delivering the vision for high quality learning and teaching The curriculum as a fulcrum for excellence in teaching and learning by Glynis Frater – Director of Curriculum and Coaching at Learning Cultures I have just finished writing a nine-chapter book that focuses on the threads and frameworks that are…

Rethinking Appraisal in Education for 100% Positive Change
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Rethinking Appraisal in Education for 100% Positive Change

Rethinking Appraisal in Education for 100% Positive Change Rethinking appraisal is one of the most positive leadership decisions you can make. Creating the right approach where appraisal is more than just performance management is the key. The appraisal cycle should be absolutely built on defining a culture where each member of staff knows their strengths…

CPD for educators: a driver for quality
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CPD for educators: a driver for quality

CPD is the driver for educational quality CPD should never be seen as an option for all those who have a role to play in educating the next generation wherever along the spectrum they work. In every other profession CPD is a pre-requisite of retaining a professional qualification. Teachers are the ones who educate all…

Coaching – A Catalyst for School Improvement
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Coaching – A Catalyst for School Improvement

Coaching – A Catalyst for School Improvement Coaching and goal setting The first principle of coaching is the setting of clearly defined and achievable goals that become the essential component of the professional conversations that take place between a coach and coachee. The principle of goal setting is essential for those with a leadership role…

Curriculum Conversations: Defining the quality of education
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Curriculum Conversations: Defining the quality of education

Curriculum Conversations: Defining the Quality of Education The quality of education in the September 2022 OFSTED Inspection Handbook for Schools lists what inspectors will want to look at when they visit schools this term and beyond. There is a comprehensive list, (Quality of Education Paragraph 214) that explains the focus for inspectors. It is useful…