What makes a school outstanding?

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 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…
Rethinking appraisal

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…
Coaching in education

Coaching and Raising Attainment

Coaching and Raising Attainment in the classroom Coaching builds strong leaders, steadfast teams, reflective teachers who want to continually learn and develop and pupils who are resilient and strong in the face of many challenges, false starts and adversity. If we start to look forward and believe in ourselves as a profession, we will make…

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

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…

CPD and curriculum cohesion

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and curriculum cohesion – weaving consensus, continuity and cohesion Why is CPD high on the agenda now? No one could deny that the last two and a half years have been extraordinary. The learning curve has been phenomenal, the uncertainty difficult to manage and the resilience of all those who work…
Create breadth and balance for all pupils with SEND

Levelling Up – Widening participation for pupils with SEND

Levelling Up – Widening participation for pupils with SEND Levelling Up Learning – widening participation for pupils with SEND – a training course from Learning Cultures The recent SEND Green paper published by the Department of Education brings into sharp focus the need to look more closely at how schools across the country ensure pupils…