Author: Glynis Frater

Curriculum Conversations: Professional Development for School Improvement
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Curriculum Conversations: Professional Development for School Improvement

Creating the right culture for curriculum conversations to flourish Creating the right culture for curriculum conversations to flourish in order to inspire teams and individuals to work together is a key driver in creating the evidence that the curriculum is aligned with the vision for school improvement. Curriculum conversations should be focused on consistent high-quality…

Innovation in CPD for Teachers and Leaders in Education
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Innovation in CPD for Teachers and Leaders in Education

Innovation in CPD for Teachers and Leaders in Education How does continuing professional development (CPD) make a measurable impact on improvements in teaching and learning in your school or college? In this significant week for educators who have GCSE results in their sights this is a question that needs to be an integral part of…

Professional Development for Teachers and Leaders in Education
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Professional Development for Teachers and Leaders in Education

What is the ambition for continuing professional development for your teachers? Defining professional development for teachers and leaders in education is an essential ingredient in the shaping of the vision for excellence and improvement in any school or college. The emphasis on the three words intent, implementation and impact are as relevant for planning and…

CPD and curriculum cohesion
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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…

OFSTED and Professional Conversations about the Curriculum
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OFSTED and Professional Conversations about the Curriculum

OFSTED and Professional Conversations about the Curriculum Here we are approaching the end of a hectic and difficult year in education. The return to normality for many is still not a reality and Covid and its continued presence casts a shadow of disorientation due to, absenteeism, mental health issues and behavioural problems for many leaders…

Reflect, Rethink, Refresh, Redesign – Creating world class futures
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Reflect, Rethink, Refresh, Redesign – Creating world class futures

Reflect, Rethink, Refresh, Redesign – creating world class futures Below is a quote from Teacherwire.net which is easily matched by evidence from many educational professionals who talk candidly to us here at Learning Cultures about their experiences over the past two and a half years. A survey conducted in 2019 by the charity Education Support…

Planning your INSET? – ask the experts at Learning Cultures
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Planning your INSET? – ask the experts at Learning Cultures

Planning your INSET? – ask the experts at Learning Cultures Choosing the right CPD provider is so important and this is even more crucial as we all look forward to the opportunity to return to some face-to-face training. The essence of good training and development must be to ensure that the experience leads to deep…

Coaching the ECT – Going beyond mentoring in the Classroom
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Coaching the ECT – Going beyond mentoring in the Classroom

Coaching the ECT – Going beyond mentoring The role of Early Career Teacher (ECT) mentor is a hugely important one. Their influence on those training to be teachers and those new to the profession cannot be underestimated. If new teachers have the right support from the very beginning of their journey to becoming fully fledged…

Levelling Up – Widening participation for pupils with SEND
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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…

CPD for Curriculum Quality, Outstanding Pedagogy and Seamless Learning
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CPD for Curriculum Quality, Outstanding Pedagogy and Seamless Learning

CPD for Curriculum Quality, Outstanding Pedagogy and Seamless Learning The future of education is in the hands of educators, new, developing and experienced. Strong leadership and highly knowledgeable teams will enhance learning and take forward exciting and innovative strategies to support high quality education outcomes for all. There are many pressing avenues that all leaders…