Coaching

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…

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…

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…

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…