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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…

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…

Learning Cultures Celebrates the launch of our new website
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Learning Cultures Celebrates the launch of our new website

Moving towards new and innovative futures We have just launched our new website. There is a general feeling of spring in the air and a sincere hope that all of us who work in the education profession can start to move towards new and innovative futures. Our new look website reflects our own changing approach…

Coaching for the Pastoral Team- an essential skill for all those with a pastoral role
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Coaching for the Pastoral Team- an essential skill for all those with a pastoral role

Coaching for the Pastoral Team Listen to this newspost as a podcast Coaching and the pastoral process has a symbiosis that should not be ignored. Coaching is about allowing individuals to find solutions, reflect on their own behaviours and have resilience when faced with difficulties. Delivering the pastoral system requires a range of skills that…

Now is the time to build a culture of positivity and reflection
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Now is the time to build a culture of positivity and reflection

Now is the time to build a culture of positivity and reflection Happy new year to all the wonderful school leaders, middle leaders, teachers and support staff who have supported their learners, each other and the wider community through the last few very turbulent months.  Every educator has had to think differently about how they…

Preparing for subject specific ‘deep dive’ conversations and observations
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Preparing for subject specific ‘deep dive’ conversations and observations

Preparing for subject specific The phrase ‘deep dive’ is the latest new terminology to come out of OFSTED’s focus on the curriculum and how it is planned and delivered.  I can’t help it, every time I hear the phrase it conjures up for me an image of an OFSTED inspector, in a rubber swimming hat,…

Skills versus knowledge – Let’s explore the conundrum using a haiku poem

Skills versus knowledge – Let’s explore the conundrum using a haiku poem

Skills versus knowledge? There is a clear form To write haiku poetry That I need to know ——- Two fives and a seven Syllables are key to this Carefully structured ——- To use the form well I must pull the words apart For this I need skills ——–  I need to know words To make…