Welcome to the Teacher Development Trust May Newsletter. In this issue:

NTEN ResearchED York Conference Materials can be found here
Most materials from the superb event can be found from the link above. Many thanks to John Tomsett, Huntington school and ResearchED for such a brilliant day.

David Weston – Lesson Study: The Power of three
David Weston explores how the Japanese Lesson Study approach is gaining popularity in the UK. The technique sees three teachers working collaboratively to tackle specific barriers to learning.

Keven Bartle’s – Making Little Research Big -A Meeting with Kevan Collins
‘We challenged him on a range of issues from teacher workload to closing the different gap between schools and universities (and consequently theory and practice) to the problems with research-uninformed leadership and improvement planning mechanisms.’

David Weston – Are there too many quick wins in teaching these days?
What are the solutions to encourage pupil engagement? David Weston outlines two short and long-term approaches.

Alex Quiqley – Teacher Burnout
From the publication of DfE’s research on teacher workload comes Alex Quigley’s informative blog – with tips! On ‘teacher burnout’

David Weston – 10 things you need to know about the teacher workload
David Weston explores 10 key points of discussion of the DfE’s Teachers’ workload diary survey 2013

Bridget Clay – Responsibility for CPD?
‘Research shows that effective professional development leads to a positive impact, not only on pupil motivation, achievement and attitude to work, but also for the staff involved…’ Bridget Clay explores ‘Who has the responsibility of CPD?’ and the impact of teacher-driven CPD.

Micon Metcalfe’s – No More Grades?
A guest post by Micon Metcalfe outlines the ‘regulatory framework’ of what schools need to do to meet Ofsted’s demands on the quality of teaching during an inspection and to have a fair and consensual approach to assessing teaching quality.

Mary Myatt’s – Beyond lesson observation grades?
Mary Myatt identifies principles such as Lesson Study, student perception surveys, Video lessons and a consistent interest into research as core practices to help schools to ‘create evidence which is robust, fair and does not rely on individual lesson observation grades.’

David Weston – Coherence of Scottish Education
“If there was one word I would use to summarise what I found it would be coherence.”  Summarized points from David Weston’s visit to the General Teaching Council Scotland.

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