Staff are supported to engage with external experts

Schools often make an initial investment of time and money into external input (for both teaching and non-teaching staff) and then begrudge the lack of impact when staff aren’t supported to maximise the impact of this input. Here are some things to consider:

  • Providing time for staff to implement their new knowledge.
  • Provide support for staff to evaluate the impact.
  • Seek out external providers who engage over time and collaborate with staff.
  • Ensure that any new knowledge is not just shared with other staff, but also transferred effectively, e.g. through joint practice development, lesson study etc.