Performance Management supports professional learning

Performance management should relate closely to the professional learning that staff are engaged in. Performance management should follow the principals of effective professional learning; it should be pupil focussed, challenging, evidence-informed and evaluated....

Engaging in collaborative enquiry

We provide workshops, tools and resources with great detail about how to engage in Lesson Study. Lesson Study is one of a number of forms of collaborative enquiry and you will find more information there. The key principles of collaborative enquiry are below. You will...

Finding Time for Professional Learning

Time and money are exceptionally valuable in schools. Ultimately there is no easy way to find time for professional learning. The research is clear that effective CPD is very powerful; therefore CPD will have to be prioritised over some other things to ensure enough...

Staff welcome peer observation

Peer observation is often well established in schools, but often the culture is not truly developmental. If colleagues do not welcome peer observation, it means that they don’t see it as a valuable process; they often don’t feel free to innovate and take...

Leaders Model CPD

Why is it important for leaders to model CPD? It is important that professional development is prioritised and valued within school. Effective CPD has a powerful impact on pupil outcomes, it can help teachers thrive, and it can bring about school improvement. It is...