Tag Archives: staff development

When I’m 66 by @TeacherToolkit⤴


“The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.” says Eddie. (Proverbs 20, verse 5) Context: As part of our CPD and wellbeing programme, we conduct Exit Interviews to gauge the opinions of staff who are departing our school. I will be on the receiving end of … Continue reading

Peer-to-peer ‘fear or hear’? by @TeacherToolkit⤴


I attended my first ever school TeachMeet last year and during and after the event, the experience posed many, many questions to me as a school CPD leader. “critical peer reviews [academic papers] clearly cross the line between a vigorous critique and an unprofessional attack.” Context: My definition of a ‘school TeachMeet’ is this: A … Continue reading

A culture of lesson observations by @adam_snell⤴


Almost three months have now passed since Ofsted announced the ground-breaking news, that inspectors would no longer be grading individual lessons. Except that it wasn’t that ground-breaking. Apparently this had been their instructions since 2009. Who knew? Yet despite this, it is “still possible for inspectors to record a graded evaluation, where sufficient evidence has … Continue reading