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Leading Teaching & Learning has made me a better teacher. Fact.

I consider myself to be in a very fortunate position, why? because I get to visit lessons every single day. In fact, I feel somewhat selfish and the reason is because every day I learn from my colleagues, I discover something to take away and experiment with that helps me to improve my own teaching. Obviously, leading teaching … Continue reading

School Improvement – it’s much more than just a plan

“School improvement is a process that should involve all stakeholders working together on a shared vision”   In my opinion school improvement is a process that should involve all stakeholders, working together on a shared vision and be driven by diverse strands threading throughout the school, all feeding into this process.  I would argue that … Continue reading

Professional Learning; A fresh approach to CPD

  “If we stand still, we are already going backwards”   A new academic year brings with it a new approach to professional learning. As leader of Teaching, Learning and CPD I always feel slight pressure and a big responsibility at this time of the year, pressure in the sense that, am I offering a model … Continue reading

The Art Of Reflection

re·flec·tive (rĭ-flĕk′tĭv) adj. Characterised by or given to serious thinking or contemplation; thoughtful.   Currently I’m in the process of building our new CPD/Professional Learning model for the new academic year (I’ll be blogging more about that as it nears completion). However, there’s one crucial element that I’ve been pondering for a while, and that’s … Continue reading

#1 In Moving Your Teaching Forward…?

  As the end of this academic year is fast approaching, I personally find this develops into a period of sustained self-reflection as the pressures of examination classes and the associated accountability measures attached to them diminish.  Although I always encourage open and honest reflection for all our teachers, with myself very much included in this, … Continue reading

Teach Meet Devon – The Power of Sharing….

Last week, on Wednesday 1st July, #TMDevon finally arrived. I think it’s fair to say in just one word it was ‘epic’. We all know that teach meets, as a teaching underground revolution, are transforming CPD across the country and I felt Devon needed to be a part of it! For quite a while now … Continue reading

#TMDevon

Why attend #TMDevon? The question really should be; Why not?! In addition to the endless informal networking opportunities, you’ll get the chance to listen to real teachers presenting on innovative approaches to all aspects of education from the latest EdTech in teaching and learning through to Masters/EdD level action research. This will be delivered through a … Continue reading

Sharing is Caring……..

If you engage with educators on twitter, participate in the array of ‘tweetmeets’ such as #SLTchat, #UKedchat, #aussieED, follow leading educational blogs like headguruteacher, TeacherToolkit, Dan Roberts to name but a few, or frequently attend teach meets, then you’ll know that the topic of conversation invariably comes back to sharing of practice; innovative, low-cost approaches to effective … Continue reading

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