Helping Staff Develop in Schools

Author: Sara Bubb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446203387
Format: PDF, ePub
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Great staff make great schools, and by choosing your staff carefully and helping them to develop, you will make a significant impact on the lives of the young people in your care. The school workforce isn't only teachers these days, and good staff development must take into account everybody working in the setting. As a practical guide to developing your staff, this book offers an inspirational and exciting view of the transformative power of highly motivated personnel. It summarizes the most recent research that sets staff development in context, and then provides examples of good practice and successful ideas from a range of schools, colleges and local authorities. The authors address practical considerations, as well as management and leadership implications, to help devise strategies for developing the school workforce in order to become more learning-centred and student focused. Topics covered include: - why staff development matters - leading staff development - being strategic - finding time for staff development - identifying needs and planning for impact - evaluating the impact of staff development With an emphasis on practical and research-based perspectives, this book offers tried and tested strategies for successful and rewarding staff development that, most importantly, can contribute to improving student outcomes. This book is particularly relevant to those responsible for leading and managing staff development in schools, colleges and at local authority level. It is also useful for anyone working towards higher degrees in Education Leadership and Management, Mentoring-Coaching and the new qualifications for leaders of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL). Sara Bubb is involved in many aspects of staff development, leads the national Advanced Skills Teachers (AST) network, and lectures and researches at the Institute of Education, University of London. Peter Earley is Professor of Educational Leadership & Management at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning, Institute of Education, University of London.

Helping Teachers Develop

Author: Sara Bubb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412918992
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this practical guide, the author defines professional development, uses examples from current practice, and discusses supporting and monitoring staff in your school.

Leading Managing Continuing Professional Development

Author: Sara Bubb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849204942
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Praise for the first edition: 'Peter Earley and Sara Bubb bring together, in a very accessible way, theoretical and practical aspects of CPD and suggest how leadership and management can be applied in this vital area of staff development. This book will help co-ordinators and school leaders to develop their most important resource - the people who work with the children' - Richard Stainton, Education Journal 'The most obvious target user for the book is the (not rare) person suddenly hoist with the staff development responsibility petard: but, thoughtfully used, most staffrooms will include several people who could benefit from thinking about its contents and putting some of the ideas into practice' - British Journal Educational Technology 'This book is a welcome and practical guide to the wealth of publications on Continuing Professional Development... [M]akes an excellent contribution to the current and widening debate on the nature of Continuing Professional Development. For School Leadership Teams it is an essential resource and reference for the managing of professional development and learning. It also serves as an excellent practical guide, and CPD coordinators reading this book will find themselves questioning and as a result developing their own practice. The book is written in accessible language using believable case studies to illustrate the wealth of research that has been carried out. The deeply embedded notion among some teachers that professional development consists of the one day course is challenged, and the reader is left in no doubt as to the range of opportunities that exist and need for them to be harnessed in order to ensure school improvement. The book is will surely act as a catalyst for the review and development of CPD in schools' - Stephen Merrill, Edge Hill College of Higher Education, British Journal In-Service Education 'A practical guide to all aspects of professional development which ought to be in the possession of every professional development coordinator in every primary and secondary school in the land - and their colleagues in leadership teams' - Tim Brighouse, TES Friday Magazine This new edition of a best-selling book provides an up to date overview of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), combined with a guide to best practice. Changes include: - expanded sections on the professional development of support staff and the wider school workforce (particularly important in the light of workforce remodelling) and the evaluation of CPD - more on making sure that professional development has an impact, and provides good value for money - the common core of skills and knowledge for the children's workforce, the new standards for qualified teacher status, induction, threshold, excellent teachers and advanced skills teachers as well as those for higher level teaching assistants. Drawing on the latest research, the contents include: - a clear explanation of CPD and latest developments; - practical tips on how to lead and manage CPD for a range of staff in schools - identifying training needs, designing and implementing programmes and evaluating their impact; - detailed guidance on CPD for staff at different stages of their careers. Written in a clear readable style it covers the latest standards and offers examples of current good practice. It is an essential professional reference for all those responsible for leading and managing professional learning in schools (headteachers, deputies, CPD and staff development coordinators) and Local Authorities (LAs). It will also prove invaluable to training providers and universities.

500 Tips for School Improvement

Author: Helen Horne
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780749422301
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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School improvement is one of the major issues facing schools, brought about by government pressure - schools now have to prove that they are effective learning organizations. To achieve this, management competences must evolve at the same time as staff development and training. This text provides useful tips covering all aspects of school management and individual effectiveness.

Staff Development in the Secondary School

Author: Chris Day
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135104124X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Originally published in 1986. Those involved in management in schools are being urged to develop their management skills and many courses are developed for this purpose. At the same time many new issues have arisen which require attention from managers in schools. These include: staff appraisal, curriculum evaluation and action research. This book examines major topics of present concern in the management of secondary schools. It presents much new thinking on these major problems and reports on particular initiatives. The aim is to help improve practice, both by helping trainers focus their courses correctly and by encouraging those involved in school management to approach their work more purposefully. School management is treated from the perspective of the industrial trainer, the Local Education Authority, higher education and the school practitioner.

World Yearbook of Education

Author: Eric Hoyle
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415392969
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Published in 2005, "World Yearbook of Education 1980" is an important contribution to the Major Works Series.

Developing Effective School Management

Author: Jack Dunham
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415104289
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It is increasingly being recognised within the profession that those taking on the management of curricular or pastoral teams need specific training in the skills of management in order to tackle the complex responsibilities of the middle management role. However, this is an area in which there has tended to be a training gap. In this book, Jack Dunham makes a significant contribution towards redressing the balance and helps teachers to identify and develop the knowledge and skills needed to become effective middle managers in primary or secondary schools. He focuses on four main areas: staff management, management skills, professional development and change, and stress management. This book will be invaluable to all those seeking or already acting in the crucial middle management role in schools.

Managing Teacher Workload

Author: Sara Bubb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847877788
Format: PDF, Mobi
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`Aimed primarily at school managers and teachers (but generally relevant to others in the education and training sectors), Managing Teacher Workload is very well written, and very comprehensive. It provides a good mix of hard fact (even to relevant UK recommendations and legislation); references to books and other writings and to websites; activities; and examples and anecdotes. All that makes the book quite easy to work with and to read' - British Journal of Educational Technology 'Helping Teachers Develop is a positive, uplifting, encouraging publication ... It is the sort of publication we need in the profession and it is well worth being part of every head teacher or staff development tutor's collection of really useful books. I have to confess, even before I had finished reading it for review I was using Helping Teachers Develop with my trainee teachers' - Peter Stammers, in the Journal of In-service Education `For anyone interested in or with some responsibility for workload and wellbeing, this book is essential reading. It is concise , clearly written and well written and well laid out to support busy people gaining the information they need' - National School Improvement Network News `This book serves as a valuable resource for new and seasoned teachers to assist in self-reflective practices to help cope with stressors. Teachers willing to engage in these self-reflective exercises will find Managing Teacher Workload: Work-Life Balance and Wellbeing a valuable resource in discovering teaching as a fulfilling and satisfying profession' - Cristy A Jefson, Ph.D., CHES, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA, Journal of In-Service Education '...their strategies are useful, thoroughly researched and written in readable, unfussy language. In short, they have produced something that could go some way towards rousing teachers from the bad dream' - The Times Educational Supplement `This book deserves to be the standard introduction to teachers' abilities to achieve a work-life balance. It reflects the challenges and the changes facing teachers, dealing effectively with both the big picture and the fine details that matter most' - Dr Mary Bousted, General Secretary, Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) Do you feel overworked and wish there were more hours in the day? Do you know how long you spend working and if that time is effectively spent? By showing you what you can do to assess, manage and reduce the time you spend on school work this book will help you achieve a better work-life balance. There's a self-audit toolkit at the heart of the book that allows you to examine how long you are working, what you are spending most time on, whether the quality of your teaching is improving and whether you are working effectively. The book includes: · a clear explanation of workload issues · a copy of the Teacher's Worktime Self-Audit Toolkit so you can see how you're doing · examples of how different teachers and schools have made changes to improve things · practical tips on how to reduce time spent on planning, marking, display and in meetings · advice on time management · guidance on how to make the best use of support staff · ideas for managing organizational change successfully. The book will be an invaluable help to all those who are concerned about the size of their workload and want to do something to reduce it and provides a way forward for negotiating changes with your line manager. Sara Bubb is a lecturer, consultant and Times Educational Supplement columnist. Peter Earley is an expert in educational leadership. Both work at the Institute of Education, University of London.

Understanding the Development of Inclusive Schools

Author: Mel Ainscow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135711771
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The current emphasis on individualised intervention programmes for students with special needs may not only be impractical, but also undesirable. This book compares and contrasts special needs approaches with school effectiveness strategies. The author sets out theories about inclusive schooling that arise out of a detailed scrutiny of practice. The link between theory and practice will be welcomed by many practitioners. With extensive examples from the field to illustrate Ainscow's ideas, this is an eminently accessible text.

Self leadership in social work

Author: Mckitterick, Bill
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447314883
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is a call for confident, skilled and knowledgeable practice in social work. The current managerialist agenda has restricted judgement and the exercise of discretion in the profession, and, more damagingly, has played down the social justice components of social work, as well as the responsibilities for therapeutic and change-orientated interventions. This book explores how, through strong self-leadership, social workers can both explain and demonstrate how social work can achieve positive change. Offering a fresh and innovative view on leadership for social workers, managers of social services and social work students at all levels, the book identifies tactics and strategies to provide leadership both within a team and in senior positions.