How to survive an Ofsted Inspection

Author: Sarah Findlater
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472911083
Format: PDF
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If the phrase NO NOTICE INSPECTION strikes fear into your heart, don't panic! In her new book, Sarah Findlater covers everything you need to know to survive an Ofsted inspection. This book is an invaluable guide for every NQT or new teacher who wants to ensure they are fully prepared for their first Ofsted inspection. The short term and long term strategies in this book will help ensure you will survive the process, get as much out of it as your possibly can and perform in an outstanding manner. The book is split into four phases, making this book relevant whether you want to set up systems well in advance, need quick-fix 'night before' advice or 'on the day' strategies, or help making the most of Ofsted feedback once the inspection is over. Hashtags throughout the book enable you to join the conversation and share best practice with colleagues around the UK and the world! All written from Sarah's first hand experience of supporting teachers through inspections in her school and in her accessible and friendly tone, How to Survive an Ofsted inspection is an invaluable guide for every school teacher preparing for Ofsted.

How to Survive in Teaching

Author: Emma Kell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472941675
Format: PDF
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Drawing on years of research and first-hand experience, How to Survive in Teaching offers support, advice and practical suggestions to help you and your colleagues stay flourishing, positive and most importantly, stay teaching! Recent statistics show that not enough teachers are entering the profession and that too many are leaving. Teaching is facing a genuine crisis. But why is this? In this thought-provoking book, experienced teacher and leader Dr Emma Kell examines workplace stress and anxiety, conflict and 'toxic politics', and the other factors which lead teachers to ultimately decide to walk away. Emma firmly believes there are ways to survive the increasing pressure teachers are under. This book offers a realistic, unflinching and positive perspective on the challenges and rewards of teaching. It includes successful models and strategies where a combination of support and challenge, accountability, and a sense of being valued have encouraged teachers to enter and remain in the profession.

Pimp Your Lesson

Author: Isabella Wallace
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472905156
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From Satisfactory to Outstanding: a hands-on guide to unashamedly pimping lessons for observation.

OFSTED Inspections

Author: Janet Ouston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351385984
Format: PDF, ePub
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The national programme of four-yearly school inspections was introduced in 1993, based on common criteria set out in OFSTED’s Handbook for the Inspection of Schools. Revised guidelines were introduced in February 1996, reflecting the lessons learned, and this book, originally published in 1996 articulates ideas that would have informed these revisions, including short essays by the Secretary of State for Education and Employment and the Education spokesmen of the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties. Registered inspectors, teachers, researchers, parents, school governors, policy analysts and policy makers all offer their experience of the strengths, weaknesses and outcomes of the OFSTED inspection process. The book is a companion to Improvement through Inspection? – Complementary Approaches to School Development by the same Editors, published and now reissued simultaneously.

Perfect ICT Every Lesson

Author: Mark Anderson
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1781351236
Format: PDF, Docs
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Technology is at the heart of learning for all of us and every teacher needs to be using social media, mobile technologies and transformational digital learning opportunities as an integral part of their range of strategies for helping students make the maximum progress. In this book in the 'Perfect' series, Mark Anderson, the ICT Evangelist, takes the technology-relatedelements of all the recent subject reports from Ofsted and using them offers clear and practical strategies that are proven to be successful in classrooms and offers up ideas for how they can be turned into a daily reality for all teachers.

Bloomsbury CPD Library Using Technology in the Classroom

Author: José Picardo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472943376
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Designing a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme can be daunting. Whether you are looking to better your own practice or coach your colleagues, it can be hard to know where to start. But don't worry, the Bloomsbury CPD Library is here to help! Divided into two unique sections, Teach Yourself and Train Others, this book is perfect for individual teachers, middle leaders and those looking to introduce whole-school CPD training programmes. The provision of technology focused CPD is often based on the 'whizz and bang' approach, promoting the use of eye-catching digital tools and equipment in classrooms without due consideration to pedagogical factors and, crucially, the individual school's context. José Picardo's new book will consider how technology is used in schools and provide research-informed strategies to help improve teaching and learning by using technology effectively. It focuses on the need to train staff in the skills required to choose the right technology to have lasting impact and combines not only information about how technology can best work in the classroom, but also what makes great teaching and how technology can complement this. The goal of the book is to help teachers integrate technology seamlessly into daily practice so that technology is used almost reflexively, effectively and without fuss. It also provides guidance on how to integrate this methodology and way of thinking across your school as well as training other teachers to successfully choose and use the best technology for their subject and their students. The book provides ten ready-to-use training plans, equating to a cost of just £2.30 per CPD session!

Fun Learning Activities for Modern Foreign Languages

Author: Jake Hunton
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1845909577
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The whole philosophy behind students learning a Modern Foreign Language is based around the following techniques which aim to provide learning and engagement: Word Recognition & Key Vocabulary, Paragraph-Building. Jake Hunton includes Vocab Fun-Learning Activities (VFLAs) - suggested teaching & learning strategies based on how to engage students in learning vocabulary. They are all in-class strategies that directly impact on students' engagement & their recall & recognition of vocabulary in the modern foreign language. A number of these strategies are based around students having access to the vocabulary in the lesson and encouraged to learn (through recognition and recall) any vocabulary that the teacher chooses. A key issue with these strategies is that students struggle or are disengaged from the outset at having to learn lists of vocabulary. Using these strategies students' learning of vocabulary is made active in the lesson by the teacher.

Bloomsbury CPD Library Senior Leadership

Author: Jon Tait
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472945352
Format: PDF, Docs
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Being an outstanding classroom teacher does not always translate into being an outstanding senior leader – the skill set can be very different. A senior leader's focus must shift from delivering high-quality classroom teaching, towards leading staff rather than children. Experienced Deputy Headteacher, Jon Tait, sets out to help with this transition by teaching aspiring senior leaders how to lead staff and gain vital knowledge and experience in their new role. This easy-to-follow title in the Bloomsbury CPD Library specifically focuses on the next stage in a teacher's career: senior leadership. It includes a full set of helpful, ready-to-use training plans for 20 hours of CPD sessions with your school and senior leadership team. All hand-outs and presentations are provided in the book or available as a free download from the companion website.