The CPD Co ordinator s Toolkit

Author: Sue Kelly
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847878873
Format: PDF
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A great practical guide for CPD leadership in schools! Includes CD-Rom! `This toolkit will be a boon to those starting out in the CPD role and offers useful resources to those more experienced practitioners looking for ideas' - Professional Development Today `'Sue Kelly rightly perceives that although theories of CPD are important, the co-ordinator's job is very much about practicalities. She succeeds very well in showing how it can be done - starting from self evaluation, moving into ways of presenting its importance and then on to ways of planning and organising staff development. Her chapter on evaluating the impact of CPD is particularly good' - Gerald Haigh, Times Educational Supplement Magazine `Sue Kelly writes from the perspective of an assistant headteacher with responsibility for CPD. You can be sure that this is a resource that has grown from experience, expertise and values that have been tested...Investing in Sue Kelly's book and the CD that accompanies it could turn out to have been a best buy'- CPD Update `Written in an engaging and user-friendly style, this is an invaluable guide for staff development coordinators, both novice and experienced, as they endeavour to lead and manage CPD. It is refreshing to read a school practitioner writing about her own school's practice with such commitment and passion' - Professor Peter Earley, London Centre for Leadership in Learning, Institute of Education, University of London This step-by-step guide is ideal for newly appointed CPD Co-ordinators, and is also a time-saving resource for anyone with responsibility for CPD. It clearly explains the requirements of the CPD Co-ordinator role and includes a CD-rom packed with useful resources to help implement effective practice, such as: - a self-evaluation tool, to identify areas needing action - a ready-made PowerPoint presentation to communicate your role & approaches - a staff development planner, to support a strategic approach to CPD planning It advises on how to assess your school's development needs, engage all staff, get middle leaders and the Senior Leadership Group on board and boost morale. There is clear guidance on how to observe colleagues for development, and how to conduct an exemplary NQT induction programme. Its highly practical approach makes this book a must-read for all CPD Co-ordinators in primary, secondary and special schools. It will also enhance approaches to CPD in colleges and other educational institutions, and provide food for thought for everyone charged with the responsibility of developing staff. Sue Kelly is Assistant Headteacher of Millais School in Horsham. See Sue talking about her work on the TDA website: TDA Website

Helping Staff Develop in Schools

Author: Sara Bubb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446242951
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Leading Managing Continuing Professional Development

Author: Sara Bubb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849204942
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Developing Emotionally Literate Staff

Author: Elizabeth Morris
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847878202
Format: PDF, Docs
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`my feeling is that this is what some struggling institutions need' - TES Extra for Special Needs Do you want to know how to put emotional literacy into practice in your school? Emotionally literate schools show better learning outcomes for children, improved attendance, reduced behavioural challenges, good relationships, improved recruitment and retention and have a well-motivated, effective and less stressed workforce. In this practical book, Elizabeth Morris and Julie Casey provide everything you need to begin to create an emotionally literate ethos within your school, and give you tools to develop emotionally literate staff and practices in your school over the course of a year. It is packed with practical tools to help: - you assess and measure the current `emotional temperature' of your setting, and evaluate progress - all staff in your setting develop the knowledge, confidence and key skills necessary for supporting children's social, emotional and behavioural development. It contains a range of flexible training modules for you to create a programme of CPD through staff meetings and INSET that exactly meet your school's needs. School management teams, PHSE co-ordinators, SENCOs, class teachers, LEA behaviour service managers and consultants, and educational psychologists looking for practical ways to make schools more emotionally literate will find all the guidance they need in this book.

Developing a Self Evaluating School

Author: Paul Ainsworth
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1855395363
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Practical guide to self-evaluation in schools enabling senior and middle leaders and teachers to immediately begin to develop the processes, tools and techniques of self-evaluation. >

A Toolkit for the Effective Teaching Assistant

Author: Maureen Parker
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446241130
Format: PDF, ePub
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'This new edition helps the reader better understand their role in the school and classroom, in the complex and constantly changing world of education. It provides excellent support for helping the reader develop greater effectiveness in their classroom practice, both through exploring the theory that underpins the topics covered and by providing practical support and advice' - Gianna Knowles, Co-ordinator for the Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support and Primary Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Chichester If you're studying for a Foundation Degree or seeking Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status, this is the book you need on your shelf. Containing guidance for students and Teaching Assistants (TAs) on working with colleagues, supporting pupils and supporting learning, this fully revised edition has been expanded to include five new chapters on: - distributed Leadership for the TA/HLTA; - behaviour management; - inclusion (linking with the Every Child Matters agenda); - supporting emotional health and well-being; - supporting curriculum subjects. In addition to these new chapters, the book will help you to understand and participate in change, enhance the role of the TA, and use ICT to support learning. Packed with practical activities, case studies and links to the new HLTA standards, this essential text will develop your professional capabilities and help you put theory into practice.

Practice based Learning

Author: Alison Fox
Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd
ISBN: 9781903765821
Format: PDF
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The editors and contributors provide theoretical and practical tools to enable teachers to develop their classroom practice within the current context of Scottish education - where improving teaching and learning is no longer simply construed as an individual endeavour. The focus is on the development of evidence-informed practice through the use of reflexive and enquiry based approaches to improving the learning of pupils in schools. The book draws on the work of teachers both in their own classrooms and also as members of collaborative professional enquiry groups. The book is intended for teachers, those studying to become Chartered Teachers, CPD providers, and academics interested in professional development.

Managing Teacher Workload

Author: Sara Bubb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847877788
Format: PDF
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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.