Category Archives: Learning Leader

Creating the conditions for CPD to flourish

In schools and colleges there are many real and complex challenges in offering CPD opportunities that both motivate staff to get involved and meet their varied needs and preferences. In my freelance consultancy and training role, here are some of … Continue reading

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The challenges of sustaining joined-up CPD

I am working with Optimus Education to deliver some workshops around creating sustainable, joined-up CPD cycles and here is a link to a blog on this topic, covering some of the common pitfalls and ways around them. Details of the … Continue reading

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Making Supported Experiments happen: How can coaches and managers collaborate to develop and improve T&L?

Many schools and colleges use models such as Supported Experiments to encourage teachers to develop their practice and own their professional learning. I note that the institutions where these initiatives take hold and come to life often have a team … Continue reading

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How can Heads of Faculty/Area in Further Education focus on teaching and learning?

In my FE training and consultancy work, I have met many Heads of Faculty/Area recently and had some interesting conversations about their role and their challenges in focusing on teaching and learning. This role in colleges tends to involve a … Continue reading

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What makes great teaching? – COBIS Annual Conference 2016

12th May 2016 Professor Rob Coe delivered a workshop to school leaders in May at the 35th Annual Conference of the Council for British International Schools. It has long been argued that ‘teacher quality’ is the single most important school … Continue reading

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Supporting and Developing Middle Managers in the FE Sector

An evolving role The middle manager role in the FE sector seems to be expanding and altering in many colleges, as they become more and more connected to the quality improvement work around T&L and performance management of staff. In my … Continue reading

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Time and Timetables: Making Space for Professional Dialogue in Teams

Time is at a premium in colleges at the moment, with the mounting pressures of planning, marking, tracking and reporting eating into all hours of the day. So this means that it is vitally important to take a focused, thoughtful … Continue reading

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