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Why doesn't professional development improve?

During the four decades that I have been involved in the field of professional development my aspiration was that every teacher and principal in every school would learn every day from their colleagues, students, and supervisors. 534 more words

Dennis Sparks

The next five years: 10 challenges for school leaders

Robert Hill.

A new government with fresh enthusiasm for pushing its policies further is not the only challenge that school leaders face over the next five years. 1,247 more words

Education Policy

Increasing student engagement, aspiration and achievement in STEM education

The 2nd Annual STEM Education Conference will be taking place on the 27-28 July, and to mark the important themes of this conference, we spoke to Education Director of Schools Connect, Michelle Hamilton about the latest programs that will encourage kids to move into STEM education. 584 more words

Education & Skilling

#edcampldr NC - Connecting and Learning to Improve Leading

July 10, 2015 promises to be a historic day of learning and connecting for North Carolina educators!

Friday July 10th, we are hosting the first ever… 437 more words


School Leadership - Career Progression or Career Termination?

This was my speech to NAHT National Conference 2015, Liverpool, 2nd May 2015.

  • A message to the headteacher considering taking on the headship of a school in challenging circumstances…
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Reflections on Creating Outstanding Classrooms

‘Creating Outstanding Classrooms’ (Knight and Benson) is a book that seeks to provide a specific approach to towards embedding a sustainable model of teaching and learning that puts the learner at the heart of the system. 1,432 more words

Moving Curriculam Forward

Beyond Teacher Appreciation Week: Three Priorities for Principals

May 4, 2015

I saw a kid skateboarding to school today with a bouquet of orange and red daisies in one hand. He was smiling – holding on carefully as he plodded along – no doubt anticipating the moment he would pass the flowers on to his teacher with a card and a “thank you.” He would make his parents proud, I’m sure. 498 more words