Noticeboard category : teacher quality

Middle Leaders provide secret to school performance

The work of middle leaders in schools has become increasingly important to school performance in recent decades, with education sector experts and researchers alike highlighting the benefits of an effective middle leadership team. Whilst strong overall performance management remains fundamental to staff improvement and motivation – with one study finding that management quality accounts for […]

Changing lesson observations in FE

You may have seen the Guardian article yesterday by Dr Matt O’Leary “We must take a bold step to change the use of lesson observations in FE”. The article outlines the challenges of the “snapshot” approach to graded lesson observations. The majority of FE teachers believe that single lesson observations are poor at assessing staff […]

Last chance to book: Dealing with Underperforming Teachers, TLR Holders and Senior Leaders Under the New Ofsted Framework – What Heads and Governors Need to Do

We are running a major London course for Head Teachers, Senior Leaders and Governors. Monday 27th April 2015 – London – Complimentary breakfast and lunch Download the April Underperforming Staff Course Programme here Governors need to:  Set clear expectations of the level of performance they expect for each pay point Consider regular half-termly anonymised reports on the […]