Noticeboard category : teacher quality

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 […]

Unqualified teachers – what next?

In 2012, Michael Gove permitted schools to hire professionals, such as musicians, scientists and engineers to teach even if the individual didn’t have qualified teacher status (QTS). According to research revealed last week by the shadow Education Secretary, Tristram Hunt, there are now 17,100 unqualified teachers in state-funded schools (a 16% rise in the last […]

We have added and updated features on our Standards Tracker tool

… and we would love to hear your thoughts For those who are not familiar with Educate’s Standards Tracker tool – it is a user-friendly online appraisal system that can monitor teacher improvement against standards, quickly assess school performance and reduce admin associated with performance management at the click of the button. Since launching Standards […]