The accountability system is creaking and driving too much of the wrong type of work; sorting it is a necessary step in addressing workload. This would still leave much to do. Teachers’ contact ratio is currently too high; we exacerbate the problem by providing poor quality irrelevant CPD.
Most teachers’ appraisal objectives boil down to get some decent results and look to improve your teaching; we’re going to consult on setting these for all teachers, via the policy, as stated below. Now with that done we can focus our time and efforts on helping everyone teach that little bit better. Continue reading
If developing the quality of teaching is a leadership imperative is it possible for us all to teach like a champion with the right professional development? I’ve been reading, which is always a dangerous thing, or more correctly re-reading a number of books and documents in order to develop a new professional development programme. Continue reading