Imagine the Department for Education offered you £100, 000 to do either:
a) Employ two more senior leaders to monitor and improve the quality of teaching in your school
b) Give every teacher an hour or two additional non-contact time per week to collaboratively plan learning, assess gaps in pupils’ knowledge and support pupils who were behind with their learning.
Instinctively I’m drawn towards b); systemically we have implemented a) across schools in England for the past few decades. Continue reading