Teaching Insights

The news in and around Teaching, CPD and Professional Development.

VLTs: Brace For Impact

Do you have a video learning team (VLT) in your school? Successful schools put video learning teams (VLTs) at the heart of learning in order to drive pupil and teacher progress. Learning teams work together to bring about change and to help each other learn as a...

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Using video to enhance CPD

Using video to enhance CPD

Lesson observations have been demonised over the years and they suffer a terrible image problem  fuelled by Ofsted horror stories, misguided school-led observations and teacher trepidation of senior managers. But it is time to shake off these negatives and focus on...

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Ofsted Myths explored

There are a number of Ofsted myths that are being rebuked by Ofsted themselves this week. Since the overhaul of summer 2015, the first is about whether individual lessons are graded. Joanna Hall, Ofsted’s Deputy Director for schools explains in a bit more detail in...

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Lesson observation checklist

Lesson observation is an integral part of CPD and being prepare on both sides of the process is the key to successful outcomes. As a teacher you’re looking to ensure that your lesson observation goes well. As a member of the SLT, this important part of CPD can take up...

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Five Win-Win Anti-Bullying Tactics 

Five Win-Win Anti-Bullying Tactics 

It's AntiBullying Week and we've pulled together five win-win tactics to help beat bullying for all age groups. First of all, make sure you have a good policy. This is an essential starting point. Be sure that your school values are defined and displayed. Make it...

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Video is a powerful tool to enhance teaching and learning. Staff, students, leaders and parents can now engage with video in ways that were unattainable several years ago.

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