BPN to develop and deliver a new generation of NPQs
March 31 2021
Award-winning education training organisation Best Practice Network (BPN) is to design and deliver a new generation of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) for teachers and school leaders.
CPD at the heart of school improvement
March 03 2021
A small primary school in Cornwall has become a CPD powerhouse after placing professional development at the heart of its school improvement plans. Yvonne Gandy takes a look.
CPD during Covid: Things have changed forever
February 24 2021
CPD has been transformed during the pandemic – with many agreed that it has changed forever. Yvonne Gandy finds out how the CPD offer of one of the regional Teaching School Hubs has reached a global audience after adapting during Covid-19.
Case study: Learning together to bridge the maths transition gap
November 26 2020
Primary and secondary maths teachers have been learning from each other in a MAT-wide project that is having an encouraging impact on pupils’ outcomes. Yvonne Gandy finds out more.
Leadership in the time of Covid: Six lessons for headteachers
September 30 2020
A mixture of optimism and realism can help school leaders navigate their schools through a potentially challenging year ahead. Multi-academy trust CEO Nick Cross talks to Yvonne Gandy about his six key leadership lessons for the coming months.
WOW: Leading a primary school through lockdown
June 18 2020
Leading a primary school through the lockdown has had its fair share of challenges for executive principal Sophie Murfin. She speaks to Yvonne Gandy about how this period has triggered changes that will continue when normal service eventually resumes.
Leadership during Covid-19: Filtering out the noise
May 13 2020
Cutting out the background noise and acting only on the facts has been headteacher Richard Middlebrook’s mantra since the coronavirus lockdown started. Yvonne Gandy explains.
The lockdown legacy: What will change?
May 13 2020
Headteacher Rachel Tomlinson believes that the coronavirus shutdown will have a lasting, positive, legacy for the way her school is run. Yvonne Gandy explains.
Cultivating the lead practitioner role
May 01 2020
Headteacher and MAT CEO Stephen Dean created a maths improvement strategy as part of his CPD studies – an approach that created immediate, notable results. Yvonne Gandy learns more.