Review of COBIS Conference 2022
May 25 2022
A brief review of the Annual COBIS Conference as well as the thoughts of Jamie Ganley, who attended the event.
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.
National Professional Qualification (NPQ) reforms
February 03 2021
The DfE is restructuring its suite of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) to help all teachers continuously develop their knowledge and skills throughout their careers.
No More New NPQ Scholarships
December 18 2020
It was officially announced on Tuesday 15 December that there is to be no more NPQ scholarship funding for the rest of the current NPQ contract.
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.
Spring 2021 NPQ intake - registration open
October 16 2020
Due to high demand from teachers and school leaders to access NPQ scholarships in recent months, the DfE is conducting a review to assess demand against available funding. When the DfE scholarship funding position becomes clear, we will contact you if we need to discuss alternative funding options.
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.
Schools can fund NPQs through apprenticeship levy following Best Practice Network appointment
July 24 2020
Schools across England will now be able to use their apprenticeship levy to cover the cost of National Professional Qualification (NPQ) leadership development programmes for middle and senior leaders.
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