The Impact of Professional Development

A new report from the Education Policy Institute, commissioned by Wellcome and including analysis from the Ambition Institute concludes that high quality CPD for teachers has a significant effect on pupils’ learning outcomes. Evidence suggests that quality CPD has a greater effect on pupil attainment than any other interventions and can also improve teacher retention.
…We’re not surprised by this – are you?
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| 2nd March 2020, 14:14:40 | Posted by Rosemary Taylor

A Word From The Bard.....

“To be or not to be: that is the question, whether tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune”

can be rearranged to spell:

“In one of the Bard’s best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten…”

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| 26th November 2018, 15:21:49 | Posted by Rosemary Taylor

Book of the Month

Age: 9+
Parents will know Matthew Syed as an Olympic table-tennis player, Times journalist and author of Black Box Thinking and Bounce.
In You Are Awesome Syed switches his attention to younger readers, aiming to give them the confidence to have a go at different things in life and achieve their potential. As he eloquently explains, success is earned rather than pre-ordained in life and if you practise and practise at something the odds are that you’ll get better at it. He describes how he started playing table tennis against his brother in the garage at home and eventually became a British champion.
Syed also features examples of ‘famous failures’– people who failed the first time round but were determined to keep going. One quote comes from the late Steve Jobs, the tech visionary and founder of Apple, who said: ‘I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.’
With lively illustrations and graphics, lots of personal anecdotes and suggestions for further reading, Syed’s book is engaging, entertaining and confidence boosting. Children will be motivated by it – and so will their parents.

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| 30th April 2018, 12:10:42 | Posted by Rosemary Taylor

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