- Are you giving your staff the best professional development so that they are inspired, motivated and equipped to achieve quality T&L for your students?
- Do you know exactly where the strengths and weaknesses of each individual member of your team lie?
- Are you making best use of all formats of staff development, including performance management, giving feedback, and using coaching?
Use this guide to help you put in place the best professional development programme for your school – and watch as your school becomes a more exciting learning environment for all, staff as well as students.
Covering three facets of leadership: assessing staff, CPD, staff skills and need – use the articles and tools provided in each of these three sections of this issue of Lead&Learn to ensure all staff have the right skills to deliver your curriculum well in practice.
… offering you practical advice, guidance, and expert insight to show you new and effective ways to improve how you use professional development to improve whole-school T&L and achieve a more effective and happier staff team
Performance management for improvement Achieving a positive and transformative PM process
Securing quality feedback between colleagues Providing constructive professional feedback
Making lesson observations work for your needs Creating the right policy for how to use this powerful evaluation tool in your school
Evaluating staff performance: formats to use Make the right choices of which format for evaluating performance to use when
Improving whole-school lesson observation practice Assess how well your staff are operating lesson observations to assess T&L practice
Recording lesson observations Recording tool for staff to make lesson observations
Improving quality of feedback to staff Tool to improve feedback given by your performance managers
Cycle for feedback meeting Tool for staff to understand key aspects of quality feedback
Working together on CPD Key formats for curriculum leaders to consider
Coaching for improvement How to achieve a coaching programme that works for your school
What constitutes effective CPD? Assess how well a particular CPD event is fit for your intended purpose
Capitalising on inhouse forms of CPD Make best use of different forms of CPD
Making connections: linking with others to collaborate for CPD Assessing how well staff connect with peers
Assessing your use of coaching Tool to plan successful use of coaching
Staff skills and needs
Skilled and ready: ensuring staff competence to manage T&L change Securing staff skills to implement change
Understanding your HoDs’ skill sets Capitalising on subject leaders’ strengths
Buy this guide today to tap into a rich seam of new strategies, improvement tools, and innovative approaches to ensure you build a professional development programme that meets the needs of your staff, and your school
Lead&Learn: Staff development
pp: 80 A4
Format: ebook – PDF
Includes separate PDFs of the tools for you to print for your own use
Publisher: Inspiration in Education, 2020