Welcome to the Teacher Development Trust December Newsletter. In this issue:
- 10 Things You Should Know About PISA, Sam Freedman, director of research at Teach First and TDT Trustee, breaks down the most important facts and findings from PISA 2012.
- The PISA furore: which lever should we pull next?, Following the recent PISA results, David Weston, Chief Executive of the Teacher Development Trust, explains why helping schools help themselves must be the next step.
- OFSTED: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution, In his speech from this year’s Association of Colleges Annual Conference, Professor Robert Coe of Durham University (and member of the Teacher Development Trust Advisory Board) assesses, amongst other things, the problems associated with lesson observation.
- Qualified Teacher Status – smash or grab?, David Weston, Chief Executive of the Teacher Development Trust, looks at the evidence behind the QTS debate.
- Should teachers be responsible for their own CPD?, asks Bridget Clay, National Teacher Enquiry Network (NTEN) support officer at the Teacher Development Trust.
- Getting Started with Lesson Study, Tom Sherrington, headteacher at NTEN member King Edward VI Grammar School in Chelmsford, shares his experience of NTEN Lesson Study so far.
- The four tests of good CPD in your school, Sarah Coskeran, GoodCPDGuide Support Officer, lists the four questions you should ask of every CPD resource.
- Struggling to develop: life as a ‘not good’ school’, David Weston, Chief Executive of the Teacher Development Trust, questions the balance between school accountability and teachers’ professional development.
- 4 ways to become an outstanding NQT, David Weston lists the four outstanding habits all NQTs should adopt.
- The role of lesson observation in England’s schools, an upcoming event joint-hosted by Teach First and the Teacher Development Trust with speakers including Robert Coe (Director, CEM Centre), Sam Freedman (Director of Research, Teach First) and Mary Myatt (Lead Inspector, OFSTED). Tickets for live streaming courtesy of L4LTV also now available.
- NTEN Conference, a summary of our most recent NTEN Conference held at Cramlington Learning Village
- CPD – The finest that Woolworth’s could sell, David Jones, deputy headteacher at NTEN member Meol’s Cop High School in Southport, Merseyside, offers a whimsical take on the NTEN Peer Audit process.
- Laura McInerney joins TDT Advisory Board, the announcement that leading education thinker and current PhD candidate in Education Policy Laura McInerney joins our expert panel of Advisory Board members.
- TDT partners up with Bristol to deliver two unique projects, details of Teacher Development Trust’s involvement in two exciting projects funded by grants from the EEF
- GoodCPDGuide Newsletter – read the first installment of the new monthly GoodCPDGuide newsletter.
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