Trust, Teaching & Professional Capital

Trust, Teaching & Professional Capital

“Strong cultures of collaborative professionalism are like strong teams. They thrive on diversity and disagreement, promote good variation of style, strengths, and overall approach, and increase individual as well as collective talent.” Fullan, M. & Hargreaves, A....
The Under Developed

The Under Developed

Jon Richards (@tiddymoke) is National Secretary for Education for UNISON,  the UK’s largest public services union, which includes 350,000 education members. Jon sits on the DfE’s Education Forum and represents the European Public Services Union on the EU Education...
A postcode lottery for teachers

A postcode lottery for teachers

Despite the increasingly urgent need to recruit and retain teachers, there are staggering differences in on-the-job support for teachers, depending on where in the country they teach. Our new analysis of 2016 figures show that the average full time teacher in...
Navigating the Stormy Sea of CPD in Schools

Navigating the Stormy Sea of CPD in Schools

It is perhaps no surprise that schools are finding it challenging to find the very best professional development opportunities for their staff. Within an increasingly fractured system,  schools have to navigate independent providers, local authorities, teaching...
Is Twitter CPD?

Is Twitter CPD?

This recent article outlines the many benefits of teachers engaging with other teachers through Twitter or social media. As it rightly outlines, Twitter is an excellent resource for finding ideas, hearing about new research, being informed and potentially challenging...