Blog Archives

Schools that foster and harness staff commitment perform better

Alex Bryson, Lucy Stokes and David Wilkinson.  There are two things that people think they know about teachers.  One is that they are dedicated to their profession, motivated by a sense of “mission” rather than money.  The other is that

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Leadership and management, Teachers and teaching assistants

Teacher shortages: are a handful of schools a big part of the problem?

Sam Sims and Rebecca Allen.   We recently met a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT), let’s call her Ellen, who had been delighted to get their first teaching job in a North London primary school deemed outstanding by Ofsted. She arrived on

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Research matters, Teachers and teaching assistants

Our greatest challenge: what is the best way to support the most challenged schools?

IOE Events.  The fifth in our ‘What if…?’ debates series, looking at how best to support the most challenged schools, featured the stellar line-up of the National Schools Commissioner, Sir David Carter, Sam Freedman of Teach First, Head of Passmores

Tagged with: ,
Posted in accountability and inspection, Education policy, Social sciences and social policy, Teachers and teaching assistants

Lesson study: new evaluation did not do this valuable type of teacher development justice

Sarah Seleznyov, with members of the Collaborative Lesson Research Group*. “If there is no impact on teaching and learning, then that (intervention) is not lesson study”.  (Akihiko Takahashi at a workshop in London, 7 December 2017) Having looked forward to

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Leadership and management, Teachers and teaching assistants, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

Transforming teaching as a career choice: what would be on your wish list?

IOE Events. Next up in our ‘What if…’ debates series was the matter of the teaching profession: What if… we wanted to transform teaching as a career choice?. To address this question we had union and think tank representatives in

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in IOE debates, Leadership and management, Teachers and teaching assistants