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Teacher training and teacher supply

Chris Husbands. The shift to a ‘school-led system’ has been a defining strand of Coalition and Conservative education policy – first in school improvement and leadership development, and now extended to other aspects of education policy. In relation to initial

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The next five years: five key opportunities for school leaders

Robert Hill. There’s no question that school leaders will face tough challenges in the coming years. But there is also a major opportunity to reshape the school system. This blog, the second based on my London Centre for Leadership in

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Posted in Leadership and management, Teachers

EU-funded tools for the job: helping teachers and health workers tackle gender-related violence

Miriam David Gender violence has been a key theme of the European Union’s Daphne programme. I have been involved with a most exciting and innovative Daphne-funded research project to develop free online training tools, which we hope will help teachers, youth

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It takes a community of practice to educate a teacher

 Vanessa Ogden “My dad says that if you can’t teach me what I need to know between the hours of 9 and 3, then you ain’t doing your job properly” … proclaimed “Ryan” in front of the rest of his

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Posted in Leadership and management, Teachers and teaching assistants

Great teachers or great teaching? Why McKinsey got it wrong

Chris Husbands It’s a fabulous quotation: “The quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers.” It has the sense of an underlying educational law, as compelling as Newton’s laws of motion. It’s routinely attributed to the 2007 McKinsey

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Posted in Chris Husbands, International comparisons, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment
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