Key changes to teachers’ pay and conditions

18 October 2021

The new version of the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) is valid from 1st September 2021, with all changes applying retrospectively.  The main changes are: There is a consolidated grant…

EEF publishes new guidance on professional development

14 October 2021

School leaders should focus on the key mechanisms of effective professional development – such as goal setting, feedback or revisiting prior learning – when selecting or designing new training for…

Free guidance documents for parents of EAL learners.

9 October 2021

‘Helping children learn’ & ‘About the English Education system’ are now also available in Dari and Pashto to support Afghan refugees. Download the short, easy to understand guides for parents…

Webinar: Exploring the EEF’s Updated Teaching & Learning Toolkit

6 October 2021

Understanding the most recent updates including accessibility, research and validity of research. Join Staffordshire research school for a free 1 hour, remote session about the updated EEF’s flagship Teaching and Learning…

Recovery premium funding guidance and allocations

4 October 2021

The DfE has published a guidance document for recovery premium. The recovery premium provides additional funding for state-funded schools in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. Building on the pupil premium, this funding…

Research: how can coaching lead to school improvement?

2 October 2021

New research shows coaching can lead to school improvement, write Rachel Lofthouse and Trista Hollweck. As the new school year starts, there is a renewed interest in coaching for teachers and leaders, especially…

Managing your school’s online reputation

1 October 2021

The internet and social media provide incredible opportunities for schools to share news about events, activities,learning and much more. But it also allows everyone else to offer their opinions about…

How to choose a phonics programme

29 September 2021

Gordon Askew, founder and chair of the English Hubs Council and phonics adviser to the DfE from 2010 - 2020 has written a useful article, published on exploring what…

What is deliberate practice?

27 September 2021

Picture the scene – teachers are filing out of an after-school CPD session fired up with enthusiasm to try a new pedagogical strategy. The member of SLT leading the session…

Wellbeing webinar

26 September 2021

Bowden Education are holding a series of free 'On the Couch' webinars. Bowden Education's first On The Couch of the academic year, will include range of educationalists with an interest…

Fostering leaders in the Early Years

24 September 2021

Read an open access article from The Chartered College of Teaching from the latest issue of Impact. In this article Polly Crowther and Mona Sakr explore the need for improved…

National professional qualifications (NPQs) reforms

23 September 2021

National professional qualifications (NPQs) are a national, voluntary suite of qualifications, designed to support the professional development of teachers and leaders. A reformed suite of NPQs has become available this term for…

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