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Contemporary educational ideas all my staff should know about

  As I look ahead to starting my new job at Highbury Grove,  I’m thinking about all the conversations we are going to have about learning.  To a large degree I want my teachers to be as up-to-date as possible within their own subject domains. They should know the latest OfSTED position ( eg with … Continue reading

KEGS Research-as-CPD Marketplace 2014.

Every teacher at KEGS is involved in a teaching and learning group called a ‘workshop’. We meet several times across the year to explore a particular aspect of pedagogy.  Teachers select who to work with and what to work on.  In May each year we have a non-pupil day that we call a ‘Leading Edge’ … Continue reading

Scale: CPD, research, and getting the basics right.

In our quest for a deeper understanding of our work as educators, across all the debates, conferences and blogs,  I sometimes think that we lose perspective on the relative scale of different aspects of raising achievement in schools. There are hundreds of variables and we’re rarely able to make like-for-like comparisons  that  help to identify the relative … Continue reading

Getting Started with Lesson Study

As part of our CPD programme this year, we’ve joined the newly formed National Teacher Enquiry Network.  It offers a superb framework to help us deliver the best CPD programme we can.  A central feature of NTEN is the support offered for the development of Lesson Study.  I’ve been reading about this for a while … Continue reading

ResearchEd 2013: What a day!

What a day! One of the best things about the ResearchED conference at Dulwich College was that it happened. It embodied the concept of a practitioner-led system perfectly.  This is what ‘bottom-up’ looks like. It was a great thrill to participate in an event that brought so many education professionals together in the spirit of … Continue reading

Educational Lab Rats: The Search for Evidence

The recent wave of blogs and twitter exchanges that have focused on the evidence-base that underpins educational policy and practice has been fascinating. I am one of many eagerly anticipating the ResearchED  Conference organised by Tom Bennett at Dulwich College in September. This has been catalysed in part by the exuberant Ben Goldacre, author of … Continue reading

CamSTAR: Research as CPD: CPD as Research

One of the key things that first attracted me to KEGS was the concept of the ‘research-engaged learning community’.  Although it has been articulated and organised in different ways over the years, we have always held the view that teachers should be both engaged with research and engaged in research as part of the CPD … Continue reading

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