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Benchmarking against the best in the world

"Instead of comparing ourselves with the past, we should compare ourselves with the best"               by Michael Gove (2010) Politicians and the media have long taken an interest in the results of the two main cross-national comparative studies of pupil achievement – The Programme for International Student ...
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Achieving a research-focused education profession

Many teachers struggle with the idea of connecting their own practice to the latest educational research. How many consciously set aside time to discover and digest research, browse the latest education publications and research oriented blogs or discuss research with their peers? This answer is probably - not many. Even given the many time pressur...
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Five failsafe ways to help your students develop a growth mindset

Byline: Bradley Busch What impresses you more, natural ability or hard work? A lot of people in education and sport claim to value the importance of graft, but research suggests we could secretly hold a "'natural talent bias". In a fascinating study, Harvard University researchers told professional musicians about two pianists who were equal in cur...
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Effective leadership in schools

That's the easy part. Finding enough leaders to transform the school system presents a huge challenge and one that we don't appear to be meeting at the moment. What does a good leader look like? ... after all, good leaders come in all different shapes and sizes. Do you need someone possessing a basket of generic leadership skills (in other wor...
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Smart collaboration

Given the importance attached to collaboration and partnership work in our 'self-improving system', there is surprisingly little research on the most effective means of collaboration between and within schools. Yet to move beyond anecdote and staffroom exchanges and establish structured partnerships, we need to find ways to work smarter to achieve ...
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