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How to run a journal club in your school: top tips from research

  For any school dipping their toe into evidence-based practice, journal clubs may seem like an obvious activity to try. It gives teachers chance to engage with research and discuss their ideas, and how they might implement the findings, with colleagues in a supportive, environment. But what does the research say about how journal clubs work b...
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Do academy chief executives need to be education experts?

Research shows that in a number of settings – such as hospitals and universities – there is a correlation between the 'expert knowledge' of the leader and organisational performance. In their 2015 paper, A Theory Exploring How Expert Leaders Influence Performance in Knowledge-Intensive Organizations , Amanda Goodall and Agnes Bäker digest research ...
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From CVs to interview lessons: 9 top tips for applying for teaching jobs as an NQT

  As the final term of the year gets into full swing, many student teachers will be turning their attentions to job applications for newly-qualified teacher (NQT) roles. Job hunting is stressful enough, but it's especially so for those new to the profession. How can you impress headteachers when you don't have years of experience and results t...
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World Book Day 2018: top tweets from schools and teachers

​Teachers across the country have battled Storm Emma, The Beast From The East and last-minute costume nightmares to make it into schools today. Why? Well, there's just nothing quite like World Book Day.  Here, we've rounded up a selection of the top tweets from schools and teachers around the country. Have we missed one? Send us your...
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MarkMHolloway
Nice post.
Saturday, 27 October 2018 11:16
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Do good teachers always make effective school leaders?

Have you known excellent classroom practitioners who have failed to make the transition to successful school leadership – as middle leaders, senior leaders, or headteachers? Have you known indifferent teachers go on to be skilful and effective leaders? I've been thinking about the relationship between teaching and leading in education recently. It ...
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