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Twitter NQT surgery: how to use research in the classroom

Evidence-based practice is important for teachers at all stages in their career. We all want the approaches and innovations we use to be the ones that have the greatest impact on our young people – and we don't want to waste our precious time and energy on teaching strategies and interventions that just don't work.But there is a lot of education re...
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Improving the outcomes of teacher CPD

Professor Simon Burgess of the University of Bristol says: "Having a good teacher as opposed to a mediocre or poor teacher makes a big difference. Teacher effectiveness matters enormously. A pupil being taught for eight GCSEs by all effective teachers (those at the 75th percentile of the teacher effectiveness distribution) will achieve an overall G...
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Why challenging high performers is important … and what we can do

Professor Deborah Eyre is a global educational leader, academic researcher, writer and influencer. Her specialist area is advanced cognitive performance – how to move school academic standards from good to great and at the same time provide an engaging experience for the student to prepare them for effective post-school careers. She has held a vari...
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Better together: the importance of forming relationships as a new teacher

If there's one thing that schools have plenty of, it's people. There aren't many jobs that require you to interact with so many people every day; in addition your pupils, there are parents, members of staff in your department, those in other subject areas and the wider school community. It can be tempting to stay in your classroom and soldier on wh...
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Gearing up for the new careers guidance strategy

With the Department for Education about to publish a comprehensive careers strategy (expected post referendum), articulating the careers provision responsibilities of each and every school from primary to age 18, how can schools gear themselves up for their new responsibilities?By 2020, the government has stipulated that it wants a system where you...
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