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School reviews for any reason – Talk for teaching – External support for HT appraisal – Headteacher mentoring – pupil premium reviews – MAT reviews of potential new schools – SIP support – Consultant support to aid school improvement – Timetabling services – Quality assurance for all educational settings.
QA South-West can help pre-schools, nursery schools, primary schools, secondary schools, all-through schools and sixth form colleges to improve. Paul Garvey and his consultant team have a wealth of experience and will provide excellent value for money during any support by always extending advice and support beyond the initial remit.
What appraisal targets could be set for headteachers, if governing boards want to avoid numerical targets. I thought it might be useful for people if I posted a couple of examples of targets I've supported governors to set in HT appraisals. I'm doing around 25 of...read more
The value to teachers of seeing others teach. In my view and in the view of many others, seeing other people teach is crucial to teachers in order that they may improve their own teaching. Even in 2016, it’s still not happening to the degree that I’d like to see....read more
Another snippet from 'Talk for Teaching'. Was and the need to include them in professional practice and especially Talk for Teaching. What’s in it for me? TAs/HLTAs. A number of the pieces in chapter 12, provided by heads and senior leaders with whom I’ve worked,...read more
Like the secondary report, the parallels with the issues facing primary Ed today, nearly 40 years on, are startling. Primary education in England A survey by HM Inspectors of Schools (1978) London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1978 © Crown copyright material is...read more
I'm writing a book on Talk for Teaching - hopefully out before Christmas and I thought I'd blog parts of the book as I write them and also any nuggets of research that I might find. Aspects of Secondary Education. HMI report 1979. The conclusions I was looking at how...read more