Support and advice aimed at
improving your school
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.
In your class, the explicit permission to do something to help their learning is so important to your pupils. Especially the less confident. Example 1. I was in a Y2 class with four other members of staff (teachers and TAs) in a Talk for Teaching, green path,...read more
I'm sure this won't go down too well with conference and CPD providers, but......... In my first couple of months on Twitter, I learned as much, if not more, than I did in 30 years of CPD. Crazy; but true. Now that needs some context, so here's a potted history of my...read more
Starting with an example...... I worked with a teacher, I'll call her Helen, at an 11-18 comprehensive school**. She was in her third year of teaching, but was seriously thinking of leaving the profession because, in a school review, she had managed to garner two...read more
I've always been wary of centralised, SLT-led CPD and its usefulness for each individual in a school............ INSET days, on the whole, left me cold and I didn't look forward to them, further than thinking (and celebrating, many times) that I have an extra paid day...read more
A little history. Bear with me; it is relevant. By training and teaching area, I was a secondary geography teacher. In secondary schools, the curriculum requires teachers to become subject specialists and geography was my bag. I suppose, as a teacher in a...read more