Professional Development Today

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Issue 10.1

An entitlement for children to enjoy their learning; their t

Enjoyment is vital for learning and a key element of Every Child Matters. Jane Jones shows how professional development that is closely blended with an understanding of children’s voice and their emotional needs can secure enjoyment for all.

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Layered and linked learning

In considering the contribution of higher education to professional development for Every Child Matters David Cracknell helps to navigate a new and complex landscape for all those involved in school workforce development.

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Colluding pragmatically? Does the Every Child Matters agenda

In this short provocative article Paul Clarke questions whether sufficient thought has been given to the professional development challenge posed by Every Child Matters.

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Extended insight through secondment

Ann Evans argues that secondment opportunities for senior school staff can be a powerful professional development grounding in tackling the Every Child Matters agenda.

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Making Every Child Matters a reality

In this report of a two year research and development project Graham Handscomb looks at staff working and developing collaboratively across school boundaries, and with other agencies, to make progress onEvery Child Matters.

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Developing the reflective practitioner in the secondary scho

How can partnerships with higher education help develop reflective practitioners as they set out on their career? Stephen Merrill investigates amongst trainee teachers in an English secondary school whilst drawing insight from the USA.

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Training for Every Child Matters in the great outdoors!

Jo Reeves pulls together some personal testimonies of transformational training for teachers through outdoor training centre development.

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The role of the school improvement partner: development oppo

In this reference article Jane Golightly from the National Strategies team, describes the work of the new School Improvement Advisers, the application process and the continuing professional development to support this new role.

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