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Issue 14.1

PDT 14.1 Contents

Whats in this issue

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The power of collaboration

Graham Handscomb explores the role of collaboration in the newly emerging education system.

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Collaborative professional development – its benefits and challenges

Mark Hadfield and Chris Chapman see collaborative professional development as reaching across boundaries. They describe five main contexts which give rise to collaborative professional development and the main outcomes of effective practice.

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Professional Development in Peril!

Gail Mortimer, Chair of the General Teaching Council, raises strong concerns about the Government White Paper’s “failure” to provide a clear structure and secure future for teachers’ continuing professional development.

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Professional development though observation

Jayn Witt describes the use of observation as part of professional development in her school’s modern languages department and the benefits this has brought.

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The collaborative contribution of Advanced Skills Teachers

Sara Bubb reports on the way advanced skills teachers are pioneering collaborative professional development through modelling good practice in classrooms.

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How to… foster collaborative professional development

Collaborative professional development is gaining a high profile, but what do we know about its essential features, how can we ensure schools’ investment in collaborative endeavours are not wasted and how can we measure the impact of collaborative learning?

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How to… decide on whether you should get involved in a programme of collaborative professional development?

What can collaborative professional development do for you and how ready are you to take advantage of its benefits? Mark Hadfield and Christopher Chapman show the way.

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How to… design a collaborative continuing professional development initiative

Christopher Chapman, Mark Hadfield and Paul Armstrong explain the main dynamic features of collaborative professional development and identify the key ingredients. They then provide a practical collaborative CPD design tool.

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How to… evaluate and sustain collaborative professional development activities

How can we ensure collaborative professional development makes a sustained impact across networks and within individual schools? Christopher Chapman, Mark Hadfield and Paul Armstrong provide a comprehensive guide and a practical evaluation tool.

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Performance Management or Performance Coaching? A School Case Study

Mike King summarises his evaluation of a Bristol school’s performance management experience and uses this to make the case for a shift towards a performance coaching approach

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Higher Level Teaching Assistants – making a difference

Gillian Tricoglus celebrates the Outstanding Higher Level Teaching Assistant Award and shows what the data collected for the award reveals about the quality of HLTA training and the impact HLTAs have on schools.

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The power of collaboration

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