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Issue 8.3

Learning from and through research

Peter Early stresses the importance of research for school improvement and notes some interesting new forms of CPD

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How far can a learning community go

John Blanchard draws upon the evaluation of an EAZ project, which focused on teacher–led enquiries into learning, to ask what needs to happen for schools to become learning communities

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The February 11th project

Alex Atherton, deputy headteacher at Park View Academy in London, discusses an innovative and ambitious attempt to use a training day to enable all staff to undertake a visit to another school. How did it happen and what was learned as a result

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How do school leaders use research evidence to inform their

Phillipa Cordingley draws upon findings of a National College for School Leadership (NCSL) funded project to address the above questions

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From bad to brilliant: an analysis of the characteristics of

Fiona Rodger illustrates two mentoring approaches and their effect on one beginning teacher

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Developing teachers

Freda Wolfenden provides information about a new on–line CPD resource for primary and secondary schools

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Teachers TV – towards a new paradigm of CPD

Oonah Newbury and Robert Pachler provide an overview of Teachers TV and what it hopes to offer the profession.

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Portfolio of Professional Development: structuring and recor

Portfolios ARE now FOUND IN ALL phases OF education, professional AND career development FOR learning, assessment, promotion AND appraisal.

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Partnership or parallelism Modelling university support for

Christopher Rhodes, John Bateman and Julie Farr ask if working with higher education institutions can make school–based research work for you

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