Continuous Professional Development is essential

With recent changes to the curriculum and with technology developing at a fast pace, there is a constant need for teachers to develop new skills and subject knowledge. It comes as no surprise,…

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Applying for headship – the application form and beyond!

Advertisements for headteacher posts are seasonal,  appearing near the start of each term so applicants need to be prepared for a fair amount of work to secure an interview! Those hoping to secure…


National College confirms second wave of teaching schools

A further wave of teaching schools will be officially designated by the National College next month (April 2012), entitling the successful schools to lead the training and professional development for staff. This second…

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Leading CPD Effectively

In these days of tight budgets and external pressures to improve, it is more important than ever for schools to get the most out of their continuing professional development budgets. When professional learning…


NPQH – A change for the better?

The prerequisite of holding NPQH before becoming a headteacher has finally been removed. As from 8th February this year, applicants will no longer be required to hold the qualification before they take up…


Professor Nutbrown’s interim report on early education and childcare qualifications

Professor Cathy Nutbrown today published an interim report which explores how to help people working in the early years to improve their skills, knowledge and development. Professor Nutbrown is considering how to strengthen…

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