How to survive an Ofsted Inspection

Author: Sarah Findlater
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472911083
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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If the phrase NO NOTICE INSPECTION strikes fear into your heart, don't panic! In her new book, Sarah Findlater covers everything you need to know to survive an Ofsted inspection. This book is an invaluable guide for every NQT or new teacher who wants to ensure they are fully prepared for their first Ofsted inspection. The short term and long term strategies in this book will help ensure you will survive the process, get as much out of it as your possibly can and perform in an outstanding manner. The book is split into four phases, making this book relevant whether you want to set up systems well in advance, need quick-fix 'night before' advice or 'on the day' strategies, or help making the most of Ofsted feedback once the inspection is over. Hashtags throughout the book enable you to join the conversation and share best practice with colleagues around the UK and the world! All written from Sarah's first hand experience of supporting teachers through inspections in her school and in her accessible and friendly tone, How to Survive an Ofsted inspection is an invaluable guide for every school teacher preparing for Ofsted.

Pimp Your Lesson

Author: Isabella Wallace
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472905156
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From Satisfactory to Outstanding: a hands-on guide to unashamedly pimping lessons for observation.

The Perfect Ofsted Inspection

Author: Jackie Beere
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1781350221
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Building on the success of The Perfect (Ofsted) Lesson, this book demonstrates through exemplary case studies how to get the very best from your Ofsted inspection. Heads and middle leaders who have managed to show their school off in the best possible light share their top tips for making your inspection an opportunity rather than a threat. Telling the story of your school effectively, showing how the data really represents your school and helping your middle leaders show how they are working towards 'continuous improvement' are just a few of the essential aspects of preparation for the inspection. Writing an incisive SEF that exemplifies your spiralling success and which demonstrates your capacity for improvement is still essential for gaining an 'outstanding' result.This book will help prepare you and your staff to be confident and impressive in every lesson visited by the inspection team and will empower your senior leaders and governors to demonstrate outstanding leadership. Written in Jackie Beere's pragmatic style with a wealth of practical advice from many contributors this book will deliver the essential tips for making inspection work for your school.

Bloomsbury CPD Library Independent Learning

Author: John L. Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472945794
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Independent learning is an ideal which many teachers aspire to but find difficult to achieve. This book provides ten training plans that enable you to easily deliver hours of CPD sessions in your school. All presentations and hand-outs are provided in the book and online, making Bloomsbury CPD Library: Independent Learning all you need to help your students think independently, for a richer learning experience, and to impress inspectors. It is common for school inspectors to comment on the need for students to learn more independently, and from higher education admissions officers and employers there is a constant call for students to be better equipped to be able to learn and think for themselves. Students themselves enjoy and benefit from lessons in which they are given the opportunity to begin to take charge of the learning process, particularly when there is space for them to explore and inquire into topics that grab their attention. At the same time, there is enormous pressure on schools to 'teach to the test', leading many teachers to feel that they have to play safe and cannot risk giving their students genuine responsibility for their own learning, lest results suffer. Critics also argue that students need to be taught directly, as the capacity for meaningful inquiry is not one that most students possess, and even when it is present, the open-ended nature of the inquiry process can make learning inefficient. In this book, John L. Taylor shows how the rhetoric about independent learning can be turned into a practical reality. The book explores the foundations of effective learning and demonstrates how it is possible to implement an approach to learning which encourages students to learn to think for themselves. It shows how by teaching students to think better, teachers can ensure that they both succeed in jumping assessment hurdles and also enjoy a richer, more meaningful educational experience.

Bloomsbury CPD Library Using Technology in the Classroom

Author: José Picardo
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472943376
Format: PDF
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Designing a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme can be daunting. Whether you are looking to better your own practice or coach your colleagues, it can be hard to know where to start. But don't worry, the Bloomsbury CPD Library is here to help! Divided into two unique sections, Teach Yourself and Train Others, this book is perfect for individual teachers, middle leaders and those looking to introduce whole-school CPD training programmes. The provision of technology focused CPD is often based on the 'whizz and bang' approach, promoting the use of eye-catching digital tools and equipment in classrooms without due consideration to pedagogical factors and, crucially, the individual school's context. José Picardo's new book will consider how technology is used in schools and provide research-informed strategies to help improve teaching and learning by using technology effectively. It focuses on the need to train staff in the skills required to choose the right technology to have lasting impact and combines not only information about how technology can best work in the classroom, but also what makes great teaching and how technology can complement this. The goal of the book is to help teachers integrate technology seamlessly into daily practice so that technology is used almost reflexively, effectively and without fuss. It also provides guidance on how to integrate this methodology and way of thinking across your school as well as training other teachers to successfully choose and use the best technology for their subject and their students. The book provides ten ready-to-use training plans, equating to a cost of just £2.30 per CPD session!

Get That Teaching Job

Author: Paul K. Ainsworth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441145222
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Many teachers strive to work in a particular type of school, a precise location or a specific post. Once such parameters have been set, obtaining your dream job can be extremely competitive. This guide to finding the right school, perfecting your application and polishing your interview technique will empower teachers at all stages of their career to gain an advantage in a competitive environment. Get That Teaching Job! includes: • Time-saving guidance on where to hunt for jobs • Role-specific advice on developing a letter of application and preparing for interview • A comprehensive list of interview questions and advice on what the interviewers want • Techniques and tips for building on the experience Although the book contains template CVs, model answers and reflective questions, this book will help you to stamp your own personality on every application you make throughout your teaching career to help you to stand out from the crowd.

Bloomsbury CPD Library Mentoring and Coaching

Author: Marcella McCarthy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472937120
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mentoring and coaching are positive and encouraging ways for schools to manage staff performance and leadership development, but turning to outside bodies for training and expertise can be expensive and time-consuming. Internally equipping staff with the skills to coach others is a fantastic way to overcome this boundary and, over time, these highly transferable skills will further teachers' professional development and help them realise their career ambitions. In Bloomsbury CPD Library: Mentoring and Coaching, Marcella McCarthy draws on her experiences as a school leader to explain different theories of coaching and mentoring, examine research and demonstrate its advantages in various situations, so as to guide you step-by-step through practical methods of coaching and mentoring that can be easily implemented in your own school. There are example scenarios to tackle that will prepare you for a multitude of real-life situations and the easy-to-understand, concise methods of self-evaluation help ensure that mentors track their development and continuously improve their approach.