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Recent Posts

10 steps to getting results from your ISSP

Posted by Celia McCarthy on 19 September, 2017

The improvements to professional practice that ISSPs can make are impressive. But they aren't guaranteed. Unless your school has the necessary culture to allow them to thrive, you won't see such dramatic improvements. Below is a checklist of steps that you can take in order to make the most your ISSP.

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Your quick guide to Independent / State School Partnerships

Posted by Celia McCarthy on 13 September, 2017

As an independent school, there are probably a number of questions that spring to mind when you think of Independent / State School Partnerships (or ISSPs). What are they they? What are the benefits? Is it right for your school?

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Video-based CPD - is it worth the investment?

Posted by Celia McCarthy on 6 July, 2017

Video is a powerful professional learning tool. It enables key learning interactions - reflection, feedback, analysis and collaboration. Video can make CPD more personalised, engaging and effective at transforming classroom practice. Most importantly, video-based CPD helps teachers to feel in control of their own professional development.

But do the benefits outweigh the costs?

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