Helping teachers develop - whether they're trainees, newly or recently qualified, in their first three, ten or twenty years, and whether they're superb or struggling - is vital for the profession, for the millions of children who'll learn more as a result.
Schools have to take greater responsibility for staff's continuing professional development (CPD) but there is little real help for the people who develop teachers. The best teachers will be expected to mentor trainee and newly qualified teachers (NQTs) and share good practice with all colleagues.
Drawing directly on real-life experience and the latest research, this book will help people in a mentoring, coaching, advisory or management role to:
- develop teachers, through understanding adult learning and the CPD cycle
- meet needs from the range of professional development activities
- carry out observations and give oral and written feedback in a range of situations
- help and monitor planning and other parts of the job
- help teachers develop their careers.
Using examples from current practice, Sara will take you though every stage of CPD, from what professional development is to how you can support and monitor staff in your own school. There are photocopiable materials for you to use.
The guidance in this book will be essential for mentors, induction tutors, CPD/staff development coordinators, people with advanced skills or excellent teacher status, and all those with a leadership and management role in schools or local authorities.