Pedagogy and professional development teaching resources: Progression to leadership

Resources and ideas for pedagogy and professional development, progression to leadership, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

NPQSL Final Combined Task - completed 2016 - under new framework

NPQSL Final Combined Task - completed 2016 - under new framework

This assignment includes my: blood, sweat and tears! This is my NPQSL assignment and is focused on improving writing in a primary school. I really wish I'd had an NPQSL example assignment to look at while I was writing mine as it would have stopped me second guessing myself. However, I passed with flying colours and am now offering mine to you to make the process much easier. I uploaded the assignment on 8.2.16 and received feedback on 29.3.16. Feedback (as shown on first page) awarded all of the 9 competencies as passed at the required level. The written feedback was excellent and only includes strengths, no areas for development. I have deleted several appendices because they included photographic evidence of specific events/individuals. I would recommend that you consider doing this also as visuals are always a nice break from a lengthy piece of text. However, I have kept my action plan and report to the Headteacher in the appendices as I feel these are important for your reference. My resources always take me a lot of time and effort to create so I hope that they help to save you some precious time - please do review my resources. Thank you!A section from my written feedback:'Strengths were demonstrated in Delivering continuous improvement as your priorities for improvement were clearly linked to your vision for the project. You regularly reviewed progress and reflected on actions and achievements of pupils in writing. The Action plan and strategies were fully implemented and you skilfully monitored planning, teaching, learning and assessment data. Throughout the project you remained solution-focused. In terms of Modelling excellence in leadership of teaching and learning you demonstratedexcellent leadership of teaching and learning. You set up and embedded the writing initiatives and adapted the teaching and learning approaches to suit the needs of pupils. It is evident that you have high expectations, model excellence and vision and have shared ideas and practice very effectively. Staff have been provided with the clarity they need in order to feel empowered and accountable in their role. Strengths were demonstrated in Learning focus as you set up and embedded the writing initiative and applied theory and knowledge of learning to improve outcomes for pupils. It is evident that you are committed to learning and achieving excellence and led valuable inset for staff to improve their subject knowledge in grammar, planning and writing. '

By H4nn4hWW

Training Needs Analysis forms for use in Computer Training

Training Needs Analysis forms for use in Computer Training

These forms cover Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook as well as a basic users form. When planning computer training it is essential to have an idea of the skill level of participants. You can hand out or email these forms to learners before or during a session. They simply fill them out and return them. You can then use the information to split up groups into appropriate skill levels or just for general content planning for the session.I have also included a Feedback form that can be used to hand out after the session. They are in Word format so that you can easily remove or add any of the skills.I have used these for corporate groups and community groups successfully.

By biowriterab

NPQSL Final Assessment 2017

NPQSL Final Assessment 2017

NPQSL assessment completed in 2017.Support for those whole need guidance for writing their NPQSLI have only removed names of people and school name for data protection. Everything else is included.I have included 4 of the appendices, I am unable to attach the other due to them being scanned and unable to remove protected information

By chimneys86

Teacher & Staff Awards

Teacher & Staff Awards

These fun teacher and staff awards are a great way to recognise, affirm and acknowledge their talents, skills, and capabilities. These could be given at the middle or end of the school year. It could also be given during faculty development and departmental meetings. It comes in black & white as well. Blank templates are also provided if you want to add more awards.The file is in powerpoint format. Use "TEXT BOX" to insert the award and the awardee. No school year or date is added since this could be used anytime during the school year. If you want more awards, please send me an email at kitcelcorner@gmail.com.Teacher and Staff awards include:1.Early Riser2.Cabin Steward3.Life Saver 4.Captain of the Ship5.Boatswain 6.Lighthouse7.School Supply Addict8.Night Owl9.Task Card King/Queen10.Steve Jobs11.Iron Chef12.PD expert13.Family Fun-Tastic14.Energizer Bunny15.The Survivor16.Happy Hoarder17.Heart of Gold18.Hallway Ninja19.Hot Stuff20.Grace under pressure21.Keeper of Keys22.Superb Staff23.Shakespeare award24.Ralph Waldo Emerson25.Brilliant Mind26.Da Vinci’s Right hand27.Nat Geo Award28.Testing Diva29.Intervention guru30.Glee award31.Discipline Master32.Perfect Attendance33.Dismissal Pro34.Hallway Boss35.True Believer36.Carpool Boss37.Scheduling Wizard38.Sight Word Whiz39.Bulletin Board Master40.Green thumb41.Sweet Tooth42.Fashionista award43.Terrific Team player44.Amaze-balls attitude45.Most patient46.Kid Whisperer47.STEM Pro48.Legacy Builder49.Workshop magician50.Excellent Teamwork51.Animal Whisperer52.School Comedian53.Pearly Whites54.OC organizer55.Peacekeeper56.Google classroom expert57.Fundraiser Hero58.Sports Phenom59.Above & Beyond60.Cool, Calm, Collected61.Anchor Chart Master62.King/ Queen of Committees63.School Spirit Idol64.Zealous Planner65.Maintenance Pro66.Rockstar King/Queen67.Records Master68.Craft Master69.Games Master70.Helping Hand71.Carpe Diem72.Go Getter73.Jack of all trades74.Miracle worker75.Most Dependable76.Listening Ear77.Empathy Award78.Ps & Qs award79.Enthusiastic award80.Thomas Edison Award

By kitcelcorner

Presentation Check List and Planning Sheet

Presentation Check List and Planning Sheet

Use this when you or your class are planning to deliver a presentation. It contains all the steps required to ensure a successful outcome.You can use this as a group or individual activity. There are some helpful discussion points for groups. All items must be checked before students practice the presentation.

By biowriterab

NPQSL - Combined Course 2017 - Passed with no development points

NPQSL - Combined Course 2017 - Passed with no development points

When on this course I searched the internet for hours trying to find a document that would give me an idea about the course. I couldn't find anything. So after receiving my feedback and completing the course, I decided to place my assignment on here. I passed the course and my assignment was deemed to have no development points. All competencies were classed as strengths. My assignment is phonics based, but process, layout, format, information to include etc will apply to any project. "Strengths were demonstrated in Delivering continuous improvement as your priorities for improvement were clearly linked to your vision for the project.In terms of Modelling excellence in leadership of teaching and learning, you have been persistent in your drive to demonstrate excellence in all aspects of Read, Write, Inc. leadership.Strengths were demonstrated in Learning focus, as you kept learning and pedagogy at the core of the curriculum and your leadership practice.Strengths were demonstrated in Impact and influence, as you used new approaches, initiatives and knowledge gained to support staff and promote the project.Self-awareness is an area of strength, because you remained self-aware, reflective and evaluative throughout the project." - Feedback From ModeratorEnjoy!

By Jords89

Poster Bundle. 40 motivational posters

Poster Bundle. 40 motivational posters

Why not display these visually stunning posters in your classroom? Each one encourages students to really engage with their learning and maintain an open, growth mind-set. All messages are positive in nature and will really help develop a positive atmosphere in your learning space. All 40 images are provided as jpeg images so that they can be printed at a range of sizes or even inserted into slideshows or your own documents. Supplied as a zip file for speed of download.

By maelmatthews

Triangulation of Staff Performance

Triangulation of Staff Performance

A one page document to share with Governors that monitors the performance of ALL staff over 1 year - across teaching and learning, leadership and management, book scrutiny, behaviour management etc. A simple visual representation to show where teaching and learning truly is within your school.

By singinglaura

An overview sheet for formal observation

An overview sheet for formal observation

This sheet draws together book scrutiny, pupil voice, lesson observation and TA feedback in one page for teachers to have for their records, to inform progress towards targets and to form part of the professional development portfolio of staff.

By singinglaura

NPQSL COMBINED TASK COMPLETED 2016 EXAMPLE

NPQSL COMBINED TASK COMPLETED 2016 EXAMPLE

This is the piece of coursework I submitted for my NPQSL combined final task - leading an improvement priority across the school- in 2016. It is exactly 22 pages long, as instructed. I found that there was little visual guidance on how to compose and organise the NPQSL coursework so I thought it would be a useful piece of work to share with others and a secure starting point for your composing your own coursework. It took me an very long time to organise and write this assignment, and a lot of that time was just trying to figure out how to actually structure it and include all the evidence!! Hopefully I've saved you some time...Both the completed task proforma sheet and evidence (14 pages) are included.I passed all competencies 'at the required level' and it was called 'a clear and comprehensive submission' and I received my NPQSL certificate in August 2016. Development needs from this task were - consider further use of feedback from others to develop strong self-awareness; consider the professional development benefits of further distributed leadership in addition to its promotion of accountability.

By learningboost

United Nations (group activity)

United Nations (group activity)

A variation of the classic United Nations group debate scenario, in this activity, trainees take on the roles of negotiators in an international struggle over Panamanian oil. Along the way, they need to make speeches, make deals with other nations and even look out for spies...! A fun, fully customisable, leadership-training activity that would also be appropriate for intermediate-to-advanced learners of English.

By eric111

M.A Dissertation -Impact of Educational Practices  - Computer Science and Girls

M.A Dissertation -Impact of Educational Practices - Computer Science and Girls

I hope this can help someone as when I started writing my dissertation I wish I had a sample assignment that is relevant to UK to look at; i researched issues surrounding computer science and girls engagement. This is a 50 page dissertation project investigating the the relationship between girls perception and their engagement in Computer Science. I wrote this piece for my final project for my Masters in educational leadership and management. I have included the research as well in the appendices.

By dez_724

NPQSL assignment

NPQSL assignment

This is my NPQSL final assignement. when i was completeing my NPQSL the hardest thing i found was not being able to see how it was meant to look. This isnt the only way you can structure your NPQSL but its how i did it and it was successful.Please remember this isnt a resource it is purely here as i wanted to help people with their NPQSL. I am not asking you to grade it or comment on the contents. (i passed with flying colours). However you can say thank you and give me 5* as a gesture of good will but to give me less is an insult as its not for you to mark. here endeth the rant.

By asadler79

“What have you done at school today?”   Using Technology to Communicate with Parents.

“What have you done at school today?” Using Technology to Communicate with Parents.

“What have you done at school today?” Using Technology to Communicate with Parents.How does your school communicate with stakeholders? How often do you do it? When is the best time to do it? All things we've considered at school and questions that we hoped we've answered, but we're always evolving and so are methods of communication.Whether it is a detailed newsletter each week or regular updates on Twitter and Facebook, letting your parents' know what is going on in schools is essential in our modern and busy world.As parents we tend to ask our children what they've done at school when they get home - the classic answer "I don't know, I can't remember." So how do we help parents get their children talking at home about their learning?Getting the children engaged in talking about something they've done in school can help them further understand a concept or to tackle any misconceptions that they've got around a certain subject. Parents want to know.

By ChrisWat

Pedagogy: Various Research Articles

Pedagogy: Various Research Articles

Here you will find a HUGE bundle of research articles based in classrooms, included: 5 ways in which ‘Learning in the Cloud’ can impact your classroom Children Creating Maths Calculation Video Guides Coding in the Classroom: Logic, Creativity and Problem Solving. Edmodo: A Digital hub in a Classroom Education is changing, or is it? Our Future Classrooms Free Applications: Recommendations and Reviews Giving children a reason to use technology. Integrating iPads into a Primary Classroom: One Journey Minecraft in Schools: Can it work? Will it enable children to write Pause, Rewind My Teacher: A Journey Through a Flipped Classroom Six Steps to Setting Up Your Flipped Classroom Technology is a tool to be used, not a learning outcome “What have you done at school today?” Using Technology to Communicate with parents

By ChrisWat

Behaviour Management at Home

Behaviour Management at Home

As a PRU teacher, I appreciate the importance of family engagement. This resource was created when families were asking for help at home to mirror what we did at the centre. The system has been tried and tested and has seen success. The pack includes: - An introduction to 'positive parenting'- Responding over Reacting- Privileges within the home- Reasonable rewards - Sanction scale - Home target sheets - Communication door hangers.

By AimeeLouise91

Easy Progress 8 training covering performance and tracking suitable for a whole school inset session

Easy Progress 8 training covering performance and tracking suitable for a whole school inset session

An easy session with worked examples to provide as much information as most staff need to know for the transition to progress 8. This training session predicts the end of the flight path and while not offering concrete alternatives helps your staff to understand exactly what goes into the measure that their performance is now judged against.Three case study worksheets with marksheets help staff to work out for themselves the progress 8 scores. These should be accompanied by the download of the most recent KS2 to GCSE performance tables from the DfE (not included).

By Professor_Bunsen

NPQSL - Combined Task (Full Project including additional resources)

NPQSL - Combined Task (Full Project including additional resources)

This is my completed write-up of my project for my NPQSL. I have also included the sponsor's comments and my additional resources I used as evidence in my project. This provides you with a good example of the balance between how much evidence needs to be written, and the types of evidence you can upload to demonstrate you have successfully met the competencies. At assessment, the sponsor's comments play an equally important part. I have included my sponsor's comments in this document.Updated as of 24/8/16 - I have now also included the feedback form from the external assessor. All projects are sent off for a pass/fail assessment, and I passed all of the competencies at first time of asking. Feedback form attached.I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and would be happy to answer any questions anybody has. I can be contacted on jamieb18@hotmail.com.

By boulanger7

Tips for Organising Day - to - Day Cover in your School – managing absences, organisation

Tips for Organising Day - to - Day Cover in your School – managing absences, organisation

You have recently been given the responsibility of managing absences in your school or perhaps you are already in this position. You have a crucial role in ensuring the school runs smoothly, which can be very complex and challenging. This ten-page document will provide you with many useful tips and is organised into the following sections: getting started, beginning of the day, during the day, end of day and general tips. Also included are forms for absences and supply teachers. This document is aimed at organising a primary school but many ideas are also relevant to secondary.

By magicinkstand

Microsoft Office plus iPad training manuals

Microsoft Office plus iPad training manuals

This bundle include Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint and iPad training manuals. Levels basic to advanced. Shortcut keys from PC to Mac also included.And exercise files for practice. Step by step guides with lots of screen shots to make it easy to follow along.

By biowriterab

***MUST HAVE*** A Guide to Pricing Resources by TESAuthors4Authors

***MUST HAVE*** A Guide to Pricing Resources by TESAuthors4Authors

Perhaps you are thinking of becoming an author on TES?Do you want to see your resources in millions of classrooms worldwide?Before you join this supportive community of authors, why not purchase this Pricing Guide and find out exactly how to start. Be sure and check back in the shop for MORE guides that will be sure to help you get started as a TES Premium Author.

By tesauthors4authors

Creating and Editing Headers and Footers in Microsoft Word

Creating and Editing Headers and Footers in Microsoft Word

This training manual lists all the steps required to create, edit and delete headers and footers in Microsoft Word. It is set out step by step with lots of graphics to make it easy to follow. Essential skills if you are working with documents that are over 2 pages long.I have included both a Word and pdf document for editing and printing as required.

By biowriterab

School based Research project: An investigation into ‘outstanding’ practices in Computer Science

School based Research project: An investigation into ‘outstanding’ practices in Computer Science

This is a school based research project that I completed for a postgraduate MA course in leadership and management (Excellence in Teaching and Learning). It is an investigation into ‘outstanding’ practices in Computer Science. The study is based on a unit of work (KODU) and how outstanding theory and practices were embedded to achieve outstanding teaching and learning. (word count 3156) with resources available in the appendices and all fully referenced.

By dez_724

OFSTED Interview Questions for English Leaders  ( co-ordinators , literacy, subject )

OFSTED Interview Questions for English Leaders ( co-ordinators , literacy, subject )

OFSTED is now focussing more on reading and want to know if your school is a ‘reading school’. I have been interviewed by OFSTED regarding my leadership of English several times. During a recent inspection, I was asked some rather challenging and surprising questions about English. This resource consists of twenty questions I was asked in a recent inspection. Please leave a review if you find this useful. Thank you!

By magicinkstand

ACT Video "If You Can Dream It, You Can Achieve It

ACT Video "If You Can Dream It, You Can Achieve It

This resource is for grades 9-12. The ACT video explains why it is mandatory to take the ACT,encourages student to think about career opportunities available as a result of taking the ACT test, and provides images to encourage students to think positive about ACT testing. The ACT music video can beincluded in a school’s ACT Testing Prep Program. Learning objectives:• Understand the ACT test is mandatory means to be successful in the college curriculum• Visualize a positive outcome about taking the ACT test.Differentiation opportunities- This music video comes under the musical and visual spatial Gardner’s multiple intelligences. Target students that are visual and auditory learners.The goal of the ACT music video is to enhance a positive attitude towards ACT testing. Standards that apply: Career and College Standards-Technology and Tools Practical Tips: • Use ACT music video 10 minutes before testing if testing only in the morning.• If testing all day, play the music video 10 minutes before testing in the morning, and in the afternoon after students have settled for 10 minutes after lunch, play the ACT music video. Present ACT music video several ways:• Individual classrooms• Assign groups of students to areas of the school large enoughfor testing. (If possible, divide equally based on population). Use for after school ACT tutoring programs• Develop a two or three day testing schedule NOTE: Playing this ACT music video is for ACT practice assessments-not the actual ACT test.

By Yvonne789

Build a bridge (leadership game)

Build a bridge (leadership game)

A twist on the classic "build a bridge" group game, this game encourages (young) adult learners and/or professionals to build, explore and reflect on their leadership skills while learning about different types of governments. Includes innovative "disaster" slides with accompanying audio and even a "target practice" physical game for added fun and roleplay. Also includes a post-game reflection activity to consolidate.

By eric111