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Dec
11

As we reported in October, teachers and leaders in government designated ‘opportunity areas’ could have the full costs of their national leadership qualifications paid for, but it's first come first served, so don't delay!

 

Nov
23

Liam Donnison speaks to London headteacher George McMillan about his approach to behaviour policy.

In 2011, an Ofsted Inspector described the behaviour at Eltham Green as ‘feral’ and the school made front page news when the police fired tear gas at the students who were rioting on the London Ring Road. Within a term, behaviour was transformed. By 2014, behaviour was graded as Outstanding. By 2016, the school was awarded ‘World Class’ status. What’s the secret? There is no secret… 

Read the full article on the SecEd website.

Nov
22

Plymouth Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Rebecca Ward has been awarded the Outstanding HLTA of the Year title for 2017.

Rebecca, who works at Courtlands Special School Academy in Plymouth, was presented with a trophy and framed certificate by Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer at an awards ceremony in Westminster on Monday (20 November).

Nov
14

Liam Donnison talks to Paul Jackson about why creativity shouldn't just be reserved for the classroom, it should permeate every aspect of school leadership.

Read the full article on the Headteacher Update website.

Nov
10

Best Practice Network managing director Liam Donnison meets Andrew Warren, chair of the Teaching Schools Council.

Oct
24

Best Practice Network (BPN) and the Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP) will be bidding for a share of the £10million scholarship fund announced yesterday by the Department for Education (DfE) to support teachers and leaders in challenging areas to access the reformed National Professional Qualifications (NPQs).

Oct
11

Can you make inspection an enriching learning process that is actually good for your school? Heather Clements of Best Practice Network offers some advice. 

Read the full article on the School Inspection and Improvement website.

Oct
10

We’re proud to announce our regional winners of the 2017 Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) of the Year awards.

The award, now in its fifth year, is organised by the HLTA National Assessment Partnership (HNAP), an organisation made up of the four regional assessment providers – including Best Practice Network - that work together to manage and quality assure the assessment of standards for HLTAs across England.

Oct
05

In an article for SecEd Liam Donnison talks to executive principal Peter Rubery about what those who aspire to headship can expect and offers three key questions they need to ask themselves.

Read the full article on the SecEd website.

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