Which book do you find most successful in engaging children's imagination and attention? Maybe there's a book you remember most fondly from childhood that is still in print?

We’d like to make a contemporary list of books in print, suitable for children, which our network of education practitioners and parents can refer to. We’d really appreciate it if you could spend a couple of minutes filling in a very brief and anonymous survey, to share the books you love to read with children.


Best Practice Network’s managing director Liam Donnison discusses school leadership with Dame Alison Peacock, chief executive of the Chartered College of Teaching.



In an article for Headteacher Update Liam Donnison talks to Karen Edwards about the lessons she learned when launching a brand new school, The Heights Primary in Caversham, in 2014.

Read the full article on the Headteacher Update website


Making a difference to the achievements of learners with special educational needs and/or disabilities drives every SEN Co-ordinator (SENCO).

As we look forward to the start of a new academic year in September, it’s a good idea to look at how to you can support your SENCOs so that they are in a position to help SEND pupils as effectively as possible.


Following the success of our recent head-led webinar series we are planning a new run of ten head-led webinars monthly between September 2017 and June 2018.

However, before the new series begins, we are delighted to have a bonus leadership webinar with Professor Deborah Eyre. Deborah is well known in the world of education and she has agreed to lead a BPN webinar on Thursday 14 September at 7pm (BST).


Outstanding Leaders Partnership, supported by Best Practice Network, is one of the largest providers of the new-look National Professional Qualifications approved by the Department for Education.


Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP) has successfully bid for approved provider status with the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to offer the National Professional Leadership Qualifications.

OLP, a school-led leadership qualification provider, is expanding in a move that will make it one of the largest professional development organisations of its kind in England. The expanded OLP will continue to be led by a partnership of Best Practice Network and Ashton-on-Mersey Teaching School, which is part of the Dean Trust.


In the latest update for SecEd Liam Donnison talks to two aspiring leaders about the shift in school leadership development, with an increasing focus on real-life challenges informing the school-based projects that form a prominent part of CPD for teachers and leaders.


Will Purcell talks about the fantastic opportunity provided by EYITT to build his confidence and gain new skills to help young children learn in the most effective and exciting ways.


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