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|Description||A tailored CPD programme built around your enquiry-based school projects. This fresh approach to teacher development and school improvement explains key methodologies, delivers ongoing guidance and helps you drive high impact teaching and learning. Please contact us for more information.|
|Duration||Typically 3 - 5 sessions (dates as required)|
|Categories||Primary, Secondary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Further education, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Management, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Business Manager, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Administration Staff, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, Personal Development, Coaching and Mentoring, CPD Leadership, Performance Management, Organisational Improvement, In school, Team lesson planning/teaching, Speech / Seminar, Governor, Collaborative Learning, Feedback, Teacher Enquiry, Coaching / Mentoring, Tasks are designed carefully so that working together is effective and efficient, Provides approaches for specific, accurate and clear feedback , Supports effective professional development for teachers, Monitoring Impact|
|Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students||
The Enquiring Schools programme is a tailored service available to aid individual schools, school alliances / clusters and colleges. Key benefits include:
|Evidence underpinning this approach||
Research findings from the OECD show that the quality of teaching is the biggest influence on pupil achievement. While there are many ways of improving teaching and different forms of professional development, evidence indicates that CPD which has the characteristics listed below has the best outcomes for students. The Enquiring Schools programme offers an approcach in line with all these characteristics:
Characteristics of good CPD:
|How users/participants can evaluate success||
All schools are offered free access to the NFER Self-Review Tool (https://www.nfer.ac.uk/schools/research-in-schools/self-review-tool-for-research-engagement-in-schools/ ) to measure their level of engagement with research engagement. This is key for schools wanting to drive their CPD and School improvement planning with maximum impact.
This free online Self-Review Tool is the starting place for your journey, measuring your individual or full school research engagement levels. It will highlight ongoing progress, guide your next steps and pinpoint useful resources. Ongoing, the tool can also be used to benhmark your progress.
The Enquiring Schools programme facilitator will work with the school and teachers involved to help plan, drive and evaluate your project objectives, celebrating achievement in the final session. Furthermore, all schools purchasing the Enquiring Schools programme can apply for the NFER Research Mark at no additional cost. This is a national accreditation scheme which awards schools for their achievements in research engagement.
|Follow-up activities and support||
The NFER Enquiring Schools facilitator will work closely with each school to structure the course to their nees, focussing of the key objectives / projectsa of the school. As a result, the school, will be guided through each session with key knowledge, methodologies and researc. Furthermore, help will be given around the schools own projects they are embarking on utilising their engagement with research and in enquiry. This will help to drive the follow up activities for a school / teacher.
The Enquiring Schools programme, described below, is tailored to meet the pressures on your school, the level of support you require and whether you are a primary, secondary, school cluster or college. Schools often make the programme a key part of their CPD programme, utilising training days and staff meetings. Bespoke programmes with more or less sessions are available
• A strategic planning session for school leaders
• An Enquiring Schools launch event
• In school facilitation and support from a dedicated expert
• Festival of learning
In addition, the following resources are provided:
This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.