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Helping Staff Develop in Schools

  • Sara Bubb - Institute of Education, University of London, UK
  • Peter Earley - Institute of Education, University of London, UK


January 2010 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
With the current emphasis on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers, it is important to ensure that every member of staff has the opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding as outlined in the professional and occupational standards for the school workforce.

As your practical guide to developing your staff, this book shares successful ideas from other schools, colleges and local authorities. Topics covered include:

- developing a learning-centred culture

- finding time for staff development

- meeting the different needs of staff

- how to evaluate the impact of staff development

With vignettes and case studies and its emphasis on practical and research-based perspectives, this book offers tried and tested strategies for successful and rewarding staff development that, most importantly, can contribute to improving pupil outcomes.

Especially relevant to those responsible for leading and managing staff development in schools, colleges and at local authority level, this book is also useful for anyone working towards higher degrees in Education Leadership and Management, Mentoring-Coaching and the new qualifications for leaders of CPD and the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL).

 
Why Staff Development Matters
 
PART ONE: LEADING STAFF DEVELOPMENT
 
How to Lead Staff Development
 
How to Be Strategic
 
How to Find Time
 
How to Make the Most of Development Days
 
PART TWO: MAKING STAFF DEVELOPMENT COUNT
 
How to Plan for Impact
 
How to Identify Needs
 
How to Personalize Learning
 
How to Meet Staff’s Needs
 
Research and Resources for Leaders of Staff Development

'[The authors] are well known for their work on professional development and this latest publication is an excellent addition to the literature on staff development. The layout as a workbook to assist those in schools to plan and operationalise staff development is first rate and will save many practitioners hours of work...The whole book is full of useful proformas and activities that will aid the practitioner. This is an excellent resource for busy school leaders' -
Professor Brent Davies, Professor of International Leadership Development
The University of Hull


'These two authors have a track record of real understanding of staff development and this latest offering provides vivid and persuasive examples of subtle ways in which schools can energise and empower their staff. It's a must for the staff library' - Sir Tim Brighouse, Advisor, Hamlyn Foundation and Visiting Professor, Institute of Education, University of London


Well thought through, relevant and accessible!

Dr Paul Miller
Department of Education, Brunel University
August 13, 2014

Good reference book for my work and a copy ordered for library

Ms Majella Dempsey
Department of Education, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
February 27, 2013

It is a useful book for school leaders leading staff development. It constitutes a practical guide for staff development and includes useful ideas and practices from a range of schools.

Mrs Valentina Theodosiou
Advisor for School Development and School Improvement, CPI
January 6, 2013

A useful book in many ways for those leading CPD and for governors.

Mrs Paulette Toppin
School of Education, Bath Spa University
September 28, 2011

This book is suited for students to get a deeper understanding of staff development in schools in general and how it can be performed. It is though even a better handbook, both for leaders who want to develop their staff and for the staff itself when taken the initiative to develope as it step by step leads one through the process.

Mrs Sigríður Sigurðardóttir
Faculty of Education, University of Akureyri
January 12, 2011

This book is suited for students to get a deeper understanding of staff development in schools in general and how it can be performed. It is though even a better handbook, both for leaders who want to develop their staff and for the staff itself when taken the initiative to develope as it step by step leads one through the process.

Mrs Sigríður Sigurðardóttir
Faculty of Education, University of Akureyri
January 12, 2011

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Sara Bubb

Sara Bubb is an experienced London teacher who helps staff in schools develop. She does this in many ways: through leading professional development, assessing, developing schemes, researching, and writing. With a national and international reputation in the induction of new teachers and professional development, Sara speaks at conferences and runs courses throughout the country and abroad (e.g. Norway, Taiwan) on topics such as helping staff develop, observation skills, induction, developing pedagogical skills, leading continuing professional development (CPD), subject leadership, monitoring teaching and implementing performance management... More About Author

Peter Earley

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