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Professional Studies for Secondary Teaching

Professional Studies for Secondary Teaching

March 2023 | 280 pages | Learning Matters

Develop your professional identity and feel prepared to teach!

This core text for the Professional Studies module is linked to the CCF and supports trainees to develop their knowledge, understand their role as a professional and to engage with practice and theory. Using real experiences, it helps tackle common pitfalls of the early stages of secondary teaching. Each chapter outlines the topic, describes any debates or alternate perspectives and suggests further reading or study.

Readers are supported with ideas for reflection, learning activities, and assignment support in this easy-to-use title, enabling a clear intent and a structured implementation of a professional studies curriculum.


Chapter 1 What does it mean to be a professional?
Chapter 2 Developing knowledge, identity and relationships as a teacher-learner
Chapter 3 Pupils’ safeguarding and wellbeing
Chapter 4 Teacher wellbeing
Chapter 5 Behaviour in schools
Chapter 6 Planning your teaching
Chapter 7 The curriculum and the teacher
Chapter 8 Adaptive teaching
Chapter 9 Teaching for inclusion
Chapter 10 Developing effective assessment
Chapter 11 ‘What if..?’ Schools and society
Chapter 12 Governance and Accountability
Chapter 13 Your professional future: getting a job and developing your expertise

Leigh Hoath

Dr Leigh Hoath is a Senior Professional Practice Fellow at Leeds Trinity University. She has worked in higher education since 2006 following a successful teaching career and leads science education at the University across the primary and secondary age phases as well as holding a wider role developing CPD and Knowledge Exchange. Leigh’s own studies focused on teaching in the outdoor setting which stemmed from her interests in enhancement activities such as Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and longer expeditions around the world with pupils. Leigh is the education consultant to the world’s largest chemical business (BASF) where she develops their... More About Author

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