This year I am investigating Performance Related Pay (PRP) and Performance Management (PM) in education. How PRP and PM impacts on staff trust, morale and motivation in education. I am also investigating alternative models / cycles of performance appraisal as one component of school improvement and professional development.Second, the use of remote classroom observations solely as a tool for professional development. Not forgetting, I am teaching Maths, for the first time in my career.
We are continuing our work with QLA and @dataeducators excellent Exam Feedback Tool, however we are moving our focus to leading teaching, exploring group variations and signposting opportunities for teacher collaboration. For more information search the tag #EFT. This work combines with an interest in diagnostic questions (MCQs) and I continue to work with QuickKey, on how we can best use diagnostic questions (MCQs) and mobile app scanning in teaching and learning.
The Wellington Academy serve its immediate community. Around 40% of our intake are children of service families. The Academy has military representatives on its governing body and a growing number of staff come from a service background. The Academy also operates a well established Combined Cadet Force with its own purpose built facilities on-site. The availability of state boarding means, .... Read more and bookmark.
I would like to thank Marc Davies for the invitation to attend this years FFTaspire Conference. I have today, put on record my appreciation to the FFTaspire team. I noted their teams openness and receptiveness to our feedback (occasionally frank or forthright) and our various feature enhancements. For exmaple, the need to share the FFTaspire development roadmap so that we can align our .... Read more and bookmark.
Back in the summer I read an article that made its way over from America and onto Twitter – “The summer homework assignment that went viral.” I bookmarked the article and added a note to my diary for next May. Be as happy as sunlight, as untameable as the sea. I continue to wrestle with cost-benefit analysis of homework though see, and was inspired, by the “sneakily .... Read more and bookmark.
This is just a short post. Or repost with a little added reflection. I have a huge amount of admiration for those that people that put themselves out for the benefit of their professional community. I can think of numerous colleagues and various examples. I could list many, however if I were to miss any one of them out, that would be a mortal leadership sin (like missing a solitary .... Read more and bookmark.