Professional Development Manual (School Management Solutions)

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The expertise and experience of your teachers and support staff are your school's most valuable asset. However, to ensure they continue to deliver their best performance, it is essential that they develop new skills and abilities. As a manager, you must take responsibility for their future training and development. This will require effective monitoring and planning and should be seen as an integral part of your school's development. To help you achieve effective staff development in your school, we have produced for you the Professional Development Manual. This easy-to-use manual will take you step-by-step through the process of managing professional development in your school. It provides guidance and practical advice on how to implement appropriate strategies to meet the professional development needs of all your staff. Designed to be used as a working document, this practical manual recommends various courses of action which are guaranteed to deliver the right results, helping you to: *link professional development to staff development and the school development plan *understand the purpose of appraisal and the appraisal process *co-ordinate and identify professional development opportunities *plan, monitor, evaluate and review professional development within your school *plan whole-school in-service education for teachers. Written by a Management Consultant and NPQH Trainer, this activity-based manual contains valuable advice which is supplemented by a range of photocopiable resources such as templates, worked examples, checklists, case studies plus individual and group activities. From the School Management Solution Series, the Professional Development Manual provides head teachers, deputy head teachers, heads of department, subject leaders, governors and CPD co-ordinators with practical solutions which help deal with the real problems associated with managing professional development in schools. Contents include: SECTION 1 INTRODUCTION Introduction to professional development How to use this manual SECTION 2 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN SCHOOLS Why professional development? OFSTED Office for Standards in Education What is professional development? Stages & types of professional development SECTION 3 LINKING SCHOOL & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The school development plan School development and staff development Middle management Preparing a school development plan School development plan (2 years) Department/subject development plan (5 years) SECTION 4 APPRAISAL The purpose of appraisal Issues and the future The appraisal process & cycle Initial meeting - Job description Self-appraisal - Prompt sheet Data collection - Classroom observation Debriefing - Feedback Interview Appraisal statement: Progress report Target setting The cardinal rules of appraisal SECTION 5 CO-ORDINATING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The professional development co-ordinator Individual and institutional development Staff development audit Choice of courses - Implementation Action plans Learning style questionnaire SECTION 6 DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN SCHOOL Introduction & mentoring Self-development Teams and development In-house courses Job exchange Management development Using a consultant Introduction of newly qualified teachers Developing teams Positive reasons for working as a team SECTION 7 WHOLE-SCHOOL IN-SERVICE EDUCATION FOR TEACHERS Planning whole-school INSET Subject-based INSET INSET and appraisal Case study INSET Programmmes: Middle/senior management Value statements Managing and learning Classroom management and learning A questionnaire for teachers SECTION 8 EXTERNAL AGENCIES Investors in people National Educational Assessment Centre Teacher Training Agencies National standards for teachers *Key issues *Management *Advanced skills teachers *National Professional Qualification for Subject Leaders *National Professional Qualification for Headship *Headteachers' Leadership and Management Programme *National Professional Qualification for Serving Headteachers SECTION 9 AWARD BEARING COURSES/TEACHERS AS RESEARCHERS Award-bearing courses Qualified teacher status Initial teacher training Mentors and doctorates in education Research Teacher Training Agency - Teacher research Grants Research Time-management The research process Research checklist SECTION 10 PLANNING AND RESOURCES Planning in practice Participation and decision-making Planning process Strategic & operational planning Resources - The Standards Fund Training and enterprise councils Information to inform evaluation Establishing agreement on good practice

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