Forget ‘meaningful data’: think about your teachers and students

One of the drivers that led me to leave the teaching profession and start Pupil Progress was that I could see the impact an effective tracking and monitoring system would have on my students’ outcomes and my ability to support teachers in my team and do my job as a Head of Faculty.

Published 11/09/2019

7 Effective Strategies for Behaviour Management in the Classroom

"Everything works somewhere, nothing works everywhere.” – Dylan Wiliam

Published 10/07/2019

From Stress To Freedom

How are you? Are your family and loved ones well? How’s work, your relationships and your life?

Published 21/03/2019

Becoming a Brilliant Head of Department: Advice from Middle-Managers

Joining the ranks as a head of your department is an exciting step in your teaching career. You feel like you can really make a difference at your school, and you’re proud to be acknowledged for your achievements as a teacher. At the same time, this is the beginning of the next stage of the journey in your personal development. How do you establish your new leadership role with conviction?

Published 11/03/2019

TMMathsIcons Launch: It’s A Great Time To Be A Maths Teacher

Last weekend was the inaugural TMMathsIcons event. Being surrounded by like-minded professionals, networking, and discussing how we can improve our practice is truly one of my favourite things to be a part of. It has taken me to many conferences, and I’ve been part of many Twitter chats because of it. But organising a free TeachMeet for other Maths Teachers has really been the pinnacle of my CPD to date.

Published 05/03/2019

How to Survive (and Thrive in) Your First Two Years as a Teacher

When facing your first couple of years as a teacher, the adjustment to managing a classroom can feel a bit overwhelming. You’ve finished your teacher training with the drive to be the greatest teacher you can be, but you know it’s going to be a huge learning curve. You’ve probably got a lot of questions about how you can make the most of your experience as an NQT.

Published 12/02/2019

Developing Coaching and Mentoring Relationships with Students

When I joined the education sector four years ago, I quickly realised the profession requires stamina and commitment. Half-hearted won’t do. Teaching is all consuming and there’s a sense of being married to the job.

Published 29/01/2019

Why Mindset is Important for Teachers

Car keys, laptop, marking, lunch, folders, wallet, handbag, glasses, phone… check, check, check… and if you’ve forgotten them then it’s often a mad, curse-filled dash to get them.

Published 16/11/2018

21 Ideas to Support SEND Students in the Secondary Classroom

Do you ever feel caught between that metaphorical rock and the hard place? Constricted by time, yet driven by the love for what you do and the yearning to get it right for your students?

Published 31/10/2018

Brilliant Initiatives to Support Teacher Wellbeing

With almost a third of teachers quitting within five years of qualifying, and concerns that fewer people are choosing to pursue a career in teaching, it could be said that the teaching profession is in crisis.

Published 29/08/2018