The Insider's Guide to Early Professional Development: Succeed in Your First Five Years as a Teacher

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Being inspected
The inspection process
Inspection gradings
Observations of your teaching
Categories of failing school
Inspecting your professional development
Inspecting your leadership and management

Being inspected is something that all teachers dread, but really there's no need.You know you're a good teacher, don't you? Well it's nice to be told so - something that doesn't happen too much in schools. As teachers, we're not very good at using praise to reinforce the behaviour we want in colleagues. Many people, though they dread the run-up, actually enjoy being inspected because they get some objective feedback on their teaching, and recognition that they're doing a good job.


The inspection process

Knowing more about the inspection process will help allay fears - there's a lot of folklore about inspectors rooting through cupboards etc. that is completely untrue and only serves to wind people up.

There are two layers of inspection: the Ofsted one from which reports are published and given to parents and are publicly available, and the LEA ones, which are not quite so serious. Both tend to be based on the Ofsted inspection handbook (Ofsted 2003b). This is a public document and it contains all that that you need to know. The one in your school is exactly the same as the inspectors'.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgements x
  • Abbreviations xi
  • Part One - Early Professional Development 1
  • One - Getting the Most from Early Professional Development 3
  • Two - Early Professional Development Activities 23
  • Part Two - Things That Can Help or Hinder 41
  • Three - Performance Management 43
  • Four - Being Inspected 60
  • Part Three - Getting Better … 71
  • Five - Getting Even Better in the Classroom 73
  • Six - The Extent of the Problem 91
  • Seven - Handling Tricky Situations 106
  • Eight - Leading and Managing 123
  • Part Four - Getting On 141
  • Nine - Career Options 143
  • Ten - Getting a New Job 157
  • References 171
  • Index 175
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