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Helping Staff Develop in Schools

  • Sara Bubb - Institute of Education, University of London, UK
  • Peter Earley - Institute of Education, University of London, UK


January 2010 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Great staff make great schools, and by choosing your staff carefully and helping them to develop, you will make a significant impact on the lives of the young people in your care. The school workforce isn't only teachers these days, and good staff development must take into account everybody working in the setting.

As a practical guide to developing your staff, this book offers an inspirational and exciting view of the transformative power of highly motivated personnel. It summarizes the most recent research that sets staff development in context, and then provides examples of good practice and successful ideas from a range of schools, colleges and local authorities. The authors address practical considerations, as well as management and leadership implications, to help devise strategies for developing the school workforce in order to become more learning-centred and student focused.

Topics covered include:

- why staff development matters

- leading staff development

- being strategic

- finding time for staff development

- identifying needs and planning for impact

- evaluating the impact of staff development

With an emphasis on practical and research-based perspectives, this book offers tried and tested strategies for successful and rewarding staff development that, most importantly, can contribute to improving student outcomes.

This book is particularly relevant to those responsible for leading and managing staff development in schools, colleges and at local authority level. It is also useful for anyone working towards higher degrees in Education Leadership and Management, Mentoring-Coaching and the new qualifications for leaders of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL).

Sara Bubb is involved in many aspects of staff development, leads the national Advanced Skills Teachers (AST) network, and lectures and researches at the Institute of Education, University of London. Peter Earley is Professor of Educational Leadership & Management at the London Centre for Leadership in Learning, Institute of Education, University of London.

 
Why Staff Development Matters
 
PART ONE: LEADING STAFF DEVELOPMENT
 
How to Lead Staff Development
 
How to Be Strategic
 
How to Find Time
 
How to Make the Most of Development Days
 
PART TWO: MAKING STAFF DEVELOPMENT COUNT
 
How to Plan for Impact
 
How to Identify Needs
 
How to Personalize Learning
 
How to Meet Staff’s Needs
 
Research and Resources for Leaders of Staff Development

'[The authors] are well known for their work on professional development and this latest publication is an excellent addition to the literature on staff development. The layout as a workbook to assist those in schools to plan and operationalise staff development is first rate and will save many practitioners hours of work...The whole book is full of useful proformas and activities that will aid the practitioner. This is an excellent resource for busy school leaders' -
Professor Brent Davies, Professor of International Leadership Development
The University of Hull


'These two authors have a track record of real understanding of staff development and this latest offering provides vivid and persuasive examples of subtle ways in which schools can energise and empower their staff. It's a must for the staff library' - Sir Tim Brighouse, Advisor, Hamlyn Foundation and Visiting Professor, Institute of Education, University of London


Well thought through, relevant and accessible!

Dr Paul Miller
Department of Education, Brunel University
August 13, 2014

Good reference book for my work and a copy ordered for library

Ms Majella Dempsey
Department of Education, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
February 27, 2013

It is a useful book for school leaders leading staff development. It constitutes a practical guide for staff development and includes useful ideas and practices from a range of schools.

Mrs Valentina Theodosiou
Advisor for School Development and School Improvement, CPI
January 6, 2013

A useful book in many ways for those leading CPD and for governors.

Mrs Paulette Toppin
School of Education, Bath Spa University
September 28, 2011

This book is suited for students to get a deeper understanding of staff development in schools in general and how it can be performed. It is though even a better handbook, both for leaders who want to develop their staff and for the staff itself when taken the initiative to develope as it step by step leads one through the process.

Mrs Sigríður Sigurðardóttir
Faculty of Education, University of Akureyri
January 12, 2011

This book is suited for students to get a deeper understanding of staff development in schools in general and how it can be performed. It is though even a better handbook, both for leaders who want to develop their staff and for the staff itself when taken the initiative to develope as it step by step leads one through the process.

Mrs Sigríður Sigurðardóttir
Faculty of Education, University of Akureyri
January 12, 2011

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