Professional Progression Launch
Wales High School
LF Professional Progression
Programme 2014-15
The Learners First Mission:
All students making at least good progress
No underperforming cohorts
All teachers delivering at least good learning
All schools moving to at least the next level of
successful performance
• In your groups or in pairs choose a scenario card
and discuss how you would tackle the situation
Professional Progression Programme
01.10.14 - Introduction
Introduction/refreshments – Hayley Thrall
To start at 4pm – 5:30pm
Introduction to Professional Progression Programme - 4pm
Expectations of school based research
SHU – Judy Ogden- 4.15
Accreditation (masters credits)
Self reflection - 4.45
In groups identify leadership strengths and career aspirations
Leader top tips - 4.30
Hayley Thrall, Chris Eccles, Marie Hudson, and Debbie Elsdon
Complete PPP profile – feedback on next steps - 5pm
Evaluation and questions
Professional Pathways
The aim of the PPP is to provide CPD and
experiences for teachers from their second year
of teaching up to their fourth year. It may also
benefit teachers who are returning to the
Colleagues can follow a Teaching and Learning
route or use it as a stepping stone towards
leadership positions.
PPP Application and
The participant needs to complete a brief
application form that will be supported by a
Senior Leader.
There needs to be an in-school “buddy’ who can
discuss the sessions and gap tasks and facilitate
experiences in school.
Being a ‘buddy’ is not a huge commitment, but
should be someone with leadership experience.
Early Career Professional Development:
a new programme for NQTs and RQTs
Judy Ogden and Sean Cavan
Impact of the ECPD programme
for you - recognition of the learning and professional
development that you achieve through combining professional
practice with academic thinking
for your school - uses small scale action research projects
linked directly to school/academy improvement plans, focusing
on the things that matter now
for your students - developing your ability to develop them
Programme outline
The ECPD addresses:
The Dynamics of Learning, Teaching and Assessment
The Engaging Curriculum
Securing Learners' Progress
The Inclusive Classroom
Leadership of Learning through Data
Leadership of learning Through Staff
An extended school/academy based action research project
Module schedule:
1/2 day Saturday launch session at SHU
2 twilight sessions mid week at convenient locations
Tutorial support via e-mail and phone
Peer support from colleagues
1 SHU based writing session towards the end of each module
Time frame:
This will vary depending upon prior credits achieved.
If you bring in Masters credits from a PGCE then typically 10
terms, if you don' t bring in prior credits then typically 13 terms
The programme has been designed around the academic year
in school and takes into consideration particular periods of
increased workload and pressure.
Breaks in study are therefore built in to accommodate these.
Additional benefits:
Access to the University Learning Centre
Student Union Membership
Access to online resources
Networking opportunities with peers across the region.
The cost of the modules will be spread across the programme
and can be paid in monthly instalments.
15 credit modules = £ approximately 385
30 credit modules = £ approximately 790
For further information:
Please contact
[email protected]
[email protected]
Behaviour Traits
Traits of behaviour are the ways in which we tend to
react when we are under pressure, or in situations
where we perhaps cannot control.
Identify your behaviour trait in order to understand
your strengths and focus project for the PPP
Which are you?
Teaching & Learning
Use the sugar paper to identify
areas you are suited to in school to
identify your school research
Experienced practitioner – as well as, not instead of!
What inspires you?
Reflect on your strengths.
What reflects your skills?
Seeking new opportunities, learn new skills
Leader Top Tips
Hayley Thrall
Marie Hudson
Chris Eccles
Richard Pearson
Debbie Elsdon
Top Tip
Hayley Thrall
Programme Leader and SLT
Oakwood High School
• Don’t take a career promotion because it is
available, ensure it is an area that interests you
and reflects the person you are.
With my clear plan of action I will lead
us to success….
Through knowledge of the field I will
lead us to success….
By bringing others along with me I will
lead us to success….
With your continued input and support
we will lead each other to success….
By beating the rivals I will lead me, and
the rest of you, to success….
…just don’t get in my way!
“Change is so challenging that 90% of people that
underwent bypass surgery did not change their lifestyles,
even when faced with possible death.”
Deutschman, 2005
Marie Hudson
Chris Eccles
Deputy Headteacher
Dinnington Comprehensive
• Only do email 3 times a day
• Get people onside to give change a chance
• Dedicate time to those you lead and manage
Debbie Elsdon
• Using the play-dough, you have one minute to
model anything about your day today.
• You will be asked to explain this to your shoulder
• You have 1 minute to explain your model to
each other.
Immediate Engagement
Brinsworth Comprehensive School
Debbie Elsdon
Create intrigue in your lesson
from the beginning:
• Doesn’t have to be related to the
lesson/topic although better if you can!
• No fail questions are good.
• Go for 3 minutes rather than 5. Make them
work quickly!
Use interesting images:
Que es el problema?
What do you think
this image is?
What could be
happening in this
There is no
right or wrong
What has happened? Why? How?
Use interesting images:
Think of FIVE questions you would like to
ask about this image.
These people cause flooding in a
country hundreds of miles from
their home. How?
Ask interesting ‘big’ questions:
How could ICT stop a forest fire in Portugal?
When does a plate become a bowl?
Can machines have feelings?
If a Christian’s destiny is controlled by God, can he/she be blamed
for anything?
Does a computer hard drive weigh more when it is full than when it is
Would you rather go to heaven or remain immortal on Earth?
Has technology made humanity less human?
Is the past more important than the future?
Which is heavier: love or hate?
What's the question?
• The answer is:
• Five ways to confuse:
– A badger
– A kettle
– A volcano
– Henry VIII
When ducks cry!
• List five ways to make the following cry:
– Duck
– Squirrel
– Curley’s wife
– A plant
Create codes
to crack –
make it a
A = E
B = N
C = J
D = R
E = H
F = Z
G = L
H = X
I = P
J = C
K = G
L = T
M = Y
N = W
O = U
P = A
Q = M
R = Q
S = V
T = D
U = K
V = S
W = F
X = B
Y = O
Z = I
A-Z Grid – Competition
This can be used
for any topic and
can be revisited at
the end of a
to show progress
Spot the odd one out
The Nurse
Can be used to
introduce new
Set Learning Groups
Sierra Leone
Other top tips…
• Target questions at students, rather than hands
• Wait time
• For card sorts, have a few blanks “up your sleeve”
as an extension.
• Plan your learning outcomes at the end.
Next Steps
1. Have you identified your progression buddy?
1. Have you identified what you want to get from this
2. Have you outlined the expectations of the school based
research and put this on your profile for Louise?
3. Does this outline your strengths and weaknesses so we
can match you to a relevant and purposeful school.
4. Does what you have identified link to your school career
• Please take time to complete an evaluation, these help
us reflect and tailor future CPD to help you get the most
out of the programme.
• When and how will I here about the next step?
‘Full Day in School’ Emails will be sent to you by the
27/10/2014 stating which school will be hosting the
experience outlined and when this will take place.

PPP Welcome Event Presentation