Insights

by Derventio Education

Characteristics of a successful teacher

We are surrounded by constant messaging about striving to improve and making the world a better place. Whether it be in the economy, health or education. Everybody strives to improve, the difference between success and failure is the individual’s ability to feel in control and embrace change.

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Derventio Education to further their work with The Institute of School Business Leadership

Derventio Education are proud to announce that we are furthering our working relationship with the Institute of School Business Leadership. As an...
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Five bitesize tips to motivate your staff

Successful leaders are those who are able to motivate their staff, boost their happiness and enable them to find their ‘mojo’. A happy engaged staff member is far more productive than someone who is unhappy. The leader is the most important influencer on someone’s enjoyment or ability to flourish in a particular job role. Do not underestimate your importance!

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Five bitesized tips to tackle teacher workload

This is a series of occasional blogs by BESA members and is part of their paid membership service. These views are not necessarily those of BESA and a published blog does not constitute an endorsement. In this blog, Derventio Education look at how as a company they can help tackle teacher workload. Workload is a … Continued

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Five key ingredients to a successful school culture

Does your school make staff feel happy and provide you with the motivation and desire to try hard? This can be attributed to the school culture.

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Five key questions for your multi-academy trust

We advise you to carefully read the five key performance questions and consider how your trust operates.

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SchooliP is an ISBL Approved Partner

Derventio Education are proud to announce that we are furthering our working relationship with the Institute of School Business Leadership. As an...
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Using edtech to boost professional development

The busy nature of school life means that teachers/leaders are constantly juggling finances and priorities. As a result, staff development is sometimes not given the investment it deserves. This is detrimental in the improvement of teaching and learning. Professional feedback and dialogue does not always take place. However, edtech is helping to raise the profile of appraisals and professional development which are then linked to school improvement.

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Video Lesson Observations – Have you ever observed your own teaching?

Not everyone welcomes the thought of watching themselves doing their daily job on screen. However; video lesson observations are an incredibly powerful teacher development tool. Over the years, observations have evolved from the initial negatively viewed high stakes graded lessons. Performance management is no longer a means for collecting evidence to remove poor-performing teachers. It is to a positive tool for self-reflection and improvement. Using technology represents an opportunity to maximise your potential to self-reflect, as a teacher, and to personally develop your skills.

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