Jane Hinge and Denise Williams - Doing CPD Differently

About the Session

We haven’t got it right yet … why? And what can we be doing differently?

A discussion about how CPD can used as part of a feedback cycle, working towards developing the professional curiosity about learning and investing in the students’ feedback as a tool to reflect about our practice. Looking at the bigger picture of education and trying to develop a teacher’s understanding of what engagement and learning is… are the children learning because they want to, or are they simply conforming with your wishes?

We will be covering:

  • What is learning? What does it look like in practice?
  • How can we use CPD to further a teacher’s experience and broaden their outlook of their area of expertise.
  • Identifying effective means of fostering CPD within the staff body, turning towards research-led, practical methods and away from ‘fads’.

About Jane

I have been a teacher for 12 years, teaching at The Chalfonts Community College and Mandeville School. Currently, I am the Head of Humanities at Mandeville School. I am the Head of History and have also taught geography for a short time. I strive to be the expert in the classroom and read as much as possible. As I teach the history curriculum, I reflect and review my subject knowledge. My reading choices reflect the developments I want to make. I am also excited about reshaping our curriculum. Further reading has helped me understand how my curriculum can be coherent, relevant and credible. I have been instrumental in starting a ‘Think Tank’ as another branch to Mandeville’s CPD programme. More recently, I have been working with Astra Learning Alliance as a Specialist Leader of Education, NQT mentor and delivering CPD.

Jane Hinge

About Denise

Denise Williams is Subject Leader for Computing with a keen interest in using technology to further learning and a passion for professional development and mentoring. She is currently part of The Mandeville School’s Think Tank – an informal book club who meet to discuss the latest research and trends in teaching, leading practice on Virtual Classrooms and remote learning and restructuring the new staff induction process as part of a team to drive improvement in the school. She’s also the school’s SADMO – Self-Appointed Deputy Morale Officer – working to help organise and develop a home-grown culture of Staff Wellbeing.

Denise Williams

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