Improving Social Mobility through Education: The Sutton Trust

The Sutton Trust’s report from their Washington Conference, co-sponsored by the Gates Foundation in December 2014. http://dodsmonitoring.com/downloads/misc_files/DEVELOPING_TEACHERS%20-%20FINAL.pdf

 

“In the most successful schools the leaders provide direction and support, but also trust their staff and encourage creativity, innovation and a degree of risk-taking.”

Includes:

  • 6 components of great teaching
  • 7 least valid teaching practices
  • 6 approaches to teacher assessment
  • 6 principles of teacher feedback
  • 5 characteristics of a world class system (increased autonomy for teachers and leaders; better PD for teachers, backed by a College of Teachers and NCSL; Ofsted rewarding schools that create evidence-based policy; ensure accountability measures support genuine achievement; collaboration between schools in a self-improving system.)
  • Teacher development strategies from the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, USA
  • From John Tomsett, 4 practical steps for making time available for professional learning (adapted from Tom Sherrington)

 

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