Are you thinking about kick-starting an exciting new career in Early Years teaching? Come and meet us at the Train to Teach Roadshow at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel on 28 February 2018 between 4.30 – 8pm. If you have a degree and are interested in beginning Initial Teacher Training in September 2018 then this is the perfect opportunity for you to learn all you need to know about teacher training and how to apply.


As we reported in October, teachers and leaders in government designated ‘opportunity areas’ could have the full costs of their national leadership qualifications paid for, but it's first come first served, so don't delay!



Liam Donnison speaks to London headteacher George McMillan about his approach to behaviour policy.

In 2011, an Ofsted Inspector described the behaviour at Eltham Green as ‘feral’ and the school made front page news when the police fired tear gas at the students who were rioting on the London Ring Road. Within a term, behaviour was transformed. By 2014, behaviour was graded as Outstanding. By 2016, the school was awarded ‘World Class’ status. What’s the secret? There is no secret… 

Read the full article on the SecEd website.


Plymouth Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Rebecca Ward has been awarded the Outstanding HLTA of the Year title for 2017.

Rebecca, who works at Courtlands Special School Academy in Plymouth, was presented with a trophy and framed certificate by Plymouth MP Johnny Mercer at an awards ceremony in Westminster on Monday (20 November).


Liam Donnison talks to Paul Jackson about why creativity shouldn't just be reserved for the classroom, it should permeate every aspect of school leadership.

Read the full article on the Headteacher Update website.


Best Practice Network managing director Liam Donnison meets Andrew Warren, chair of the Teaching Schools Council.


Best Practice Network (BPN) and the Outstanding Leaders Partnership (OLP) will be bidding for a share of the £10million scholarship fund announced yesterday by the Department for Education (DfE) to support teachers and leaders in challenging areas to access the reformed National Professional Qualifications (NPQs).


Can you make inspection an enriching learning process that is actually good for your school? Heather Clements of Best Practice Network offers some advice. 

Read the full article on the School Inspection and Improvement website.


We’re proud to announce our regional winners of the 2017 Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) of the Year awards.

The award, now in its fifth year, is organised by the HLTA National Assessment Partnership (HNAP), an organisation made up of the four regional assessment providers – including Best Practice Network - that work together to manage and quality assure the assessment of standards for HLTAs across England.


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