BPN to develop and deliver a new generation of NPQs
  March 31 2021
Award-winning education training organisation Best Practice Network (BPN) is to design and deliver a new generation of National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) for teachers and school leaders.
Training: All within grasp
  March 19 2021
Understanding how physical development links to children's readiness for school is a priority for trainees on the EYITT programme. Sian Marsh describes how one trainee is using the Movement Environment Rating Scale to support colleagues to develop children's fine and gross motor skills.
CPD at the heart of school improvement
  March 03 2021
A small primary school in Cornwall has become a CPD powerhouse after placing professional development at the heart of its school improvement plans. Yvonne Gandy takes a look.
Congratulations to the newly-appointed Teaching School Hubs
  February 11 2021
Many congratulations to each of our partners that have been appointed Teaching School Hub status!
How to use your levy for leadership development
  January 19 2021
The apprenticeship levy has been with us since 2017 but there are still misconceptions about how it can be used to support professional development in schools - Tracy Clement offers some guidance.
What we've learned from the Covid comeback
  October 23 2020
Sian Marsh of Best Practice Network talks to Sandra Matthews of Acorns Playgroup in Harrogate about six things her setting has learned since the beginning of this autumn term – and highlights the joy of being back together again as part of an early years community.
SEND CPD in a time of crisis
  October 15 2020
The pandemic may be creating new CPD journeys for SEND professionals, but the measures of what makes effective training remain unchanged says Abigail Gray.
Leadership in the time of Covid: Six lessons for headteachers
  September 30 2020
A mixture of optimism and realism can help school leaders navigate their schools through a potentially challenging year ahead. Multi-academy trust CEO Nick Cross talks to Yvonne Gandy about his six key leadership lessons for the coming months.
Time to innovate as children return
  July 24 2020
The latest Government guidance for children returning to nursery and pre-school contains reassuring steps in the right direction and provides scope to think about new ways to operate, says Sian Marsh of Best Practice Network and Gill Mason of Kids Planet Day Nurseries.