The Sheffield CPD Excellence Hubs programme 2017-20 (TLIF funded)
HBJS are a CPD Excellence Hub for Sheffield, supported by the Teacher Development Trust. Over the three years, the CPD Expert Advisor, Alex Beauchamp, supported by Michael Watson and the TDT organisation, helped seven schools to improve their CPD leadership, culture and processes. The overarching aim was to improve student learning, increase teacher morale and support sustainable, long-term school improvement.
Below provides an overview of the programme plus a case study showing the impact in Hatfield Primary School in Sheffield.
Collaborative Lesson Research - maximising the impact
of Lesson Study (2016-18)
Teachers, over a three-year period, engaged in multiple Lesson study CPD programmes. Collaboration groups were involved in:
Year 3 and Year 4 - 1:1 Fluency in Reading Project 2017-20
In 2017, as part of an inquiry project within the SWIP, HBJS defined the following enquiry question:
What impact will CPD dedicated to developing evidence based reading strategies have on the fluency of vulnerable readers?
The project resulted in the creation of a set of researched informed principles and techniques that all adults could use when reading 1:1 with pupils. This was extended further by inviting parents to attend reading workshops and to trial out the techniques at home. 1:1 reading is now used throughout the year groups and is viewed as a high impact strategy for helping pupils improve the fluency of their reading.
How do we engage teachers with research? And how can we turn this engagement into impact? Alex Beauchamp offers 10 principles for developing research-informed professional learning
TLCS - A vehicle for improving children’s outcomes one habit at a time
In this blog, Alex Beauchamp explores a CPD approach that he and his colleagues have been using at Hunter’s Bar and that he has been sharing with schools across the Sheffield and Doncaster region, with a foreword from Dylan Wiliam.