We’ve worked with schools in the UK for more than 30 years delivering successful support programmes for educators at national scale. As a research-led organisation, we are committed to developing truly impactful programmes using evidence-based solutions which really work. We work closely with schools as partners through our school-led model to ensure that our programmes deliver the best results for real schools and real teachers.
We know that the quality of teaching is the most important factor in improving pupil outcomes, but we also know that this cannot happen in schools without effective leadership. Great leaders create the right conditions for improvement in the classroom and school.
Delivered through the Early Career Framework. Investing in early career teachers has never been more important. Following Initial Teacher Training, our Early Career Professional Development Programme offers the essential specialist support needed to improve practice, build confidence and resilience, leading to better job satisfaction and retention.
We have worked with the early years sector for several years, reaching many young children across the UK through our programmes. The period from birth to the age of five offers a unique opportunity to ensure children develop the cognitive, social and emotional foundations for success in both school and later life – and high-quality early years provision can significantly benefit children’s later outcomes, especially among disadvantaged groups.
As we set out on a new and exciting role as a lead provider for the reformed National Professional Qualifications in England, Jim and Niki reflect on ambitions and aspirations for partnership in this important work.
As we look ahead to the new Teaching School programme announced in England, Matt Davis, Regional Director, UK, reflects on what Education Development Trust’s experience can tell us about the potential impact of this initiative.
Charlotte Jones heads up Education Development Trust's R&D function while Matt Davis is our UK Regional Director. Drawing on lessons from our own successful at-scale programmes in the UK, as well as on the wider literature on system reform, they have put together a handbook for policymakers trying to navigate the complex landscape of realising a school-led system at scale.
We are delighted to announce that Education Development Trust is delivering the School-Led Tutor Training Course as part of the School-Led Tutoring pillar of the National Tutoring Programme in England, with expert training in tutoring now available to schools.
We are pleased to announce that the Schools Partnership Programme (SPP) will soon be launching a bespoke ‘Inclusion Leadership Programme’, commissioned by Kent County Council, which will seek to improve inclusive leadership in 360 schools across Kent. SPP will work in partnership with Learning Leadership South East (LLSE) and the National Association of Special Educational Needs (nasen) to deliver this programme, starting in January 2022.
We are delighted to announce that the Early Years Professional Development Programme, delivered by Education Development Trust in partnership with Elkan, is to be extended to reach up to 2000 early years practitioners in 50 new local authorities. Targeted, high-quality training and support will help develop practitioners understanding of children’s learning in early language, mathematics and personal, social & emotional development.
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