How to use OneStep CPD in Your School
Since OneStep launched in June 2019, we have loved hearing how schools implement our service in their schools, either to fit in with their current CPD organisation or to try something different to measure impact. Some schools are looking for the next non-negotiable based on data from their own school, whilst others are steering staff to work on their own personal developments based on what works for them.
Below is a (non-exhaustive) list of how schools in the UK and abroad are unlocking OneStep’s potential...
“It enabled myself and my team to refocus and build upon what we already do” - Debbie Robinson, Deputy Head, Primary School, Stockport
1 teacher, 1 strategy
Allow each teacher to choose a strategy that fits in with their professional development. They individually work on a strategy for 6-weeks at a time.
“So much better than being given something where you don’t know where it can be applied. You know how you’re going to apply it and you’ve chosen it” - Jenny McKenchnie, Secondary Teacher, Sheffield
Have groups of 3 teachers who have similar professional development targets. Each triad choses the same strategy to test in their classrooms, and they are there to support each other and compare the effectiveness of the strategy.
“It’s step-by-step easy! It’s a simple idea that has shown me what my pupils can and can’t do. The 6-weeks is a short period as well so you know how well it’s going immediately” - Laura Slater, Secondary Teacher, Stockport
If there is a target or development in a particular year group or department, ask all relevant teachers to do the same strategy to see if it ‘solves’ or works towards helping the problem
Provide our service to NQTs to encourage them to implement consistent intervention and continue to reflect, or to encourage more experienced teachers to reflect and implement new strategies.
OneStep CPD champions authors, teachers and pedagogists through our strategies, allowing everyone to test ideas and adopt what works. Our blog does the same, providing a platform for anyone with an interest in education to share good practice and great ideas.
All opinions are those of the author and not necessarily OneStep CPD.