Differentiation: audit tools and resourcesDownload our audit to invite teachers to reflect on their use of differentiation in areas such as questioning, resources and tasks set. See if these examples of differentiation strategies could work for you.
Middle leaders' skills auditGo beyond the minimum expectations of the Teachers' Standards and assess yourself against the skills you'll need to progress in your role as a phase, department or subject lead.
Special educational needs (SEN) practitioner: skills auditAre there examples of skills audit for SEN practitioners? We look at self-evaluation checklists for special educational needs (SEN) practitioners produced by the Inclusion Development Programme, and link to inclusive lesson and SENCO skills audits.
Support staff: skills auditAre there resources for a skills audit for support staff? This article includes two KeyDoc skills audits for support staff, which are based on advice from our associate experts. We also relay advice on monitoring staff productivity, and link to skills audit resources from local authorities.
Teachers' skills auditUse our audit to assess your teachers' professional development needs against the Teachers' Standards, so you can plan for the next appraisal period. The audit is up-to-date with the latest Ofsted inspection framework and current thinking around teaching and learning best practice.
Teaching assistant (TA): skills auditUse our skills audit to help your teaching assistants (TAs) - including those supporting pupils with special educational needs (SEN) - identify their strengths and make plans to nurture their skills.
Developing the leadership teamHow can I develop my leadership team? One of our associate experts provides tips on developing the leadership team. In this article, you will also find National College reports, as well as case studies on professional development for school leaders.
How to develop your middle leadersAs a senior leader, you'll always be looking out for up-and-coming talent among your staff. Learn how to show your middle leaders that you recognise their potential and take action to grow it within your school, so you can develop the next generation of senior leaders.
Running effective senior leadership team meetingsHow can we make our SLT meetings more effective and leadership-focused? Two of The Key's associate education experts suggest ways to prepare and lead effective senior leadership team (SLT) meetings. You will also find a KeyDoc template for taking meeting minutes.
Coaching in schoolsHelp your staff improve their performance, while creating a more collaborative culture through coaching. Find out what makes an effective coach and how you can make it work in your school.
How to develop, monitor and evaluate a CPD programmeFind out how to create a professional development programme that’s tailored to the needs of your staff and your school. Learn how to write a CPD action plan, monitor your CPD, and use our template forms to collect feedback and evaluate the programme's impact.
Organising CPD activities for teaching assistantsAre there examples of training activities for teaching assistants (TAs)? One of our associate education experts provides examples of activities to help TAs support pupils during lessons. We also link to the CPD Toolkit from The Key, which looks at optimising the impact of TAs.
Supporting all teachers who teach pupils with SENHow can schools train all teachers to be 'teachers of SEN'? Two of our associate experts set out first steps in training teachers to be 'teachers of special educational needs (SEN)'. We cite guidance from nasen and link to more of our articles.