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Personal Reflection Professional Development

Three wise monkeys of research

Initially there were no monkeys. Just a proverb which focused on being good of mind, speech and of action. The monkeys themselves originated in Japan on a play on words of “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. The pronunciation of the words was the same as the names of three monkeys. The […]

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Management and Leadership Professional Development

Is PRP preventing open and honest dialogue?

I’ve just completed the performance management review process this year, experiencing my schools new PRP policy, both as a line manager and as someone who is being line managed. These are my initial thoughts on the process: My personal experience: As usual I prepared fully for the meeting as I usually do. I had documented […]

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Professional Development

Do you use a Professional Development Plan?

In my time teaching I’ve had some pretty pointless CPD and Performance Management Reviews. Quite a lot of that was down to my lack of preparation and understanding of what I needed to develop. Not having a clear idea in my head of my strengths, areas of development and where I wanted to go was […]