Professional Learning Service

£375.00£1,500.00

Support your drive to Teaching Excellence

  • The best professional practice library available, anywhere
  • Created by outstanding thinkers, writers and practitioners in education
  • Updated by internationally acclaimed CPD publications

Every teacher, even those who are good or outstanding, can benefit from a mentor to help them continually improve their practice and to find approaches that can transform the potential of their teaching.

The Professional Learning Service acts as a virtual mentor and allows teachers to search for best practice advice from our unrivalled bank of expert articles, and to receive regular in-depth updates on new approaches in teaching, learning and leadership.

Our best practice library frequently sends out Knowledge Banks – these are mini-study courses on a particular practice subject that provide rapid access to deep knowledge. Recent ones have been focused on collaborative learning, questioning skills and project-based learning.

> It’s ideal for busy teachers and school leaders

All of our best practice expertise is created with the busy teacher in mind.

Articles are short, to the point and full of detail. Plus, with an emphasis on helping schools deal with real-world challenges, you can be confident that the answers you find are evidence-based and have seen results in other schools.

Teachers can conduct keyword searches or browse themed collections of articles and resources in our Knowledge Banks, review past editions of each online journal or look up their favourite education writers. Plus, our e-alerts will ensure you are kept up to date on everything that’s new.

> It’s ideal for peer and self review

Whether you’re looking for advice on mentoring and coaching, or simply need jargon-free information to share with less experienced colleagues, our library will prove a valuable tool.

In addition, subscribers to the Professional Learning Service receive access to the mentoring tool What is Good Teaching? (i-WIGT). With this tool, teachers can reflect on their own practice and review their peers. Uniquely, if the reviewer identifies a developmental need for a teacher, the i-WIGT suggests relevant articles from our library in order to provide support and encourage professional development.

Nottingham Trent University, Leeds Trinity, Canterbury Christ Church University and Havering Teacher Training Partnership are just a few institutions already making full use of our resources to train the next generation of teachers.

Let your staff take charge of their learning; there’s no better CPD spend!

For more information or to arrange a 20 minute telephone tutorial:

Contact our team by email to enquiries@teachingtimes.com or telephone +44 (0) 121 224 7599

More than 1000 pupils on your school roll? Contact us for your quote. Email enquiries@teachingtimes.com or telephone +44 (0) 121 224 7599

Libraries, Universities or Overseas orders: Contact us by email to enquiries@teachingtimes.com or telephone +44 (0) 121 224 7599 as different rates apply.

NB. If you wish to be invoiced, email your purchase order to: enquiries@teachingtimes.com

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Description

Membership Includes:

Access for all your staff to all new and existing content and articles from our complete range
of best practice journals on

  • School leadership
  • Advanced classroom practice
  • In-school professional development
  • Special educational needs
  • Digital learning
  • Classroom and school design for leaders

Knowledge Banks – Short study courses on specific themes including: Aspiring Black Leaders, New Directions in Behaviour Management, Collaborative Learning Questioning Skills, Project Based learning and Practitioner Research.

Project Based Learning Resources – Support advanced pedagogy in your classrooms with a series of cross curriculum project plans including: The Victorians, Democracy, The Weather, The Great War, WWII, Conservation and Pole to Pole.

A Multi-User Site licence – Allows all of the staff, governors and users within your school easy access to
the full content using just one whole-school login. There are no pay walls to block their way!

i-WIGT Mentoring and Coaching Tool – Appraisal feedback automatically supplied by the i-WIGT quickly highlights each teacher’s observed strengths and development areas, linking your observations to the Teachers’ Standards. These in turn are linked to appropriate articles in our best practice library. Reports from your collected data can be instantly produced, giving you solid evidence to present to Ofsted, or exported for your School Development Plan.

CPD Webinars – Here at TeachingTimes, we have access to some to the best educators and classroom practitioners in the country. Now we are bringing them to your screens with our online CPD Webinars! Each webinar goes out live and is recorded for you to download and keep. Professional Learning Service subscribers can join the live webinars for free!

We will keep you updated on when our new webinar programmes are released.

For more information or to arrange a 20 minute telephone tutorial:

Contact our team by email to enquiries@teachingtimes.com or telephone +44 (0) 121 224 7599

More than 1000 pupils on your school roll? Contact us for your quote. Email enquiries@teachingtimes.com or telephone +44 (0) 121 224 7599

Libraries, Universities or Overseas orders: Contact us by email to enquiries@teachingtimes.com or telephone +44 (0) 121 224 7599 as different rates apply.

NB. If you wish to be invoiced, email your purchase order to: enquiries@teachingtimes.com

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Testimonials

See what schools already using the Professional Learning Service:

“The thing that has really sold it to me is the reduction in bureaucracy and bits of paper…the i-WIGT is bringing quality and consistency to our judgements and the analysis tool has helped us to form a clear overview of the quality of teaching and learning and areas for improvement supported by clear evidence. This has saved us many hours of work.”
Mr Nick Turvey, Headteacher, Upton Cross Primary School

“It definitely made me more objective. Normally I don’t tend to give ‘Outstanding’ to any lessons uless I think nothing can be improved. But the i-WIGT gave me confidence that I could do, even though some things needed work on.”
Head of Anglesey Primary School, Birmingham

“The i-WIGT provides an excellent and highly efficient system to observe and evaluate the quality of teaching and learning linked to performance management and, through the links with the best practice library, offers immediate access to a range of articles to support professional development.”
Elaine Ricks-Neal, Jt. Principal Advisor for School Improvement, W.Berks Council

“Although the articles [in School Leadership Today] are aimed at school leaders, they are written in a way that is accessible and interesting to all levels of practitioner. I fully intend to make sure that I use these and other journals in the [best practice] Library to enhance and exemplify my lectures in the future.”
Diana Mann, Senior Lecturer (Primary Education), Leeds Trinity University