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Previously, John taught secondary English and modern foreign languages. He became an advisory teacher, then a local authority adviser responsible for assessment across all phases. John has provided independent consultancy, research, evaluation, coaching and tutoring for schools, local authorities and higher education institutions.
How do you make lesson observations work in practice? John Blanchard suggests protocols to ensure that when colleagues open their work to view and comment by others, it's done in a useful and considered way
Peer observation is a powerful way of enabling staff to take ownership of and responsibility for developing their teaching. Use these training materials to embed the practice with staff
John Blanchard advises on improving staff wellbeing, motivation and performance and provides a school wellbeing checklist to download
With the end of NC levels, it is more important than ever to have secure moderation processes in your school. John Blanchard explains how to strengthen moderation for the benefit of staff and pupils
John Blanchard considers the powerful impact of curriculum planning not only on delivering lessons, but also for demonstrating school values
It is a significant change for many teachers to rely less on levels and grades for their regular assessments, writes John Blanchard. Your role is to lead this change. Your purpose can be to promote effective assessments as part of teaching and learning, while ensuring your pupils are prepared for their statutory summative assessments and qualifications