TSC publish its Effective Primary Teaching Practice Report 2016

The Teaching Schools Council (TSC) today released its Effective Primary Teaching Practice Report 2016, led by ex-primary headteacher Dame Reena Keeble, which made several recommendations on how to improve primary teaching.

This report was commissioned by the TSC and led by Dame Reena Keeble with the support of a group of teachers, school leaders and academics. It considers: a wide range of evidence, visits to schools and discussions with experts. From this it attempts to explain the group’s view of the most effective practice for mainstream, state-funded primary schools in England and how these practices are best supported.

The report and a range of useful resources are available to download here.

TSC publish its Effective Primary Teaching Practice Report 2016

Andrew Warren, Director of BTSA and Chair of the Teaching Schools Council, said: “I am grateful to Dame Reena Keeble and her expert group for this review of effective primary practice. As a primary practitioner myself, I have long had to wrestle with some of the complexities of making sure that this key, informative phase of education is indeed the very best it could be; and this has often been set against the backdrop of many “latest ideas”, not all of them based on good, sound evidence. This report pulls no punches. It is clearly grounded in a wide ranging evidence base of what works and reads as good, common sense – the sort that we often crave when facing the challenges of teaching today. Where the evidence is not conclusive on an issue, the report honestly faces up to that but even here, the authors are not afraid of giving a view. I warmly commend this report to you and hope that, like me, it prompts you and your staff teams to ask good questions about what you do and why you do it.”

New BTSA programme: Effective Primary Teaching

Linking with the very latest research based evidence on what constitutes effective teaching in Primary education, we are delighted to introduce our new Effective Primary Teaching programme. This programme uses the very latest research based evidence to explore current practice and build on successful strategies in the classroom. See details and booking information here.

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