These are some more ideas for staff development presented by participants at the workshop:

  • Teachers involve governors directly in what is going on
  • Eating out for team building
  • Cross -phase exchange (teachers from high school go to teach for 2 -3 days
    at a middle school which is a feeder school, and the other way round)
  • National best practice award, best teacher award, quality award
  • Reflection questionnaire for parents
  • Time is specifically dedicated to sustained and personal development
  • Sabbatical year
  • Visit other schools in other countries
  • Explore staff attitudes towards educational issues
  • Conduct formal self-evaluation
  • Carry out surveys about learning standards; standard comparison by using standardised tests
  • Exchange videos of bilingual teaching
  • E-learning
  • Organise a school-based in -service course (3 -4 days) forthe whole school staff and which is officially recognised
  • Utilise existing funding possibilities for staff development
  • Work in real partnership with stakeholders
  • Use a holistic approach as a basic philosophy of leadership, i.e. caring for the physical and mental health of each member of staff, e.g. private tête à tête with teachers about their present situation and future aspirations. Then identify the relevant actions needed (corresponding to the actual needs of the school).
  • Design a questionnaire that is specific to the school"s context and act upon the feedback received

Developing a Whole-School Language Policy
Preparing a School Language Profile
Strategies for school development
A Road Map for In-House Staff Development
Road map amplified
A mind map for material development
Mind Map amplified
Plurilingual and Pluricultural Education: From Theory To Practice
Lakes and rivers amplified
A summary of practices