Joanne Miles

Joanne has worked in education for the last twenty years, in both teaching and training roles in the private and Further Education sectors. In London FE colleges she spent ten years in Professional Development as a teacher trainer, observer and CPD Lead, setting up CPD programmes, events and coaching networks.

She is now a freelance trainer, consultant and coach. She is interested in whole organization approaches to developing teaching and learning and building capacity for improvement through solution-focused planning and coaching skills.

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Joanne Miles

Lesson observations: quality assurance or quality improvement?

Rather than something staff repeatedly suffer through, a school’s observation cycle can be an invaluable professional learning tool – if you give them a say. Over the last few years, I have spent much time helping schools and colleges to re-think their use of lesson observations. Where observation...
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Joanne Miles

The challenges of sustaining joined-up CPD

When coordinating a whole-school development cycle for all staff to get behind, there are several common pitfalls to be aware of. This year I have written online materials and organised workshops for Optimus on the thorny issue of joining up continuing professional development (CPD) cycles with...
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